Madrid Urban Concourse Park Competition

Madrid Urban Concourse Park Competition


Sponsor: City Council of Madrid and Owners´ Management Board of Parque de Valdebebas

Type: Open, international, two-stage

Language: English and Spanish

Fee: none

Multidisciplinary teams or legal entities whose corporate objectives are in line with the objective of the competition, led by a team leader with a specific degree in landscape architecture, architecture or engineering related to the objective of the competition, and possessing documented experience in landscaping projects, are eligible to participate in the competition. This leader, or another representative of the team, must also be qualified to practice in Spain and able to draft and process an implementation project. The multidisciplinary team can include experts in any of the professional, scientific, technical or artistic fields associated with landscaping.

Jury: To be determined

Timetable: 16 April 2009 – Deadline for submissions (Stage 1)

Compensation: The six finalists resulting from the first phase will receive an honorarium of 10.000 € to help cover costs. Prizes from the second phase are as follows:
First prize: 45.000 € and contract to develop CDs
Second prize: 30.000
Third prize: 15.000
3 mentions: 10.000

Design Challenge: The City Council of Madrid and the Owners` Management Board of Parque de Valdebebas, a new development in Madrid, have launched an International Ideas Competition for the design of an urban park. The Competition arises from the need to create a quality green space for the use and enjoyment of the future residents of the urban development, but also with the ambition of becoming a recreation and nature reference for the city as a whole.

The aim of the competition is to secure the services of a multidisciplinary team that will plan and design a new urban park of approximately 80 hectares in Parque de Valdebebas. The design should resolve the transition between the urban area currently being developed and the adjacent forest park. Of utmost importance will be the proposed uses and their suitability for the scale and location of the park. To this end the winning design will need to make the most of the planning, landscape, environmental and social opportunities offered by the site.

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