Winners of international architectural student competition announced

The International Union of Architects (UIA) has announced the results of the international competition inviting architecture students to create image-based models of significant works of the 20th century from around the world. Students were given the option to represent any architectural project built between 1901 and 2000, and their architectural descriptions could be designed as panoramic images or image-based models of the building in its current state.


The international jury met on June 17, 2010, to examine the 52 projects. Chaired by Docomomo President Ana Tostoes, the jury also included Louise Cox, UIA President; Bertrand Lemoine, Director of the Grand Paris international workshop; Michel Florenzano, Director of the UMR 694 MAPGamsau laboratory at the CNRS; and Laurent Praden, Director of Autodesk.


A UIA grand prize was awarded to Salvatore Corso, student at the Aldo Rossi Faculty of Architecture in Bologna, Italy, for the image-based model of Casa del Balilla in Forli, Italy (1933-1935) by architect Cesare Valle. His representation is an accurate reproduction of the original architectural vocabulary.


A Docomomo prize was given to Alexandre Van Dongen-Vogels, student at the Superior Institute of Architecture in the French community of La Cambre, Belgium for the image-based model of the Brussels-Ukkel Glass House (1935) by Paul-Amaury Michel. The jury applauded the quality and coherence of his model.


An honourable mention was awarded to a group of students led by Daniele Rossi from Italy´s Camerino University for their image-based model of a set of social facilities built during the Fascist period in various Italian cities.


Fabio Freitas, Jonas Abreu da Silva and Olivier Lauppi from the Federal University at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil took a UIA grand prize together with a Docomomo prize for their description in panoramic images of the Rio Modern Art Museum (1954) by Affonso Eduardo Reidy. This project received the jury´s unanimous praise for its understanding and reading of spaces and volumes and for the visual restitution of the entire architectural complex.


Three honourable mentions were awarded to panoramic image descriptions: Chenyuan Qian (Tianjin University, China) for the restoration of the Juer hutongs in Beijing; Xin Ma and Xiaoyu Lang, (Tianjin University, China) for Tiananmen Square in Beijing; Yuriy Kuvshinov and Anastasia Marukhna (Moscow Institute of Architecture, Russia) for their reproduction of the Narkomfin collective housing complex (1928-1930) in Moscow by Moisei Ginzburg.


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