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Gau:di competition

Gau:di competition
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together with a Europe-wide network of partner schools; “Leading European Universities in Sustainable Architecture”.
The schools of the network contribute to the competition by organizing parallel activities: introductory lectures and seminars; joint workshops and summer schools on the subject of the competition. Following on from the first two sessions in 2006-08 and 2008-10, the third session was launched in March 2011.
The aim of the competition is to offer students a context for addressing and experimenting with the role of architecture in the area of sustainable development.
The exhibition of the results of the competition 2010-2012 will be presented during the Architecture Biennale in Venice before travelling around Europe. With its programmes rooted in daily life (A Minimum House for Leisure in 2008, Urban Loft in 2010 and Market Hall in 2012) and with its presentation of playful, accessible projects by means of models, videos and full-size prototypes, the competition makes a concrete and stimulating contribution to the European debate.
The Subject of the Competition 2010-2012:
Market Hall: place for social interaction. The conception of a specific integrative social space: a covered market.
Students should choose a site in an existing urban context on which they are to design a small and multi-functional hall which is able to satisfy a range of community needs - market, exhibitions, street theatre and musical performances – as well as simply being a place of meeting and interaction for local residents, the elderly, schoolchildren, workers… at various times of day and night.
Students should focus on the social identity of their project and on the quality of its relationship with both the public realm and the local people - as well as on the use of both economic and sustainable materials.

The selection criteria applied by the jury will pay particular attention to:
• The quality of the analysis in terms of site - needs - programme;
• The quality and modularity of the projects;
• The flexibility of use and structure;
• The lightness and rationality of the constructional approach;
• The level of innovation in terms of both materials and techniques in relationship with local resources and traditions;
• The economical, ecological and recyclable aspects of the project.

Competition Timetable
March 2011
: Competition launch
October 2011: Project submissions
November 2011: Jury meeting and selection of 10 winning projects
December 2011: Project workshop
May 2012: Exhibition workshop
September 2012: Presentation of the exhibition at the International Architecture Biennale in Venice followed by touring of the exhibition around Europe.

Cité de l’architecture & du patrimoine | Palais de Chaillot
1 place du trocadéro et du 11 novembre | 75116 Paris | France

Contact Cité
Margaux Minier
Phone: 0033 (0)1 58 51 50 14
E-mail: [email protected]

Information on the competition and registration:
competition rules enclosed
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