Briefing

Request

A characteristic, derelict site in Sittard was redeveloped after many eventful years. Whereas the estate had previously been developed with a focus on religion and health care, it now profiles itself as a ‘Sports & Talent Park’ where talented young athletes can stay, grow, and play. Given the velocity of developments over recent years, the predictions of consumer demand were quick and efficient but lacked a clear vision for spatial planning. You have now the ability to change this. Despite the fact that the client has a fixed idea about the site’s future, there are still many choices to be made in terms of spatial design. We would therefore like to ask you to create a vision for the entire site. In addition to this vision, we would like to receive a partial elaboration of one of the indicated locations in the form of a design showing how your vision would be successful. This special project offers the opportunity to bring together top talents from various parts of the world and showcase their talent with some magnificent results. The main principles of the design must be in line with the wishes of the users, athletes, and owner: ‘Stay-Grow-Play’.

Watersley Sports & Talentpark has developed rapidly in recent years. The country estate has developed into a hotspot for athletes and young talents. So far, the developments have been realized on the basis of supply and demand, but the time has come for more structure and vision. Many ideas have already been developed in terms of the programme for the buildings, so there is no need to focus on that. The real question concerns the coherence of all of the properties in terms of appearance, branding, and functioning (connections and interaction). For this competition we are looking for a vision for the entire estate and its relationship with the environment.

Alongside a vision for the entire site, we would like to see an elaboration on one location, to show how the vision can become reality. For the competition, we have selected three locations for the elaboration. These locations were chosen because of their relevant location on the site and the challenging program that will need to be accommodated. One elaboration that focusses on the key-words STAY-GROW-PLAY.

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Watersley Sports & Talentpark is looking for a vision with an additional elaboration of one location. The vision and location should focus on several requierments in relation to the design. For the “vision” we are looking for an overall plan that focusses on the unity of the terrain, the public space and the branding by architecture. For the elaboration we want to see how the vision is implemented and how spatial qualities can play a role for the developments of our Talents. The main words we use are STAY-GROW-PLAY

Overall Award “VISION”

1st prize:

€1.500,-

Our aim is to let the winners participate in the realization of the project.
…. and there is more to win!

Additional Awards “ELABORATIONS”

THE POWERHOUSE

1st prize:

€700,-

2nd prize:

€200,-

3rd prize:

€100,-

THE FLAT

1st prize:

€700,-

2nd prize:

€200,-

3rd prize:

€100,-

THE FORMER SCHOOL

1st prize:

€700,-

2nd prize:

€200,-

3rd prize:

€100,-

Dates & Fees

EARLY BIRD

€40,-

Starts
30 August 2018*
Ends
08 October 2018*

STANDARD

€50,-

Starts
09 October 2018*
Ends
05 November 2018*

LATE

€60,-

Starts
06 November 2018*
Ends
19 November 2018*

* (h 23:59 gmt)

 

Jury

Ger Koopmans

Deputy of the province of Limburg

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