Register: SEP/29/2019, Submit: OCT/02/2019, Eligibility: Students, graduated, freelance architects, designers, artists; individually, teams (any number of members, at least one member between 18 and 35 years old, members can to be from different countries and universities), Fee: 60 EUR (JUN/24 – JUL/21/2019), 85 EUR (JUL/22 – SEP/01/2019), 110 EUR (SEP/02 – SEP/29/2019); +22% VAT, Awards: 1st Prize: 10,000 EUR + realization, 2nd Prize: 4,000 EUR, 3rd Prize: 2,000 EUR, 4 Gold Mentions: 1,000 EUR each, 10 Honorable Mentions, 30 Finalist Mentions
Wait, silence, ovations: shows change but the passion of the crowds crammed on the bleachers of the arenas of all times seems to be unchanged over millennia. Stadiums, indoor and outdoor sport arenas are much more related to their Greek and Latin precursors than any other architecture ever built by human hands. This is because sport is a metaphor for life, and life has always been a sequence of challenges and battles, victories and defeats. Competitiveness is one of the key characteristics of human biology: life itself is a competition to survival. For this reason, any architect’s gesture designing a sport arena is an ancient gesture. It is a gesture, which is balanced between function and theatricality.