Register: JUN/28/2018, Submit: JUL/03/2018, Eligibility: University students, graduates and young professionals under 35 years; teams up to 2 members, Fee: 40 EUR (MAY/07 – MAY/31/2018), 60 EUR (JUN/01- JUN/28/2018), Awards: 1st Prize 1,000 EUR, Special Mention – free admission to an Archistart contest
The theme of 2018 edition of the Self-Construction Competition is the design of a street furniture installation for the urban waterfront of San Cataldo, Lecce. The project idea will have to study an installation that overcomes the current standard supplies and that proposes characteristic elements for the reference context. The proposed item will be an example of a new way of interpreting the public space linked to the beach and the coast. A bench, a trash can, a rack, a planter for the integration of vegetation, a chaise lounge. The competition asks to combine such elements and further suggestions for the use of the public space into a comprehensive urban landscape project that may become a benchmark and a replicable best practice for the regeneration of other urban waterfronts.
The installation will be realized during the self-construction workshop of IAHsummer18, the festival of creativity and urban regeneration promoted by Archistart. The project must consider the use of materials that are easy to find and to use in order to facilitate the construction phases. The design idea should consider a construction budget equal to € 1,000.
- The winner is not required to participate to the self-construction step.
- If you have already registered for IAHsummer18 and your project wins the competition, we will refund your participation fee.