The New Conference Hall in London will be a place of culture in which residents and tourists can go to take part in public gatherings.
Register: AUG/03/2020, Submit: AUG/03/2019, Eligibility: Graduate students, graduates, professionals, architects, engineers; individually, teams up to 5 members, Fee: Each participant: 15 EUR PayPal, 20 EUR bank transfer (APR/27 – MAY/24/2020), 20 EUR PayPal, 25 EUR bank transfer (MAY/25 – JUN/22/2020), 25 EUR PayPal, 30 EUR bank transfer (JUN/23 – AUG/03/2020), Awards: Winner: 500 EUR (excluding tax) each participant, 3 top finalists: annual subscription to the Domus magazine in digital format
London, England, is among the largest and most cosmopolitan cities in Europe, following the course of the Thames for about ten kilometers. It is made up of numerous neighborhoods, each with its own identity, and recognizes in its architecture – Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge – some of the best known symbols in the world. At the end of the Second World War a reconstruction was urgent which transformed the morphology of the British capital; the Shared and Swiss Tower are some of the skyscraper that dominate the skyline today. In this heterogeneous scenario we want to imagine an architecture capable of integrating the instances already present in the territory within which poles such as the British Museum or the Saint Giles Complex signed by the architect Renzo Piano manage to live in perfect balance.
The New Conference Hall will find a place in Bloomsbury, in the Camden district, it will be a place of culture in which residents and tourists can go to take part in public gatherings. Debates and shows will be an opportunity to meet, they will create moments of aggregation in a building designed to be a further element in a scenario in continuous transformation.
The place: Malet Street, London; Surface: 3,600 m2 circa
Functional specifications (to be considered as design support; surfaces and functions can be implemented at the discretion of the participants):
- Reception: 50 m2
- Bookshop: 200m2
- Restaurant: 200m2
- 1 Auditorium: 100 seats
- 1 Auditorium: 200 seats
- 1 Auditorium: 400 seats
- 1 Workshop space: 100 m2
- Public WC: 4 for sex and 1 for handicap people
- Equipment storage: 100 m2
- Machine room (water and electricity generators): 200 m2
- 2 offices for staff: 30 m2 each
- Dressing room for staff: 50 m2
- Green area: free dimension
Since this is a competition of ideas cannot find any reference to building restrictions do not constrain the work of competitors. The area is to be considered totally flat and free of all grounds. The road layouts below the street level will be closed, it is possible to design underground environments. There are no height limits for the new building.
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