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Finalists of the UPTO35 Competition Revealed
Posted: Monday, September 14, 2009 |

In June 2009, OLIAROS, a young Greek property development company, issued a call for architects up to 35 years old to submit proposals for the design and construction of a model, affordable student housing complex in Kerameikos and Metaxourgeio (KM), an area in the historic center of Athens, Greece.

Participants were asked to explore new building typologies that can house 18 students on the 200 m2 lot at 34 Marathonos Street in KM, and can potentially sprawl in the neighboring properties owned by third parties, aiming at creating a contemporary student housing hub.

245 proposals from 41 countries were submitted and reviewed by the jury committee between September 11 - 14 at OLIAROS’ premises in Athens, of which 242 complied with the competition rules.

The jury committee is comprised of a team of distinguished architects with diverse backgrounds and an influential practice on contemporary architecture plus the organizer. The jury members are: Bjarke Ingels, Andreas Kourkoulas, Marcel Meili, Iasson Tsakonas, Yoshiharu Tsukamoto, Yorgos Tzirtzilakis, and Elia Zenghelis.

These are the five finalists that the judges decided on:

101Design (Masamichi Kawakami, Yautaka Onari, Tsuyoshi Shinozaki) - Japan

UPTO35 Competition Finalist

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101Design (Masamichi Kawakami, Yautaka Onari, Tsuyoshi Shinozaki) - Japan


Solid Objectives - Idenburg Liu (Florian Idenburg, Ioannis Kandyliaris, Ilias Papageorgiou) - United States

UPTO35 Competition Finalist

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Solid Objectives - Idenburg Liu (Florian Idenburg, Ioannis Kandyliaris, Ilias Papageorgiou) - United States


Joao Prates Ruivo & Raquel Maria Oliveira - Greece

UPTO35 Competition Finalist

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Joao Prates Ruivo & Raquel Maria Oliveira - Greece


Kums (Marieke Kums, Dirk Peters) - The Netherlands

UPTO35 Competition Finalist

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Kums (Marieke Kums, Dirk Peters) - The Netherlands


Suppose Design Studio (Makoto Tanijiri, Ryo Otsuka, Yuko Fukuma, Sachio Inagami, Keisuke Katayama, Manami Unegawa) - Japan

UPTO35 Competition Finalist

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Suppose Design Studio (Makoto Tanijiri, Ryo Otsuka, Yuko Fukuma, Sachio Inagami, Keisuke Katayama, Manami Unegawa) - Japan

The five finalists will receive €3,000 each and were invited to further develop their proposals.

The final 5 projects will be exhibited on site from October 1 to 7, 2009 alongside all 242 entries. During the exhibition, the public will be invited to vote for one of the five finalists via text messaging. The project with the most SMS votes shall be deemed to have obtained the public vote.

The final winner, whose project will be developed by OLIAROS, will be determined in January 2010 by the votes of the seven members of the jury plus the one vote deriving from the public and will receive a €10,000 award as well as €30,000 commission.



Comments:
recon::decon
USA
Monday, September 14, 2009
I'm hoping that the image sample from each proposal shown here is the best representative of these projects because none of them seem to really address the competition in a meaningful and significant way. I'm not really seeing any ideas about community, community spaces, or rethinking of the standard dorm with these proposals. Again, I'm hoping that these projects indeed did do these things and these are just not good thumbnails of the projects.

Once again though, I find myself somewhat relived that I didn't waste my time on another potentially inspiring competition with less than inspiring results.

tim
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
There was a lot Data provided by the organizers of the competition. Did the jury really read the stuff? From the results it looks like the long text documents where mostly skipped.

Tim
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Can they atleast give out the Entry Id of people who were disqualified?

Ren
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Dear People,

I will be so grateful if someone can tell me what design software is used to create this beautiful design by Suppose Design Studio (Makoto Tanijiri, Ryo Otsuka, Yuko Fukuma, Sachio Inagami, Keisuke Katayama, Manami Unegawa) - Japan.

Thank you

stargazer
Friday, September 18, 2009
make a model, take a picture
make a hand sketch, scan it

put them together in Photoshop

Ren
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thnak you very much Stargazer.

Silver
Monday, October 12, 2009
Some people just can't get enough wining...
It was a very good competition with fresh proposals.. Despite the complicated building law system of Athens, people came up with some interesting ideas... I visited the exhibition with all the submissions... Good job

studio dodici
japan
Thursday, May 26, 2011
I recommend to take a look at the competition site with the results
http://www.upto35.com/#/winner

It is a nice building to me, both functionally and aesthetically.

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