«Social revolution» — international competition

The Festival of architecture ’Social revolution’ announces the international competition ’PARK’ing’

by Simon Rastorguev
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International competition ’PARK’ing’: for making up the design of the urban ecological object.

Modern city in the magnitude of it’s tasks usually forgets about the human and his essential need in privacy and comfort, his desire of harmony.

We compete with cars, highways, shopping centers, with each other to find our area for the rest, for a place to ’park.’

The task of the competition is to create these ’parks’ (‘PARK’ing’ places)- the urban objects for communication of citizens (families, youth, integration of different social and age groups).

Contestants have the unique opportunity to have a public dialogue with the historical heritage of the 1000 years old Yaroslavl, to construct a bright and functional object and to express in it the unique artistic credo of an author.

A professional jury will choose 3 winning projects, and 1 project of land art which will be out-of-competition. All projects will be realized in June 2013.

Objects will be located in the historical center of the city - on the Tchaikovsky boulevard - the purlieu of townspeople. The process of construction will be an important and a spectacular part of the project. All inhabitants of Yaroslavl and a wide audience from around the world will be able to watch the construction process of the objects by the Internet reviews. Authors may participate in the construction process.

We invite to participate: architects, architectural students of higher educational institutions, artists, designers and other professionals. Age and graduation of the participants are not regulated. Creative teams can participate as well as independent authors.

The closing date of the competition: April 23, 2013 (inclusive). Mail your projects to: [email protected].

The number of projects from one author is not limited. The jury will include professionals and representatives of the city administration.

Prize nominations:

- Grand Prix for the best social project: realization of the object, $1000 in cash, festival diploma.

- ’The best scenario approach to space’: realization of the object, festival diploma, prizes from sponsors.

- ’The best project for the integration of social and age groups’: realization of the object, festival diploma, prizes from sponsors.

- Land art object: realization of the object, festival diploma, prizes from sponsors.

All projects, that will be included in the short list of the competition will be published on the ’Social Revolution’ contest and festival website, and also on the sites of Media partners of the contest

Organizers: Yaroslavl City Public Opinion Research and Sociological Research Center, Administration of Kirov and Zavolzhsky Districts, Municipality of Yaroslavll, www.cih.ru, free association "Teplitsa", department of Architecture of Yaroslavl State Technical University, UNESCO - Yaroslavl office

More info: competition.su