CASH PRIZE 15.000 € Deadline 23rd September 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.

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  

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2D DRAWINGS
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RULES
ITA_ENG_FR_ES_PT_RU_ZH
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PHOTOS
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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
Carlo Ratti
CARLO RATTI ARCHITECTS
Nicola Scaranaro
FOSTER + PARTNERS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FAQ

Is it possible to think about a water waste recycle system with tanks?

Yes, the competitors can design the water waste recycle system as they prefer.

It is possible to design a water waste recycling system that waters plants?

Yes, the competitors are free to design it as they prefer.

What kind of sustainable energy production system can be designed?

The competitors are free to design the sustainable energy production system as they prefer.

Should we design the kitchen area for the restaurant?

Yes. It doesn’t have to be detailed but the 500 mq maximum for the restaurant should include the kitchen area.

What do you mean by 70/100mq for apartment?

By 70/100mq it means that every one of the 25-living units should measure between 70mq minimum to 100mq maximum per unit.

How should we divide the 500mq maximum for swimming pool and gym? Should they have the changing room in common?

The competitors are free to design these spaces as they prefer.

Should the classes have moving structures in order to divide them depending on the number of students?

It is recommended to think about these kinds of solutions.

How should the Laboratories in the Training Center be composed? How big every Lab should be?

The Lab involves the design of a single large room in which exemplary hyperloop elements will be arranged (such as POD and / or reproductions of the Hyperloop control rooms in 1: 1 scale), which can be partitioned in sub-units of 80-100 m2 each.

 

Errata Corrige

The Italian Brief reported an additional point to the program section (point E), and was corrected on 06/18 and replaced. Anyone who has downloaded the call before 18/06 is invited to download the updated version of the call. 

CALENDAR / FEES / DEADLINES

Calendar

15 June 2020
12 July 2020
Early Bird Registration
60 €/ team *
13 July 2020
9 August 2020
Standard Registration
80 €/ team *
10 August 2020
20 September 2020
Late Registration
110 €/ team *
MATERIAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE
23 September 2020
Jury summoning
28 September 2020
Results announcement
2 November 2020
*+22% VAT. Fulfilling an “Early bird”, “Standard” or “Late” registration does not affect submission deadline.

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