Competition 'designing hospitality'
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11 July 2011

Competition 'designing hospitality'

THE FIRST EDITION IS DEDICATED TO THE WELCOMING OF VISITORS TO LARGE EXHIBITIONS AND CULTURAL AND SPORTS EVENTS, WHICH OFTEN REPRESENT AN OCCASION TO VISIT THE CITIES THAT HOST THEM.
This is the reason why we are calling on international designers to propose products and solutions that allow visitors to feel at home and fully enjoy the emotions of travel and discovery.
Participants are asked to design products and solutions for all visitors in order to maximize their enjoyment of the event and their discovery of the city. Each individual project must also provide for use by people with disabilities, either permanent or temporary, in accordance with the principles set out by the UN Conven tion on the rights of disabled people.
ART. 1 | OBJECTIVE OF THE COMPETITION:
Each participant must design products for daily use linked to the contexts indicated above. Each designer will have to illustrate in detail the features of the project and indicate the materials and technologies used. The designer will also need to describe the methods of use and the help the product itself can provide to people with limited motor or sensory abilities, in compliance with the provisions of the UN Convention on the rights of disabled people. The demonstration of usability may relate to a specific type of disability.
ART. 2 | PARTICIPATION:
The international competition is open to individuals and groups. In the latter case, a representative group leader must be identified.
Each participant may present only one project, otherwise they will be excluded from the competition. An individual participant cannot take part in the competition as part of more that one group, or at the same time individually and as part of a group, otherwise he/she and the other members of the group in question will be excluded from the competition.
All applications and communications regarding the project must be written in the official languages of the competition: Italian or English, otherwise the project will be excluded.
ART. 3 | PRESENTATION OF PROJECTS AND DEADLINES:
To be admitted to the selection stage, participants must send the project proposal in a sealed package, without indicating the sender, to: Exposynergy, Via Vincenzo Monti 36 - 20123 Milan, Italy.
Participation shall be anonymous and the package must only indicate the following: International design competition “d.prize Exposynergy 2011 pba awards design – designinghospitality”.
Under no circumstances may the participants violate the anonymity of the competition by including on the package logos, symbols or other identifying elements. Non-compliance with the provisions of this announcement of the competition, aimed at guaranteeing its anonymous form, shall constitute grounds for exclusion from the competition itself. The delivery may be made directly to the competition secretary’s office or by courier or mail. All deliveries shall be made by the participants at their own expense and are made under their own responsibility. Exposynergy does not accept responsibility for any delays or nondelivery of applications. The package, as described above, shall be sent and postmarked not later than 6.00pm on 31st October 2011 regardless of the method chosen for such delivery. Projects that are not received within 10 days of the date indicated above will be excluded from the competition. The package must contain two closed envelopes, sealed and countersigned on all their flaps, without any indication of the sender, respectively and exclusively with the following inscriptions:
• ENVELOPE A – PROJECT PROPOSAL containing the documentation as per article 4;
• ENVELOPE B – ADMINISTRATIVE DOCUMENTATION containing the documentation as per article 5.
ART. 4 | PROJECTS:
The project ideas and proposals must be produced in a single copy, on paper and digital support (CD/DVD). It is a requirement that, in order to guarantee the same opportunities to all participants, they conform to the following specifications:a maximum of 3 tables in horizontal A2 format mounted on a rigid support (poliplat), containing the project including drawings, plans, 3D models, renderings, photos of models and anything useful to describe the project;
• written description in A4 format, containing a maximum of 3,000 characters;
• participants shall present their projects in anonymous form;
• a file in PDF format containing the project and the written description with a maximum size of 5 megabytes to be included in the attached CD or DVD.
The tables, documents, the CD or DVD shall be clearly labeled on the front with the alphanumerical code consisting of 5 characters.
In order to allow for possible publication, all graphic material, written descriptions and photos of models must also be sent in digital format, 300 dpi TIF or JPG (15 x 20 cm), on CD or DVD. In addition, an abstract version of the project description is required, made up of no more than 1300 characters. No project documents shall be returned.
ART. 5 | ADMINISTRATIVE DOCUMENTATION:
Envelope B “Administrative Documentation” shall contain the following documents.
annex 1 – competition application
annex 2 – personal data of participants – waiver
annex 3 – appointment of group leader (only in the case of a project group);
photocopy of the ID document of all participants;
curriculum vitae of the designer or the group leader (max. 1 sheet A4);
The competition application and the waiver can be downloaded from the website www.exposynergy.it.
ART. 6 | EXCLUSIONS:
The following persons may not participate in the Competition: members of the Jury; spouses, immediate family or other relatives (up to three times removed) of members of the Jury; employees, employers and persons in stable or known working relationships with members of the Jury; employees of companies in the Exposynergy group; persons who are part of more than one participating group; persons who, while not falling into one of the above categories, have directly participated in drawing up the Competition; projects which do not respect the anonymity of the competition shall also be excluded.
ART. 7 | INFORMATION:
The members of the Jury and the authors of the Competition are prohibited from releasing information to participants. Any requests for information must be presented in writing to the competition secretary’s office, exclusively to the dedicated e-mail address and the replies will be published on the website www.exposynergy.it and made available to all participants.
ART. 8 | JURY:
• Marco Piva, architect – chairman of the jury • Salvo Bonura, designer • Leonardo Cascitelli, Polytechnic lecturer • Carlo Castiglioni, Museo studio Castiglioni • Massimo Catalani, painter • Marco Dettori, Vice President Assimpredil ANCE (Milan, Monza, Brianza and Lodi) • Paolo Del Mastro Calvetti, Acquisition & Development Manager IKEA • Guido Giannetta, Beni Stabili S.p.a. • Gianluca Laganà, Director of Global Hospitality TECHNOGYM GROUP • Laura Pighi, HABITECH manager, Green Building Council Italia • Giuseppe Rossi, Executive Vice President Bizzi & Partners Development LLC • Lorenzo Tacco, manager • Emilia Wanderling, design manager Autogrill Italia • Marco Vigo, architect and designer.
ART. 9 | PRIZES:
The jury will award the following prizes: 1st place € 5,000; 2nd place € 3,000: 3rd place € 2,000.
ART. 10 | RESULTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:
The results shall be announced to the winners via e-mail and also published in the press and on the website. There will also be a competition awards ceremony. The finalist projects shall be sent to the organizing committee of Expo 2015 and the Bureau International des Expositions.
The winning projects, and all those which the Jury shall deem to be worthy of merit, may be put on show in an exhibition and presented to the public during the awards ceremony to be held at a venue to be decided. The organizers also reserve the right to publish the works in the specialized press, in addition to producing a catalogue of the works received. By sending their projects, participants grant their consent to the use of their material for the purposes listed above. Nothing shall be owed to the participants for these uses.
ART. 11 | USE OF THE PROJECTS:
Exposynergy reserves the right to use the projects in the competition for industrial production, subject to agreement with the designers, according to the professional rules applying.
In order to allow the exercise of this right, participants undertake not to grant to third parties the rights of use of their projects, until 31st December 2012.
ART. 12 | ACCEPTANCE:
By sending the projects, participants accept, without reserve, the conditions set out in the announcement of the competition and accept the decisions of the Jury, both in the interpretation of the competition, and in the evaluation of the works in competition.
For further Information: Competition Secretary’s Office. All requests for information must be sent exclusively to the dedicated e-mail address, and the replies shall be published on the website www.exposynergy.it

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