Ten finalists have been announced in the International School-Museum of Flamenco (ISMOF) competition, with three of them being honorable mentions and another three as the final winners. The jury members Inma E. Maluenda, Juan Roldán Martín, Edgar Gonzalez, Luis Diaz-Mauriño, and Victoria Acebo met a few days ago in Madrid to select the winning entries.
Organized by the Spanish platform contestA, ISMOF is an international ideas competition with the main objective to enable students of architecture and young architects to present their work, promote research in the field of museum architecture, as well as to highlight the important role of flamenco in the Spanish identity, specifically the Andalusian.
Jury verdict about the First Prize winner: "It uses an interesting dose of risk, is not a finished project yet this ambiguity suggests a lot, [...] open project that opens a line, the versatile layering, programmable in the future versatile, committed overlay order morphological families, well drawn and with good references. Rich concept with spatial complexity, commitment and ambition. Interesting scale related with the city, resolved confidently and without being tied to self-imposed conventions and without bias. Smart."
Jury verdict about the Second Prize winner: "Very consistent proposal, clear, well constructed and justified. We relish the section with a series of milestones inthe public plaza, a lot of control of the volumes and scale, interesting for future alternatives... "
Jury verdict about the Third Prize winner: "This project as opposed to the first, leaves everything defined, has a number of easily discoverable references,emphatic, direct, explains and shows what the project is. Ironic interpretation about SAANA´s proposal for the city of flamenco. "
See also the four finalist projects in the image gallery below.