The Organisation European Capital of Culture – Pafos2017 announces an open call for an Architectural/Artistic project for the creation of structures entitled “SECOND NATURE”.
The European Capital of Culture – PAFOS2017 announces the architectural/artistic project entitled “SECOND NATURE”, for the creation of light, small scale structures that will be placed in the Municipal Garden, in the centre of Pafos. The open call is open to professional architects, artists, designers and students of architecture schools of member states of the International Union of Architects (UIA).
This call is characterized, firstly, by a general interest in urban planning, involving issues of open towns, green spaces and generally issues that relate to the following pairs: town-nature, nature-humans. It is, in other words, related to the ascertainment that today the historical and traditional town centres exhibit a generally degraded image.
A typical example of such an area is the Competition’s study area, the Municipal Garden, located in the central core of the town of Pafos. With the obvious lack of maintenance, the Garden is now an abandoned area and, as such, a not so attractive green space in the urban fabric of the town, with little interest and few proposals for uses and activities by the visitors.
Today, due to this image of abandonment, the weaknesses of the Municipal Garden and the living environment in general, it is essential to improve and utilise the Garden, as well as to redefine its role in relation to the whole town.
With this as the main aim – the redefinition of the Garden’s relationship with the town and generally the redefinition of human coexistence with nature – we suggest the investigation, study and design of structures entitled “SECOND NATURE”, that can strengthen these relationships/pairs: town-nature, nature-humans, since the present state of the park prohibits this potential interaction and fosters an alienation that is due to the Garden’s definitive separation from the whole town.
Timeline and Dates
Teams/people that wish to participate in the project are required to register by completing an online registration form, which has been posted on the official website of Pafos2017. The completion of the application is necessary, so as to enable the teams to have access to the call’s documents. Τhe deadline for submitting the online application form is 31st August 2016.
The results will be announced on 07.09.2016.
On November 2016 there will be a 10day workshop for the completion of the structures. The 7 chosen proposals will be constructed in the Municipal Garden area, in the centre of Pafos.
Official ceremony for the illumination of the structures, alongside with the opening ceremony of the European Capital of Culture – Pafos2017, will be held on January 28th, at the October 28th Square.
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