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International Union of Architects (UIA) launches competition for Information Point in Turin, Italy


January 16, 2008
by Canadian Architect

This single-stage ideas competition is organized within the framework of the UIA Congress Turin 2008, illustrating the theme of “transmitting architecture.” The aim is to create a UIA information point in the city of Turin, a public piece of architecture dedicated to urban democracy where people can meet and relax both day and night. It cannot exceed 100 square metres, and should be constructed of recyclable eco-friendly materials and be fully equipped with current communication technologies.

The competition is open to architects worldwide who are under 35 years of age at time of registration. All the competition documents, program and regulations may be downloaded from the competition website at www.infopoint.uia2008torino.org. Registration takes place at the same time as the electronic transmission of the project file, which must be in PDF format. Registration opening and simultaneous transmission of entries begins on March 4, 2008 and closes on March 11, 2008.

The competition language is English, and there is no registration fee. A total of 18,000 will be awarded as follows: first prize of 10,000; second prize of 5,000; and third prize of 3,000. The winning project will be realized in Turin for the UIA Congress.

The all-architect jury is comprised of Luca Molinari, Italy; Maria Theodorou, Greece; George Kunihiro, Japan; Reuben Mutiso, Kenya; and Jennifer Lee, USA, along with a representative of the Municipality of Turin and a representative of the Piedmont region.

Entries will be exhibited in Turin from June 30 to July 3, 2008, and prizes will be awarded during a ceremony at the XXIII UIA World Congress Torino 2008 on July 2, 2008.

For more information, please visit www.infopoint.uia2008torino.org or e-mail competition_infopoint@uia2008torino.org.



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