CASH PRIZE 25.000 € Deadline 19th December 2019

XI'AN TRAIN STATION

Brief

China. 

 

It is not just a geographical horizon. It is an oneiric horizon too. China is a country of legends and ancient mysteries and spirits. While Rome was tracing the first signs of Western civilization, in the East the third dynasty of a thousand-year old empire was declining. 

 

For centuries, the city of Xi’An has been the heart of the East and the residence of thirteen emperors’ dynasties. It has been a firm and stark heart pulsating with ruins and restorations, splendors and following declines. For 3,500 years, this heart has been expanding and contracting according to the rhythm of the events of the Middle Kingdom.   

   

Xi’An is majestic and evasive. To this date, it is a wealth of treasures and sublime contradictions. Here, ancient and contemporary elements seem to compete for the soul of the city. In Xi’An stone dragons provide counterpoint to neon signs and paper lanterns guard the thresholds of glass skyscrapers.  

 

Xi’An is tireless and adaptable to the needs of the times. By 2030, this city will experience an expansion of more than 17km2. This is the outcome of a measure that has been implemented by the central government of Beijing. It aims at maintaining the city as the hub of the relationships between China and the Western world. 

In this context, Manni and YAC srl are pleased to present Xi’An Train Station.

 

A new rail terminal will define the meeting point between East and West. It will be located at the end of the Silk Road. For centuries, generations of geographers and merchants had considered this place the most remote destination. This new rail terminal will be at the crossroads of the old and the new, the Yin and the Yang of the opposite poles that generate the future of human society on a daily basis. 

 

Here, millions of roads will intersect. Millions of journeys will start and end. Millions of lives, expectations and hopes will meet in the frantic and unaware atmosphere of travel-related places. This is because a station is more than a simple railroad platform, travelling is more than an experience. After all, the journey is the most real and genuine metaphor for the human condition.

 

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
6.000€

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

3rd PRIZE
3.000€

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

MENTION - Dow
2.000€

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

MENTION - Renolit
2.000€

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

MENTION - ROCKWOOL
2.000€

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

Enrico Frizzera
MANNI GROUP
Patrik Schumacher
ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS
Ben van Berkel
UNstudio
Stefano Boeri
STEFANO BOERI ARCHITETTI
Antonio Cruz
CRUZ Y ORTIZ ARQUITECTOS
Gong Dong
VECTOR ARCHITECTS
Francesco Fresa
PIUARCH
Volkwin Marg
GMP ARCHITEKTEN
Bernard Plancade
ROCKWOOL
Alberto Mercati
DOW
Giovanni De Niederhausen
PININFARINA
Luca Gottardi
RENOLIT
Cai Xichun
CHIC INVESTMENT
Sun Jin
XI'AN CONSTRUCTION

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FAQ

Why the intervention area of the dwg doesn’t match with the same area on Google Maps?

The intervention area of the dwg represents a parcel plan proposal of a future site expansion that will be developed on the current area you can see on Google Maps. As far as the competition is concerned, you shall use the dwg as reference for the intervention area; while Google Maps might be useful to contextualize the intervention site.

Which is the "level" of the railway line?

The railway line is on the ground level.

Is it mandatory to develop all functions listed in the program?

Yes, it is fundamental to develop all the functions mentioned in the program.

CALENDAR / FEES / DEADLINES

Calendar

23 September 2019
20 October 2019
Early Bird Registration
60 €/ team *
21 October 2019
17 November 2019
Standard Registration
80 €/ team *
18 November 2019
15 December 2019
Late Registration
110 €/ team *
MATERIAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE
19 December 2019
Jury summoning
7 January 2020
Results announcement
10 February 2020
*+22% VAT. Fulfilling an “Early bird”, “Standard” or “Late” registration does not affect submission deadline.

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