UPGRADE - continuity & change

International Students Competition: theme “continuity & change”

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Students, Two-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Architecture
Country Bucharest, Romania
RegDeadline 20 April 2010 GoogleCal iCal
30 October 2010 (Must be Received) GoogleCal
Eligibility Students
Target Field The projects designed individually or in groups under the tutorship of an architectural school professor

Ageing places, buildings and natural environments require delicate interventions. There are two frequently used approaches: subtle changes acting as a neutral background to highlight valuable building features; or broad changes permeating the place, establishing a dialogue between old and new features, possibly creating a new interpretation. There is however a further type of approach, one that empowers the place.
Many ageing buildings loose their character and are forgotten; similarly some entire areas, for various reasons, do not keep up with the times and fall out of fashion. These are the places we must address through architectural intervention generating empowerment, giving them an “upgrade”.
There are previously overlooked areas which can be empowered by an inspired architectural intervention. Subsequently, an upgrade may help communities by providing architectural support to answer their needs.

Francis Soler (France - President)
Francis Nordemann (France – AEEA)
Loughlin Kealy (Ireland - AEEA)
Mairie Henry (Ireland - ACE)
Alexandros Tombazis (Greece)
Emil Barbu Popescu (Romania - UAUIM)
LAFARGE Representative

I: 6000 Euro
II: 4000 Euro
III: 3000 Euro
Mentions: 1000 Euro each

Entry Fee

2 A1 papers a CD with digital data

Submission Address
University of Architecture and Urbanism “Ion Mincu” Bucharest
18-20 Academiei Street, 010014
Bucharest, Sector 1, Romania

Final Jury and winners selection: 20-30 January 2011
Results announcement: February 2011
Deadline for winners transfer form information: March 2011

European Association for Architectural Education, “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism Bucharest, Romania

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