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YAC, in partnership with OMA, Dogma, Bologna University, UNL University, ThePlan magazine and Public Institutions, has just opened an interesting call for ideas for designers: “Space To Culture“.

Prize Money: 15.000€.
Target: architects, designers, artists, students, graduates.
Aim: Transforming a disused industrial factory into a cultural centre.
Early birds start: 18Nov13
Deadline: 10Mar14.

Brief:

The progressive digitalization of social and economical relationships is transforming lots of huge factories into useless empty boxes waiting for re-functionalization and new purpose. Nute Partecipazioni ltd (www.nutepartecipazioni.com) deals with revamping and enhancing valuable but disused industrial buildings. Such firm owns a disused factory in Quarto Inferiore (Granarolo, Bologna). Nute’s CEO is currently aiming to transform the disused 15.000 m2 industrial park into a space for leisure time, culture and arts.

What kind of architecture could be proposed in order to host cultural and entertainment activities?

This is a chance to rethink a disused industrial place and transform it in a lively space for culture, art and public relationships. Wide and versatile open spaces are meant to provide local citizens and tourists a modern cultural / leisure time activities centre.
This call focuses on temporality and spatial custom-tailoring. Nowadays modern technology is capable of boosting communication and information. This feature shall lead designers to propose flexible system made of dynamic / modular / equipped spaces.

Prizes:

1° PRIZE: 8’000 € + publication on architectural magazines and websites + exposition.
2° PRIZE: 4’000 € + publication on architectural magazines and websites + exposition.
3° PRIZE: 2’000 € + publication on architectural magazines and websites + exposition.
2 “GOLD” HONORABLE MENTIONS: 500 € + publication on architectural magazines and websites + exposition.
10 HONORABLE MENTIONS: publication on architectural magazines and websites + exposition.

 Jury

Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli – OMA_Rotterdam
Martino Tattara – STUDIO DOGMA_Bruxelles
Enrico Iascone -ENRICO IASCONE ARCHITECTS_Bologna
Claudio Nardi – CLAUDIO NARDI ARCHITECTS_Firenze
Michele Traietto – NUTE PARTECIPAZIONI_Bologna
Edoardo Currà – LA SAPIENZA UNIVERSITY_Roma
Annalisa Trentin – ALMA MATER UNIVERSITY_Bologna
Nicola Leonardi – THE PLAN MAGAZINE_Bologna

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