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Call for registrations to Amsterdam Cycling Bridge

Netherlands Architecture News - Jan 07, 2021 - 17:01   4810 views

Call for registrations to Amsterdam Cycling Bridge

In this competition, we ask participants to design a cycling bridge in the context of Amsterdam, an effective connection over the river Ij for pedestrians and cyclists – 1 design expressed in 3 drawings.

The Netherlands are renowned for their popular biking culture, which made the country a world reference when it comes to cycling infrastructure. The city of Amsterdam embeds the value of slow mobility and biking, but today it lacks a cross river connection for cyclists and pedestrians.

As designers, how can we think of a bridge that would match the conflicting interests of citizens and autorities? How can a bridge become an architectural icon for the waterfront of Amsterdam?

Amsterdam Cycling Bridge aims to answer those questions by inviting designers to create solutions that might visualize new/old opportunities and challenges, bringing the realization of a bridge one step closer.

Eligibility

Non Architecture Competitions are open to all human beings, from every age and cultural background, working in groups or individually. The registration fee is paid per team, regardless of how many members form it. Personal information of all the team members can be uploaded during the submission procedure of the final drawing.

Prizes

Non Architecture Competitions will award two winners, one selected by each jury, and a total of 6 honourable mentions.

Non Architecture Competitions will award two winners, one selected by each jury, and a total of 6 honourable mentions.

  • WINNERS (2 Prizes)
    • 1.000 euros worth in gift cards from one of the major online shops chosen by the winner.
    • Publication in the Non Architecture Competitions book and website.
    • Reviews in digital magazines and several architecture blogs.
  • HONORABLE MENTIONS (6 Prizes)
    • Publication in the Non Architecture Competitions book and website.
    • Reviews in digital magazines and several architecture blogs.
  • EDITORIAL PICK (Up to 6 Prizes)
    • Publication in the Non Architecture Competitions book and website.
  • FINALISTS (Up to 36 Prizes)
    • Publication in the Non Architecture Competitions Journal.
  • SPECIAL PRIZE
    • The organization might establish additional special prizes and awards during the competition development and in the evaluation phase.

Note: The appearence on the involved architectural platforms are subject to the agenda and availability of the external platforms.

Jury & Calendar

The jury members are the following:

Marijn Schenk – Co-Founder of NEXT Architects
Jos-Willem van Oorschot – Architect Partner & Director at VenhoevenCS architecture+urbanism
Francisco Leiva – Founder of Grupo Aranea
Markus Appenzeller – Director & Partner MLA+ / Head of Urbanism at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture
Gijs Van Der Velden – CEO at MX3D
Irene Luque Martin – Project Leader at MVRDV

Katelijne Boerma – Bicycle Mayor of Amsterdam & Programme management at ISMB and SM&O

2 – 14 January 2021 -Special registration period (40 €).
15 January – 14 February – Early registration period (55 €).
15 – 28 February – Regular registration period (70 €).
1 – 15 March – Late registration period (85 €).
16 – 31 March – Final registration period (100 €).
1 – 15 April – Last Minute registration period (115 €).
3 April – Submission opens on our website.
15 April – 23.59 PM – Submission closes.
10 – 14 May – Winner announcement.

The timing always refers to Central European Time (CET).

Registration Bundles:
x2 Competitions: Second competition with 50% discount
x3 Competitions: Third competition for free

Download competition brief here and read more about the competition on the competition's webpage.

Top image courtesy of Amsterdam Cycling Bridge

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