Register: OCT/04/2019, Submit: NOV/04/2019, Eligibility: Professionals and students in the field: architectural design, interior design, urban planning, landscape design, space planning, engineering, project management, graphics, building information modeling (BIM), communication, economics, sociology, real estate; individually (participants under the age of 35), teams (team leader under the age of 35), Fee: 75 EUR (JUN/25 – JUL/31/2019), 100 EUR (AUG/01 – SEP/15/2019), 150 EUR (SEP/16 – OCT/04/2019), Awards: Winners of the categories – 1. The best approach to architecture: 10,000 EUR, 2. The best approach to sustainability: 5,000 EUR, 3. The best approach to BIM: 5,000 EUR; 3 Honorable Mentions for each category; all prizes are gross
Object of the competition is the urban regeneration of an industrial site of approximately 60,000 square meters in the Italian city of Monza (MB) in accordance with the contemporary sensibility for the values of environmental, economic and social sustainability. The area of competition will be affected by the forthcoming extension of Line 5 of the Milan Metro subway: this creates a common thread with the Greater Milan and makes it a value multiplier for the territory. The characterizing element of this competition, as shown in the acronym ABC – The Architecture BIM Competition, is the close relationship of architecture with BIM (Building Information Modeling), an innovative method that embraces all the phases of the life cycle of an architectural work. BIM is emerging in a disruptive manner in the most advanced Countries of the international construction scene due to its ability to guarantee a timely and effective collaboration between clients, professionals and companies involved, so that its adoption has become essential in order to be competitive on world markets. The ideas submitted to the contest must be in digital formats according to the most up-to-date standards to encourage competitors to reach the international challenge through the deepening of the themes of Digital Transformation in the world of constructions.
WHAT TO DESIGN
Few constraints and great creative freedom are the cornerstones of this competition. This is because we expect the competitors to give their best by designing and developing, within the limits of a competition of ideas, a proposal that amazes. An innovative proposal, perhaps unconventional or even “foolish” in the Steve Jobs’s favored meaning of instinctive, passionate and unconstrained by dogmas and preconceptions. A proposal that could be a building, more buildings or even no building. Perhaps a place of aggregation for leisure or for work or perhaps a less probable place of retreat and meditation. A dreams or a start-ups incubator or a Chocolate Factory. But the important point is that it is sustainable while it is being built as it must be in the time that will come. And finally, it is called to bring value, in the broader term of the word, to the neighborhood around it. How to do it? The recipe is simple: freshness, experience, multidisciplinarity and BIM.