Call for Ideas: Space to Culture

The progressive digitalization of social and economical relationships is transforming lots of huge factories into useless empty boxes waiting for re-functionalization and new purpose. Nute Partecipazioni ltd deals with revamping and enhancing valuable but disused industrial buildings. Such firm owns a disused factory in Quarto Inferiore (Granarolo, Bologna). Nute’s CEO is currently aiming to transform the disused 15.000 m2 industrial park into a space for leisure time, culture and arts.

What kind of architecture could be proposed in order to host cultural and entertainment activities?

This is a chance to rethink a disused industrial place and transform it in a lively space for culture, art and public relationships. Wide and versatile open spaces are meant to provide local citizens and tourists a modern cultural / leisure time activities centre.

This call focuses on temporality and spatial custom-tailoring. Nowadays modern technology is capable of boosting communication and information. This feature shall lead designers to propose flexible system made of dynamic / modular / equipped spaces. More information after the break.

The prize money total is 15.000€. Honorable mentions, “gold” honorable mentions. All awarded proposals will be published on architectural magazines and websites and will be hosted in international exhibitions. All finalist proposals will be published on

OMA, Rotterdam: Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli
Studio Dogma, Bruxelles: Martino Tattara
Enrico Iascone Architects, Bologna: Enrico Iascone
Claudio Nardi Architects, Firenze: Claudio Nardi
Nute Partecipazioni, Bologna: Michele Traietto
La Sapienza University, Roma: Edoardo Currà
Alma Mater University, Bologna: Annalisa Trentin
The Plan Magazine, Bologna: Nicola Leonardi

Early Bird Registrations: November 18, 2013 - December 16, 2013
Standard Registrations: December 17, 2013 - January 27, 2014
Late Registration: January 28, 2014 - February 24, 2014
Material Submission Deadline: January 10, 2014 (12:00 GMT)

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "Call for Ideas: Space to Culture" 09 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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