Lighthouse Student Competition 2009 / 2010

Son Başvuru Tarihi: 31 Aralık 2009
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The House of the Future
Architecture in metropolises

Metropolises today are facing challenges of sustainable urban development. The "three pillars of sustainable development" model demands a political theorem that balances social, economic and environmental aspects. Architects have the job of developing buildings that are convincing in their concept, well thought-out in their functions and atmospheric; all while being integrated into their urban setting.

How can these objectives be combined together in forward-looking architecture? The "House of the Future" design is intended to produce a piece of sustainable architecture that takes all these aspects into account.

The city of Istanbul
Lying at the gateway between Europe and Asia, Istanbul is the only city in the world to sit on two continents and is one of the oldest cities still standing. At the threshold between East and West, it is a melting pot of cultures and knowledge. Its favourable geographic location means that Istanbul has been an important trading centre for many centuries, attracting people in large numbers to go and live there. Growth in the past few decades has already resulted in the city''s expansion. The predicted further rise in population means there has to be targeted planning and ideas for implementation. The current discussions around the city''s expansion aspire to "polycentric development".

In accordance with this, it appears wise to reinforce "sub-centres" and establish new places of cultural and knowledge-based activities.

The majority of jobs are currently on the European side of the city, leading to daily traffic congestion. To a large extent, there is a division between residential areas and production on the Anatolian side of the Bosphorus and trade, culture and knowledge on the European side. The city''s drinking water and fresh air reservoir is to the north of the city, towards the Black Sea, and should if possible remain free from any further settlement.

With a new cultural institution on the Anatolian side, this competition should provide a new discrete facility and in the process contribute to a polycentric shift in focus in the city itself.

The Haydarpaa district
The Haydarpaa district lies on the Anatolian side of Istanbul at the mouth of the Bosphorus on the Sea of Marmara.

Haydarpaa Station is a "gateway to the city" in terms of urban morphology, architecture and cultural history and has provided a rail link with Baghdad since 1908. For many Anatolian immigrants, the station was the first place they came to and is therefore firmly embedded in the collective memory. Its prominent position right on the water and its voluminous form makes it a landmark and clearly identifiable from the European side, from parts of Haliç (Golden Horn) and Beyoglus (Pera or Galata).

The small bay is of local and regional importance as a traffic hub for both people and goods. To the south of the station is a trans-shipment centre with ferry terminals providing links for daily commuters with the European side and the dolmu station (bus terminal) providing connections inland. There are also markets, promenades with kiosks, street vendors, cafes and vantage points, etc. To the north of the station is the inner-city container port, which in the long-term is to be relocated and replaced by housing and businesses. Kadıköy and Moda, the adjacent residential and business districts to the south-west built in the Wilhelminian style, are cultural sub-centres with their numerous bars and restaurants, book shops and cinemas.

Over the next few years the service provided by Haydarpaa Station is to be "replaced" by a metro line 100 metres inland, as well as by a station a few kilometres to the southwest. It will still remain a symbolic place of arrival thanks to a shuttle service. The traffic connections are to be enhanced by a tunnel for metro lines so that the entire district of Kadıköy will be better connected to the economic and cultural centre on the European side.

The district of Haydarpaa is currently undergoing a period of transformation and presents excellent opportunities for sustainable urban development.

The assignement
The "House of the Future" is located in the harbour area of Haydarpaa, Istanbul. It is intended that the design should combine functions related to knowledge, culture and communication. The building should be perceived as a public place of intercultural exchange for international organisations, students and residents in the city. The project consequently deals with the European question which is currently on the political agenda of present and future EU states - as well as developing architectural ideas.

Historically the project has ties with the ‘House of Friendship Constantinople'' competition. Launched in 1916 by the German Work Federation and the German- Turkish Association, the competition had the political objective of promoting cultural understanding between the two countries. The competition was won by Peter Behrens, but the project was never realised.

The ‘House of the Future'' reiterates the idea of a shared cultural centre between Europe and Asia, developing new ideas in response to current developments and discussions in the city, including in relation to the European dimension.

Students and graduates of architecture, interior design, urban planning and landscape architecture courses in all German-speaking further education institutions (universities, technical colleges, universities of applied sciences and art colleges), as well as Turkish universities. Collaboration with building technology and lighting design students is recommended.

Competition process:
This is a single-stage competition. The best work will be selected by an independent jury. The jury consists of fi ve individuals from the specialist disciplines of architecture, urban planning, lighting design and architectural theory.

The following prizes will be awarded:
1st prize € 2,500
2nd prize € 1,500
3rd prize € 500
Special prizes: Artemide GmbH products

Decision on the prizes and special prizes:
The jury may decide to allocate prizes differently. All decisions are made freely and can not be contested. There is no recourse to legal action.

Competition documentation:
The competition is being announced in all German-speaking and Turkish universities. Competition documentation is available on the internet from www.lighthouse-competition. com with effect from 1 October 2009.

The competition documentation includes:
• Photographic material of the competition site and surrounding area
• Outline plan showing viewpoints of the photos
• Map of the area in dwg format

Registration, submission deadlines and methods of sending in submissions:
Entrants must register to take part in the competition by mail or fax by 11.12.2009, citing their name, university and subject, and respective supervising tutor.

Competition entries are to be submitted by 15.03.2010 to the following address (the day of the postmark or the date it was taken to a courier company shall apply):

University of Kassel
ASL Faculty - Architecture, Urban Planning, Landscape Planning
Environmentally-conscious planning and experimental construction
Univ.-Prof. Claus Anderhalten
Gottschalkstraße 28
D-34127 Kassel

Competition entries (drawings and plans) are to be submitted in a sealed mailing tube. For reasons of anonymity, the sender is also to be given as the addressee.

Further deadlines:
All queries relating to the competition submitted by 30.11.2009 by e-mail to [email protected] competition.com will be answered. The query log forms part of the competition documentation and will be available for downloading from the website with effect from 7.12.2009.

The jury''s decision will be announced immediately after the jury has met. A public exhibition of the competition results will feature in specialist media and on the promoter''s website.

For the designs, DIN A0 paper size is to be used in landscape format as standard. No more than four DIN A0-sheets are allowed and all sheets are to be numbered clearly (from 1 to 4). The four sheets will be hung in landscape format as follows: sheets 1 and 2 above, sheets 3 and 4 below. An explanatory report is to be included with each piece of work. Using no more than 2 DIN A4-pages, it should explain briefl y and concisely the design concepts behind the architecture and the lighting technology, as well as contain information about the supporting structure, building construction and environmental and energy concepts. Photos of models can be shown in the presentation plans.

All parts of the work are be given a codeword of your choice in the top right-hand corner. The mail rolls must also have this codeword on them. The terms Lighthouse, House of the Future and Istanbul may not be used as codewords. All entries must also be supplied in CD form. This is to be labelled in the same way, as explained above. For ease of allocating entries to their authors, the following name conventions must be used for file identification: the fi rst part of the fi le name is the codeword, followed by the title of the plan and the fi le format name (for example: Doerner_EG_plan_01.pdf). Users of Apple computers are particularly asked to pay attention to giving the fi le format name when saving data. Other popular number combinations should also be avoided as far as possible.

Declaration of authorship:
The author''s name and precise address, including telephone number and e-mail address and codeword must be included with the plans in a sealed envelope. The name of the university, faculty and supervising tutors involved must also be given. The outside of this envelope will only have the codeword on it. To maintain the anonymity of the competition entry, the submission sheets and explanatory report may not make any reference to its author other than with the codeword. A form for the declaration of authorship and labelling of the rolls can be downloaded from the LIGHTHOUSE student competition website.

Assessment criteria:
Crucial to the assessment is a convincing portrayal of the urban planning and architectural vision, as well as the development of an innovative lighting concept.

Other criteria are:
• the optimal realisation of the space allocation plan
• well thought-through ground plans in terms of function, depicting the external and internal site development
• expressive materiality in terms of structural design and building physics
• statements about the desired atmospheres and materiality
• a convincing and effi cient building concept in terms of energy use.
• the detailed portrayal of an innovative lighting concept, which uses both brightness and colour as a design element, in special different tones of white
• use of energy-saving and sustainable lighting concepts

Work that is submitted late or incomplete or which deviates markedly from the remit may lead to the work being excluded. The final assessment criteria are set by the jury.

Legal information:
The competition is held without the possibility of recourse to legal action. Participants accept the promoter''s competition terms and conditions. All documents provided, in particular Ortho photo fi les, geo-topographic basic data, ground plan data, maps and aerial photographs, are protected by copyright and may only be used for participation in the student competition. They may not be passed to third parties or duplicated and/or distributed in any other way without express permission.

Copyright remains with the design''s authors. The promoters (University of Kassel and Artemide GmbH) are entitled to publish the work, naming the respective author. All prizewinning work shall become the promoter''s property. Work that does not win a prize can be collected from the promoters following the exhibition. The promoters shall not return any work.

The competition languages are German and English.

Submissions required:
Format: DIN A 0 (landscape format)
• Site plan on a scale of 1:1000 showing open spaces and the development of the site
• Design plans on a scale of 1:200 of all ground plans required to understand the competition entry (with uses plotted), views, sections
• Details on a scale of 1:50 of at least two details relevant to the design and construction (view / section) of the building envelope with comments on aspects relating to building
physics, structural design and aspects of energy/building climate control
• At least two perspectives / visualisations / collages of the external appearance and interior
• Explanatory drawings / diagrams/ pictograms are permitted
• Approximate calculation of the built area and gross fl oor space
• Explanatory report DIN A4
• 1:200 model. The construction and submission of an expressive model is only required by prize winners for presentation during the awards ceremony/competition exhibition.

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