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We are happy to announce the closure of the competition! We received many projects from Chile and all over the world. Soon we will be announcing and publishing the short list projects!!!

 

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C A L L   F O R   I D E A S   C O M P E T I T I O N  

THE CALL FOR IDEAS CONSIDERS WATER LANDSCAPES, SPECIFICALLY RIVERS, AS MEDIATORS IN THE FORMATION OF A HARMONIC AND DYNAMIC BALANCE BETWEEN CITIES AND NATURE. A RIVER RESTORATION APPROACH (CONSIDERING FLUVIAL GEOMORPHOLOGY) SHOULD BE ADOPTED IN ORDER TO “RE-ENLIVEN THE RIVER” AND AS A LENS FROM WHICH TO REINFORCE AND UNDERSTAND NATURAL SYSTEMS FOR DESIGN ADAPTATION.

THE COMPETITION FOCUSES ON THE ANDALIÉN RIVER, THE SETTLEMENTS IT CROSSES AND PROPOSED GROWTH AREAS IN ZONES OF RISK AND ECOLOGICAL VALUE. THE COMPETITION SEEKS URBANISM PROPOSALS, ACROSS SCALES (FROM BAY TO RIVER BASIN AND BACK TO ONE OF 3 STRATEGIC SITES) WHICH CHALLENGE BUSINESS-AS-USUAL AND FUNDAMENTALLY REORIENT THE CONCRETE INTERPLAY BETWEEN CONCEPCIÓN AND THE ANDALIÉN RIVER. IN SHORT THE COMPETITION IS LOOKING FORWARD TO RECEIVE URBANISTIC ANSWERS TO THE DE SPECIFIC DIALOGUE THAT NATURAL SYSTEMS AND CITY UNDERTAKE/ARE ENGAGING IN CONCEPCIÓN.

IN CHILE, AS IN THE REST OF THE WORLD, URBAN RIVERS HAVE BEEN SEVERELY MODIFIED, DUE TO DYNAMIC MORPHOLOGICAL AND SEDIMENTATION PROCESSES COUPLED WITH RECKLESS URBANIZATION AND EXPLOITATION OF THE LAND. THESE DISTURBANCES CREATE NATURAL HAZARDS DERIVED FROM, AMONGST OTHERS, POSITIONING HUMAN SETTLEMENTS IN FLOODPLAINS AND CONSEQUENTLY, ON THE FLUVIAL TERRITORY. IN A CONTEXT OF CLIMATE CHANGE, THE CONSEQUENCES OF THESE CONFLICTS WILL BECOME PREDICTABLY MORE SEVERE. BOLD, NEW IDEAS FOR THE RECOVERY OF THE ANDALIÉN RIVER WILL SERVE AS A MODEL FOR OTHER RIVERS IN CHILE AND ELSEWHERE.

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VIDEO

 
 

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OBJECTIVES

TO GIVE VOICE TO DESIGNERS AND PROFESSIONALS IN THE FIELDS OF THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT IN THE DISCUSSION OF THE FUTURE OF THE CITY.

TO ENVISION IMPLEMENTABLE AND CONTEXT-BASED IDEAS FOR SOCIAL, ECOLOGICAL, RISK PROTECTION AND PRODUCTIVE OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE CITY.

TO ACTIVATE NECESSARY COLLABORATION BY PARTICIPATING IN MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAMS TO CREATE SYNERGIES AROUND CREATIVE DESIGN.

 

THIS URBAN DESIGN COMPETITION CONTEMPLATES THE NECESSARY EXERCISE OF PROPOSING IDEAS CONCERNING GROWING URBANIZATION AND OUR NATURAL ELEMENTS, PAYING SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE SOCIAL NEEDS AND PRACTICES LOOKING FOR REDEFINE OUR CITIES GROUNDED IN LANDSCAPE BASED DESIGN.

WE SEEK URBAN DESIGN PROPOSALS FOR A MULTIFUNCTIONAL AREA, WHICH ADDRESS THE CITY’S AGREED UPON URBANIZATION, THAT GO BEYOND THE NORM, THAT RESPECT THE RIVER NATURAL PROCESSES AND THE AREA’S HISTORY OF SOCIAL RECOGNITION.

THREE DIFFERENT SCALES SHAPE THE CHALLENGE: THE RIVER BASIN, THE CITY-LANDSCAPE INTERPLAY AND A DETAILED ZOOM-IN. PARTICIPANTS WILL BE CHALLENGED TO UNDERSTAND AND DESIGN IN THE ANDALIÉN RIVER TERRITORY ACROSS SCALES.

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 MULTI SCALES

KEYWORDS

LANDSCAPE URBANISM – WATER URBANISM – FLUVIAL RESTORATION

FLUVIAL DYNAMICS – LANDSCAPE BASED ARCHITECTURE

 
 

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ACADEMIC JURY

 

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 STAKEHOLDERS JURY

COMMUNITY

2 representatives

Leader of the community based Coordination Committee of Andalién Territory


President of the social movement “The flooded” (Movimiento Ciudadano Inundados), Chile.

GOVERNMENT

5 representatives

Urban Consultant of the Concepción Municipality


Urban Consultant of the Penco Municipality


Urban Consultant of the Talcahuano Municipality


Chair of the regional technical office of the National Monuments Council.


Director of the regional architecture department of the Ministry of Public Works

PRIVATE SECTOR

2 representatives

Director of the architecture studio’s partnership AOA


President of the construction chamber, Concepción. CCHC

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P R I Z E S

 

Six prizes will be awarded. Three money prizes for the first three spots, plus three honorable mentions.

1st prize: 8,000,000 Chilean Pesos         Reference in euros: 10.840

2nd prize: 2,000,000 Chilean Pesos       Reference in euros: 2.712

3rd prize: 1,000,000 Chilean Pesos           Reference in euros: 1.355

The budget of the prizes is fixed so includes any taxes, fees and services charges needed for international transactions

 

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LOCATION

 

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DATES

MONTH:DAY

06.07

Launch

06.26

Questions

06.30

Feedback to questions

MONTH:DAY

07.20

Field visit

08.26

End of the question´s period

08.31

End of the feedback period

12.05

NEW DEADLINE...!!

 

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TEAM

PAULINA ESPINOSA ROJAS

Director. Architect University of Concepción. PhD(c) specialized in Landscape Urbanism, University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium.

LEONARDO AGURTO VENEGAS

General coordinator. Architect University of Concepción. PhD Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency, University of Zaragoza,
Spain. Post Doc (c) University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium

JUAN CARLOS SANTA CRUZ

National coordinator. Sociologist University of Concepción. PhD in Territorial Policies and Local Project, Universidad La Sapienza, Roma, Italia.

EDILIA JAQUE CASTILLO

Coordinator and technical counterpart. Geographer, University of Concepción. PhD in Environmental sciences, University of Concepción, Chile.

MARÍA DOLORES MUÑOZ

Technical partner. Architect, University of Santiago. PhD in Architecture and Heritage, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain.

EXTERNAL REVIEWERS

Dr. Kelly Shannon     -     Dr. Bruno de Meulder    -      Dr. Alfredo Ollero    -     Dr. Horacio García

TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Rubén Sillard _Graphic Design      Fernando Venegas_Direction, camera and video editing

Frank Tinapp_Aerial camera and drones      Joaquín Orellana_Production assistant and video editing

Nicolas Espinosa_Technical support         Rodrigo Agurto_Communication

                     Maureen Ward_Final english reviewer

 

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PARTNERS

 

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FIELD VISIT PHOTOGRAPHS

Photographs: Muriel Baumgartner

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