The Metalocus Competition, The Nature Observatory of Amazonia and The Wine Culture Centre Architectural Competition: the bloggers’ pick of this week’s competitions!
METALOCUS COMPETITION. “LOOKS. LIVING WITH PEOPLE”.
The Metalocus magazine has launched a new photography competition, Looks. Living With People, open to entries from all Metalocus members.
With the theme, Looks. Living With People, the Metalocus magazine invites images that capture any interpretation of architecture in whatever form – the inspiring, the beautiful, the intriguing or even the bizarre – and people.
The image must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Metalocus magazine team will publish it in @METALOCUS, Metalocus’ Twitter account, with the hashtag #MetalocusMaestros with a serial number so you can easily find. Tweet sample. – “01 Villa Savoie, Alejandro de la Sota, Curro Gonzalez #MetalocusMaestros“.
More information can be found on Metalocus’ website.
NATURE OBSERVATORY OF AMAZONIA
11 Apr 2014 to 16 May 2014: early registration
17 May 2014 to 13 Jun 2014: standard registration
1 Jul 2014: submission deadline
31 Jul 2014: winner announcement
The objective of this competition is for students and young professionals of Architecture and Design to come up with ideas for the creation of a centre in which the Amazon ecosystem can be learned about and observed through intimate contact with nature.
The Nature Observatory of Amazonia (NOA) seeks to become an innovative reference for the dissemination of knowledge about the biological and cultural diversity of the natural environment of the Amazon, providing spaces for educational participation in environmental activities, as well as becoming an interesting stop on the tourism route along the Amazon River.
The project should establish a close dialogue with the landscape and natural surroundings of this unique region of the planet and be highly self-sufficient and sustainable.
The idea is to create a space which facilitates the relationship between its visitors and nature, a space which stimulates eco-tourists and invites the public to learn about the importance of taking care of the environment.
More information can be found on Arquideas’ website.
WINE CULTURE CENTRE ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITION
24 Mar 2014 to 30 Apr 2014: early registration
1 May 2014 to 1 Jun 2014: standard registration
2 Jun 2014 to 30 Jun 2014: late registration
7 Jul 2014 at 12am GMT: submission deadline
4 Aug 2014: winner announcement
20 Sep 2014: award ceremony & exhibition
Cantina Valpolicella Negrar (Verona) was funded in 1933 in one of the world’s most prolific regions for viticulture. The winery, under the trademark Domini Veneti®, is located among the worldwide top labels, excelling in producing classical wines such as Valpolicella, Recioto, Ripasso and Amarone.
This is the challenge Young Architects Competitions offers the designers, proposing to transform Valpolicella’s old winery into an architectural manifesto – carrier of quality. The proposal shall comprehend a wide range of wine-related activities; spaces for wine tasting experiences / lectures / media showing / media listening / wine museum / hospitality resort / research centre / educational centre. A place for culture,training and tasting, a facility open to those novices or experts who will to approach one of the most fascinating human expressions: wine.
More information can be found on YAC’s website.
by Mia Pujol, EARQ-UIC Publications Team