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24H Competition 8th Edition Winners evaluated ’’Non-Places’’ of Metropolis

Spain Architecture News - Nov 18, 2015 - 22:44   5472 views

1st prize winner – ID000740, Team: Wilhelm Scheruebl, Therese Leick, City: Vienna, Country: Austria

Ideasforward's competitions are always challenging in term of creative ideas and discourses about cities and human being. Ideasforward's latest competition winners called 24H competition 8th edition – metropolis – non place  have been announced. The competition tackled ''Metropolis'' with the most common definition used for the metropole term, presented us with this as a big city, or the most important city in a given region. This exerts a social, economic and cultural influence over other cities of metropilitana region.

This complex cluster of places and non places, this organized chaos, the work is never stop. It is a true shipyard ever-changing. With its own dynamics that man instils him, through their acts and their uses, it is always moving in a continuous improvement of growth.

Its area of influence extends far beyond its borders, however, in this exercise, let us focus on the inside. With a hyper complex system composed of a mesh conditioned by its geographical location, the city is born and grows, by the needs of their inhabitants. For this, it was necessary for us designers, think the spaces for their uses by giving them the dignity they deserve, not forgetting any detail! The winners evaluated all non-place ''spaces'' as a functional area and transformed them into new spatial experience- the competition has selected 3 winners and 7 Honorable Mentions from many countries - we're presenting all winners for your perusal.

1st winner jury comments

”Out of the box" . A perfect understanding of the nature of non- places. The material worked is between the urban voids and everyday brightness. It is in fact the trips that the nature of non-places better is revealed . A risky response but above all, very aware “.Pedro Novo

”This proposal is the most realistic and viable one, however it doesn’t get deeper into imagination or exploration. Furthermore this project can became true with little perfect so it is perfect to build it and to offer an experience”. Rafael Gonzalez del Castillo Sancho

“Simplicity in the proposal with significant (non) place awareness impact. Although with an side- effect impact on the place, origin of the selected (non) places type (residue places around significant monuments), the project proposes a double impact, dissolving the non-place awareness with magnification of the original place itself. Partially hides for later reveal it”. João Rocha

“A small intervention that maximizes and adds value automatically that often forgotten. It should be an element of limited use, avoiding devalue what pretend to hide”. Fran Silvestre

“A very interesting and original way of looking at the problem, remembering that in non.places there is always a discontinuity in-between local urban tissues, sometimes 'voids' other times massive and globalized zones. Very communicative panel and very clear and well defined solution, an installation underlining concept”. Carlos Lampreia

2nd prize winner – ID000100, Team: Andrei Theodor Ionita, City: Bucharest, Country: Romania

“A response to a non-place with other non-place. A guerrilla response that seeks to realize the urban character of each reality. The interior concept of the proposal is the consciousness of surviving urban of Metropolis!” Pedro Novo

“The project is similar to the little towers of churches and factories industry. In litle horizontal spaces can be built high monuments.This shapes couldn`t possibly be built because the foundation might be really big and deep. It would have been better if we could have seen a section of the monument” .Rafael Gonzalez del Castillo Sancho

“Double impact proposal. In one side intends to address to the “(...)memory, culture and heritage(...)” of a specific place, proposes an oblivion like urban space container, forcing its users for an almost absolute visual silence, enhancing our senses when we later return to it. It addresses the specificity, haptic identity of the nearby city. However at the same time, proposes an urban land mark that imposes itself to the present urban image, contributing paradoxically, if it spreads in a uncontrolled manner, to enhance what it pretends to resolve”. João Rocha

“Proposal creates a major role on non-places, while even compete with those most important in the city. This really is a big change to the urban identity so this generates a debate on the importance of something like this. And though his only purpose is to increase its role, I find it a fresh and bold idea” Fran Silvestre

“Very strong look at the problem in an urban and global scale, promoting underline empty voids extruding towers from their shape. Public empty tower spaces will be use by everybody, feeling 'voidness' inside the void. Nevertheless, despite a poetic view, would be nice to check furthermore approach to the ambiance inside. Balanced, communicative and very expressive panel”. Carlos Lampreia

3rd prize winner – ID0001130, Team: Marc Rieser, City: Höxter, Country: Germany

“the non-place in movement. The train movement unconsciously produces a random transformation in urban design causing uniqueness in place. Assertive and effective response” Pedro Novo

“The graphic design, the type of letter, the colours and the project itself deserves a 3rd place. To use the space between railways is a creative idea, although animals need a lot of care and it might not be possible. Congratulation to the winner”.Rafael Gonzalez del Castillo Sancho

“Function upon function. Starting from a railway landscape with significant impact, proposes, not an alternative new use, because the plot partially maintains its use, but another superimposed function to the landscape, maximizing the people appropriation of the (non)place. Proposes a potential superimposed “new city” through that place and its specific aesthetics. This overlapped structure as a principle of binding, heal the urban fabric that surrounds it, doesn’t deny the preexistent structure, but reinvent it”. João Rocha

“One of the most reasonable and intelligent ideas. This not only gives a purpose to a non-place, but also reuses elements that remain unused. Additionally, the equipment is portable and can be easily modified or extended”. Fran Silvestre

“A very nice panel showing an industrial landscape bring back to nature again, an humanized environment providing leisure. Interesting subject, a well knower solution, that will be nice to  be furthermore explored and detailed”. Carlos Lampreia

Honorable Mention: ID000730 -Team: Enzo Sessini, City: Strasbourg, Country: France

Honorable Mention:  ID000720-Team: Mohammad Sadegh Kaveh, Ahmad Ramezanzadeh, Saba Moini City: Tehran, Country: Iran 

Honorable Mention: ID000980- Team: Joséphine Larere, Mehdi Zouad City: Paris, Country: France 

Honorable Mention: ID0001020- Team: Razvan Voda, Iulian Tanaselea City: Dubai, Country: United Arab Emirates 

Honorable Mention: ID000130- Team: Eugenio Bruno, Emilio Aldo Ellena, Alessio Luzzi City: Milano, Country: Italy 

Honorable Mention: ID000160- Team: Olesya Kucherenko, Mihail Koval City: Moscow, Country: Russian Federation 

Honorable Mention: ID000690-Team: Daniel David Herrera, Melissa Andrea Usma, Daniela Nuñez, Ana Maria Alvarez, Ana Lucia Velasquez, City: Medellin, Country: Colombia 

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