Island of Arts (IOA) Venice

Submission: July 22, 2016
Registration: July 08, 2016
Language: English 
Location: Venice, Italy
Prizes: 1st Prize: 3750€, 2nd Prize: 1500€, 3rd Prize: 625€
Type: Architecture Students & Young Architects

 

Venice is a beautiful city located in northeastern Italy, built on an archipelago of 118 small islands (if we include the islands of Murano and Burano) that are linked by 455 bridges. The largest bridges are the Rialto Bridge, Ponte dell’Accademia, Ponte degli Scalzi and the Ponte della Costituzione, all of which span the Grand Canal.

The only traffic in the city consists of the boats navigating the canals that separate the islands, the interior of Venice is completely given to pedestrians.

The beauty of Venice is found not only in its unique urban morphology, but also in its beautiful palaces, such as the Doge’s Palace, Palazzo Fortuny or the Palazzo Vernier dei Leoni, today a museum that displays the Peggy Guggenheim collection.

Venice is renowned for its extensive artistic and cultural heritage.

Venice’s immense cultural legacy, spanning its thousand year history, was acknowledged by UNESCO in 1987 when it named the city a World Heritage Site, for its historic centre and lagoon.

Since 1895 the city has hosted the Venice Biennale, the name commonly used to refer to the International Art Exhibition of Venice, which includes the Venice International Film Festival, the International Architecture Exhibition, the International Theatre Festival, the Festival of Contemporary Dance and the Festival of Contemporary Music. Due to its history and prestige, the Biennale is one of the most important contemporary art events in the world.

OBJECT

The objective of this competition for architecture students and young architects, Island of Arts (IOA) Venice, consists in imagining a space that can host different activities linked to art and culture, located in a unique city as delicate as Venice.

Due to its privileged location, the goal of the proposed space is to become an international reference for the world of art and culture, where many different kinds of events can be held. Theatrical performances, ephemeral art installations, Carnival celebrations, temporary exhibitions, movie screenings…will all provide the required importance to this new space.

The proposal should aspire to be an obligatory visit for tourists in Venice. A space for people involved in the world of art and culture to meet, and where the unexpected can be accommodated.

LOCATION

Preferably, the location of the Island of Art should be between Piazza San Marco (St. Mark’s Square) and the Parco delle Rimembranze (Memorial Park).

The project can be freely developed in one or various locations of the area indicated in the attached documentation. There are no restrictions regarding land usage, giving participants free rein to develop their ideas.

FEEs

The registration period falls between May 2, 2016 and July 8, 2016.

Early registration: (from May 2, 2016 to June 10, 2016)

50 € individual registration
75 € team registration (from 2 to 4 members)

Regular registration: (from June 11, 2016 to July 8, 2016)

75 € individual registration
100 € team registration (from 2 to 4 members)

PRIZES:

The following prizes will be awarded to proposals that best meet the purpose of the competition:

1st Prize

3.750 euros + 1 year free subscription to AV Proyectos magazine + 1 year free subscription to WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell magazine + Pack of The AAAA Magazine issues + Publication in WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell + Publication in Plataforma Arquitectura + Publication in Arquitectura Viva + Publication in The AAAA Magazine.

The winner or members of the winner team will take part of the Jury in the next architecture competition.

2nd Prize

1.500 euros + 1 year free subscription to AV Proyectos magazine + 1 year free subscription to WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell magazine + Pack of The AAAA Magazine issues + Publication in WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell + Publication in Plataforma Arquitectura + Publication in Arquitectura Viva + Publication in The AAAA Magazine.

3rd Prize

625 euros + 1 year free subscription to AV Proyectos magazine + 1 year free subscription to WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell magazine + Pack of The AAAA Magazine issues + Publication in WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell + Publication in Plataforma Arquitectura + Publication in Arquitectura Viva + Publication in The AAAA Magazine.

Arquideas Special Prize

The Arquideas Special Prize will be given, awarded with 500 euros, to the proposal with more votes from Arquideas Community users, among winners, honorable mentions and the finalist projects.

Honorable Mentions

Up to 5 Honorable Mentions will be given to the most interesting proposals in terms of architectural quality, and which have not received any of the first three prizes, and will be awarded with the following prize:

Last issue of The AAAA Magazine + Publication in Plataforma Arquitectura + Publication in WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell + Publication in The AAAA Magazine + Publication in Arquitectura Viva.

Go to the competition’s website