Reuse Existing buildings to create city of the future
After a period when cities all over the world supported new huge building investments, occupying consistent portions of free soil and densifying the few remaining open spaces we are now facing a “recycling phase”.
Against the past increasing tendency, the demand is now focused on the capability to transform and reuse the existing landscape. Recycling abandoned buildings is a resource to revitalize the city centers, the suburbs and the territories. Through a proper investigation of people needs, the architectural project is addressed to produce a recycled building not only in merely volumetric terms but in terms of approach, strategy, functions, interactions and space qualities. Moreover, on a large scale this approach can fix strategic guidelines for surgical interventions spread in the city, able to reshape the urban pattern and strength a social system which is progressively getting poor and fragile.
Urban Vision and Architectural Design Department would like to test your talent and skills in experimenting solutions for such a contemporary urban subject.
Candidates are requested to select an existing building, located within a compact urban tissue of any city all over the world, being dismissed, underused or abandoned, actually still looking for a new spatial and functional identity.
Following the most appropriate formula according to the main characteristics of the context, they are asked to design a building for a public activity (e.i. museum, library, theater etc. ), able to re-activate the intensity of use of that space. They can also propose to apply the same recycling intervention in other abandoned spaces within the selected urban center, getting a wider strategically vision. Thus, candidates should demonstrate the capacity to conceive the architectural project as a process concurring to the definition of the urban pattern, by interpreting its physical, cultural, economical and social features. At the same time they should be able to control the complexity of the architectural process, combining morphology, typology, technology and aesthetics at the different scales.
A special focus is required towards materials like Covestro identifies trough the development of sustainable products (as polyurethane for the thermal insulation).
The works must be mailed to Domus Academy by and not later than 22nd April 2016.
Candidates will be informed about the results of the competition by e-mail on 16th May 2016.
Projects in digital format must be uploaded clicking the button below:
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Paper works must be sent to:
“RE-CITY” Reuse existing buildings to create city of the future
Master Program in Urban Vision & Architectural Design
Via Carlo Darwin, 20 – 20143 Milan – Italy
• One scholarship covering 60% of the total tuition fee of the Master Program
• One scholarship covering 50% of the total tuition fee of the Master Program
• One scholarship covering 40% of the total tuition fee of the Master Program
• Two special mentions covering 20% of the total tuition fee of the Master Program
Projects will be selected and evaluated by the Faculty of the Master in Urban Vision & Architectural Design of Domus Academy and Stefano Micelli for Design-Apart.
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