Подведены итоги международного архитектурного конкурса.
17 августа 2010 в 16:04

Подведены итоги международного архитектурного конкурса.

Подведены итоги  международного архитектурного конкурса.Winners of Civic Buildings WAN AWARDS 2010 revealed

The quality of entries for this year's Civic Buildings category was so high that even the longlists of 25 had to be expanded to 32 to accommodate judges' requests. This set the pace for the awards and the competition was so hot that even at the 11th hour, a request for three joint winners was tabled in the un-built category. The stalemate was finally resolved with two joint winners and a one highly commended.

As such, it gives us great pleasure to announce that the winners of the Civic Buildings Unbuilt category are Hariri Pontarini Architects' Baha'i Temple for South America and Samoo's New York Korea Center in NYC, whilst the award for the best Completed Civic Building goes to Robert Simeoni Pty Ltd Architects for Seaford Life Saving Club in Melbourne. Many congratulations to all!

Common themes were thrown up by both jury panels during their animated debates, where the relationship between architectural design and building function was matched in importance by the integration of the structure into the urban realm — as Kate Goodwin explains in the video clip below — a feature that is clearly encapsulated by our three of winners. Effectiveness was also mentioned on numerous occasions, with the majority of shortlisted projects noted as having a positive emotive or passive effect on both the user and the passer-by.

The sheer variety of our entries always comes under scrutiny from jurors and this year, Aedas Director Sarah Williams was the first to remark that the «variety of projects submitted for the Civic Building Awards highlighted the different cultural approaches from around the world and the impact this can have on the local architecture. The winning schemes whilst very different both exhibited sensitivity to their site and clearly expressed their intent.» This feeling was echoed by Completed juror Keith Williams, who disclosed that «some buildings were very well known to the judges…others unknown and a complete surprise. The diversity of scales and budgets made the Civic Buildings Award judging such a pleasure.»

Whilst debate raged between the Unbuilt jurors as to which of the shortlisted entries should be cast out of the running, for their Completed counterparts there was one clear winner. Project Director at EllisWilliams and UIA representative, Lester Korzilius explained «the Seaford Life Saving Club was the project that collectively scored the highest among all the aspects that the jury considered. The programme/brief is well resolved and clearly expressed in an uplifting manner through a series of internal and external spaces that are intimately tied to the site.» In a world where economic problems are still at the forefront of everyone's minds, it is refreshing that a project on a modest budget topped tens of lavish and grander schemes, demonstrating that «buildings with the largest budgets and the most ambitious programmes do not necessarily win out»

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  • 17 августа 2010 в 16:17 • #
    Евгений Крупин

    Вот один из победителей:

    Samoo's designs for a 'show window' of Korean culture in NYC

    In the context of the New York City grid, how does one create a Korean cultural center that is situated in a northward facing site? The solution was to embrace natural light as one of the most critical elements in the design process. By introducing daylight deep into the building’s northern void spaces and entry points, visitors can feel the vitality and dynamism of Korean culture. At this end, a gap between the core and major space was designed to provide a 'passage of light'. This will also be used as a main circulation area that accommodates the grand stair which connects the lobby, exhibition space and the Korean garden on the 2nd floor. This journey from ground level to 2nd floor is a metaphor of a path to light and enlightments.

    After careful analysis of program, the whole building section was divided into three zones; public, semi-public, and private. These three zones were translated into three design objects that represents Korea’s past, present and the future (Heaven, Earth and Human in cosmology). These icons are visible from the 32nd street through a transparent glass curtain wall. The approach of having ‘icons within a glass box’ is a metaphor that the center works as a ‘show window’ of Korean culture.

    The public zone offers convenient access from the 32nd street and visitors can enjoy events such as book signing events, performances and installations by Korean artists as well as recent films and dramas by Korean directors. The semi-public zone offers library, language and cooking classes as well as Korean handicraft galleries. The private zone consists of mainly offices and studios which includes two smaller studios on the rooftop level offering opportunities of ‘artist-in-residence’ programs. Because the building consists of various programs, different floor heights have been used for necessary spaces. Floor height of up to 6.6m has been set for exhibition, performance, and library spaces while a 2.6m ceiling height has been used for the various classes that requires a more intimate atmosphere. Considering the height limit of the site which makes future vertical expansion impossible, the configuration of various floor heights will provide opportunity for internal expansion by installing mezzanine levels if needed.

  • 17 августа 2010 в 16:18 • #
    Евгений Крупин


  • 17 августа 2010 в 16:19 • #
    Евгений Крупин

    Ещё подробнее:

  • 17 августа 2010 в 16:19 • #
    Евгений Крупин

    ...и ещё.

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