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International Call For Ideas: Bons Sons 16 - Eira Lounge Pavilion

Portugal Architecture News - Mar 31, 2016 - 12:03   8398 views

International Call For Ideas: Bons Sons 16 - Eira Lounge Pavilion

BONS SONS in collaboration with ifideasforward presents new international competition to design an ephemeral installation - “Eira Lounge Pavilion“.  In 2016, the BONS SONS celebrates its 10th anniversary. They are 10 years history of Portuguese music, which include the 192 bands that have gone through your poster. The BONS SONS, over the last 6 editions, has been to position itself as a national reference at various levels: cultural, local development, community life and the environmental, economic, social and territorial sustainability. This has been an ongoing process of construction where the BONS SONS stands as a true agent of change. The sound projects presented on the Stage Eira make use of an energy and vitality of youth characteristics, associating also symbolically fertility and germination of the old threshing floors, reflected in the musical creativity that feature.

10 years of Portuguese music, that we celebrate with this edition of BONS SONS, living both freshness and innovation brought by bands like the community life, that promotes, extols and perpetuates. 

Program

The theme of the composition should serve as inspiration for the creation of a single piece, which takes visitors to dream and feel the music. This should be a reflection of the spirit that lives in the village during the days of the festival. It should therefore be a tribute to the music and in particular the Portuguese music. The space created should promote interaction and socialization among all who use it and reinterpret the role of eiras today.

The land where is the Eira is known to be torrid, on August afternoons, so the space can benefit from shade or devices that allow a more comfortable occupation, inviting stay. 

With this contest, it is intended that the participants draw inspiration from the public space that will be intervened, in order to give new life to Eira. These lands are characteristic of the countryside and have had great importance in the development of small communities and stand today to the abandonment and condemned to oblivion. The focus is therefore an innovative approach that excites and can motivate new generations to their valuation.

The Eira Lounge Pavilion project should also encourage and highlight the need for principles of ecological and sustainable design whenever possible. The space where the project will be installed, is a prime area to watch the concerts that will take place on this stage. For this reason, the Eira Lounge Pavilion should not be an obstacle to the movement in the Eira Stage area, but should promote a fluid space, permeable and with a strong relationship with the surrounding - bars, stage, access and other surrounding support structures.

The Eira Lounge Pavilion should respect the costs established for the work. 

Objective

Construction of an ephemeral installation – “ Eira Lounge Pavilion “ 

Areas

-Total area of deployment -approximately 50 m2

-Installation height - Minimum: 3m; maximum: 6m 

Budget

The total cost is 5.000€ (including material and human resources for assembly and disassembly). 

Localization

Eira – coordenadas: 39o35 ´8,01” N ; 8o27 ´12,28” W 

Criteria and evaluation process

30 proposals will be selected for a shortlist that then will be subject to evaluation in order to choose the winner.

The winner will be chosen from a list based on the following evaluation criteria:

-The relation between the object, the Village and the Festival vibe
-Practicality of the presented proposal and comply of the available budget. — Innovation and originality
-Conceptual quality of the proposal (sustainability, space organization, fulfillment of the requirements and defined objectives)
-Constructive viability (Easy installation and removal of the facility and reutilization of the structure for future editions). 

Judge Panel 

Luís Ferreira, Director BONS SONS

Colectivo Warehouse 

Henrique Ralheta, Design 

Luís Maria Baptista, Os Espacialistas 

Schedule

Competition launch – March 31
End of registration and proposal submissions period – May 15 Shortlist Selection– May 15 to May 25
Shortlist Announcement – May 26
Jury evaluation – May 28
Winner Announcement - May 31
Presentation of the execution process – June 30
BONS SONS’16 – August 12 to 15 

Registration Fee: Registration Fee - 50€ 

Awards and honorable mentions

1st classified: 1000€ and construction of the winning proposal – 4 day ticket to BONS SONS’16 (travel expenses not included) - accommodation – food – exhibition and promotion of the project on Ideas Forward social networks and publication by media partners

2nd and 3rd place: 4 day ticket to BONS SONS’16 (travel expenses not included) - accommodation – food – exhibition and promotion of the project on Ideas Forward social networks and publication by media partners

12 honorable mentions: exhibition and promotion of the project on Ideas Forward social networks and publication by media partners.

Click here to download competition brief

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