REVIVING - Non Architecture

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SUMMARY

The city district of Zibo, the third largest by population within the Shandong province, has been a key stone mining location till recent years. The excavation activities, particularly focused on the Zichuan subdistrict, marked the rural areas of the province with invasive interventions and disruptions of the local ecosystem. The mountainous area is today characterized by woodlands, villages, mine pits in quarries and terraces built with stone. The extraction activities have been terminated, generating the need for new purpose and value in a location with unique cultural, ecological and social conditions.

The local government and investors aim to develop a strategic vision that would reinforce local communities and bring new life to the site. They aim to achieve this purpose by turning the area into a cultural and creative park. The project should attract tourists and creatives around a protected and restored ecological zone, while generating a new economy for local artisans and rural entrepreneurs. In which form this will happen, it is still to be defined.

 

BRIEF IN SHORT:

Participants to the competition are asked to come up with creative proposals that would go beyond standardized models for development, informing local authorities with new ways to approach such a project. Particular emphasis is posed on the issue of the dismissed mines, which constitute a unique feature but also a great challenge. How can the ecological and spatial damage be mitigated and transformed into new value?

 

ELIGIBILITY:

Non Architecture Competitions are open to all human beings, from every age and cultural background, working in groups or individually. Teams can be formed by a maximum number of 5 people. Personal information of all the team members can be uploaded during the submission procedure of the final drawing. Participating to this competition is totally for free.

PRIZES

Non Architecture Competitions will award three winners, selected by the jurors individually, and 6 honourable mentions.

  • FIRST PRIZE
    • 7.000 euros*
    • Publication in the Non Architecture website
    • Reviews in digital magazines and several architecture blogs
  • SECOND PRIZE
    • 2.000 euros*
    • Publication in the Non Architecture website
    • Reviews in digital magazines and several architecture blogs
  • THIRD PRIZE
    • 1.000 euros*
    • Publication in the Non Architecture website
    • Reviews in digital magazines and several architecture blogs
  • HONORABLE MENTIONS (6 Prizes)
    • Publication in the Non Architecture website.
    • Reviews in digital magazines and several architecture blogs.

*Taxation and transaction costs will be deducted by the prizes, so the full amount might be subject to variations depending on your country of residence.

JURY & CALENDAR

The jury for this competition is composed of international experts and local stakeholders / decisionmakers:

  • Jules Gallissian – Architect / Urban Designer at Snøhetta
  • XU Jia – Vice Manager of Beijing Tourist Scenic Investment Management co., Ltd.
  • Felix Madrazo – Partner IND, Co-founder Supersudaca
  • Giulio Verdini – Reader at School of Architecture and Cities and Member of the Contemporary China Center – University of Westminster
  • DAI Wanjun – Vice Manager of the Shandong Li Guizu Cultural Development co., Ltd.
  • WU Zhonglin – President of Shouqing Aolv Investment Management co. , Ltd.

1 August 2020 – Registration opens (FREE OF CHARGE)
18 October – Registration closes
18 October- Submission opens on our website
31 October – 23.59 PM – Submission closes
22 November – Winner announcement

The timing always refers to Central European Time (CET)

BRIEF & FAQ

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Participants to the competition will receive a download link to access a “Key Competition Insights” document and site photos. We recommend carefully reviewing the documents before starting the design. Additionally, we will share competition updates and insights via our newsletter, so we encourage you to subscribe to not miss any.

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In line with this concept, Non Architecture and ARQ refrain from proving exact boundaries for the area or detailed CAD files. It is up to the participants to decide which specific conditions to address in their proposals.

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