Iris Ceramica Group Foundation announces a last call for submissions to the 9th international online design contest Next Landmark, promoted by Floornature architecture and design portal.

The 2020 international design contest invites young architects and designers to reflect on how a closer relationship between individuals, the community and natural space, can be a means of urban redevelopment, while driving social cohesion and well-being: Take on the challenge and submit to the free-to-enter 2020 contest “An Educational Garden in Fiorano Modenese” if you are part of a new generation of architects who graduated between 2010 and today.

The design contest comprises redesigning external areas adjacent to “Casa Coccapani” nursery school in the province of Modena (IT). The project is part of a larger building renovation and seismic upgrading works, recently carried out on the building.  The “Casa Coccapani” outdoors should be designed as a welcoming play area for learning, exploring and discovering the surrounding world, while ensuring beauty, accessibility, sharing and inclusion for its young guests.

The idea behind the contest is to seek innovative solutions which take into account various aspects relating to mindful and sustainable design. Designing areas for growth and learning is a feat of immense social responsibility. It is in this nursery that future generations are educated and where their behavior and attitude to shaping a better future are nurtured.

The final deadline for submitting entries for the design contest is set on May 30th, 2020.

The winner will be announced on June 12th, 2020 and awarded a scholarship for a Master’s Degree in Sustainable Design at SOS – School of Sustainability, Bologna, Italy.

The jury panel for the 2020 Next Landmark contest comprises Federica Minozzi, CEO of the multinational Iris Ceramica Group, architect Mario Cucinella, Founder of MCA Architects, Massimo Imparato, Director of SOS School of Sustainability, Paolo Schianchi, lecturer in Visual Communication and Interaction Design at the Istituto Universitario Pontificio Salesiano, Venice, Francesco Tosi, Mayor of Fiorano Modenese and Don Antonio Lumare, Parish Priest in Fiorano Modenese and President of Foundation Coccapani.

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To enter the contest: Floornature Next Landmark contest 2020
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