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Symbolic World Cup Structure Competition

 

Symbolic World Cup Structure Competition

INTRODUCTION
Rio de Janeiro is the second largest city of Brazil, the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, boasting approximately 6.3 million people within the city proper. This makes it the 6th largest in the Americas and 26th in the world.

The 2014 FIFA World Cup which is an international association football tournament and the 20th competition is scheduled to take place in Brazil from 12th June to 13th July 2014. This will be the second time Brazil has hosted the competition with the first being in 1950, making Brazil the fifth country to have hosted the World Cup twice after Mexico, Italy, France and Germany.

Symbolic World Cup Structure Competition

AIM OF THIS COMPETITION
The aim of this International Competition is to design a free standing World Cup Structure in the heart of Rio de Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The design should create a social space which includes a live big screenTV, an information area, a cafe, etc…

This competition hopes to achieve the following:
_Encourage and reward design excellence at a small scale which integrates function, structure, details and the spirit of the World Cup.
_Research, respond to and highlight the unique aspects of designing an iconic structure that will be used by visitors during the World Cup.
_Encourage the employment of sustainable design in all aspects of the proposal.

Symbolic World Cup Structure Competition

COMPETITION STRUCTURE
This is a single stage Competition with the aim of identifing the most appropriate proposal, which best satisfies the general and specific objectives of the contest.

THOSE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE
Architects, Architecture Graduated, Engineers and Students. Interdisciplinary teams are also encouraged to enter the Competition.
Submissions can be the work of an individual or a group up to 4 members and there is no age limit.

Symbolic World Cup Structure Competition

AWARDS
Winning participants will receive prizes totaling US$ 6,000 with the distribution as follows:
1st PRIZE: US$ 3,500
2nd PRIZE: US$ 1,700
3rd PRIZE: US$ 800
There will also be 7 honorable mentions.

Note: This is an open International Competition hosted by [AC-CA] to generate progressive contemporary design ideas.
There are no plans for the Platform Prison to be built.

Symbolic World Cup Structure Competition

Schedule ///
_Competition Officially Announced – 23rd February 2013
_Start of Competition and Early Bird Registration – 01st March to 01st May 2013
_Late Competition Registration – 02nd May to 30th June 2013
_Deadline for Questions – 10th June 2013
_Closing Date for Submissions – 05th July 2013
_Jury Evaluation – 10th July – 17th July 2013
_Announcement of Winners and Publication at www.ac-ca.org – 20th July 2013

Note: All deadlines are 11:59 pm – 00:00 GMT (London).

Web: http://www.ac-ca.org/en/project07

Symbolic World Cup Structure Competition