Datum konání: 17.10.2011 (Celý den) - 29.02.2012 (Celý den)
The aim of this International competition is to design an Iconic Pedestrian Bridge in the Heart of Amsterdam. The proposal must not only attend to the specific function but the design should also take into consideration the urban insertion and impact geared towards creating a new architectural symbol for an European capital city.
The new Pedestrian Bridge will be located on Amstel 51 in the front of the Hermitage Amsterdam Museum on the east bank of the Amstel river. The Museum is a classical style building dating from 1681 and is currently the largest dependency of the Hermitage Museum with a total area of around 13,000 square metres.
The new 90m footbridge will serve existing communities, visitors and the neighbourhoods around it. The structure will form a new gateway to the Hermitage Amsterdam Museum and will create direct access from the East bank of the Amstel canal.
PROGRAM AND SPACE USED
The following spaces should be included in the design program:
Pedestrian bridge: a 90m long by 4m wide minimum footbridge connecting the east to west bank of the Amstel river on the axis
of the Hermitage Amsterdam Museum.
Café: a 100 m2 space where 20 tables for 4 people each will be situated together with a small area for snack food concession.
Bicycle Repair: a 50 m2 space with two repair stations including tools desk and bike storage.
_Facilities: a 20m2 space 4 toilet cubicles, (note: toilets will be
used by staff and café customers only.)
_Administration: a 30 m2 space destined for office, changing
room, plant room / storage.
_ 30 bicycle racks available anywhere within the new development.
TOTAL AREA: approximately 200 m2 (pedestrian bridge not including)
THOSE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE
Architects, Architecture Graduated, Engineers and Students. Interdisciplinary teams are also encouraged to enter the competition.
Winning participants will receive prizes totaling US$ 5,400 with the distribution as follows:
1st PRIZE: US$ 3,000 (THREE THOUSAND US DOLLARS)
2nd PRIZE: US$ 1,600 (ONE THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED US DOLLARS)
3rd PRIZE: US$ 800 (EIGHT HUNDRED US DOLLARS)
There will also be 7 honorable mentions
_Competition Officially Announced - 17th October 2011
_Start of Competition and Early Bird registration - 30th October to 15th December 2011
_Late Competition Registration – 16th December 2011t to 15th February 2012
_Deadline for questions - 31st January 2012
_Closing Date for Submissions - 29th February 2012
_Jury Evaluation - 05th March - 12th March 2012
_Announcement of Winners and posting on www.ac-ca.org - 15th March 2012
_Early Bird Registration:
US$ 80 from 30th October to 15th December 2011
US$ 120 from 16th December 2011 to 15th February 2012
All entry submissions must be sent via email to amsterdam [at] ac-ca.org until midnight on 29th February 2012 (11:59 pm. -00:00 GMT). Participants will be responsible for the arrival of their proposals within the corresponding deadlines and no proposal will be received one day after the deadline date.