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Green Academy

Deadline 1st August 2016

CASH PRIZE 20.000 €

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Brief

While the planet is quickening its pace towards 8 billion inhabitants and the effects of the anthropic action on the terrestrial ecosystem are becoming clear, a different environmental awareness in not an optional attitude anymore but an urgent need that cannot be posponed.

In a society that consumes and pollutes at a quicker pace than the earth can stand, we need new ideas to face pointless alarmism and misguided scepticism.

DISMECO srl- a leading company in Europe in the disposal and recycling of electrical equipment- has been pledging for years in creating a more sustainable future through a more widespread action in reusing and treating complex waste. 

DISMECO knows well that a better world is only possible with an increasingly widespread environmental awareness. That is why DISMECO, thinking about new generations, aims at creating in its building the first and most excellent school of the world dedicated to the culture of ecology and sustainability. 

DISMECO owns an abandoned building, which consists of 5.000 sqm referable to Pierluigi Nervi belonging to the area of the former Paper factory of Marzabotto. In this facility DISMECO aims at designing its own didactic centre to become the most acknowledged international reference in research, training and development of sustainable disciplines. This will be possible thanks to the cooperation of numerous and valuable partners.

How to transform an old paper factory into a facility to become the symbol and cornerstone of ecology and environmental compatibility? 

On this question YAC lays the foundations for Green Academy, the Unindustria competition which aims at transforming an industrial architecture into the best training centre inspired by the principles of green economy and sustainable development.

 A high-level school, a ludic-experiential centre for children and a business incubator for environmentally-friendly start-ups. In one of the most innovative industrial areas, regarding recovery and disposal of waste, the “recycling” of an architecture will enable the creation of the first and most important school of ecology and sustainability aimed at transforming the building into a global epicentre for a more responsible society and a more sustainable future.  

  

YAC thanks all the designers who will take part in this challenge.

Prizes

1° PRIZE

10.000 €

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + international exhibitions  + 1 year subscription CASABELLA. 

2° PRIZE

4.000 €

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + international exhibitions  + 1 year subscription CASABELLA. 

3° PRIZE

2.000 €

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + international exhibitions  + 1 year subscription CASABELLA. 

n. 4 GOLD MENTION

1.000 €

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + international exhibitions  + 1 year subscription CASABELLA. 

10 HONORABLE MENTIONS

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + will be hosted in international exhibitions  + 1 year subscription CASABELLA

 

30 FINALISTS

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + will be hosted in international exhibitions  + 1 year subscription CASABELLA

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faq

Is it allowed to plan new connections to the building (trekking or bike circuits, etc...)?

Yes, it is absolutely allowed to plan new connections to the building.

Are there any specific requirements/limitations on the maximum area allowed for new architectures?

The only limitation on the maximum area allowed for new architectures is set by law at 20,000 sqm.

Are there any specific requirements/limitations on the maximum heights allowed for new architectures?

No, there are no specific requirements/limitations on the heights allowed for new architectures.

Is it allowed to modify the current openings of the building?

Yes, it is allowed.

Which is the current access to the building? Is it allowed to plan new accesses to the building?

The current access is on the northern side of the building. Considering the proximity of a railway line and of other industrial buildings, it would be better to keep the access to the building on its northern side.

Is it allowed to build underground?

No, it is not possible because the foundations structure does not allow excavations.

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