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Brief

Mount Olympus, Mount Ararat, Mount Sinai. In any culture and religion, mountains have been the place of encounter with the divine. There, where the earth extends to the sky, human beings have always glimpsed a further meaning. The mountain is a mystical place where to be in contact with the invisible, with transcendence. It is the place where human adventures culminate. It is the place where to find answers to the most anguished enigmas.

In a world where sacred spaces daily erode, mountains are still pure places. They are spaces that are difficult to reach. There, human structures hardly affect ancestral balances that can still generate valuable experiences.

Without any doubt, one of those experiences is Arte Sella.

Arte Sella is situated in between two stone peaks. For more than 30 years, it has been attracting to the mountains of the homonymous valley the most astonishing contemporary artists and architects. Here, creative geniuses have left their mark generating the most important art-nature route in the world.

 

However, it is known that mountains can be fickle and nature can be both a mother and a cruel stepmother. During the night of the 29th October 2018 an unprecedented storm hit Arte Sella. It damaged hectares of secular woods and left a trail of devastation of mud, uprooted stumps and felled trees.

Today Arte Sella is wounded and severely damaged. Now more than ever, it needs creativity and planning. For this reason, YAC is pleased to present Calamity Atelier. This competition aims at regenerating the largest art park of the contemporary scenario. It will do so by creating a system of ateliers and architectural works in order to make artists and visitors go back to those mountains.   

What dwellings to build for the greatest artists of the world? How to encourage people to go back to places that have been severely hit by a natural disaster through architecture?

Architects will have the opportunity to design a system of works to be placed on the mountains, which have been damaged by the storm. Such system will aim at taking back the fascination and beauty of one the most outstanding artistic experimentation scenarios of the world. Like modern sanctuaries, the interventions that the competition aims to generate will have to transform this place into a pilgrimage destination for visitors and artists. Season after season, they will have the chance to witness and contribute to the rebirth of the park. Everything will occur in the endless cycle of nature. Here, nature is represented by one of its most unpredictable and magniloquent expressions: mountains.    

 

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

1st PRIZE
8.000 €

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + international exhibitions  

2nd PRIZE
4.000 €

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + international exhibitions  

3rd PRIZE
2.000 €

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + international exhibitions  

n. 2 GOLD MENTIONS
500 €

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + international exhibitions  

10 HONORABLE MENTIONS

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + international exhibitions  

30 FINALIST MENTIONS

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + international exhibitions  

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Jury

Sou Fujimoto
SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS
Kongjian Yu
TURENSCAPE ARCHITECTS
PATRICK LÜTH
SNOHETTA
Flavio Carli
MUNICIPALITY OF BORGO VALSUGANA
Marco Imperadori
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Emanuele Montibeller
ARTE SELLA
Michele De Lucchi
aMDL MICHELE DE LUCCHI STUDIO

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FAQ

Shall we include all the functions listed in the program?

No, it is not required to include in your project all the functions listed in the program.

Shall we submit a masterplan of the whole area of Arte Sella?

No, it is not required to submit a masterplan of the whole area of Arte Sella. It is required to include a plan of the areas of Arte Sella where your interventions are carried out. 

Which is the maximum area allowed for new structures?

The maximum area allowed for new structures depends on the function you are developing. According to the program, the maximum areas are: max 100 m2 for artist's house ateliers, max 500 m2 for the museum of the disappeared works, max 500 m2 for the auditorium/workshop, max 200 m2 for the restaurant area expansion. 

Are excavations allowed?

Yes, they are, as long as they are conceived to guarantee the best possible integration with the landscape and the works of art.

Are demolitions allowed?

No, demolitions are not allowed.

Is there a limit in height for new structures?

There are no specific restrictions, as long as any intervention takes into account the extraordinary natural and landscape value of the area.

CALENDAR / FEES / DEADLINES

Calendar

26 November 2018
23 December 2018
Early Bird Registration
50 €/ team *
24 December 2018
20 January 2019
Standard Registration
100 €/ team *
21 January 2019
17 February 2019
Late Registration
150 €/ team *
MATERIAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE
20 February 2019
Jury summoning
25 February 2019
Results announcement
25 March 2019
*+22% VAT. Fulfilling an “Early bird”, “Standard” or “Late” registration does not affect submission deadline.

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