Competition Asks Young Architects to Transform Abandoned Factory into Cultural Center

  • 17 Jun 2014
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Mention: ECOLE/AAKAA (Adrien Durrmeyer, Martin Le Bourgeois, Nicolas Simon, Max Turnheim, Nicolas Violette). Image Courtesy of Young Architects

In our progressively digitized world, factories are often left behind. Outdated and no longer capable of serving their original purpose, these vast spaces become vacant and full of potential. A recent Young Architect Competition (YAC), entitled Space to Culture, recognized this trend and called upon young minds to turn such a factory in Granarolo, Bologna into a center for culture and entertainment. The competition asked entrants to focus on the idea of temporality and ensure the re-purposed factory’s longevity through dynamic and flexible spaces. To see the winning entries, continue after the break.

First Place: Bruxelles (Francesco Quadrelli, Stefano Privitera)

First Prize: Bruxelles (Francesco Quadrelli, Stefano Privitera). Image Courtesy of Young Architects Competitions

Second Place: MiPA (Alessandro Benetti, Francesca Coden, Margherita Locatelli, Emanuele Romani)

Second Prize: MiPa (Alessandro Benetti, Francesca Coden, Margherita Locatelli, Emanuele Romani). Image Courtesy of Young Architects Competitions

Third Place: FOSBURY (Giacomo Ardesio, Antonio Buonsante, Nicola Campri, Claudia Mainardi, Marco Taccagni)

Third Prize: Fosbury (Giacomo Ardesio, Antonio Buonsante, Nicola Campri, Claudia Mainardi, Marco Taccagni. Image Courtesy of Young Architects Competitions

See the gallery for additional projects from other finalists.

Cite: Whelan, Jennifer. "Competition Asks Young Architects to Transform Abandoned Factory into Cultural Center" 17 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 31 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=517399>