Student Competition : Viena House of Music (VHOM)


The House of Music is a new type of music school for Vienna that should be an important link between past and present of the city.

The building will have to resolve two separate programs, a music school / conservatory and a new public space that is related to the park and the city.


The project seeks to link the music and nature through the architecture.

The Stadtpark is the chosen site, because it’s importance and because it’s located in Vienna's famous Ringstrasse. The project has the difficulty of being close to the old town and in the middle of a park, at a time that is located along a small canal and two major avenues.

The call is public and open to all undergraduate students, both from Architecture as from related careers like Engineering, Urban Planning, Design, etc. Students must be able to prove, by any official document (enrolment papers, student card, etc.) that, when the registration period opens, they are studying. All postgraduate students, whose undergraduate degree is not older than 3 years, can also participate.

Participation can be individual or in group, with a maximum of six members per team allowed. Teams can have members of different nationalities and they don’t necessarily have to study in the same centre.

The registration fee corresponds to the amount of money to be paid by each participating team, regardless of how many members the team has.

Jury:

The jury will be formed by the following members:

Jury´s president Josep M. Montaner
Architect Jordi Badía
Architect and urbanist Adolf Sotoca
Landscape architect Miguel Vidal Pla
Choir and orchestra director Lluís Carné
Architect Laura Spinadel (guest from Viena)

Prizes:

1st Prize
- 2000€.
- Project publication on TC Cuadernos magazine.
- One year subscription to Arquitectura Viva Proyectos magazine.
- Exposition at the Architecture School of Barcelona ETSAB.

2nd Prize
- 600€
- Project publication on TC Cuadernos magazine
- One year subscription to Arquitectura Viva Proyectos magazine
- Exposition at the Architecture School of Barcelona ETSAB

3rd Prize
- 400€
- Project publication on TC Cuadernos magazine
- One year subscription to Arquitectura Viva Proyectos magazine
- Exposition at the Architecture School of Barcelona ETSAB

10 honorable mentions
- Exposition at the Architecture School of Barcelona ETSAB
- Publication in architecture websites/blogs

Calendar

September 15, 2010 Late registration period ends
January 31, 2011 Submission deadline


Bases and more information: http://www.archmedium.com