Let’s start the new edition of E15!
Once located in the distant outskirts of Warsaw, the area of former Huta Warszawa (Warsaw Steelworks) has become a quality location for housing projects, as the city continues to develop and expand. The continued operation of the steelworks, coupled with tangible pressure from investors who have set their sights on developing housing projects in the neighbourhood of an operating plant, are a potential source of spatial and social conflicts. Conveniently located and with good transport accessibility, the project site is currently closed and largely unused.
The competition task is to identify and tap, to the fullest extent possible, the potentials of sites at the interface of housing and industrial districts by making the existing industry an integral part of the model district of a productive city. The key challenge is to integrate the existing and prospective forms of the manufacturing business, including the jobs it creates, with other urban functions such as housing, services, entertainment and leisure.
The competition aims to select the best proposals for the integration of the strategic site with the rest of the city, and the best vision of a flexible, multifunctional, open and harmonious spatial structure that engages in dialogue with its urban and social contexts. It is essentially about reconciling, as best as possible, the highly divergent expectations of various individuals and social groups with regard to the site. Priority should be given, however, to its unique nature. Detailed planning documents and architectural designs relating to the strategic site are not the expected outcomes of the competition. Rather, what the Europan 15 competition strives to deliver is new avenues of thinking not only about the Huta district, but also about Warsaw as a productive city. It is expected that these outcomes will be used in developing a new master plan for Warsaw to guide the city’s spatial policy in the years to come.
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LAUNCH AND REGISTRATION
Monday March 18th, 2019
– Opening of the competition on the European website with topic, rules, briefs, short presentations of the sites proposed for the session, lists of the national juries and structures.
– Opening date for registration on the European website and download of the complete site folders
INTERACTIVE INFORMATION ON THE SITES AND COMPETITION RULES
Site visits are organized by the local and national officials and advertised on the European website (see the sites individual webpages).
A report is available on the European website within a maximum of 2 weeks after the site visit.
|Friday June 14th, 2019||Deadline for submitting questions|
|Friday June 28th, 2019
SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES
|Deadline for answers|
|Sunday July 28th, 2019||Deadline for the online submission of the projects|
|Monday July 29th, 2019||Publication on the European website of a temporary list of submissions|
|Friday August 2d, 2019
|Deadline for controlling submissions and publication of the final list of submissions|
|August-Mid-October 2019||Shortlisting of entries by the national juries (20% max)|
|End of October 2019||European comparative analysis of the shortlisted ideas Forum of the Cities and Juries|
|Final selection of entries by the national juries|
|Monday Dec. 2d, 2019||Results announcement on the European website|
The authors of the Winner projects receive a reward of the equivalent of €12,000 (all taxes included) in thecurrency of the site’s country (at the exchange rate on the date of the announcement of the results). Theorganizers undertake to abide by the decisions of the national juries and to pay the reward within 90 days ofthe announcement of the results.
Runners-Up’s prizeThe authors of the Runners-up projects receive a reward of the equivalent of €6,000 (all taxes included) inthe currency of site’s country (at the exchange rate on the date of the announcement of the results). Theorganizers undertake to abide by the decisions of the national juries and to pay the reward within 90 days ofthe announcement of the results.
Special MentionsA Special Mention can be awarded to a project considered innovative although not completely adapted to thesite. The authors of such proposals do not receive a reward.