CASH PRIZE 20.000 € MARCH - JUNE 2016

UNIVERSITY ISLAND

Brief

Only few settings can boast the charm of a desert island. From Mompracem to Robinson Crusoe, the island is a place of adventure, exile and shipwreck. Failure and salvation at the same time –  the place of the unconscious before being a real geographic site – an island is the place where people challenge themselves getting used to silence and nature,  face amazing challenges.

In one of the most charming places in the world, a few kilometers far from San Marco’s bell tower in Venice, a fascinating authentic island skimmed by waters, emerges shyly: Poveglia.

Despite its area extent and beauty that mark the difference between Poveglia and the other lagoon islands, over the last years this incomparable gemstone had to undergo, a disastrous decline. Without any connection to the mainland, abandoned for almost 50 years, today in  Poveglia a thick vegetation has grown wild affecting every cultivation and crushing every architecture. 

Venice has never completely forgot  Poveglia, but its citizens stopped visiting the island over time has become a natural setting for the grimmest tales and fantastic rumors. But, this situation will soon change. The Italian Government  – the owner of the estate –  has lately put a spotlight on Poveglia, in order to make a reuse of the island possible.

 

In the wake of this purpose, YAC launches University Island, a project to transform Poveglia into a dream university campus; a place of  training, leisure and relax for the many students gathering in Venice.

How to transform a desert island into a spearheading study and research center? Which architecture should be integrated in one of the most delightful locations in the Venetian Lagoon in order to create an international campus to equal the value of one of the most stunning cities in the world?

On these questions, YAC,  with the support of RIAM, lays the foundations for University Island inviting all the designers to feel completely fascinated by the magnificence of one of the most breathtaking places of the Venetian Lagoon and to plan a new future composed by activities, good attendance and the vitality of thousands of students who every year choose Venice as an esteemed location for their studies.

 

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

Winners

1° PRIZE

TEAM

D.Vision Architecture

MEMBERS

Kiana Jalali, Matteo Pagani, Alessandro Vitale

2° PRIZE

TEAM

embe office

MEMBERS

Emanuele Bruno, Beatrice Galimberti

3° PRIZE

TEAM

opps+2c

MEMBERS

Francesco Polci, Filippo Pecorai, Antonio Salvi, Paola Chiriatti, Chiara Caroli

Gold Mentions

TEAM

NF

MEMBERS

Nestoras Skantzouris, FOTEINI LIAKOU

TEAM

SDCB

MEMBERS

Andrei Bacoșcă, Alexandra Scurtu, Diana Cosman, Roxana Durdun

TEAM

LAM

MEMBERS

Andrej Štornik, Luka Peklaj, Miha Rijavec

TEAM

EFESTO

MEMBERS

Gaia Cella, Gaspar Canepa, Juan Octavio Ferreyra, Aleksandra Lukianova

Mentions

Finalists

1° PRIZE
10.000 €

Awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + will be hosted in international exhibitions + 1 year subscription CASABELLA

 

2° PRIZE
4.000 €

Publication on architectural magazines and websites + exposition + 1 year subscription CASABELLA

3° PRIZE
2.000 €

Publication on architectural magazines and websites + exposition + 1 year subscription CASABELLA

n. 4 GOLD MENTION
1.000 €

Publication on architectural magazines and websites + expositions + 1 year subscription CASABELLA

10 HONORABLE MENTIONS

Publication on architectural magazines and websites + exposition + 1 year subscription CASABELLA

30 FINALISTS

Publication on architectural magazines and websites + exposition + 1 year subscription CASABELLA

Jury

PETER COOK
CRAB STUDIO
PATRICK LÜTH
SNOHETTA
IANNIS KANDYLIARIS
BIG
Pierluigi Cervellati
CERVELLATI E ASSOCIATI
ALBERTO FERLENGA
IUAV
ANDREA BOERI
UNIBO
Alessandro Marata
C.N.A.P.P.C.
FRANCESCA GRAZIANI
AGENZIA DEL DEMANIO

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