What is DoorScape?
Until January 15, 2023, it is possible to register and participate in the first edition of DoorScape, the international contest that is the brainchild of Oikos Venezia and the Querini Stampalia Foundation in Venice aimed at thinking about entry spaces and creating an entirely new design opportunity. The contest, in which such companies as Adler, Iseo and Laminam are involved as partners, aims at enhancing entrance space in its multiple meanings, functions, and relations.
DoorScape is not only aimed at architects and engineers, it also welcomes proposals from designers, creatives, and architecture students, who are asked to reflect on the entrance space as a place for dialogue between the access function and its various cultural, functional, formal, and possibly symbolic, translations. The winner will receive € 10,000 in prize money and its project will be exhibited, along with those of the other finalists, at an exhibition held in the area set up by Mr. Carlo Scarpa at the Querini Stampalia Foundation for the whole duration of the 18th International Architecture Exhibition of the Biennale di Venezia 2023.
The DoorScape Jury
All projects will be evaluated and awarded by a jury of specialists in the field, consisting of chairman-elect Mr. Michele De Lucchi and AMDL Circle, together with Mss. Donatella Calabi and Alessandra Chemollo, Messrs. Emanuele Coccia and Luciano Giubbilei, and Ms. Eugenia Morpurgo. Made of professionals coming from different fields, the jury will evaluate not only the technical skills but also the cultural meaning of the proposed projects.
The Jury will therefore be chaired by Mr. Michele De Lucchi, one of the most renowned architects and designers in Italy, who founded an architectural firm – the AMDL Circle – which is known for its humanistic approach to design. According to AMDL Circle’s principles, who designed iconic architectural works, such as the Unicredit Pavilion in Milan and the Bridge of Peace in Tbilisi (Georgia), the tenet of design is a continuous search for an improved quality of life, both physical and intellectual. The Circle, the symbol chosen in 2019 for the firm’s identity, embodies this philosophy: while encompassing the historic design heritage, it also opens up to interactions of ideas, people, and disciplines with an ideal door.
In addition to Michele De Lucchi & AMDL Circle, the jury is made up of other hugely relevant professionals.
Former professor of Urban and Territorial History and Deputy Rector of the IUAV University in Venice, she was also Directeur d’études invité at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, Visiting Professor at the British Academy in London, Honorary Fellow at the University of Leicester and taught courses at Harvard and MIT (USA), in Paris, in Madrid, in Sâo Paulo (Brazil), and in Tokyo. Ms. Calabi is a researcher with a holistic approach to architecture as an element that blends landscapes and interventions.
A photographer, she graduated from the IUAV University in Venice with a dissertation on the relationship between architecture and photography. In her work, the reflection on the representation of architectural works, as developed both in her professional activity and in individual projects, comes to the fore. In her professional experience, spanning thirty years, she has ranged from historical to contemporary architecture, developing research areas with educational and curatorial purposes.
A philosopher, professor of philosophy at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris and previously at the University of Fribourg, has focused his studies on analyzing images in relation to ontology, consumer society, fashion, and the language of advertising. Among its fundamentals there is the idea that only by revolutionizing the experience of the world we will be able to make it again a space of common and shared happiness.
Landscape and garden designer, since the beginning of his career, has focused on a constant dialogue with artists, architects, gardeners and craftsmen: this attention for cross-fertilization is the key through which he explores the personal creative process, with a view to expanding it through different, less conventional languages, thus moving it away from more conventional practices.
She is a researcher and a designer, who studies, in practice, the environmental, social and cultural impacts that manufacturing processes have on society, by prototyping alternative scenarios and products. Her works have been exhibited, among others, at MAXXI in Rome, at the Triennale in Milan, at the Total Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul, at the Textile Arts Center in New York City, at Z33 House for Contemporary Art and Design in Hasselt, Belgium.
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