Register: APR/15/2019, Submit: APR/15/2019, Eligibility: Professionals, architects, engineers, students, graduates; individually, groups up to 5 members, Fee: Participants who waive the final prize 10 EUR (JAN/14 – APR/15/2019); 20 EUR PayPal, 25 EUR bank transfer (JAN/14 – FEB/27/2019); 25 EUR PayPal, 30 EUR bank transfer (FEB/28 – APR/15/2019), Awards: Winner: 500 EUR (excluding TAX) for each participant; 3 top finalists: annual subscription to the Domus magazine in digital format; Honorable Mentions
Genoa, Italy, is a city of ancient charm that keeps intact the medieval identity of its carrughi, the narrow streets that form the ancient center. The Lanterna is one of the most famous symbols, dominating the urban skyline, witnessing the bond that the Ligurian capital maintains with its own waterfront. The Galata Museum, together with the Biosphere and the Biga designed by architect Renzo Piano, are among the contemporary architectures that characterize the port area. In this atmosphere full of mixtures we want to imagine Genoa University Housing, a residence for the students of the nearby DAD (Department of Architecture and Design). The project will have to fit best in a margin between the city and the sea that is still without adequate accommodation. An architecture capable of integrating with the place but without renouncing to instances of a contemporary mold, an intervention capable of triggering improvement processes on an urban scale.
PROJECT AREA SITE
Genoa, Italy, Sarzano Square, Surface: 930 m2
Functional specifications (minimum mandatory equipment that can be supplemented by other functions at the discretion of the participants):
- Hall: 100 m2
- 12 apartments: 30 m2 each
- 12 apartments: 60 m2 each
- Coffee-bar: 200 m2
- Library/studio room: 300 m2
- Technical room (for hydraulic and electrical machine): 100 m2
- Green public area: free dimension.
There is no limits of height for the new building and it is possible design underground spaces.