The International Design Competition for Central City Square of Rahovec is organized within the project Leading Urban Change in Rahovec through revitalization of the Central City Square. The project is funded by the Municipality of Rahovec and implemented with the technical support of UN-Habitat. The main purpose of the project is to promote urban regeneration and sustainable urban development as well as inclusive public space by exercising transparent and innovative methods of participatory planning and design for the Central City Square of Rahovec, a strategic part of the municipal territory.
The municipality of Rahovec is located in the western region of the country, covering an area of 275.89 km² and based on the last census of 2011, the municipality has a total population of 56,208 inhabitants. Rahovec has a good geographical position with a continental climate and is known for its vineyards and wines, developed agriculture, rich cultural and natural heritage, while the Central City Square aims to become a reference point for local and international tourism.
Through the international competition, the municipality of Rahovec aims to achieve a sustainable design solution of the Central City Square, which provides access to safe and healthy public spaces for all its citizens. It also aims to create new business opportunities and increase the quality of urban life, in line with the New Urban Agenda and the Sustainable Development Agenda.
The competition seeks innovative and environmental-just ideas for the redevelopment of Rahovec's cityscape to a high-quality, vibrant public urban space. Taking its cultural and historical value into account, the city center needs rethinking, giving it a new role as an essential part of this growing city.
The competition is an open, anonymous and one-stage international urban design ideas competition. This competition is open to all architects, planners, urban and landscape designers and to students of these fields of study. Competitors could participate individually or as a team. Participants are encouraged to form interdisciplinary teams, with experts on environment, mobility, economics, etc. Each team must submit three (3) A1 format boards (594mm x 841mm) oriented either landscape or portrait with 5mm margins from each side. The Team registration code must be placed in the upper right corner and the board number must be placed in the lower right corner.
The language of the competition is English and the competition materials must be submitted only in English. There is no fee for the registration and participation in this competition.
September 20, 2020 - Deadline for submitting questions
September 30, 2020 - Publication of answers
November 16, 2020 (23:59, GMT+2) - Registration and Submission Deadline
December 2-4, 2020 - Jury Evaluation
December 11, 2020 – Announcement of results
Prof. Dr. VANESSA MIRIAM CARLOW
A total prize fund is 12,000.00 EUR
First prize: 7,000.00 EUR
Second prize: 3,000.00 EUR
Third prize: 2,000.00 EUR
Two honorable mentions
Community prize: recognition/certificate
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