#010 What’s up Paris? Whats up Paris
The proposed site invites you to rethink what is necessary to create an atmosphere where technology should not have any role where the talks “face to face” are the predominant element, where we can relax listening to a musician playing the guitar, having a coffee or making an improvised picnic.
Imagine a space without mobile phones. HAVE FUN and project freely.
SURFACES. The ideas are hardly limited and imagination even more. This is why the project can be developed to its full extent. No need to occupy the entire Champs de Mars surface, since the proposal can be concentrated, pixelated, fragmented, scattered, flexible, deployable… the most important thing is that every project, every idea generates a relaxed atmosphere, leisure and fun that must be achieved.
LOCATION. This project may be buried, semi-buried, covered, uncovered, spread, concentrated… should not be limited by logical ideas or extravagances, craziness often trigger progress. And rethinking what you believe is already thought is the key to success.
CONCEPT. As discussed above, the element may be permanent or ephemeral, flexible, static or itinerant. It should not be conceived as an element shelter or living, instead it must be conceived as a meeting place without technology to distract us from what is happening there, an interchange of experiences, flows of people, a book club, to talk, friendship, conversation, a market of smiles and passions, a picnic area, a place where children and elder play. A space where there is architecture but above all there is laughter, fun, passion. There is life.
– No need to think about toilets, one should rather think of area/s of relaxation, enjoyment and entertainment
– It must be generated space/s where people interact with the city, with the landscape that is all around. There is a beautiful city around us, large green areas, should be exploited. Not every day you have the opportunity of projecting at the foot of an architectural icon, an emblem Paris, such as the Eiffel Tower.
– The hidden eyes, crossed views, scenic views, sensory experiences through light, smells, atmospheres… All these can be a project basis.
*Being a contest on ideas, the participants are free to modify the given surfaces. This report must be taken as a reference for the necessary spaces so that the project is practical and as a measure for the total dimensions of the project. The participants can suggest new areas not included in this document, as deleting and combining some of the already mentioned.
The jury will be composed by professionals from the world of architecture and other disciplines related to the object of the competition.
Isabel Suraña y José Suraña (Suraña arquitectos)
Eduardo Mayoral González (EDDEA)
Sigifredo Gómez Lemos (Guerin et Pedroza Architects)
Francisco González de Canales (GSD Harvard University & ETSAS)
*All jury members have shown a willingness to be present at the voting process where the winners will be selected, however their participation is subject to their professional and educative commitments with their own studies and projects.
The jury will know the Provisional Proposals admitted report issued by the Technical Secretary, in this case Rethinking competitions, and decide on possible incidents that may have occurred. Then they examine proposals anonymously.
The jury reserves the right to declare the prize null and void if the quality of the originals is insufficient. Likewise the jury may grant one of the prizes ex-aequo and the amount will be divided between the awarded.
What’s Up Paris?
First prize. 1000 €
3 x Accosts. 3 x 500€
10 Honourable Mentions
Exhibition in Madariaga Foundation in Seville (Spain)
Publications in magazines and blogs
Official reTHINKING publication
October 12th 2016. Early registration starts
November 16th 2016. Early registration ends
November 17th 2016. Regular registration starts
December 9th 2016. Regular registrations ends
December 10th 2016. Late registration starts
December 22nd 2016. Late registration and FAQ ends
December 22nd 2016. 20:00 h GMT + 1:00. Submission deadline
December 22nd 2016 – Enero 15th 2017. Proposal evaluation
Enero 15th 2017. Winners announcement
Contest Brief & Rules
What’s up Paris?
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