Lo svedese Virserum Art Museum lancia una call for entries per selezionare i progetti che parteciperanno alla mostra triennale "Architecture of Necessity". La selezione è indirizzata a progetti di modernizzazione dei complessi residenziali degli anni Sessanta-Settanta, a progetti di co-housing o capaci di scoraggiare i fenomeni di abbandono dei piccoli paesi o di risolvere problemi sociali. Possono essere candidati progetti non realizzati, datati tra il 2013 e il 2016.
Virserum Art Museum launches a call for etries to Architecture of Necessity, an international triennial for sustainable community building.
During the autumn of 2009, Virserum Art Museum launched the international manifesto on the Architecture of Necessity. 143 entries from 28 countries were submitted for the 2010 exhibition, 42 of which went on display. In 2013 300 entries from 43 countries were submitted and 98 were displayed. Now the Architecture of Necessity is an international triennial for sustainable community building.
The jury in 2013 stated that it had given a certain priority to built projects, considering the well-known "implementation deficit" in sustainable building. The jury also would have liked to see more contributions on upgrading of housing estates from the 1960s and 1970s around the world, a highly pressing issue in the near future. Projects which propose sharing of resources in the form of co-housing would also have been welcome.
These statements of the jury are the main issues for the call for entries for 2016. Besides these can partecipate projects which discourage abandoning the country, more flexible housing and where the social issues are addressed.
Entries can be buildings or city and community planning projects of all sizes. Submissions have to fall within the scope of the manifesto Architecture of Necessity. Entries are accepted from professionally active individuals or legal persons such as building contractors, architectural bureaus, local government, construction firms or other companies. The submitted projects must be dated between 2013 and 2016, but do not have to be realised.
Entries should be submitted to Virserum Art Museum no later than 11 March 2016. Entrants chosen for inclusion in the exhibition will be notified no later than 29 March 2016.
The winners will be announced during Wood Summit Småland, 29 to 30 June 2016. Entrants whose projects are chosen for presentation at the summit will be reimbursed with euro 1200, plus travel expenses to Virserum and Wood Summit Småland, as well as accommodation for one person.
An international jury is responsible for the selection of entries and the winners. The jury is led by Claes Caldenby, professor of architectural theory and history at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden.
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