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Layer 2.0 – Extension on a Modernist Building in Tel Aviv-Yafo

Liebling Haus (The White City Center) has recently open registration for Layer 2.0 – Extension on a Modernist Building in Tel Aviv-Yafo – International Architecture Idea Competition.

Participation is open to architects and architectural students in two different tracks. Design proposals can be developed both individually or by teams in English.

The winning designs will receive a share of the prize fund as well as media coverage. Selected projects will be displayed in a dedicated exhibition at the Liebling Haus including an exposure in the building additions catalog – a printed publication dedicated to the competition.

Details about the brief are available on the official website.

In the 21st century, most metropolitan areas are characterized by dense construction. Considering both the forecasts of population growth and the limited land reserves, future urban renewal projects will inevitably involve new building additions above existing structures, creating a new urban layer. Tel Aviv-Jaffa is inadvertently becoming a living lab, where new construction integrates with the conservation of the UNESCO listed heritage zone, located in the heart of the city.

We invite planners to re-examine alternatives and best practices for innovative, creative, and original building additions on top of the modernist buildings of the 30’. The competition also invites to explore how to plan new building additions while referencing current issues of communal solidarity and sustainability.

The task is to design a concept for a building addition in Tel Aviv Yafo, the addition will consist of 2.5 floors on top of a listed building. The design itself should refer to the original building and its surrounding block and urban landscape. No minimum size or number of residential units per block is defined. The proposals should be flexible enough to adapt in different sizes with different inhabitant capacity requirements.

The total prize fund is 25,000€ — 10,000€ are reserved for the First Prize winning project, 5,000€ for the First Prize in the Student track. Second and Third place prizes will be awarded in both competition tracks.

Liebling Haus – The White City Center was co-founded by the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality and the German government in a historical and cultural crossroad at the heart of Tel Aviv. The Center’s mission is to promote architecture, conservation, and urban development, focusing on modern architecture. The Liebling Haus serves as an urban hub for the community, fostering local and international dialogue and cooperation in the fields of conservation and architecture research, professional training, and knowledge.

Please find further information on the official website.

Layer 2.0 – Extension on a Modernist Building in Tel Aviv-Yafo – Registration Fees

Registration fee varies from 30€ to 100€ (110₪ to 370₪).