Concordia Lighthouse: un faro per ricordare il disastro del Giglio

concorso di architettura aperto ad architetti e studenti

iscrizioni entro il 17 maggio 2015 | consegna entro il 24 maggio 2015

La piattaforma matterbetter lancia un concorso aperto ad architetti e studenti per indagare la tipologia del faro in maniera contemporanea, rendendolo un elemento simbolico, capace di rendere omaggio al disastro che si è consumato nelle acque dell'Isola del Giglio.

matterbetter is inviting young architects, designers, artists and students from around the world to participate in the international open-ideas Concordia Lighthouse Competition. The competition aims to investigate the contemporary typology of the lighthouse architecture, its metaphoric and symbolic components based around the Costa Concordia disaster, when one of the largest cruise ships in the world has ran aground on the coast of the Giglio Island in Italy resulting in the loss of 32 lives.

Mission Statement
Participants are asked to redefine a contemporary lighthouse typology and take into consideration advances in technology, development of sustainable systems and its metaphorical value which has made it one of the most inspiring structures in the world. New Lighthouse should become a tribute to the Costa Concordia Disaster and highlight the vulnerable borders between the elements of Land and Sea, Sky and Ground, Light and Darkness. Even today when global positioning systems diminish the role of the lighthouses, they still play and important role and are inalienable parts of the marine navigation tradition.

Prizes:
The total money prize is 6000 EUR.
1st place: 3000 EUR + certificate
2nd place: 2000 EUR + certificate
3rd place: 1000 EUR + certificate

Honorable Mentions Award: 7 Awards + certificate Editor's Choice Award: Granted individual publication on our blog and social media pages to three entries that are carefully selected by matterbetter editors.

Schedule:
10th of March 2015 - Official announcement of the competition.
15th of March 2015 - Start of the registration period.
31st of March 2015 - Deadline for submission of questions.
17th of May 2015 - Registration Deadline (23:59 team local time).
24th of May 2015 - Closing date for submissions (23:59 team local time).
30th of May 2015 - 24th of June 2015 - Jury evaluation.
30th of June 2015 - Announcement of results.

Detailsmatterbetter.com/competitions

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