Submission: June 09, 2021
Registration: June 06, 2021
Prizes: Please see details below
The standard registrations are open for the WWF OBSERVATION CABINS competition launched by YAC – Young Architects Competitions – and WWF. Don’t miss the chance to enhance the unique natural WWF oasis of Orbetello by designing new observation points ans a visitors’ cente.
The cash prize of € 15, 000 will be distributed to the winning proposals selected by an international jury panel made of, among the others: Kazuyo Sejima (SANAA), Sou Fujimoto, Simon Frommenwiler (HHF), Patrick Lüth (Snøhetta), Raulino Silva, Mariana de Delás , Nicola Scaranaro (Foster+Partners), Giulio Rigoni (BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group).
Soil consumption, deforestation, poaching. If the various species living on Earth had a voice, there would be a deafening cry of pain rising from deserts, mountains, burning forests and polluted skies.
In the fight for the protection of ecosystems there are not any winners or losers. Yet, citizenry seem to linger. While the fragile balances supporting this planet are eroding, anachronistic economic systems dwell on reversing course of a race for a progress with no future and a wealth with no tomorrow.
This is the notice at the bottom of WWF’s initiatives. For sixty years, WWF has been giving voice to the silent cry of these who have none to invite help. WWF’s oases were created to realize this goal. They aim at protecting the abundance of this planet and therefore the right to exist of each living creature.
However, there’s no protection without knowledge. there’s no conservation without access. Protecting means giving access to the wonders of Mother Nature. this is often because only by enjoying the prevailing beauty one can fall crazy with it and only by falling crazy with it one can become a lively player in defending our planet.
This is the goal of WWF Observation Cabins. this is often YAC’s and WWF’s competition to support one among the foremost ancient WWF’s oases. Such competition aims at creating an area where to boost awareness, where visitors can reconcile with nature by enjoying and acknowledging the sweetness that lies where citizenry manage to stay silent and listen.
Thanks to this competition architects will have the chance to play an important role in defending the earth designing observation points and a visitors’ center. Such elements will represent an ideal combination of species, training place and wonder . This place are going to be an area to guard and safeguard nature.
This competition aims to rediscover the most identity of architecture, namely being a “tamed” nature where citizenry are often moved by bright sunsets, be amazed by flying pink flamingos or tremble at the freezing touch of west breezes.
- Kazuyo Sejima (SANAA)
- Sou Fujimoto
- Simon Frommenwiler (HHF)
- Patrick Lüth (Snøhetta)
- Raulino Silva
- Mariana de Delás
- Nicola Scaranaro (Foster+Partners)
- Giulio Rigoni (BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group)
- Marco Cattaneo (National Geographic)
- Fulco Pratesi (WWF Italia)
- Gilda Ruberti (Regione Toscana)
- Renato Grimaldi (Ministero dell’Ambiente)
- Carlo Alessandro Puri Negri (BLUE SGR)
1st PRIZE 8.000 €
2nd PRIZE 4.000 €
3rd PRIZE 2.000 €
2 GOLD MENTIONS 500 € each
10 HONORABLE MENTIONS
15/03/2021 “early bird” registrations- start
11/04/2021 (h 23.59 GMT) “early bird”registrations- end
12/04/2021 “standard”registrations- start
09/05/2021(h 23.59 GMT) “standard” registrations- end
10/05/2021 “late” registrations- – start
06/06/2021 (h 23.59 GMT) “late” registrations- end
09/06/2021 (h 12.00- midday- GMT) Materials submission deadline
More information at: www.youngarchitectscompetitions.com