Open Call: Leisure Harbor, Competition to Redesign One of the 10 Most Important Marinas in Europe

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on reddit
Reddit

Location: Lungomare Nazario Sauro, Italy, Europe
Categories: Public buildings, Master plan, Renovation
Registration deadline: February 14, 2021, at 23:59 PM
Submission deadline: February 16, 2021, at 23:59 PM 
Language: English
Organizers: YOUNG ARCHITECTS COMPETITIONS

Don't miss another competition

Subscribe to our newsletter and get a list of popular urban design competitions right to your inbox. 

Summary: YAC –Young Architects Competitions–BT Group​, and Marina di Loano launch LEISURE HARBOR, a competition of ideas aiming to re-design one of the 10 most important marinas of Europe.

Description: Regardless of one’s origins, everyone is somehow fascinated by harbors. The sound of the siren, the pungent salty smell in fall foggy nights, the rumble of the wind, and the roaring of the waves in turbulent winter days. There are numerous nuances that connote seashores. Yet, there is a constant touch of mystery when cities immerse in the sea. There is always a sense of tenderness when waves are tamed.

For centuries, harbors have been more than places. They have been the scene of adventures, a jumble of cultures, and oddities of all kinds. They have been the place where memories become stories, stories turn into legends, and legends often become myths.

In times forged by the industry, the race to the space and the rumble of shuttles, harbors seem to be outdated places that are frequently desolate or heavily industrialized. They are now severed from the cities they once used to liven up as cultural epicenters and beating hearts.

What is the role of harbors in the web and smartphone era then?

This is the question Leisure Harbor aims to answer. This is the competition by BT and Marina di Loano to define the future of harbors by redesigning one of the 10 most important marinas of Europe. It is indeed a remarkable opportunity to rediscover harbors as lively places, city epicenters overlooking the sea, and privileged cultural and social places.

The current world has indeed moved its barycenter. Great explorations are not carried out with compasses or sails billowed by the wind anymore. Yet, now more than ever the world needs dreams. Now more than ever the world needs beauty and a return to nature. In this sense, harbors are an extraordinary opportunity. Harbors are the place of the soul and not just nautical infrastructures. This is because harbors are the beginning and the end of the most outstanding adventures. This is also because harbors are the most recent expression of the atavistic impulse to the unknown that roars and will always roar behind the rational composure of all times.

Download the competition brief and read more about this open call here.

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on reddit
Reddit

How to Use Excel to Create an Urban Planning Dashboard for Parametric Calculation

Excel for Urban Planners Tutorial

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Join us on a Thursday's live Modelur Demo

Thursdays at 11AM & 7PM (CET) | 12PM (CT)

Meet our CEO & experienced urban designer
JENREJ VIDMAR

Register now and see how to simplify & accelerate your urban design process with parametric modeling, real-time areas calculation and live spreadsheets synchronization

You'll learn

A shortcut to some of the most time-consuming tasks you're faced with as an urban designer.

How you can design faster, create better (retain) quality urban designs and get more accurate final results.

Don't miss another competition

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter with:
– upcoming urban design competition updates,
– urban design news,
– and tips on making your urban design process quicker and simpler.

Increase your chance to win an urban design competitions!

Easily create up to 5x  more desing alternatives and test different scenarios to maximize the overall value of your development and deliver the best possible proposal.