Designing in Teheran

Designing in Teheran

Sponsor: Benetton, Università luav di Venezia
Type: Open, international, one-stage
Project: Two Benetton multistory buildings in Teheran
Language: English
Fee: None
Timetable: 27 March 2009 – Deadline for submissions
First Prizes (2): 20,000 Euros for each building
Finalists [4 – 2 for each building]: 5,000 Euros

Entry procedure:
Entry and participation in the contest are possible exclusively by registering on the website, filling out the entry form (building A, building B or both) and uploading the required planning documents, following the technical instructions provided. The candidate will then receive an e-mail to confirm that the entry has been accepted and the planning documents received.

Odile Decq (president)
Cino Zucchi (juror)
Makio Hasuike (juror)
Tobia Scarpa (juror)
Lius Pereira Miguel (juror)
Tatiana Sambo (technical juror)
Michele Zanella (technical juror)

Judging criteria:
– the originality and innovative impact of the design;
– eco-sustainability;
– the overall cultural impression expressed through the design;
– economic consideration, seen in the appropriate use of technology, components and             materials.
Design Challenge:
Designing in Teheran is an international contest open to architects who are called upon to develop a design for two multistorey buildings, hereafter A and B, set in the Iranian city of Teheran. The designs are to provide the best and most coherent integration of the structures in the local urban and commercial setting, with projects that take into account cultural and technical aspects, in order to enhance the buildings, making them recognisable, with a clear sense of identity. The spaces in question will be used for commercial premises and offices, and crucial in these designs will be the ability to convey the sense that these spaces are interpreted with contemporary sensitivity.

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