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ArchiHackers2019

ArchiHackers Competition

Archistart promotes ArchiHackers Competition, a contest to reward young designers creativity and talent.
Do you have a favourite architecture? Do you remember how many architectural design references you met during your academic studies?
ArchiHackers is an invitation to hack an architecture, transforming, multiplying or simplifying it.

At a time when transformation, expansion of buildings, regeneration and construction on the built are turning more and more important, the contest is an invitation to experiment with your own idea of architecture, to confront your own design references, enhancing transformation and change.
Imagine that a client asks you to change the image of a facade, to expand a library or a museum, to extend a wing of a school, leaving space for your ideas and your vision.

ArchiHackers Competition is an annual event, a competition inspired by the major transformation projects that are taking place in contemporary urban contexts.
The reconsideration of a façade, an expansion on the existing, a new cover, the extension of a modern architecture, the revisiting of an interior. The possibility of giving a new image and enhancing your dream project.
To take part in the contest, you have to choose a reference architecture (modern or contemporary architecture interventions) and to imagine freely, without any fixed constraint, a transformation.

Reference: 
Forum Barcelona by Herzog & De Meuron + Meeting Centre in Grandola by Aires Mateus
Reference: Forum Barcelona by Herzog & De Meuron + Meeting Centre in Grandola by Aires Mateus
Reference: 
Colosseo Quadrato by G. Guerrini, E. Lapadula e M. Romano + Cascina Merlata Social Housing by b22
Reference: Colosseo Quadrato by G. Guerrini, E. Lapadula e M. Romano + Cascina Merlata Social Housing by b22

Prizes

The award includes a grant of € 2,000 in cash and the chance to participate in Archistart contests and workshops free of charge.
Archistart also promotes a social contest on its portal: prizes consist of free participation to the International Architecture&Design Festival 2019 edition or free admission to an Archistart competition.

Jury's members

SpazioZero Atelier
Spaziozero atelier is a practice established in 2016 led by Lorenzo Ciccu and Simone Langiu based in Cagliari (Italy), devoted to architecture, urbanism and landscape; and winner of the Nib -Newitalianblood prize 2018-X edition and others contests.

aut aut
Aut aut is a dynamic architectural practice combining several young professionals in an open, non-hierarchical way. Context understanding is the fundamental precondition in their approach, definable as strategic and devoted to a cultural production which aims to propel social enhancement.

Participation fee

→ 50€

Calendar

Competition entries will begin 14th January 2019 and will end 23rd April 2019 (30th April 2019 deadline submission) and the results will be available on June 2019

*cover picture © Maxim Schulz

Past Contests

ATA2019
SCC2018
TPW2018
ATA2018
FRC2017
ATA2017
SCC2016
2.0WATT
CMR2015
SCC2015
LHT2014
TPS2013