JUNE - SEPT 2020

HYPERLOOP DESERT CAMPUS

Brief

Immense and dusty expanses surrounded by reddish rocks and swept by fierce winds: in a world that seems to have domesticated all mysticism, the deserts represents the last place where fragments of mystery are preserved.

 

As a matter of fact, there is an insane fascination in what is hidden, a hint of sweetness in what is fatal for us; but if the desert represents the inaccessible and fatal place par excellence, it is to the desert that we must look to see the dawn of a new chapter in the history of mankind.

 

In the heart of the Nevada desert, a few kilometers away from Las Vegas, the first test center of Hyperloop - the futuristic means of transport that will connect cities and nations at a much-higher speed than planes - has been created.

 

This technology has needed the desert’s spaces and isolation to grow and consolidate, but has advanced to the point that it requires a more-advanced testing and study center, where the brightest minds on the planet can collaborate to define practices and methodologies that can transform today's visions into tomorrow's reality.

For this reason, Hyperloop needs to expand its test center: this is why YAC is pleased to present Hyperloop Desert Campus.

 

Lost in the American desert, among the salt basins and millenial desolations where the steam of the ancient locomotives were first hosted, architects will be asked to shape the most recent dreams of innovation and speed through an iconic building located in one of the most majestic and suggestive contexts on the planet.

 

This will be the place where the history of mankind will be written; the new Hyperloop campus will not be a mere building, but rather a real sanctuary of science, a place where the impossible becomes possible, where it will be possible to celebrate the ancient and always-renewed race towards the most heartfelt and irredeemable ambition of our species: progress.

 

YAC thanks the designers who will take on this challenge.

Winners

1st PRIZE

TEAM

SS501

MEMBERS

Kwang Hoon Lee, Sungchan Kim, Woowon Chung, Suk Lee, Hyemin Gu

2nd PRIZE

TEAM

Yehiel Tsubery

MEMBERS

Yehiel Tsubery

3rd PRIZE

TEAM

Wabi Sabi

MEMBERS

Jiawen Huang, YU HENG LIM, Bao Yu Tan

Gold Mentions

TEAM

Zurk Architects

MEMBERS

Paolo Antonio Zurk

TEAM

Onestroke studio

MEMBERS

Cristina Guja, Daniela Popescu, Alexandru Pavel

Mentions

Finalists

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  

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  

Jury

Ben van Berkel
UNstudio
Winy Maas
MVRDV
Paolo Cresci
ARUP
Kazuyo Sejima
SANAA
Fedele Canosa
MECANOO ARCHITECTEN
Linna Choi
OUALALOU + CHOI
Chad Oppenheim
OPPENHEIM ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN
Italo Rota
STUDIO ITALO ROTA
Hasan Çalışlar
ERGINOUĞLU & ÇALIŞLAR ARCHITECTS
Nicola Scaranaro
FOSTER + PARTNERS

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