Silos Buenos Aires

The monumental structure of the Silos, located in Buenos Aires on the Eastern side of Puerto Madero, is one of the few port constructions that persist in the neighbourhood and the only one that has not yet been recovered.

Its condition of “Industrial Ruin” gives it a sort of special charm, completely different from that of the newest constructions around it. The state of deep degradation, which strongly clashes with a context of glass buildings, seems like a kind of desperate call for attention not to forget its existence.

The main dilemma lies in defining what kind of intervention would be able to give a new life to a structure that could no longer resume its original function. What program would suitably adapt to such a particular building? Undoubtedly, the conservation of this colossal artifact requires a singular sensitivity, capable of valuing its most important characteristics with an innovative approach.

This ideas competition, addressed to architects, designers and creatives from all over the world, aims to imagine the rehabilitation of the Silos in a creative and unprecedented way. The main purpose is to revitalize them through original concepts, capable of revaluing both the interior spaces and their image towards the city.

Silos Buenos Aires encourages participants to think out of the box and to experiment with provocative ideas, without any fear of revolutionizing the current state of the abandoned complex.

The monumental structure of the Silos, located in Buenos Aires on the Eastern side of Puerto Madero, is one of the few port constructions that persist in the neighbourhood and the only one that has not yet been recovered.

Its condition of “Industrial Ruin” gives it a sort of special charm, completely different from that of the newest constructions around it. The state of deep degradation, which strongly clashes with a context of glass buildings, seems like a kind of desperate call for attention not to forget its existence.

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The main dilemma lies in defining what kind of intervention would be able to give a new life to a structure that could no longer resume its original function. What program would suitably adapt to such a particular building? Undoubtedly, the conservation of this colossal artifact requires a singular sensitivity, capable of valuing its most important characteristics with an innovative approach.

This ideas competition, addressed to architects, designers and creatives from all over the world, aims to imagine the rehabilitation of the Silos in a creative and unprecedented way. The main purpose is to revitalize them through original concepts, capable of revaluing both the interior spaces and their image towards the city.

Silos Buenos Aires encourages participants to think out of the box and to experiment with provocative ideas, without any fear of revolutionizing the current state of the abandoned complex.

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COMPETITION OPEN

Early Registration Period

(From March 21st to May 13th)

Deadline extended to 11:59 AM
UTC -4 Eastern Standard Time

Standard Registration Period

(From May 13th to July 1st)

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Discount on registration fees using the Promo Code: SBASTND15X 
To be applied during the registration procedure. Valid only until May 23th.

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SCHEDULE

Registrations open from March 21st
Submissions within July 29th
Results on September 12th

PRIZES

Up to 6.000 € in prizes
10 Honorable Mentions
30 Finalists 

JURY PANEL

Chosen from well known academic institutions and international firms, our jury members are highly qualified to evaluate the proposals thanks to their specialised knowledge and experience in design and architecture.(*)

Chosen from well known academic institutions and international firms, our jury members are highly qualified to evaluate the proposals thanks to their specialised knowledge and experience in design and architecture.

 

 

EL EQUIPO MAZZANTI
[Bogota, Colombia]
Giancarlo Mazzanti

 

ADAMO-FAIDEN
[Buenos Aires, Argentina]
Luciana Lembo

 

O-OFFICE
[Guangzhou, China]
He Jianxiang

 

PALMA
[Mexico City, Mexico]
Ilse Cárdenas

 

SAUERBRUCH HUTTON
[Berlin, Germany]
Juan Lucas Young

 

2050+
[Milan, Italy]
Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli

 

TECTOO

[Milan, Italy]
Maria Cecilia Stoppani

 

BBOA
[Rosario, Argentina]
Tomas Balparda

 

(Download the competition brief to see the complete jury panel)

EL EQUIPO MAZZANTI
[Bogota, Colombia]

Giancarlo Mazzanti

Born in Barranquilla, a port city in the north of Colombia, Giancarlo Mazzanti is an architect who graduated from the Javeriana University of Colombia, with postgraduate studies in industrial design and architecture in Florence, Italy. His academic…

ADAMO-FAIDEN
[Buenos Aires, Argentina]

Luciana Lembo

Architect graduated from the Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo from the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina. She received the Joaquin V. Gonzalez Award in recognition of her academic merit. She took postgraduate courses and seminars…

O-OFFICE
[Guangzhou, China]

He Jianxiang

He Jianxiang is a Chinese architect based in Guangzhou, the central city of Peral River Delta Region. He studied architecture in SCUT (China) and KU Leuven (Belgium). Jianxiang co-founded O-Office Architects with Jiang Ying in 2007. Their practice…

PALMA
[Mexico City, Mexico]

Ilse Cárdenas

Graduated as an architect from the UNAM de México, with exchange studies at the Universidad Técnica de Lisboa in Portugal. In 2016 she founded with Regina de Hoyos, Diego Escamilla and Juan Luis Rivera the architecture office Palma. Their work…

EL EQUIPO MAZZANTI
[Bogota, Colombia]

Giancarlo Mazzanti

Born in Barranquilla, a port city in the north of Colombia, Giancarlo Mazzanti is an architect who graduated from the Javeriana University of Colombia, with postgraduate studies in industrial design and architecture in Florence, Italy. His academic…

ADAMO-FAIDEN
[Buenos Aires, Argentina]

Luciana Lembo

Architect graduated from the Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo from the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina. She received the Joaquin V. Gonzalez Award in recognition of her academic merit. She took postgraduate courses and seminars…

O-OFFICE
[Guangzhou, China]

He Jianxiang

He Jianxiang is a Chinese architect based in Guangzhou, the central city of Peral River Delta Region. He studied architecture in SCUT (China) and KU Leuven (Belgium). Jianxiang co-founded O-Office Architects with Jiang Ying in 2007. Their practice…

PALMA
[Mexico City, Mexico]

Ilse Cárdenas

Graduated as an architect from the UNAM de México, with exchange studies at the Universidad Técnica de Lisboa in Portugal. In 2016 she founded with Regina de Hoyos, Diego Escamilla and Juan Luis Rivera the architecture office Palma. Their work…

SAUERBRUCH HUTTON
[Berlin, Germany]

Juan Lucas Young

Born in 1963, Juan Lucas Young joined Sauerbruch Hutton in London in 1990, having graduated from the Universidad de Buenos Aires a year earlier. Following the completion of the GSW headquarters in Berlin in 1999, Juan Lucas became partner and…

2050+
[Milan, Italy]

Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli

Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli is an architect and curator based in Milan. He is the founder of the interdisciplinary agency 2050+ whose work moves across technology, environment, politics and design. Ippolito most recently curated Open the…

TECTOO
[Milan, Italy]
Maria Cecilia Stoppani

Born in Rosario, Argentina, in 1985. She graduated as an Architect from the Facultad de Arquitectura, Planeamiento y Diseño at the Universidad Nacional de Rosario in 2012. In 2013 she transferred to Milan to study at the Politecnico di Milano

BBOA
[Rosario, Argentina]

Tomas Balparda

Tomas Balparda was born in Buenos Aires in 1985. He graduated as an Architect from the University of Architecture, Planning and Design of Rosario in 2012. That same year he founded BBOA, Balparda Brunel Office of Architecture together with his…

Registrations open from March 21st
Submissions within July 29th
Results on September 12th

6.000 €  in prizes
10 Honorable Mentions
30 Finalists 

Registration

The competition is open to students, architects, designers, urbanists, engineers, artists, makers, activists and anyone interested in the fields of design and architecture.
Participants can join the competition either individually or with a team.
Please click on “Register Now” and follow the instructions.

Schedule

“Early” registration from March 21st to May 13th –  11.59 AM CET 
“Standard” registration from May 14th to July 1st – 11.59 AM CET
“Late” registration from July 2nd to July 29th – 11.59 AM CET

Registration fees

“Early” registration – 59€
“Standard” registration – 89€
“Late” registration – 119€

*All prices are excluding vat (22%)

Submission

2 x A1 panels (landscape oriented) + a brief text describing the proposal (max. 250 words).
Projects must be submitted through the upload section within July 29th 11:59 AM CET (Central European Time).

Upload section open from April 29th.

Results

Results will be published on this website after September 12th 2022.

Prizes

1st Prize : 2.500 €
2nd Prize : 1.500 €
3rd Prize : 1.000 €

Gold Mention #1 : 250 €
Gold Mention #2 : 250 €
Gold Mention #3 : 250 €
Gold Mention #4 : 250 €

10 Honorable Mentions
30 Finalists

Questions

All the questions related to the competition can be mailed to us at:
info@terravivacompetitions.com indicating the following subject: “FAQ – Silos Buenos Aires”.
Answers to all questions will be published on the FAQ online section, which will be regularly updated until July 1st.

Disclaimer

This is an ideas competition only that encourages students and professionals to propose innovative solutions across a broad range of social impact tracks. TerraViva is not the owner of the building and has no development rights over it.

TerraViva is an independent organization whose purpose is purely didactic. (*) The members of the jury and their professional firms have no commercial connection with TerraViva, they represent a third-party and non-profit service.

 

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