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Green Academy: Call for Entries

  • 08:30 - 16 May, 2016
Green Academy: Call for Entries
Green Academy: Call for Entries

  • Cash prizes: 20.000 €
  • Subject: open architectural competition
  • Target: Designers, Architects, Students, Professionals
  • Location: Marzabotto (Bologna, Italy)

As the planet is quickening its pace towards 8 billion inhabitants and the effects of the anthropic action on the terrestrial ecosystem are becoming clear, a different environmental awareness is not an optional attitude anymore, but an urgent need that cannot be postponed.

In a society that consumes and pollutes at a quicker pace than the earth can stand, we need new ideas to face pointless alarmism and misguided scepticism. DISMECO srl -- a leading company in Europe in the disposal and recycling of electrical equipment -- has been pledging for years to create a more sustainable future through a more widespread action in reusing and treating complex waste.

DISMECO knows well that a better world is only possible with an increasingly widespread environmental awareness. That is why DISMECO, thinking about new generations, aims to create the first school in the world dedicated to the culture of ecology and sustainability.

DISMECO owns an abandoned building, which consists of 5.000 sqm, referable to Pierluigi Nervi, and belonging to the area of the former Paper factory of Marzabotto. In this facility DISMECO aims to design its own didactic centre to become the most acknowledged international reference in research, training and development of sustainable disciplines. This will be possible thanks to the cooperation of numerous and valuable partners.

How can an old paper factory be transformed into a facility that is the symbol and cornerstone of ecology and environmental compatibility?

On this question, YAC lays the foundations for Green Academy, the Unindustria competition, which aims at transforming an industrial architecture into the best training centre inspired by the principles of green economy and sustainable development.

A high-level school, a ludic-experiential centre for children and a business incubator for environmentally-friendly start-ups. In one of the most innovative industrial areas, regarding recovery and disposal of waste, the “recycling” of an architecture will enable the creation of the first and most important school of ecology and sustainability, aimed at transforming the building into a global epicentre for a more responsible society and a more sustainable future.

YAC thanks all the designers who will take part in this challenge.

- Mario Cucinella (MC ARCHITECTS)
- Agostino Ghirardelli (LIBESKIND STUDIO)
- Ippolito Pestellini (OMA)
- Nicola Pizzoli (UNINDUSTRIA)
- Claudio Tedeschi (DISMECO)
- Alessandro Marata (C.N.A.P.P.C.)
- Riccardo Gulli (UNIBO – University of Bologna)
- Alessandra Bonoli (DICAM)

There is a total amount of 20.000 € in cash prizes for the winner proposals:

  • 1° PRIZE: 10.000 €
  • 2° PRIZE: 4.000 €
  • 3° PRIZE: 2.000 €
  • 4 HONORABLE MENTIONS “GOLD”: 1.000 € each

In addition, there will be 10 HONORABLE MENTIONS and 30 FINALISTS awarded, like the winners listed above, with a one-year subscription to CASABELLA magazine and with the publication of their projects on YAC’s website and main architectural magazines and websites.


16/05/2016 “early bird” registration – start
12/06/2016 (h. 11:59 p.m. GMT) “early bird” registration – end
13/06/2016 “standard” registration – start
10/07/2016 (h. 11:59 p.m. GMT) “standard” registration – end
11/07/2016 “late” registration – start
01/08/2016 (h. 11:59 p.m. GMT) “late” registration – end
01/08/2016 (h 11:59 p.m. GMT) material submission deadline

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  • Title

    Green Academy: Call for Entries
  • Type

    Call for Submissions
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  • Registration Deadline

    01/08/2016 23:59
  • Submission Deadline

    01/08/2016 23:59
  • Venue

    marzabotto (Bologna, Italy)
  • Price


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Cite: "Green Academy: Call for Entries" 16 May 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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