The Golden Sand Waterfront: Architecture Competition | As indicated by the second word in its name “Sabbiadoro” – literally “Golden Sand” – the italian town of Lignano is characterised by its expansive shoreline featuring sandy beaches with a shiny hue. Famous for its crystal clear waters and evergreen pinewood forests, every season thousands of tourists from all over the world come to this renowned summer getaway.
(from October 9th to December 11th)
Early Registration Deadline Extended to 11.59 PM CET
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To be applied during the registration procedure. Valid only for “Early” registration from October 6th to October 23rd.
Registrations: from 09.10.2023 to 09.02.2024
Submission: 3 x A1 panels + a brief text describing the proposal
Results: on 04.03.2024
2nd Prize : 2.000 €
3rd Prize : 1.000 €
The Golden Sand Waterfront is the second competition of a new thrilling initiative which comprises two contests: The Golden Sand Waterfront & Lignano Pinewood to regenerate a series of strategic urban areas within the city of Lignano Sabbiadoro. Stay tuned for more news!
Stefano Boeri Architetti
Pietro Chiodi graduated in 2003 from La Sapienza University in Rome having also studied for a year at KU University in Leuven, Belgium. After being awarded his PhD in Environmental Design and Construction in 2008, he taught at the Faculty of…
[Rotterdam, The Netherlands]
Over the past years, she has worked at MVRDV on diverse large-scale projects successfully won, delivered, and under construction. In approximately 4 years, of which 1.5 years at the Urban department and the last 2.5 years at the American Architecture…
[Austin, United States]
As Founder of dwg., Daniel is a leading voice of the urban architectural landscape. His work explores the interrelationship between the landscape, architecture, infrastructure and art to express the importance of creating exceptional designs that are socially and…
Ressano Garcia Arq.
Daniela Silva is a Portuguese architect, researcher, and writer – with a career markedly multifaceted and international. She has worked in various studios in Portugal (Ressano Garcia Arquitectos in Lisbon), France (WONK architects in Lille), and Japan…
Khadidja Salamah Konate
Khadidja is an architect revitalising neighbourhoods through participatory processes focusing on urban regeneration and Placemaking. She is a member of the Placemaking Europe Network, holds the position of Associate Partner at STIPO and co-founded…
Toufic Rifai, an Architect and Urban Planner, holds a Master’s degree from Polytechnic University of Milan. His expertise was refined through collaborations with “Bernard Khoury / DW5” in Lebanon (Beirut,) “OBR” and “Systematica” in Italy…
Barcelona City Council
Anna Cabrera Hens
Graduated in Barcelona as an architect and interior designer. She considers herself truly passionate about art and all the scales of architecture, from the furniture detail to the urban and natural landscapes. She worked for several prestigious firms and…
Paloma Herrero E. graduated in Cuba, Havana in 2013 from the Instituto Superior Politecnico Jose Antonio Echeverria, (CUJAE). She then moved to Milan, where she graduated in 2016 from the Master of Science in Architecture course at the Politecnico…
The competition is open to architects, designers, students, urbanists, engineers, artists, makers and anyone interested in the fields of architecture and urban design.
Participants can join the competition either individually or with a team.
Please click on “Register Now” and follow the instructions.
“Early” registration from 09.10.2023 to 11.12.2023 – (h 3:00 pm CET)
“Standard” registration from 11.12.2023 to 12.01.2024 – (h 3:00 pm CET)
“Late” registration from 12.01.2024 to 09.02.2024 – (h 3:00 pm CET)
“Early” registration – 69 €
“Standard” registration – 89 €
“Late” registration – 109 €
*All prices are excluding vat (22%)
3 x A1 panels (594 x 841 mm – landscape oriented) + a brief text describing the proposal (from 250 to 500 words).
Projects must be submitted through the upload section within 09.02.2024 – (h 3:00 pm CET)
Results will be published on this website on 04.03.2024
All the questions related to the competition can be mailed to us at:
firstname.lastname@example.org indicating the following subject: “FAQ – The Golden Sand Waterfront”.
Answers to all questions will be published on the FAQ online section, which will be regularly updated.
F.A.Q. Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to follow any city regulations?
Since the competition is an “ideas” contest, the proposal does not necessarily need to follow any specific city rules.
Do I have to intervene on the whole Ricardo Riva's boulevard, or it has to be just the area marked with a dashed line in the .pdf design guidelines?
The strategy has to be applied all along the Ricardo Riva boulevard and according to the Panels Guidelines, you have to show it in your masterplan within the first panel. The white dashed rectangle that appears in all the pages of the Design guidelines corresponds to the area that you have to show more in detail within the second panel.
Where can I find my “Registration Code”?
The “Registration Code” (ex. 12345) will be available after complete your registration. In addition will be sent also at your email address.
Who can participate in the competition?
The competition is open to students, architects, designers, urbanists, engineers, artists, makers, activists and anyone interested in the architectural design.
Is it possible to participate in a team?
Participants can join the competition either individually or with a team and there is no restriction or limit in the number of members that can compose a team.
Registration fees are used to cover the running costs of the competition and to improve customer care services. The registration fees cover taxes, web services, database services and everything related to computer security and the processing of personal data. Registration fees allow us to organize new initiatives to promote creativity and to feed the debate on present and future issues regarding climate change, natural-based solutions and social engagement.
Yes, you can participate with your Company. To issue your invoice, we ask you to provide your Tax identification number or your VAT Number on the registration procedure. If your Company is based in Europe, we should verify the correctness of your VAT number via the EU Tax authorities (VIES VAT number validation).
During the registration we only need the personal data of the group leader. The other team members will be indicated in the final submission package at the end of the competition. You will find all the instructions after registering.
Teams can be composed by members of different nationalities and there are no restrictions about country of residence.
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