Celebrating its 500th anniversary, the National Estate of Chambord is staging an exhibition entitled Chambord, 1519-2019: l’utopie à l’œuvre, centered on concepts such as the history and projected future of Chambord, political, social, and environmental utopia, and ideal architectures.
Launched in 2018 by Dominique Perrault and the Domain national de Cham-bord, the "Unfinished Chambord" called for projects to focus on the architecture of the castle and propose a revived architectural utopia for Chambord. The goal of the competition allowed for students to reflect on the reality of the castle by its fictional representation. Among the 18 awarded submissions projects were selected from SCI-Arc's Elena Manferdini's vertical studio, Rice School of Architecture, La Escuela de Arquitectura de la Universidad Anáhuac de México, and L’École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Nancy.
Below are the selected students and a few images of their work which will be exhibited as part of a student exhibition at the Château de Chambord from May 26th to September 1st, 2019 titled Utopia at Work.
The four winning projects and schools are as follows:
- La Escuela de Arquitectura de la Universidad Anáhuac de México (Mexico) for the project Evanescent thresholds of the Inachevé (Les seuils évanescents de l’Inachevé)
- L’École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Nancy (France) for the project #TwinC
- SCI-Arc - Los Angeles (USA) for their projects presented under the name Unfinished (Inachevé)
- Rice School of Architecture - Houston (USA) for the project After the flood (Après le déluge)
La Escuela de Arquitectura de la Universidad Anáhuac de México (Mexico)
Project: Evanescent thresholds of the Inachevé (Les seuils évanescents de l’Inachevé)
Design team: Professor MS.AAD. Paola Morales O | Students: Mara Calderón; Ana Luisa Chávez, Alan Durst, Fernando Del Conte, Monserrat Hernández, Andrea Martínez, Santiago Pérez de O. & Elías Rizo.
Structural Advisor: Lars Keim & Mathieu Billioud.
L’École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Nancy (France)
Design team: Hortense, Aurélien, Jonas, Theo, Alban, Manon, Clement, Enguerran, and Quentin
Structural Advisor: Lorenzo Diez
SCI-Arc - Los Angeles (USA)
Projects presented under the name: Unfinished (Inachevé)
Designers: Rebecca Xan Fitzgerald, Asmaa Abu Assaf, Julia Arnold, Akhil Mathew, Adam Wells, Mariya Bandrivska and Mahyar Naghshvar
Structural Advisor: Elena Manferdini
Rice School of Architecture - Houston (USA)
Project: After the flood (Après le déluge)
Designers: Will Letchinger and Jonathan Wilkinson
Structural Advisor: Nicholas Gilliland and John J. Casbarian's Totalization (Paris) studio
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