Oasi di Orbetello MAR - JUN 2021

WWF OBSERVATION CABINS

Brief

Soil consumption, deforestation, poaching. If the numerous species living on Earth had a voice, there would be a deafening cry of pain rising from deserts, mountains, burning forests and polluted skies. 

In the fight for the protection of ecosystems there are no winners or losers. Yet, human beings seem to linger. While the delicate balances supporting this planet are eroding, anachronistic economic systems linger over reversing course of a race for a progress with no future and a wealth with no tomorrow.    

 


This is the awareness at the base of WWF’s initiatives. For sixty years, WWF has been giving voice to the silent cry of those who have none to ask for help. WWF’s oases were created to achieve this goal. They aim at protecting the abundance of this planet and the right to exist of every living creature.    

However, there is no protection without knowledge. There is no conservation without access. Protecting means giving access to the wonders of Mother Nature. This is because only by enjoying the existing beauty one can fall in love with it and only by falling in love with it one can become an active player in defending our planet.  

This is the goal of WWF Observation Cabins. This is YAC’s and WWF’s competition to support one of the most ancient WWF’s oases. Such competition aims at creating a place where to raise awareness, where visitors can reconcile with nature by enjoying and acknowledging the beauty that lies where human beings manage to remain silent and listen.  


Thanks to this competition architects will have the opportunity to play a crucial role in defending the planet designing observation points and a visitors’ center. Such elements will stand for a perfect combination of species, training place and beauty. This place will be a space to protect and safeguard nature. 

 

This competition aims to rediscover the main identity of architecture, namely being a “tamed” nature where human beings can be moved by bright sunsets, be amazed by flying pink flamingos or tremble at the freezing touch of west breezes.    

 


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

 

Winners

1st PRIZE

TEAM

Fingers Crossed

MEMBERS

Gioia Romani, Filippo Marconi, Simone Passaro, Lorenzo Bacci

2nd PRIZE

TEAM

three times K

MEMBERS

Weronika Klaus, Joanna Klejment, Aleksandra Kreft

3rd PRIZE

TEAM

Felipe Astudillo + Fernando Contreras

MEMBERS

Felipe Astudillo , Fernando Contreras

Gold Mentions

TEAM

V|K

MEMBERS

Verena-Julia Klemm

TEAM

SLIM.

MEMBERS

Stefano Lacala

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

Sou Fujimoto
SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS
Kazuyo Sejima
SANAA
Patrick Lüth
SNØHETTA
Mariana de Delás
MARIANA DE DELÁS
Raulino Silva
RAULINO SILVA ARQUITECTO
Simon Frommenwiler
HHF ARCHITECTS
Nicola Scaranaro
FOSTER + PARTNERS
Giulio Rigoni
BJARKE INGELS GROUP
Marco Cattaneo
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
Fulco Pratesi
WWF ITALIA
Gilda Ruberti
REGION TUSCANY
Renato Grimaldi
ITALIAN MINISTRY OF THE ENVIRONMENT
Carlo Alessandro Puri Negri
BLUE SGR

Partners