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Winners announced for Sommer Pavilion 2018

Portugal - Aug 1, 2018 - 03:36   2361 views

Winners have abben announced for the 2018 Sommer Pavilion, which has been launched by the Cascais City Hall, in collaboration with if-ideasforward to select one idea for an ephemeral architectural intervention at Jardim da Parada, beside Casa Sommer, in the centre of Cascais. The competition was assessed by the South Regional Section of the Architects Association (OASRS).

The jury analyzed the 49 proposals individually in terms of relative value, and the members of the Jury expressed their position on the solutions presented, depending on their own professional experience and specific training and according to the evaluation criteria. 

The 1st prize went to "Suspended Gravity" by Inês Abreu Ribeiro and Honorable Mention went to "The fountain of all living species" by Nuno Sousa.

The winning idea shall be built by the City Hall and is predicted to be in exhibition between August and October 2018, thus being on display in that public space during the summer months. The winning design won  €15,000.

The jury composed of Philippe Starck, Georg Pendl, Oya Atalay Franck, Pedro Gadanho, Joana Balsemão, Miguel Marcelino and João Veríssimo. 

See the winning designs with jury comments below:

1st prize: "Suspended Gravity" by Inês Abreu Ribeiro

Jury comment:

The jury decided to award the first prize to the proposal "Suspended Gravity", with the code XPKT9Z. After passionate debate and deliberation, the jury found very interesting and stimulating the approach to the competition theme, exploring different states of water as a "rain pavilion" and a "fog pavilion" that relates to one another. It was emphasized the elegance of the proposal and its formal containment, using the minimum of materiality to create a maximum of poetry and experience accessible to everybody. Its delicate footprint was valued in the context of Jardim da Prada, taking advantage of the existing hydraulic infrastructure, as well as the idea of recycling water through plants. Finally, the curatorship program with a focus on pedagogical activities in the field of ecology was considered to be coherent and adequate. 

Honorable mention: "The fountain of all living species" by Nuno Sousa

Jury comment:

The jury also decided to award an Honorable Mention to the proposal "The fountain of all living species", with the code AZ2FXX, for its originality in the conceptual approach, with the vision of a harmonious life between water and all sorts of living beings: humans, animals, and plants. The jury was sensitive to this disruptive, poetic and coherent project which, however, was not exactly in the subject of the competition, but which may be interesting for another future project. 

The jury followed an evaluation criteria based on these below:

 - Innovation and originality approaching the "water" theme - 40%
- Integration in the local and ability to interact in the dynamics of the public space - 30%
- Viability, sustainability and adequacy of the construction process - 20%
- Curatory Proposal for the Sommer Pavilion - 10%

All images courtesy of 2018 Sommer Pavilion

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