Saturday, June 30, 2007

2G Competition. Venice Lagoon Park

On the occasion of the celebration of the magazine’s tenth anniversary, 2G launches an international ideas competition: 2G Competition. Venice Lagoon Park. This theoretical initiative, which does not involve subsequent phases of the project or its execution, is an inducement to free, non-restrictive reflection, the objective being to embark on a worthwhile debate within the profession.

The competition is intended as a reflection on the contemporary metropolis that, growing out of the design of the landscape, pays attention to the tension between global interests and local needs. The site chosen for the unfolding of the competition is the Venice Lagoon, the specific theme being the creation of the Venice Lagoon Park.

The park project will be devoted to reclaiming the urban idea of the lagoon as a complex network of communications and settlements, through a hypothetical re-colonisation of the territory of the lagoon, the decentralisation and atomisation of a programme of uses, and the reclaiming of the idea of the lagoon as an urban constellation necessarily integrated in its natural environment. The programme for planning this rehabilitation will consist of an Urban Park and Lagoon Prototypes.

The competition opens on 1 April 2007 to students and professionals under 40 in the fields of architecture, landscape design, urbanism and related disciplines as long as a student of architecture or an architect belongs to their team.

15 October 2007
Final date for registration

12 November 2007
Final date for the delivery of projects (before 2.00 p.m. Barcelona, Spain, local time)

January 2008
Publication of the jury’s verdict