Buenos Aires 2009. Vertical zoo in Puerto madero

International Competitions

scadenza 2 novembre 2009

ARQUITECTUM, a company which organizes architecture competitions, is pleased to welcome the world’s architects to the International Architecture Competition "BUENOS AIRES 2009", to be held between the months of August and November 2009.

To the east of Puerto Madero, between this exclusive neighborhood and Rio de la Plata, the “Costanera Sur” Ecological Reserve is located. This is a natural space of “artificial” origin situated on a large area of land reclaimed from the river when it was filled with the rubble from the demolition work undertaken during the construction of the highway system in the 70s and 80s. While the city was making a decision on what to do with this new area, an ecosystem of grasslands, lakes and wooded areas began to develop spontaneously, until finally the area was declared a Protected Natural Reserve in 1986.

That is why it has been decided that for this competition the project under consideration should be a "VERTICAL ZOO" in the middle of the reserve which will seek to accentuate the natural character and the recreational and leisure vocation of the zone as it has developed over the years. By adding a zoo to the existing space, the idea is to provide new meaning and a final use to the Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve, an issue which has been the motive of debate for many years, through a project that will consolidate the area as a place where residents can get away from what is an increasingly crowded and cosmopolitan city.

SCHEDULE:
special registration: From August 10th to August 31st 2009
Early bird: From September 1st to October 5th 2009
Late registration: From October 6th to November 2nd 2009
last day for sending question: October 7th 2009
Registration deadline: November 2nd, 2009
Proposal submissions deadline: November 2nd, 2009
Winners announced: November 24th , 2009
Buenos aires exhibition: December, 2009

ARQUITECTUM website: www.arquitectum.com

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