March - June 2013

SMART HARBOR

Brief

Deep and controversial economical transformations have been hitting Europe. On one side they show a highly destructive potential; on the other side they are the key to undiscovered scenarios once unimaginable. Beneath the remains of ancient systems often lays the opportunity to write new cultures.

Shipbuilding industry has been hardly struck by crisis: while great arsenals are in distress, medium and small ones ceased to work time ago. Therefore plenty harbor areas are now in search of a new vocation since they have a strategic role for the urban, economic and landscape value of the city.

Which future to imagine for such areas? This is the challenge YAC proposes designers. YAC invites to redesign an old dismissed harbor area in a play-area that can take advantage of the particular situation between the sea and the city. 

The aim is to offer tourists and citizens a modern and appealing wellness and entertainment centre.

Whatever the meaning challengers will associate to a wellness / entertainment vocation (skatepark, movie theatre,…), YAC invites to work in a temporal and personal perspective.

YAC aims to promote a field of research focusing on such contemporary living axioms: in synthesis it shall be smart. Modern technologies can provide users quick information and discretional points of view like never before. In this sense Architecture must point the same direction by giving its users the the faculty to live space in changeable ways - depending on what they prefer.
Starting lines for reflections can be the themes of dynamic or modular spaces, as well as interactive park areas.

Winners

1 PRIZE

TEAM

onlab

MEMBERS

Diego Superiori

2 PRIZE

TEAM

E.V.A. Lab

MEMBERS

Valeriano Boragina, Andrea Grillo, Eleonora Sisinna, Annamaria Vallone

3 PRIZE

TEAM

DNA

MEMBERS

Denitsa Parleva, Nikola Malinov

Gold Mentions

TEAM

_Running_Rhino

MEMBERS

Daniele Colombati, Greta Lama, Silvia Costa

TEAM

KOA

MEMBERS

Davide Raffaelli, Andrea Banci, Valentina Rattini, Andrea Banci

TEAM

now( )here OFFICE

MEMBERS

Alberto Zanco, Andrea Morri, Giulia Menegaldo

Mentions

Finalists

1 PRIZE
2500 €

Publication on architectural magazines and websites + exposition.

2 PRIZE
1000 €

Publication on architectural magazines and websites + exposition.

3 PRIZE
500 €

Publication on architectural magazines and websites + exposition.

THP MENTIONS
MENTIONS

Publication on architectural magazines and websites + exposition.

FINALISTS
THP MENTIONS

Publication on architectural magazines and websites + exposition.

Jury

Marco Gaudenzi
Gaudenzi & Associates Studio
Nardo Goffi
Pesaro Municipality
Nicola Leonardi
The Plan
Giovanni Leoni
Bologna University
Francesco Tarentini
Area17 Studio

Partners

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