Next Landmark 2013
Kaisankuja, 00100 Helsinki, Finland, HKI, Finland
Floornature is kicking off the second NEXT LANDMARK, the contest organised to spotlight and showcase projects by the new generations of architects, promoting what they are doing or planning for contemporary living. So, NEXT LANDMARK 2013 provides an ethical opportunity with a declared interest in the community, helping up-and-coming architects move forward in their careers. The second edition will also award prizes for photographic research, which gives a visual portrayal of the new urban landmarks, aiming to recognise the general merit of all forms of expression of architecture for the future of the millennium. It costs nothing to enter the contest and it is held exclusively line. The Jury will conclude its deliberations by 15th July 2013. The results will be announced during a live webcast shown on the contest.floornature.com mini-site on 16th July 2013, and will then be published on the same contest.floornature.com mini-site. The deadline for receipt of the projects is 30th June 2013. The resaults Extensive participation on the wave of the first edition, with projects submitted from all over the world and lost of fine quality ideas; the 2013 edition of Next Landmark is confirmed as a privileged observatory of young creativity in the area of architecture. For the first time, the 3 winning projects and the 6 special mentions were announced in a live streaming even conducted by anchor-architect, Pietro Polidori with the participation of all the big names on the judging panel: Julien De Smedt (JDS Architects), Esteban Suàrez (BNKR Arquitectura), Luca Molinari (architect, historian and critic of architecture), Aldo Colonetti (editor-in-chief of Ottagono), Angelo Maggi (architect and professor at IUAV and IUSVE), Federica Minozzi (CEO of Floornature) and Paolo Schianchi (architect and editor-in-chief of Floornature). Guest of honour for the evening was “activist” architect from Bangladesh, Rafiq Azam, who participated to present the world premiere of the video-interview with Floornature. Next Landmark 2013 was an all-women edition, with two women winning first prize for the First Work and Research categories, Shoko Murakaji from Japan and the Russian, Nataly Abramova respectively. The first prize for the new Photography section went to the very young photographer and designer, Hugo Soo from Canada. Here are all the winning projects and special mentions of Next Landmark 2013. FIRST WORK CATEGORY Winner: Shoko Murakaji, Japan, Villa921 Special mention: Giorgi Khmaladze, Georgia, Fuel Station and McDonald's in Batumi Special mention: Michiya Tsukano, Japan, House T FRESEARCH CATEGORY Winner: Nataly Abramova, Russia, Contemporary Art Center: from collecting to creation Special mention: Aries Cheng, Hong Kong, Healing & Transformation: The “No Man’s Land” Special mention: Gabrielle Phillips, Australia, Antarctic Connections FPHOTOGRAPHY CATEGORY Winner: Hugo Soo, Canada, Relationship between time, architecture and human emotions Special mention: Pedro Gabriel, Portugal, "House of the Histories" in Cascais Special mention: Marco Fogarolo, Italy, Suburban The winners of the First Work and Photography categories receive a trip for two to Helsinki, for 3 nights, during Helsinki Design Week, and the winner of the Research category will receive a 3-month internship at BNKR, Mexico City. All the winning projects and special mentions for each category will also be displayed in the contest Exhibition held at SpazioFMG in Milan from 2nd to 11th October 2013. See all the projects by the winners and finalists at http://contest.floornature.com/winners.php.