CASH PRIZE 20.000€ Ends in January 30th 2019

COMMON RUINS

Brief

There is a special fascination in ruins. There is a sublime hint in dissolved architectures. There is something moving in the pulverizing of time.

 

Silence takes over the architecture. In the long sunset that follows abandonment and preludes destruction, nature completes the design of mankind by taking space back according to its own pace. In that moment, something magical happens. In that moment, architecture gives way to ruins.     

 

The castle of Mothe Chandeniers is a perfect ruin.

 

It is lost in the French countryside. It is a gothic lace embroidered in stone. It is an enchanted mirage fluctuating on a calm lake. It is embraced by jealous vegetation that has been twining its bastions and architectures as a greedy lover. The castle evokes an intimate embrace between history, architecture and nature. Faraway from mankind, this place has achieved its most resplendent beauty. However, now it needs mankind in order to forestall its ultimate destruction.  

 

Dartagnans is a fund aiming at protecting and safeguarding the international artistic heritage. Recently, it has purchased the castle thanks to more than 27,910 shareholders’ donations. Today, through YAC, Mothe Chandeniers invites designers to highlight the natural fascination of the castle in order to transform it into a destination of contemplation and relax for tourists and visitors from all over the world.    

 

 

How to transform a ruin into a cutting edge tourist-accommodation facility? How to make a neo-gothic shell communicate with contemporary architecture?

 

These are the questions on which Common Ruins lays its foundations. This competition offers designers the opportunity to dedicate their own design action to one of the most fascinating ruins in the world. They will do so by designing a visitors’ center aiming at ensuring a unique, spiritual and regenerating hospitality experience.  

 

At the sunset of a building, architecture itself has to protect the remarkable combination of human action and natural activity that is the fascination of Mothe Chandeniers. Architecture has to save the castle from the erosion of time in order to give it back to the community that purchased it. It is an unprecedented challenge that invites designers to deal with a place with a surreal beauty able to create oneiric and refined holiday scenarios. Designers will have to highlight such feature carrying out an architectural intervention aiming to be the milestone of contemporary architecture.  

 

 

Yac thanks all the designers 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
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. 4 GOLD MENTIONS
1.000 €

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

5 HONORABLE MENTIONS

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

5 MENTIONS "CASTLE CHOICE"

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

Anish Kapoor
ANISH KAPOOR
Rudy Ricciotti
AGENCE RUDY RICCIOTTI
Alfonso Femia
ATELIER(S) ALFONSO FEMIA
Luca Dolmetta
LD+SR ARCHITETTI
Marco Amosso
LOMBARDINI22
Dagur Eggertsson
RINTALA EGGERTSSON ARCHITECTS
Edoardo Tresoldi
Aldo Cibic
CIBICWORKSHOP
Romain Delaume
DARTAGNANS - MOTHE CHANDENIERS
Julien Marquis
ADOPTE UN CHATEAU - MOTHE CHANDENIERS
Olivier de Chabot
GROUPE MERCURE

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FAQ

Is it possible to carry out some intervention on the moat?

Yes, it is allowed to carry out whichever new intervention aiming at improving the visit of the castle (i.e. suspended routes, gangways, new volumes and floating).

Is it possible to carry out some intervention on the garden?

Yes, it is, as long as the natural and landscape value of the area is kept into high consideration.

Are excavations allowed?

Yes, they are; the creation of underground spaces is admitted, as long as these interventions are not carried out under the castle itself and improve the usability of the architecture.

Are demolitions allowed?

No, demolitions are not allowed.

Is there a limit in sqm for new structures?

No, there is no limit to the extent of new structures, as long as any intervention is carried out within the intervention area specified in the dwg file.

CALENDAR / FEES / DEADLINES

Calendar

29 October 2018
25 November 2018
Early Bird Registration
75 €/ team *
26 November 2018
23 December 2018
Standard Registration
100 €/ team *
24 December 2018
27 January 2019
Late Registration
150 €/ team *
MATERIAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE
30 January 2019
Jury summoning
11 February 2019
Results announcement
4 March 2019
*+22% VAT. Fulfilling an “Early bird”, “Standard” or “Late” registration does not affect submission deadline.

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