2G Competition: Venice Lagoon Park


The Paris team BuildingBuilding, consisting of the architects Thomas Raynaud-team leader-and Cyrille Berger, has won First Prize in the 2G Competition. Venice Lagoon Park for entry presented with the slogan Drip Feed.

Using the slogan [500 M APART], Johanna Irander, Nicole Carstensen, Nicolò Riva, Nuno
Gonçalves Fontarra and Samuel Austin, established in The Hague, have won Second Prize
in the competition.

Lastly, seven special mentions have been awarded: FJ749 (The Batrachian And The Wader), whose authors are Gauthier Le Romancer and Guillaume Derrien (France); Homo Lacunaris, whose authors are Michele Brunello, Giovanni Roncador and Constantina Verzi (Italy); Instant Gel, whose authors are Josep Tornabell Teixidor, Gerard Bertomeu, Miriam Cabanes and Enrique Soriano (Spain); Novissimissime, whose authors are Giacomo Summa, Paolo Capri, Andrea Zanderigo, Pier Paolo Tamburelli, Silvia Lupi, Francesca Torzo, Vittorio Pizzigoni, Lorenzo Laura and Chiara Pastore (Italy); Proto whose authors are Pierre B駘anger, Ed Zec and Behnaz Assadi (Canada); The Merchants Of Venice, whose authors are Anders Berensson and Ulf Mejergren (Sweden); and lastly, Transhumans, whose authors are Aymeric Olry and Jeremy Bernier (France).

Further information at www.2gcompetition.com.


On the occasion of the celebration of the magazine's tenth anniversary, 2G launches a second international ideas competition

Category Idea Competition / Competition Result / Open to Students
Type International Urban Design Idea Competition
Genre Landscape
Country Spain
Registration Deadline 15 Oct 2007 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 12 Nov 2007 (Must be Received)
Eligibility Students and Professionals under 40 in the field of architecture but also within the field of landscape design, urbanism and related disciplines, as long as they include a student of architecture or an architect in their team.

The competition is intended as a reflection on the contemporary metropolis that, growing out of the design of the landscape, pays attention to the tension between global interests and local needs. The site chosen for the unfolding of the competition is the Venice Lagoon, the specific theme being the creation of the Venice Lagoon Park.

The park project will be devoted to reclaiming the urban idea of the lagoon as a complex network of communications and settlements, through a hypothetical re-colonisation of the territory of the lagoon, the decentralisation and atomisation of a programme of uses, and the reclaiming of the idea of the lagoon as an urban constellation necessarily integrated in its natural environment. The programme for planning this rehabilitation will consist of an Urban Park and Lagoon Prototypes.

Iñaki Ábalos
Francesco Careri
James Corner
Anne Lacaton, president
Philippe Rahm
2G Team

Competition Type

First prize: 10,000€ plus a year's subscription to the magazine 2G
Second prize: 5,000€ plus a year's subscription to the magazine 2G
Five special mentions: Rewarded with a year's subscription to the magazine 2G
The winning, finalist and selected projects will be shown as part of the Venice Biennale di Architettura in Autumn 2008.

Entry Fee
EURO 30 Students, 60 Professionals

A maximum of 2 DIN A1 panels (841 mm x 594 mm), and CD with the competition panels in jpg and pdf format

Publication in the webpage of the jury's verdict and of the competition records: January 2008
Publication of the prize-winning and selected proposals: first six months of 2008

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