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Silos Buenos Aires – TerraViva Competitions

TerraViva Competitions launches Silos Buenos Aires, a new architecture competition that aims to rehabilitate the abandoned Silos from Puerto Madero in a creative and unconventional way.

The competition is open to students, architects, designers, urbanists, engineers, artists, makers, activists and anyone interested in the fields of design and architecture. Participants can join the competition either individually or with a team.

Prizes up to 6,000 Euro will be awarded to the winners selected by an international jury panel.

The brief is available on the official website.

The old infrastructural facilities of Puerto Madero, witnesses of a time when Argentina was considered “The Granary of the World”, are now part of the contemporary city and are perfectly integrated into the new urban skyline of Buenos Aires. Only a few port structures of extraordinary heritage value have remained intact, and without a doubt the most fascinating still standing ones are the “Silos de la Junta Nacional de Granos”.

Out of use for more than 90 years, today this majestic ruin has remained somehow suspended in time and trapped in an urban context that has not yet been able to rehabilitate it as it deserves…

How could an obsolete structure be transformed into a mixed-use space open to the entire community? What kind of new functions could improve the neighbourhood and enhance the public space that surrounds the complex?

Silos Buenos Aires encourages participants to experiment with innovative and ingenious ideas, without fear of completely revolutionizing the current state of the building.

Competitors have to submit two A1 panels (59,4 x 84,1 cm) landscape oriented + a brief text describing the proposal (up to 250 words). Panels must contain all the necessary graphic information to explain the project in the best way possible (title, diagrams, sketches, 3D visualizations, plans and sections, collages, model photos, etc.). All kinds of graphic representations will be accepted.

The idea behind the TerraViva initiative is to challenge the new generations of designers to think outside the box and to deal with the most current urban issues with a strategic vision.

Silos Buenos Aires – Architecture Competition – Fees

  • Early registration (21st March — 13th May, 2022): 59 Euro
  • Standard registration (14th May 2022 — 1st July 2022): 89 Euro
  • Late registration (2nd July — 29th July, 2022): 119 Euro