YAC organized the competition Post Quake Vision

Rethink and redesign the quake-inflicted gaps left inside ancient urban tissues

by eleonora usseglio prinsi
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COMPETITION _ YAC (Young Architects Competitions)  competition Post Quake Vision aims to offer participants a chance of practicing solid, refined research in of post-seismic design.

Italy has been experiencing a delicate situation regarding historical memory preservation, in which such precious heritage is
constantly put under harming risk.
On one hand both protection and preservation cover a pivotal role; on the other hand national legislation is becoming moreand more entangled by complex and articulated rules. The result of those conjoined features is bringing stasis insteadof real maintenance; an upcoming risk is therefore for such system is paralysis or eventually death. As a matter of fact, inner cities belonging to small-medium Italian municipalities are currently stating a slow and relentless depopulation.

On the night of the 20th of May 2012 an earthquake shook the middle-northern part of Italy, razing hundreds ancient buildings and transforming many inner cities in abandoned ruins.
By inviting architecture enthusiasts, professionals and students to join the contest, YAC aims to rethink and redesign the quake-inflicted gaps left inside ancient urban tissues of Crevalcore village located near Bologna. This endeavour pints to revamp such scarred ecosystem undercultural and economical keys, with the goal of finding out urban perspectives and social possibilities once undisclosed or unconceivable.

Materials must be sent by 11 November 2013.

The winners will be awarded with:

1° PRIZE
3’000 € + publication on architectural magazines and websites + exhibition in Crevalcore & Universities.

2° PRIZE
1’000 € + publication on architectural magazines and websites + exhibition in Crevalcore & Universities.

3° PRIZE
500 € + publication on architectural magazines and websites + exhibition in Crevalcore & Universities.

4 “GOLD” HONORABLE MENTIONS
250 € + publication on architectural magazines and websites + exhibition in Crevalcore & Universities.

8 HONORABLE MENTIONS
publication on architectural magazines and websites + exhibition in Crevalcore & Universities.

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