Trimo Urban Crash: Architecture Student Competition

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Trimo Urban Crash Competition

Architectural Contest for students of architecture and design

4 Apr 2013

Trimo Urban Crash Winners

Trimo Urban Crash Competition Winners

Slovenia – Trebnje, Ljubljana, 4 April 2013

The overall winners of the Trimo Urban Crash international competition for students of architecture and design for the design of the Bike Base are Manus Leung from the Faculty of Built Environment at University of New South Wales, Australia and Kacper Krywult from the Faculty of Architecture / Warsaw University of Technology, Poland.

Their project, under the competition-entry name SHIFT, received the most points based on the combined decision of the expert jury together with the public vote (at www.trimo-urbancrash.com), for their concept for the capital’s new Bike Base.

Winning Bike Base by Manus Leung and Kacper Krywult:
Trimo Urban Crash Competition winner
image by winning architects

The jury commented as follows:

“Being a bit self-orientated and dislocated, the so-called “country house” inside a city brings to the city’s shore an awareness of city greenery. The pavilion promotes the only quality that the other entries did not embrace, and this is the potential for the social enjoyment of the park. It acts not as “a quick stop” but invites you inside to stop and relax, and enjoy the feeling of being in a hamlet within what is a highly urbanised area. The project has also the attractive potential of revitalising the park area, which is presently in a state of degeneration. The offshore park has the potential to gain extreme popularity.”

The jury winner award and second overall place goes to a group of students:
Jorge Lopez Sacristan, Christina Codjambopoulo, Beatriz Gomez Martin, Jorge Lopez Sacristan and Sara Rebollo from Köln Fachhochschule, Germany, with mentor Prof. Eva-Maria Pape. Their project, under the competition-entry name JCSB0, was awarded the most points by the expert jury.

The jury commented:

“The jury claimed the facility solves and interconnects two entities: a public and a private space. The project is not self or auto-oriented, and idea-wise it gives far more to the location than it takes. On a location that does not yet display a particular urban quality, a fluid yet optimistic project can provide a very significant social contribution. The project employs a sufficient site plan and does not require additional passes or roads. The private, second-level part of the modular project facing the park has a quality of individuality and softly touches the ground. This very intelligent project does not require an extensive amount of investment to be realised.”

The public vote winner award goes to a group of students: Ignacio Chavero García, Roberto Baños Pantoja and Alvaro Borrego Plata from ETSA Sevilla, Spain.Their project CG2BP received the greatest number of votes in the public vote procedure.

The top three jury winners are as follows:

1. Project JCSB0 by Jorge Lopez Sacristan, Christina Codjambopoulo, Beatriz Gomez Martin and Sara Rebollo from Köln Fachhochschule, Germany, with mentor Prof. Eva-Maria Pape.

2. Project SHIFT by Manus Leung from the Faculty of Built Environment at University of New South Wales, Australia and Kacper Krywult from the Faculty of Architecture / Warsaw University of Technology, Poland.

3. Project 14034 by Małgorzata Wawrzyniak from Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, under mentors Prof. Miloš Florijančič and Prof. Mitja Zorc.

The expert competition jury has also selected five honourable mentions:

• Honourable mention for project 13057 by Piotr Woldan, Michał Romański and Justyna Turowska from Wrocław University of Technology Faculty of Architecture, Poland, with mentor Dr. Marek Lamber.

• Honourable mention for project pixel by Alexandr Valakh from the Faculty of the Built Environment at University of Manchester, United Kingdom, with mentor Prof. Colin Pugh.

• Honourable mention for project LJUbo by Luis Fernando Osorio Lua, Jose Abraham and Buenrostro Valadez, from Facultad de Arquitectura, UNAM, Mexico.

• Honourable mention for project G4804 by Dušan Lilić from the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture – University of Niš, Serbia.

• Honourable mention for project A6841 by Petra Karlova from Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, Czech Republic, with mentor Prof. Ivan Kroupa.

The top three winners of the public vote are as follows:

1. Project CG2BP by Ignacio Chavero García, Roberto Baños Pantoja and Alvaro Borrego Plata from ETSA Sevilla, Spain.

2. Project T2MMS by Tamara Maric, Ivana Mihajlov and Danica Stevanovic from GAF Nis, Serbia, with mentor Prof. Milena Dinic.

3. Project SHIFT by Manus Leung from the Faculty of Built Environment at University of New South Wales, Australia and Kacper Krywult from the Faculty of Architecture / Warsaw University of Technology, Poland.

Special recognition was granted by competition partner Akripol to the project dNAMO by Jose Bernal and Iuliia Fomina from the Florida Atlantic University, United States, and to project 20436 by Joseph Goodwin, Nick Bastow and Richard Breen from the Newcastle University Architecture Planning Landscape, United Kingdom, under mentor Steve Dudek.

Prof. Janez Koželj, Vice-Mayor of Ljubljana and jury president, reflecting on the many strong and highly varied project entries, offered: “The jury witnessed a wide array of diverse approaches in the project submissions. Entrants pushed a host of technologies and construction techniques. They used different approaches, paying particular attention to industrial design, integration in the park setting, and the composition of modular units configured as towers, portals or pavilions.”

American artist and architect, jury member, Adam Kalkin also added: ˝The competition was fun. And the projects were fun. Often the world of architecture forgets about that essential quality. The jury was generous with both each other and the projects. It was a delight to participate.˝

All 31 finalist solutions can be seen in the project gallery. Later in April all 220 project submissions will be permanently exhibited on the website.

26 Mar 2013

Trimo Urban Crash Contest – 2013

Trimo Urban Crash Competition

The winner announcement of 4th Trimo Urban Crash competition takes place on 28th of March. The shortlisted projects are exhibited on the web site for public vote until 27th of March. The jury vote contributes 80% and public vote 20% to total result.

Out of 220 projects received, 31 made it as finalists.

Countries as Albania, Australia, Bolivia, Czech Republic, Mexico, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, United kingdom, Spain, USA and Venezuela are among shortlisted finalists.

Trimo Urban Crash Competition – external link

14 Nov 2012

Trimo Urban Crash Contest – 2013

Trimo Urban Crash Competition

Trimo Urban Crash is a competition for undergraduate/diploma students of architecture and design. The competition awards the best project with its permanent realisation on location while the author also receives a summer school at the AA School in London, UK. The finalists will be awarded with a place in the study trip and workshop in Slovenia and representation in the catalogue.

The 2013 competition invites students to design a unique public venue – a Bike Service and Coffee Shop called the Bike Base, executed with Trimo materials, applying the paradigm of modular architecture in the aspect of self-sufficiency and sustainabilty. The winning project will be erected on a designated plot donated by the City of Ljubljana.

The guidelines and materials are available free of charge to registered users, at www.trimo-urbancrash.com.

11 Aug 2012

Trimo Urban Crash Contest – 2012

Trimo Urban Crash competition news

20 Aug 2012 – submission deadline

The organizers of Trimo Urban Crash, a biannual international competition for students of architecture and industrial design, found the gap between the competitions terribly long. In view of this they have launched a summer challenge (http://www.trimo-urbancrash.com/tuc-summer-challenge).

The summer challenge is a relatively simple task. Participants (not limited to students), are asked to present their thoughts on “Sustainable urban commuting”.

They can send their thoughts/work in either visual form (photography, video, visual art and illustration, poster, etc.) or in textual form (no longer than 150 words); or they can create a combination of both. Submissions are on-line only. The deadline for the Summer Warmup Challenge is August 20, 2012. And the Summer Challenge is only a warm-up for the 4th Trimo Urban Crash Competition which will get started this autumn, October 2012.

All materials and detailed information about the competition are available at www.trimo-urbancrash.com. For detailed information, contact Maja Jenko, at: maja@trimo-urbancrash.com, phone: +386 1 51 87 091.

17 Jun 2011

Trimo Urban Crash student contest – 2011

Trimo Urban Crash news

On June 23 the winning 2011 Urban Crash international student competition entry will be unveiled.

Trimo Urban Crash: Making Architecture Matter

The story is a simple one – and even has a happy ending. Best of all, it’s not over, but is only just getting going. Students of architecture and industrial design from faculties all over world are invited by Trimo to take part in a competition – to design a structure that will actually be realised. They register, get the brief, and go – in teams or as individuals – to work. They post, blog and share on a dynamic dedicated site (www.trimo-urbancrash.com), get information and exchange ideas. And they produce strong, imaginative work, much of which will be published, some shortlisted and exhibited; and one will be built, in summer, in Ljubljana.

Trimo Urban Crash student contest designs from 2011 ; and from 2007, 2008 & 2009
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The only condition is that they employ Trimo construction elements; the only limits are the bounds of individual creativity. And the task is simple: address an issue of real social relevance. Similarly simple, the City of Ljubljana donates the plot, and Trimo builds it. The structure may be an urban info-point (the first Urban Crash, in 2007), a local stage (2009) or, this year, a neighbourhood life stand – what happens once it’s up and running is up to the users to whom it is offered. As the competition content has evolved, so too has the scope of the student participants, with 363 project entries from no less than 55 countries in 2011.

This year’s winning life stand entry, now being completed and due for unveiling end-June, is, says the international competition jury, “very elegant and comes across as a Venetian gondola placed on a Fužine neighbourhood lawn”. The winners Martynika Bielawska and Wojciech Nowak from Poland will spend their summer at the AA in London as their prize, Trimo will host shortlist entrants at a special summer workshop, and visions of the next Urban Crash will begin to take shape.

Trimo Urban Crash student competition – 2011

Trimo Urban Crash winners from 2011 installation competition

The contest brief for Architecture students was to design a public architectural installation for Nove Fužine, a specific residential neighborhood in Ljubljana, Slovenia using Trimo materials. The theme for this year is: The Life Stand – an architectural intervention which is more than a tribune for watching games or events. It is a point of interaction and inspiration for inhabitants and visitors of all ages, interests and social standing, and simultaneously offering an answer to complex architectural and social questions common to many European urban residential areas with its original and well-thought out approach.

Trimo Urban Crash competition winner Trimo Urban Crash competition design

1st Place for Realization: Wojciech Nowak and Martynika Bielawska of Poland.

1st Place for Concept: Nedim Mutevelic and Amar Zahiragic of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

2nd Place: Matej Ramšak and Aleksi Vicic of Slovenia

3rd Place: Gabriel Xie of New Zealand

Trimo Urban Crash: A multi-purpose stand for Fužine gets the nod

Slovenia, Trebnje, 25 March – The winners of Trimo Urban Crash international competition for students of architecture and design are the Polish students Wojciech Nowak and Martynika Bielawska from Sylesian Faculty of Architecture, Gliwice. Based on the public vote on www.trimo-urbancrash.com and the expert jury decision, their concept of a multi-purpose stand was considered best. The second place went to Slovene students, while a student from New Zealand won the third place. The award ceremony and the inauguration of the building will take place in June of this year in Fužine, the biggest residential neighbourhood of the Slovenian capital.

The winning »Life Stand« is a multi-purpose architectural project designed for sports and culture, and offers a meeting place for the community as well as a chance to watch festival events. The second place went to Matej Ramšak and Aleksij Vičič of the Faculty of Architecture Ljubljana who conceived a bridge connecting the river with the school playground, while at the same time symbolising the coexistence of all generations in Fužine. The third place went to the New Zealander Gabriel Xie, a student at the Faculty of Architecture in Auckland, for his proposal of a structure designed to facilitate social life, stage performances and serve as a children’s playground.

The best conceptual solution was also selected. This year, the winners come from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Conceived by Nedim Mutevelić, an architecture student from Sarajevo, and Amar Zahiragić, a student at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Sarajevo, their semantic game of forming small installations in the form of letters all over the district convinced the panel of experts.

Miloš Florijančič, the competition curator, architect and associate professor at the Faculty of Architecture in Ljubljana, Slovenia, explained that the jury was primarily looking for originality and a connection to the environment. “It was the openness of the idea and its power to attract various activities and social themes that really secured the win for the selected project,” he added.

Goran Vojnović, a jury member and a long-time resident of Fužine, had this to say: “Even though the spirit of Fužine is difficult to capture, a lot of the projects were very good. The selected solution offers a variety of possibilities, and I hope that its future users will find many new, surprising purposes for the structure”.

Patrizia Di Monte, a jury member and an architect, was particularly enthusiastic about the best concept solution: “This is a little puzzle that allows people to combine its pieces into an emotional geography whole while strolling through various areas. It can be read with a new view of the world, which is current and instantaneous – by viewing it from the air, which is made possible with Google Maps”.

All thirty short-listed solutions for realisation and the five short-listed conceptual solutions can be seen at www.trimo-urbancrash.com. The winning solution will be realised in Fužine, the largest residential community in Ljubljana, in the summer, while the author of the winning solution will receive paid attendance at the summer school at the internationally acclaimed school of architecture in London. All short-listed authors will be invited to join the Trimo architectural workshop in Slovenia during summer.

More about the Trimo Urban Crash competition

The third Trimo Urban Crash, an international competition for architecture and design students, was organised by Trimo. The competition that encourages creative reshaping of urban environment with advanced building materials and technologies was open from 15 October 2010 and 31 January 2011. Students from 56 countries from all over the world participated, contributing a total of 363 proposals for an urban multi-purpose stand in Fužine.

Trimo Urban Crash student competition – 2010

1 Nov – registration closing date
31 Jan 2011 – submission deadline

Challenge for students of architecture and design – win your project realised!
The third Trimo Urban Crash competition for students of architecture and design, challenging undergraduate students from all around the world.

Trimo Urban Crash

This year’s task looks for a creative proposal of an urban public installation for Fužine, Ljubljana’s largest residential neighbourhood. The installation should serve a concrete purpose and answer, through its well thought-out design concept, the contemporary problems of revitalising bedroom communities.

Trimo company, the competition organizer, will realise the winning project on location in summer 2011 and the winning author will also be awarded a paid summer session at the AA School of Architecture in London.

Information, entry and materials are available at: www.trimo-urbancrash.com

Previously:

Urban Ljubljana to be energized with a Polish architectural proposal

Trimo Urban Crash Competition

Trebnje, April 7th – Trimo is both proud and excited to announce the winners of the Trimo Urban Crash international competition for students of architecture are Jan Ledwon and Alicja Chola from Poland. With 564 public votes (from visitors to the www.trimo-urbancrash.com website) and a unanimous decision by the expert jury, their proposal for a cultural stage has been chosen for realisation in the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana. The second and third place awards go to Slovenian and Italian architecture students. The opening event will take place in Metelkova mesto during the biennial Trimo architecture days between June 4th and 6th, 2009.

The winning solution for a cultural stage is a sculpture-like form, a unity without a defined beginning and end that can be crafted by folding one virtual piece of paper – like an origami. It’s coloured white but indicates that it can be covered with graffiti after a period of time, integrating into its surrounding even better. The second place goes to Aleš Peternel and Matej Mejak, students of Faculty of Architecture, Ljubljana, Slovenia, who proposed an idea for a “Trimo Trojan horse”, a horse-shaped installation that would serve both as an information spot and a cultural stage. Third place was won by Italian students Chiara Agosti and Francesca Bellina who proposed for an information spot in the form of a moving box.

The 9-member international expert jury with the winning project:
Trimo Urban Crash Jury
(In the back, left to right) Mitja Vovko, Graeme Feechan and (in front, left to right) Janez Koželj, Miloš Ebner, Stevan Tesic, Tomaž Furlan, Jelena Grujic and Miloš Florijancic.

Jan Ledwon, the principal author of the winning project, was excited to hear the news: “We couldn’t sleep last night, waiting for the results. All of our friends kept their fingers crossed – and we did it! It was a pleasure to design something for an international competition and we are looking forward to finally see the location in Ljubljana.”

Miloš Florijancic, competition curator, architect and Associate Professor at the Faculty of Architecture, Ljubljana, explained the jury was looking for a “subject” rather than an object, evaluating corresponding content, relation to place, adequate body, flashing, and technical and safety criteria. At the end of the competition he added: “We found “the white dancer”, which closely corresponded to the criteria and challenges its surroundings with its non-colour. We decided it was the best project. From here on nothing is fixed, the second part of the competition is open, and the question is – in what way will the location absorb its new memberc”

Tomaž Furlan, representative of Metelkova mesto, offers: “I do not perceive the chosen object as some sort of a gift to Metelkova, but as a new member, a new material that will eventually change in accordance with Metelkova rules. The object itself represents an interesting provocation – I hope it will open a dialogue in the future.”

Stevan Tesic, architect and sculptor working in-cooperation at the Politecnico di Milano, Italy, offers: “The concept of the competition included a clearly expressed dichotomy, a formal-technical element in conformity with the Trimo company’s philosophy; and a social-communicative element, interactive and heterogeneous in its relation to the existing (perhaps also to the future) physiognomy of such a location as Metelkova. The majority of student proposals focused, to a different extent, on exploring the relationship between said aspects, considering technical viability, use of the object, and its relationship with its surrounding. The awarded projects were those which clearly defined the moment in which the object clearly and deliberately forms and allows the process of interaction without defining this process in advance. These interactions are understood as a gradual continuation, a reaction to the form through time. The reaction is not only communicative in the visual sense (graffiti) but eventually also physical, spatial thanks to the form’s interaction with the Metelkova people.”

All 19 short-listed projects can be viewed on the www.trimo-urbancrash.com website. The winning solution will be realised at Metelkova mesto this coming summer. Jan Ledwon will, as the principal author, be awarded a summer session at an internationally acclaimed school of architecture. The second- and third-place projects will be realised virtually, and the authors of the short-listed projects will attend a Trimo architectural workshop in Slovenia.

Previously:

Trimo Urban Crash student competition – 2009

18 Mar 2009 – Trimo Urban Crash Jury Select 19 Projects

March 16 marked the beginning of voting for the best student architectural project-solution that will energise Metelkova City in Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana. Until April 6, visitors to the www.trimo-urbancrash.com website can rate the 19 short-listed projects, selected from among all 147 submitted projects by the international nine-member expert jury. The winning solution will be realised on location this summer.

Trimo Urban Crash Jury
Trimo Urban Crash Jury
(in the back, left to right) Miloš Ebner, Daan Roosegaarde, Mitja Vovko, Stevan Tesic, Graeme Feechan and (in the front, left to right) Janez Koželj, Tomaž Furlan, Jelena Grujic and Miloš Florijancic.

After finishing, the jury members reflected on their work:

Miloš Florijancic, competition curator, architect and Associate Professor at the Faculty of Architecture, Ljubljana, Slovenia: “The surprise was already immense while we were following the arrival of the project solutions. Their number and origin completely “derailed” us. Who knew that Trimo Urban Crash would prove to be such a challenge. The jury members, arriving from five different countries and to whom I am once again offering thanks, had a difficult job. Although there was only one location, determining some satisfactory criteria applicable to all the submitted proposals was difficult, due to the sheer number of submissions. We decided on five evaluation points, common to all the submissions: corresponding content, relation to place, adequate body, flashing, and technical and safety measurements.

Trimo Urban Crash website

We were looking for floor, perhaps walls or roof, a “non-house” definition, light-heavy ratio, open-closed ratio, not as much an object, more of a “subject”.

Dutch visual artist Daan Roosegaarde offers: “Competitions like this offer Trimo a chance to put their money where their mouth is, since the winning project is realised in the end. The majority of the submitted projects was quite modernistic, focused largely on the visual aspect of the proposed installation, while some interesting applications of Trimo products were proposed.”

Tomaž Furlan, representative of Metelkova City adds: “For a specific location like Metelkova City, creating an installation is not an easy task. I believe the winning solution will be embraced by the public and will, in time, start its own life at Metelkova.”

All submitted projects can be viewed on the www.trimo-urbancrash.com website; and visitors can rate the 19 short-listed projects up until April 6, 2009. The winning solution, garnering the most jury and public votes together, will be realised in Metelkova mesto this summer. The winning author will be awarded a summer session at an internationally acclaimed school of architecture. The three best projects will be realised virtually, and the authors of the short-listed projects will attend a Trimo architectural workshop in Slovenia.

The submitted projects were evaluated by an international expert jury comprised of architects, professors of architecture, sculptors and visual artists. The most interesting and suitable project solutions were selected by Miloš Florijancic, competition curator, architect and Associate Professor at the Faculty of Architecture, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Miloš Ebner, Design and R&D Director, Trimo, Slovenia; Graeme Feechan, Group Concept Coach in 3D Reid’s Manchester office, UK; Tomaž Furlan, sculptor, visual artist and representative of Metelkova mesto, Slovenia; Jelena Grujic, architect and winner of the first Trimo Urban Crash competition, Serbia; Janez Koželj, Professor at the Faculty of Architecture, Ljubljana and Vice-Mayor of the City of Ljubljana, Slovenia; Daan Roosegaarde, visual artist from Rotterdam, the Netherlands; architect and sculptor Stevan Tesic, working in-cooperation at Politecnico di Milano, Italy; and Mitja Vovko, architect and R&D design engineer, Trimo, Slovenia.

The second Trimo Urban Crash international competition for students of architecture, organized by the Trimo company, is well under way. The competition, challenging future architects by encouraging the creative transformation of the urban environment with the help of advanced building materials and technologies, ran from November 1 2008 through January 31 2009. Students from 17 countries across the globe answered the challenge and submitted 147 solutions for an urban meeting place, info spot or an alternative cultural stage. The venue will be built in Metelkova City, a unique cultural and artistic zone in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana.


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