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Simon Construction Prize opens entries for Residing Places 2020 awards


Managed by Spanish lighting agency Simon, the Simon Construction Prize has opened its Residing Places design awards, which began in 2016 as part of the company’s centenary celebration, and occurs every two years.

Residing Places celebrates works from architects, metropolis planners and landscapers, and encompasses a differ of designs along with homes, installations and group developments.

Submissions are open until 15 September 2020, and entries are to be launched in video format – like these featured inside the video confirmed above, which has been constructed from earlier video submissions that will all be found on Simon’s these days launched website.

Simon Architecture Prize opens entries for Living Places 2020 awards
Mexican architect Frida Escobedo spoke to US construction tutorial Martha Thorne on the 2018 model

The initiative is collectively managed by Simon and Barcelona’s Fundació Mies van der Rohe.

Works ought to have been achieved in the midst of the 2 years sooner than the prize – between 1 January 2018 and 31 December 2019 – and be constructed in Mexico or Europe.

Simon Architecture Prize opens entries for Living Places 2020 awards
Mexican studio Productora gained the 2018 prize for collective areas with its design for a cultural centre

“The aim of this prize is to give attention to these construction initiatives (along with indoors, public areas and landscaping) whose excellence enhances the pliability of the areas to promote the comfort of its inhabitants,” acknowledged Simon.

“Architectures that flip into elevated top quality areas for folk of their day-to-day lives: to work, to be taught, to attend, to play… Architectures to dwell in.”

Simon Architecture Prize opens entries for Living Places 2020 awards
Lacaton & Vassal was awarded a prize inside the awards’ first model in 2016 together with Flores & Prats.

The 2018 model featured 145 submissions and concluded with a dialog between Mexican architect Frida Escobedo and US construction tutorial Martha Thorne at Simon’s showroom in Barcelona.

This 12 months’s jury consists of Indian architect Anupama Kundoo, Paris filmmaker Louise Lemoine, architect Ana Luisa Soares of Portugal’s Fala Atelier, Croatian lighting designer Dean Skira and Simon’s design director Salvi Plaja.

Simon Architecture Prize opens entries for Living Places 2020 awards
Lluís Alexandre Casanovas Blanco gained the 2018 award for personal areas collectively along with his Precise Property Progress House in Barcelona

There are two lessons for Simon’s Residing Areas awards: collective areas and personal areas.

In 2018, the prize for collective areas was launched to architect Isaac Broid and Mexican studio Productora for his or her Centro Cultural Teopanzolco cultural centre in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Productora’s architect Victor Jaime is on this 12 months’s jury.

The 2018 award for personal areas went to architect Lluís Alexandre Casanovas Blanco for his vibrant Precise Property Progress House in Barcelona.

Video artist Davide Rapp created a quick video (confirmed above) that he edited for the third model of the Simon Construction Prize Residing Places awards. It connects components from initiatives featured in earlier editions.

Candidates could also be of any age and nationality and would possibly submit their entry individually or as part of a workforce. Shopper and collaborators may even submit a nomination on one other particular person’s behalf.

5 finalists for every lessons is likely to be chosen by the jury, and one winner from each is likely to be chosen and awarded in November this 12 months, receiving a prize of €10,000 (£8,952).

For further information on the Residing Places awards, go to the Simon Construction Prize website.

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