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D-3 : Passatge Besòs: from city to sea

“PassatgeBesòs” is an international competition addressed to architects, urban planners and technical designers with experience in city planning, organized by the Consorci del Besòs in collaboration with the Institut pour la Ville en Mouvement (IVM, Paris) which aims to select a proposal to improve the existing underpass under the railway that connects Sant Adrià with the sea, the tram and the site of the former Besòs power station.

WHAT IS THE PASSAGES PROJECT

 Action-research project of IVM (Institut pour la Ville en Mouvement) in partnership with the cities of Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Paris, Santiago, Shanghai, Toronto, Tours, Valparaiso, Paris… for the implementation of demonstration projects, academic exchanges and architectural and cultural events.

A network of international experts work together to develop research and scientific, cultural and artistic events and to launch competitions in architecture, design, shorts movies…

More information about the “passages project” on the IVM official website.

1-OBJECTIVE

The objective of the contest ”Besòs pasage” is to provide a proposal to improve the existing underpass under the railway line that connects the Avinguda de la Platja with the sea, the tram and the site of the former Besòs power station in Sant Adrià de Besòs. The cost of implementing the proposal must not exceed the amount of €500,000.

Therefore it involves working with the existing basics of the subject in order to improve the connectivity, centrality, comprehensibility, accessibility, information, communication, control, urban coexistence, and safety in the passage.

2-CONTESTANT PROFILE

All those who are over 18 and can individually or collectively base their project within the field of urban planning, may participate in the competition. Whether participating individually or collectively there must be at least 1 technical member who, based on his/here Professional qualifications and degree, has the competence for the drafting and signing of the proposed project.

3-ANONYMITY

The tender is set up in 2 Phases:

In the first phase, wich is not anonymous, 5 teams will be selected on the basis of there competence and experience in similar projects.

In the second phase, wich is not anonymous, 5 teams will present a proposal with a specified slogan.

4-LANGUAGES

The languages used in the public tender will be Catalan, Spanish, English and French

5-RESULTS AND AWARDS

The 5 teams or individual finalists will receive the amount of 4.000€ at the end of the competition in fees and production expenses. The winning team out of these five will have to execute a preliminary project valued in 8.000€.

The Consorci del Besòs may decide to contract the team to execute all or part of the project.

6-GENERAL SCHEDULE

PHASE 1

Public tender launch (www.consorcibesos.cat)

MONDAY 1ST DECEMBER 2014

Consultation period

FROM DECEMBER 9th (2014) TO JANUARY 16th (2015)

Reception deathline for the 1st phase proposals

MONDAY 19th of JANUARY 2015

Publication of results (5 chosen proposals)

WEDNESDAY 28th of JANUARY 2015

PHASE 2

Informative session between the 5 finalists and the technical staff of “passatge Besòs” at the consorci del Besòs

THURSDAY 5th of FEBRUARY 2015

Reception deathline for the 2nd phase proposals

WEDNESDAY 22nd of APRIL 2015

Publication of the winners of the public tender via the web site

THURSDAY 30th of APRIL 2015

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