2G Magazine's International Ideas Competition
for the Venice Lagoon Park
This was the official website for the 2G magazine's international ideas competition for the Venice Lagoon Park. The contest was for only theoretical ideas without definitive plans for the development or execution of the actual project.
The jury The jury was composed of the prominent architects: Inaki Ábalos, Francesco Careri, James Corner, Anne Lacaton and Phillippe Rahm, together with Team 2G. Winner were announced in 2008.
Content is from the site's 2007 archived pages as well as from other outside sources.
On the occasion of the celebration of the magazine's tenth anniversary, 2G launches a second international ideas competition
Category: Idea Competition / Competition Result / Open to Students
Type: International Urban Design Idea Competition
Registration Deadline: 15 Oct 2007
Eligibility: Students and Professionals under 40 in the field of architecture but also within the field of landscape design, urbanism and related disciplines, as long as they include a student of architecture or an architect in their team.
"I was turned on to this competition by a well known lawyer friend who is also an avid architecture maven. He bugged me for several weeks to pay a visit to this site before I finally relented. Benjamin Pred - you may know him as the Frisbee throwing former Queens Assistant District Attorney - raved about the images on this site and I now agree. I think the competition drew the artists out of the otherwise often technical discipline of architecture, and the proof is on these pages. Very impressive indeed." Laura Standish
"We reported on this organization and the winners of their creative competition. These are idea contests that enable considerations from outside the box to influence mainstream thinking. Because we have offices both in the US and in Paris, we often see events with a slightly different perspective. I don't believe there were any entrants for the US but we still reported on the results and we noticed something very unusual. Google serves different results based on the country where the search initiates. This makes sense in terms of language and culture, but we observed something way beyond explanation. From my office in Paris, a search in Google for "International Urban Design Idea Competition" got me right to this site. But searches from our office in NYC showed sites for pig nutrients and snow removal equipment. We are aware that Google occasionally screws up, but this was mind blowing. It lasted long enough so that I was just about to do a separate story on the harm caused by Google's mistakes when it reverted to a more accurate result set." Jan Petersen, UpNews
The competition is intended as a reflection on the contemporary metropolis that, growing out of the design of the landscape, pays attention to the tension between global interests and local needs. The site chosen for the unfolding of the competition is the Venice Lagoon, the specific theme being the creation of the Venice Lagoon Park.
The park project will be devoted to reclaiming the urban idea of the lagoon as a complex network of communications and settlements, through a hypothetical re-colonisation of the territory of the lagoon, the decentralisation and atomisation of a programme of uses, and the reclaiming of the idea of the lagoon as an urban constellation necessarily integrated in its natural environment. The programme for planning this rehabilitation will consist of an Urban Park and Lagoon Prototypes.
Anne Lacaton, president
First prize: 10,000€ plus a year's subscription to the magazine 2G
Second prize: 5,000€ plus a year's subscription to the magazine 2G
Five special mentions: Rewarded with a year's subscription to the magazine 2G
The winning, finalist and selected projects will be shown as part of the Venice Biennale di Architettura in Autumn 2008.
EURO 30 Students, 60 Professionals
A maximum of 2 DIN A1 panels (841 mm x 594 mm), and CD with the competition panels in jpg and pdf format
Publication in the webpage of the jury's verdict and of the competition records: January 2008
Publication of the prize-winning and selected proposals: first six months of 2008
2G Competition: Venice Lagoon Park 1st Prize Winners
The Paris team BuildingBuilding, consisting of the architects Thomas Raynaud-team leader-and Cyrille Berger, has won First Prize in the 2G Competition. Venice Lagoon Park for entry presented with the slogan Drip Feed.
2008 Magazine 2G, Barcelona (ES)
2G Competition on the occasion of the celebration of the magazine's tenth anniversary, 2G launches on international ideas competition. Venice Lagoon Park. This theoretical initiative, which does not involve subsequent phases of the project or its execution, is an inducement to free, non-restrictive reflection, the objective to embark on a worthwhile debate within the profession.
The competition is intended as a reflection on the contemporary metropolis that pays attention to the tension between global interests and local needs. The site is chosen for the Venice Lagoon Lagoon Park.The park project aims to reclaim the urban idea of the lagoon as a complex network of communications and settlements, through a hypothetical re-colonization of the territory of the lagoon, the decentralization and atomization of a program of uses, and the reclaiming of the idea of the lagoon as an urban constellation is absolutely integrated in its natural environment. The program for planning this rehabilitation will consist of Urban Park and Lagoon prototypes.
Thomas Raynaud, Cyrille Berger, France
Johanna Irander, Nicole Carstensen, Nicolò Riva, Nuno Gonçalves Fontarra, Samuel Austin, Holland
Gauthier Le Romancer, Guillaume Derrien, France
Michele Brunello, Giovanni Roncador and Constantina Verzi , Italy
Josep Tornabell Teixidor, Gerard Bertomeu, Miriam Cabanes, Enrique Soriano, Spain
Giacomo Summa, Paolo Capri, Andrea Zanderigo, Pier Paolo Tamburelli, Silvia Lupi, Francesca Torzo, Vittorio Pizzigoni, Lorenzo Laura, Chiara Pastore, Italy
Pierre Bélanger, Ed Zec, Behnaz Assadi, Canada
Anders Berensson, Ulf Mejergren, Sweden
Aymeric Olry, Jeremy Bernier, France
Dossier: Venice Lagoon Park (2G Books) Paperback – 2008
by Anne Lacaton (Author)
2G Competition. Venice Lagoon Park series: 2G Dossier The 2G Competition. Venice Lagoon Park was convoked in April 2007 in connection with the celebration of the tenth anniversary of the magazine 2G. The contest proposed a multidisciplinary treatment of an architectural and landscape design intervention on a territory -the Venetian lagoon- with a long and intense historical trajectory. At present, the lagoon constitutes a rich ecosystem subject to a wide variety of uses tourist, -residential, industrial, farming- which are difficult to reconcile and to re-elaborate. The 2G Competition delimited and determined this complex reality so as to emphasise, using a real example, many of the issues posited by current architectural debates, and the success of this approach was reflected in the more than 1000 registered competitors from all over the world and the upwards of 500 projects presented. This volume of 2G Dossier contains the competition's winning projects, special mentions and a major selection of schemes that were singled out as finalists by the jury. With the freedom that an ideas competition gives, the whole offers an ample display of the different approaches used, from the most innovatory and risk-taking to more orthodox, rigorous proposals. The jury members Iñaki Ábalos, Francesco Careri, James Corner, Anne Lacaton, Philippe Rahm and other specialists in architecture and landscape design have written texts that complement the schemes presented by the competitors.
- Paperback: 100 pages
- Publisher: Gustavo Gili; 1st edition (2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 8425222508
- ISBN-13: 978-8425222504