International design and landscaping competition to re-design the port area in Magdeburg within the International Building Exhibition 2010
Restructuring the trade port into a science port with innovation and knowledge transfer
Planning teams comprising architects / town planners and landscape architects / open space planners who are licensed to practice as such in their home country may apply to take part. A distinguished jury will select twelve planning teams from among the applicants to compete. These teams should have a track record of experience in the development and creation of public built-up and open spaces.
Every town participating in the Urbact II program, REDIS, will be given an opportunity to nominate a qualified planning team for participation in the competition. The nominated planning teams will be invited to take part by the city of Magdeburg.
A total of Euro 63.500 is available for fees and prize money. These amounts are inclusive of VAT.
Each competing team shall be provided with three exhibition panels measuring 1000 mm x 1000mm (height x width) on which to present their entries. Consequently, entries can be exhibited on a maximum of three sheets. Entrants are advised to present their work on three sheets with maximum dimensions of 900×900 mm each.
The results will be presented in April 2010 at IBA: Urban Redevelopment 2010, with an exhibition, a publication and a colloquium.
The city of Magdeburg shall expect those planning teams invited to take part to submit a binding declaration of their participation by late May, together with their acceptance of the terms of the competition.
A colloquium shall be held in Magdeburg during the initial period of the competition, from 15 to 17 June 2009. Participation in the competition is in part conditional upon attendance at this colloquium. Each planning team must be represented by at least one person.
The city of Magdeburg shall bear the costs of attendance at the opening colloquium launching the competition by one team from every citiy involved in the REDIS program. This shall cover travelling and overnight accommodation expenses for two representatives per planning team in accordance with EU regulations as applicable in the case of the REDIS program.
3/3/2009 Information about the competition supplied to cities in the REDIS programme; invitation for submissions discussed
8/4/2009 Preliminary meeting of the judges (Discussion of the invitation for submissions with the judges)
30/4/2009 Cities in the REDIS programme nominate planning teams who are to be invited to compete
8/5/2009 Invitation for submissions issued
29/5/2009 Binding declaration of participation by agencies and/or consortia
29/5/2009 Participants may submit written enquiries about the competition
15/ – 17/6/2009 Opening colloquium with participants and judges; Q&A session
30/10/2009 Submission of competition entries