Register: AUG/27/2019, Submit: AUG/31/2019, Eligibility: Anyone; individually, teams up to 5 members, Fee: 35 EUR (MAY/12 – MAY/31/2019), 50 EUR (JUN/01 – JUN/31/2019), 65 EUR (JUL/01 – AUG/15/2019), 80 EUR (AUG/16 – AUG/27/2019), Awards: 3 Winners 1,000 EUR each, 9 Honorable Mentions, 38 Finalists
The aim of the “Dying“ competition is to develop design proposals for the cemetery typology, intended as a space – either material or immaterial – where we bury, honor or remember the dead. The participants are asked to create innovative and unconventional projects on this theme, questioning the very basis of the notion of the cemetery. History has shown us different approaches related to the dying experience. Burial grounds, graveyards, cemeteries, memorial parks, and death scapes; while all of these words describe the same type of space within a community, each word conjures a different vision. Historically cemeteries were at the periphery of the city, but over time they were integrated into the urban fabric. Cemeteries can often be found near churches, or in big parks in cities, usually gated off because the ground has been consecrated, or blessed.