CASH PRIZE 20.000 € Deadline 27th January 2021

FITT FUTURE HEADQUARTERS

Brief

Temples, buildings and mausoleums: architecture has always been a communication tool. In order to celebrate human and divine events, throughout history architects have always been spokespeople of the civilization they were required to represent by materializing its splendor and petrifying its ambitions.   

In more recent times, large corporations started to claim some prerogatives of architecture that used to be an ancient apanage of sovereigns and divinities. The Rockefeller Center, the Chrysler Building, the Apple Campus are some of the most iconic architectures of the last century. Such unique architectures are named after great economic and industrial events or distinguished people of production and economy.    

One of these colossuses is FITT Group. It is a leading company in the manufacture and development of the most innovative fluid transfer solutions for domestic, professional and industrial applications. It is an international excellence with an Italian heart based on a solid tradition of continuous research, technological innovation and social commitment.   

After 50 years, FITT keeps on looking ahead by giving to architecture the opportunity to express its values, mission and goals.

For this reason, FITT Future Headquarters is being launched. This is FITT’s competition to design its new headquarters. Through this competition, architects will have the opportunity to suggest their own vision of future workspace. In this place, leadership, progress and corporate identity shall be translated into architectural shapes to become an international reference in workplace architecture.

FITT will host a center to become the symbol of modernity and progress. The corporation’s community will meet to develop intuitions and research in a new complex designed to amaze and inspire. Such center will compete with the most innovative headquarters of the international scenario to forge a future of wealth, sustainability and innovation.    

 

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

1st PRIZE
10.000€

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. 4 GOLD MENTIONS
1.000 €

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

WOMEN-TEAM AWARD - this mention will be given on merit exclusively to teams with a female majority

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

FITT PEOPLE AWARD - a jury composed by the FITT community will give this mention on merit

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

n. 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  

Download

RULES
ITA_ENG_FR_ES_PT_RU_ZH
link
PHOTOS
link
2D DRAWINGS_3D MODEL
link
BRAND GUIDELINES
link

Jury

Carlo Ratti
CARLO RATTI ARCHITECTS
Emmanuelle Moureaux
EMMANUELLE MOUREAUX ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN
Nicola Scaranaro
FOSTER + PARTNERS
Hasan Çalışlar
ERGINOUĞLU & ÇALIŞLAR ARCHITECTS
Alessandro Adamo
LOMBARDINI 22
Alessandro Mezzalira
FITT GROUP
Audun Opdal
3XN ARCHITECTS
Patrik Schumacher
ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FAQ

Is there any limit for the age of the participants?

Yes, there is. It is required to include at least one member aged under 35 in each team.

Is it allowed to modify the current headquarters of FITT or demolish them in order to build a new, more functional building?

No, it is not. Demolitions or additional volumes on the existing architectures (referring to the current company’s headquarters only) are not allowed, exception made for the re-setting of the external areas, the design and/or restyling of the facades, the roof-greening and the design of suspended connections between the old and new constructions.

Which are the coordinates of the intervention site?

The coordinates of the intervention site are: 45°39’38.4”N  11°37’27.1”E. They are specified at page 5 of the competition’s brief, where you can also find some additional, useful information on the intervention site.

Is it possible to receive some additional information about the volumes, restrictions or allowed interventions apart from those specified in the brief?

The competition’s brief offers an effective overview of the main conceptual elements required at this preliminary stage of design. Therefore, any necessary information is specified in the brief.

Is it required to use the same font and colors of the FITT brand in the project?

No, it is not. The guidelines related to the brand identity of FITT shall be conceived as the starting point – accepted by FITT – for the reflections the participants are free to move forward.

Which are the fundamentals of the brand identity that the FITT Group uses to portray its image with the internal and external community?

You can find a focus on this topic in the guidelines available to download and in the competition’s brief, at the point 2 of the chapter “Site. However, the main values of FITT’s brand identity are: innovation, sustainability, social engagement and multiculturalism.

CALENDAR / FEES / DEADLINES

Calendar

2 November 2020
29 November 2020
Early Bird Registration
60 €/ team *
30 November 2020
27 December 2020
Standard Registration
80 €/ team *
28 December 2020
24 January 2021
Late Registration
110 €/ team *
MATERIAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE
27 January 2021
Jury summoning
1 February 2021
Results announcement
1 March 2021
*+22% VAT. Fulfilling an “Early bird”, “Standard” or “Late” registration does not affect submission deadline.

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