"POWERING TRANSFORMATION" Competition.
Objective of the competition
Our profession has to be developed at many levels with the objective of giving answers to new global challenges which are bounded to habitability demands and our own resources capacity in order to give them. Architecture requires understanding and interpretation of new demands that will allow us to act locally on a global scale, from an interactive action that requires being the agent of change within the complexity paradigm.
Jury and Verdict
An experts technical commission was designated, approved by ASA and GBCe, who evaluated the viability and sustainability of the offers received and emitted a technical report to be used as a guide by the jury.
The jury was composed by recognized professionals engaged to agents that operate in the process of urban regeneration:
- Jury President: Felipe Pich-Aguilera, President of GBC Spanish.
- Vice-President: Miguel Ángel Diaz Camacho, ASA President.
Peter Rich, Architect, Founding Partner of Light Earth Designs LLP,Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.
Stephen Lau, architect, Projects Professor at the architecture school of Hong Kong University. Chair of the China-Hong Kong Green Building Council Hong Kong Chapter.
Antonio Elizalde, sociologist, member of Sustainable Programme of Chile.
- Coordinates: Teresa Batlle, architect, member of ASA and GBCe
After months of deliberations, reviewing the 48 proposals received from 14 countries all over the world, the jury of the Powering Transformation Competition emitted its final verdict, choosing three universities, two Spanish and one South-American, to be awarded the three main prizesr.
The 15 finalist projects were exhibited at the event, before the thousands of experts from all around the globe who attended.
ASA, organisers of the competition, highlighted the important contributions developed by universities from all over the world. “The diversity of participating nations, 48 in total, who have contributed with their particular views on one same topic, has been hugely important for us; thanks to them we have a global vision of the same issue. The Conference is now working to unite these visions”.
Three first prizes:
1st Prize: PT39 (1642) CO3 Cooperativas para la regeneración urbana sostenible (CO3 cooperatives for sustainable urban regeneration), presented by the European University of Madrid.
2nd Prize: PT19 (1611) University Simón Bolívar of Caracas Waternet.
3rd Prize: PT20 (1612) University of Seville Plugged Mobility.