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Space to Culture - Open Call for Ideas
Register: Monday, February 24, 2014
Submit: Monday, March 10, 2014

Space to culture
Open call for ideas
Register: February, 24, 2014
Submit: March, 10, 2014 


Redesign of a 15.000m2 former industrial plant in cultural centre. Call for to students / architects / designers / artists / design teams.

The progressive digitalization of social and economical relationships is transforming lots of huge factories into useless empty boxes waiting for re-functionalization and new purpose. Nute Partecipazioni ltd deals with revamping and enhancing valuable but disused industrial buildings. Such firm owns a disused factory in Quarto Inferiore (Granarolo, Bologna). Nute’s CEO is currently aiming to transform the disused 15.000 m2 industrial park into a space for leisure time, culture and arts.

What kind of architecture could be proposed in order to host cultural and entertainment activities?

This is a chance to rethink a disused industrial place and transform it in a lively space for culture, art and public relationships. Wide and versatile open spaces are meant to provide local citizens and tourists a modern cultural / leisure time activities centre. 

This call focuses on temporality and spatial custom-tailoring. Nowadays modern technology is capable of boosting communication and information. This feature shall lead designers to propose flexible system made of dynamic / modular / equipped spaces. 

15.000€ prize money.

Honourable mentions, “gold” honourable mentions. All awarded proposals will be published on architectural magazines and websites and will be hosted in international exhibitions. All finalist proposals will be published on YAC official website as well.



Oma, Rotterdam: Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli
Studio Dogma, Bruxelles: Martino Tattara 
Enrico Iascone Architects, Bologna: Enrico Iascone
Claudio Nardi Architects, Firenze: Claudio Nardi
Nute Partecipazioni, Bologna: Michele Traietto
La Sapienza University, Roma: Edoardo Currà
Alma Mater University, Bologna: Annalisa Trentin
The Plan Magazine, Bologna: Nicola Leonardi


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