The MAXXI Museum in Rome has announced the five young designers who will compete for the opportunity to design and build a space for live summer events in the large courtyard of the MoMA PS1 in NY, the MAXXI Plaza in Rome, and - for the first time - at Turkey's Istanbul Modern.
Each of the finalist's projects will also be displayed as exhibitions at the four institutions participating in the Young Architects Program (YAP): the MAXXI, the MoMA PS1, Constructo (a Chilean cultural institution), and Istanbul Modern.
The five finalists have until January 2013 to submit their proposals. The chosen project will be constructed and inaugurated in June.
More information of the five finalists, after the break...
bam! bottega di architettura metropolitana, Turin
Alberto Bottero, group leader; Valeria Bruni, Simona Della Rocca, Fabio Vignolo
A collective of young Turinese architects, educated at the Politecnico di Torino. Each has enriched his/her studies as part of exchange programs with other European schools, professional experiences abroad and graduate theses in the United States, India and Japan.
AKO architettura a kilometro zero, Rome
Gianni Puri, group leader; Laura Di Virgili; Alessandra Fasoli, Stefan Pollak, Enrica Siracusa
An international team experimenting with a mixture of teaching, research and professional practice. Educated in Rome with the objective of studying methods of collective design and environmentally sustainable building methods,
AK0 is a do-tank whose actions are anchored to reality and influenced by cultural and technological input from a global network.
LABORATORIO PERMANENTE, Milan
Angelica Sylos Labini, group leader; Nicola Russi
Founded in 2009, its members unite academic research with professional practice. The office focuses on the architectural performance of contemporary space considered the fundamentals of its design.
Matilde Cassani, Milano, Italia
A designer and researcher with the Politecnico di Milano. She moves along the margins between architecture, installation and performance. Her projects have been shown, among other places, at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York, at the Bat Yam International Biennale of Landscape Urbanism and the 13th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale.
LOOP Landscape & Architecture Design, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Francesco Garofalo, group leader; Silvia Lupini, Francesca Sartori
Founded in Rotterdam in 2010, LOOP is a design office that, beginning with specific skills works to develop and operate as part of a network involving other professional structures, works in the fields of landscape design, public spaces and architecture.
Story and Office Descriptions via MAXXI