CityVision Competitions is an annual architectural contest that invites architects, designers, students, artists and creatives to develop urban and visionary proposals with the aim of stimulating new ideas for the future of our cities.
All through innovative ideas and methodologies that can improve the connection between the historical, contemporary and future city vocation, thus promoting a positive evolution of the critical architectural historiography.
CityVision Competitions is part of the homonimus architecture laboratory, CityVision, that every year proposes deep researches and studies with the aim of generating a dialogue between the contemporary city and its future image.
CityVision is a way to explore the reality and the future of architectural design thanks to a printed and digital free press project, CityVision Magazine; the organization of international architecture competitions, CityVision Competition; events, lectures, installations and exhibitions, CityVision Projects.
Alejandro Zaera-Polo (President)
Architect in Madrid
Alejandro Zaera-Polo (born Madrid, 1963) is an accomplished contem- porary architect and co-founder of London-based Alejandro Zaera- Polo Architects (AZPA). His work has consistently merged the practice of architecture with theoretical practice, providing a strong intellec- tual rigour to the discourse on architecture through a sharp capacity to identify social and political trends and creatively extrapolate them.
Architect in New York
INABA is an architecture office founded by Jeffrey Inaba that special- izes in an analytical approach to form making and building. The firm applies a creative method of problem solving to define a proj- ect’s objectives and identify unique formal options that can be realized with a high degree of design resolution. This stems from the practice’s broader philosophy to grasp the depths of a problem and once it is ap- praised, to provide clients with findings that assist in making better- informed decisions during planning, design and realization phases.
Architect-Artist in Rotterdam
He studied graphic design at the Design Academy in Eindhoven, and has been working as a freelance visual designer and illustrator for the New Yorker magazine and Prada since he graduated in 2003. In 2005 Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn, shot a documentary for MTV about Hip-Hop music in the favela’s of Sao Paulo and Rio de janeiro. Together they founded the Favela Painting project in 2007. Between that yeah and 2010 they created 3 large scale mural projects in differ- ent Favelas in Rio de Janeiro. In 2011 the two were invited to work with the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program on their biggest project yet, Philly Painting, completed in october 2012.
Hernan Diaz Alonso
Architect in Los Angeles
Hernan Diaz Alonso is the principal and founder of Xefirotarch, and practices architecture in Los Angeles and New York. At SCI-Arc, where he has taught since summer 2001, Hernan Diaz Alonso teaches and coordinates advanced graduate design studio and visual studies courses. He also teaches in the MRD program in SCIARC, which is dedicated to research and design of on the metropolitan cul- ture. He has been a guest critic at Columbia University, gsap, Yale Uni- versity, school of architecture and school of media art, Penn University School of architecture.
Cristiano Toraldo di Francia
Architect in Ancona
Cristiano Toraldo di Francia has been founder of the radical group “Superstudio” in December 1966 in Florence in coincidence with the first exhibition of “Superarchitettura”. He graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of Florence with a “Tecnomorphous architecture” thesis by the title of “Holyday machine on the Calabrian Coast” (published by Domus 1968), which drawings are now owned by the permanent collection of Centre Pompidou and by MAXXI Archives. His researches on the renovations of the language of architecture and of the role of the architect in a late capitalistic society, are documented by several publications through out the world, and have been shown in the major art museums and exhibitions: from the Venice Biennale (1978,1999) to the Milan Triennale (1973) from the Museum of Modern Art NY (1972, 2002), to the Centre Pompidou (1996, 2000), and finally the MAXXI (2011).
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