1:1 SCALE ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN WORKSHOP WORKSHOP ON THE SEASIDE OF CHIOGGIA (VENETIAN LAGOON)
Announcement of selection
The announcement aims at the selection of 12 candidates who will take part in a workshop on architectural design on scale 1:1 as a highly motivated, passionate and proficient group.
The workshop CAMPOSAZ MARE 2015 will take place from 9 to 17 May 2015 on the beach of Sottomarina near Chioggia (VENICE) – Italy, in an area of great landscape value placed between the Adriatic sea and the Venetian Lagoon. Camposaz will be part of the fourth edition of ArchitetturaDAmare organized by the cultural association C_PLUS.
CAMPO SAZ consists in a free workshop aiming at designing and selfbuilding architectural objects for a landscape enhancement.
It is targeted to young architects and designers for the purpose of gathering the processes of design and practical realization of the projects in a residential group.
During the CAMPO SAZ week the participants will ideate and create wood manufactures, following the thematic suggestions provided by the organizers and developing eco-friendly, practical and sustainable design and realization approaches.
The realization of the projects, mainly consisting in street furniture, will focus on the design, production and assembly of self-built standard components.
Aims of the CAMPOSAZ workshop
The CAMPOSAZ workshop is aimed at:
Encouraging the interaction among professionals such as designers, architects and carpenters enhancing a synergistic environment among different disciplines and cultures.
Facilitating the spreading of a collaborative working environment among different professionals, referring to collaboration as a proactive attitude capable to integrate experiences, disciplines and different cultures.
Drawing public attention to the potentiality of a contemporary designing approach in increasing the architectural value of a urban space and the surrounding environment and to the importance of using sustainable materials in the construction industry.
CAMPOSAZ MARE 2015 is an initiative stemming from the collaboration among different Cultural Associations: Chioggia Plus a.c , Collapse a.p.s., Aguaz a.r.c. e Campomarzio Associazione a.p.s.
Terms of participation
Architects and designers of age between 19 and 35 years old, with no sex or nationality constraints, may participate. Although not being a binding requirement, a basic knowledge of English may be beneficial, in order to facilitate communication and ideas exchange with non-Italian speakers.
Participants will be selected by a jury comprised of three members of the organizing institutions, of different profession, sex and age.
Selection criteria will be
the quality of the “Reference Project”: 7 points
the quality of the “Motivation Letter” (see allegato1.doc): 3 points
The list of participants will be published at www.camposaz.com on 17th of Aril 2015.
By submitting the application form the candidates will undertake to agree with the decision of the jury.
• an A4 pdf file illustrating a reference project.
The candidates will submit an A4 pdf file illustrating a personal design, not necessarily realized. Architectural designs on small scale, design objects or wooden constructions and objects interacting with the landscape will be considered. The A4 prospectus will show the candidate’s designing skills, his/her sensibility towards the landscape, his/her knowledge of the building systems and his/her ability to illustrate the project. Participants will be free to choose the content, the presentation methods (sketches, technical drawings, photographs, models, renders, texts) and the layout.
• Attachment 1.doc file filled with the candidate data and the Motivation Letter.
The Motivation Letter consists in a brief essay (max. 200 words), written by the candidate, which illustrates his/her motivation to attend the workshop, any work or study experiences in multidisciplinary environments, his/her expectations and personal interest in the specific field of this announcement.
Deadline and submission procedure
The candidates will submit by e-mail the pdf file containing the reference project and the Attachment 1.doc form conveniently filled, to
firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on 13th April 2015.
The e-mail subject will be “2014 CAMPOSAZ participation”, followed by the NAME and the SURNAME of the candidate.
Carrying out of the workshop
Participants will set up a campsite in an area selected by the organizers which will be their accommodation during the workshop.
Participants will be in charge of preparing their own meals. A special camp kitchen and the necessary groceries will be provided.
The organizers will arrange a “workshop tent” with drawing boards, electricity and Wi-Fi access. Other drawing instruments will be freely admitted but not provided. The use of any digital support is free. During the design phase the participants will be divided into groups, any of which will be assigned a specific topic to develop.
In the following, self-building phase all the needed materials and equipment will be provided by the organizers. In particular the building materials will be available in standard formats, in a definite amount. It will be the teams’ skill to best optimize the available resources. For this reason, each group will be provided with a list of the materials available for the realization of the manufactures ever since the design phase.