Prix W 2016

The 2016 Prix W proposed to students and young architects to recreate the 5 000 sqm of Pondorly, that connects the city of Rungis to the Marché d'Intérêt National (M.I.N), the biggest food market in the world.

This edition of the Prix W has been realized in tight collaboration with Semaris, the operating company of the Rungis market and owner of the land, Aéroports de Paris, and Altarea Cogedim.

 

 

The jury for the Prize W 2016 happened on April 5th 2016.

The members included:

- Patrick Jeantet, Directeur général délégué d'Aéroports de Paris
- Stéphane Layani, Président Directeur Général de Semmaris, Rungis
- Francois Cangardel, Conseiller du P.D.G d'Aéroports de Paris
- Léonard Lassagne, DATA ARCHITECTES
- Julien Rousseau, Fresh Architectures
- Thomas Dubuisson, Agence Search
- Andrea Bruno, Sutdio Andrea Bruno
- Pauline Polgar, Bati-actu groupe
- Milena Chessa, Le Moniteur

 

On Thursday May 26th 2016, more than three hundreds guests attended the openning ceremony of the exhibition at the Wilmotte Foundation gallery in Venice. The exhibition lasted until late september.

Prix W 2016 - Winning projects

The 3 winning projects
#1 - The Portal, by Luis Soares
#2 - The New Wavent, by Julien Guéganou & Jean-Baptiste Blondel
#3 - Pondora, by James Mak & Alison Cheng


7 projects received an honourable mention
- Pondorly, by Gianni Villa & Augustin Bohl Viallefond - France
- Un Nouvel Arc de triomphe pour Paris, by David Mader - France
- Connexion tripartie, by Haemi Chung & Etienne Fabre - South Korea + France
- Soulignement, by Marion Ridel & Apolline Roulland - France
- Living the bridge, by Tristan Lafon - France
- A functionnal scaffolding, by Martin Ferrand & Paul Jeanteur
- Lost identity, by Michal Bala - Poland

 

 

For more information on the winning projects, clic here

Prix W 2014

The Wilmotte Foundation aims to encourage the exploration of architectural heritage and its relation to the architectural creation. As part of the competition this year, it is planned to design a cultural and event centre at the tower of London

The competition is open to students and young architects of architecture schools from the European Union and Switzerland, who graduated after december 31st, 2010. They will have to justify their current or past inscription in a school.

PRIZE :
1st Prize: 7000 Euros
2nd Prize: 5000 Euros
3rd Prize: 2000 Euros

 

CALENDAR :
- Opening of competition registration: January 27th 2014
- Closure of competition registration: April 10th 2014
- Project entry closure: April 24th 2014
- Jury: end of April 2014
- Award ceremony: June 05th 2014

 

Exhibition of selected projects at the Venice Architectural Biennale 2014: From June 06th 2014 to August 30th 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prix W 2014 - Winning projects

On 24th April, the jury presided by Mr Malcolm Reading, gathered at the Tower of London in order to select and award the projects for the Prix W 2014.
The brief of the competition is ambitious and challenging and responds specifically  to a real need and an actual  concern for the Tower of London: conceive a cultural and events centre.
This challenge represents a true urban “graft” approach , which has been put forward to students and young architects from schools of architecture in Europe.
A panels of 153 projects has been received out of which three projects have been awarded with a prize and eight projects have received mentions.

The Wilmotte Foundation will exhibit the laureate projects during the Biennale of Architecture in Venice from the 5th June 2014.


Composition of the jury - prix W 2014

- Malcom Reading, Chairman of Malcolm Reading Consultants, London.
- David Nelson, Head of design, Foster & Partners, London.
- Jay Merrick, Architecture Critic of The Independent, London, essayist for Architects Journal, and architectural consultant, London.
- Olivier Brochet, Architect – professor of architecture, Member of l’Académie d’Architecture, Bordeaux.
- Andrea Bruno, studio Andrea Bruno, architect, Turin.
- Serguei Tschoban, architect, partner of Speech company, Moscow.
- Heather Hilburn, Architect, Historic Palaces Programme Sponsor, Londres.
- Cyrille Veran journalist, Head of the service « Architecture & Urbanisme », Groupe le Moniteur, Paris.


Winners

First Price :
Konstantinos Papasimakis & Iason Stathatos, ENSA Paris La Villette, France.
Second Price:
Sarah Bellal & Charlotte Georges-Burger, ENSA Paris La Villette, France.
Third Price:
Guillaume Colin & Paul Jin, Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture, Paris, France.


Honorable Mentions

- Anh tu Breda & Federica Ferracin, I.U.A.V. University of Venice, Italy.
- Erell Rannou & Laure Perotto, ENSA Bretagne, France.
- Romain Bonino, ENSA Marseille, France.
- Rosa Grasso, Universita di Bologna, Italy & Mélanie Guénnégou, ENSAP Lille, France.
- Hojae Cho & Seunghan Lee, ENSA Paris Belleville, France.
- Javier Ureña & Isabel Rivas, ETSA Madrid, Spain.
- Edouard Champalle, ENSA Paris Belleville, France.
- Fabien Sanz & Antoine Esnard, ENSA Paris-Val de Seine, France.

Prix W 2012

The Wilmotte Foundation aims to encourage the exploration of architectural heritage and its relation to the architectural creation. As part of the competition this year, it is planned to revalorize an industrial site in loss of function, to convert existing buildings for new use and to add contemporary buildings, reintegrating the whole back into the urban fabric in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

For its biannual competition for students, the Wilmotte Foundation chose the site of the former Piazza d'Armi on the island of St. Elena in Venice, an industrial site of the twentieth century, used as a shipyard for the ACTV, the operator of the famous "Vaporetto", the naval public transportation company of Venice.

The competition provides an opportunity to reinvent the typical building on water of Venice as modern housing, social and accessible. The project aims to establish a program consisting of quality housing (70%), and artists' studios with workshop and exhibition spaces (30%). Density and volume are left to the discretion of participants.

According to the idea of the city of Venice, a portion of approximately 20% of units should be to design as social co-housing, which means the participative construction accessible to the handicapped with a mix of generations, containing common elements (places of meeting, leisure, services, outdoor spaces, nursery...). The co-housing is an initiative born in the 60s in Denmark. In its current form, particular attention is given to aspects of sustainable buildings. Residents are involved in the design process and in the funding. The daily management is also provided by them. It concerns an architectural and urban redevelopment; think the Venice of the XXI Century.
The competition is open to students and young architects of architecture schools from the European Union and Switzerland, who graduated after January 1st, 2008. They will have to justify their current or past inscription in a school. For the session of 2012 an architect interior designer is allowed to participate but only in an association with an architect or student in architecture.

PRIZE:
1st Prize: 7000 Euros
2nd Prize: 5000 Euros
3rd Prize: 2000 Euros

CALENDAR:
- Closure of competition registration: May 15th 2012
- Project entry closure: June 15th 2012
- Jury: as soon as possible after submission of the projects
- Award ceremony: 2012

Prix W 2012 - Winning projects

For the fifth edition of the Prize W, the Wilmotte Foundation, whose mission is to promote the contemporary graft among young architects and students from schools of architecture of the European Union, chose the site of the Ex Piazza d'Armi on the island of St Elena in Venice.

This twentieth century’s industrial site was used as a shipyard by the company ACTV: the operator of public naval transportation and the famous "Vaporetto". It gave the opportunity to reinvent the building on water, so typical of Venice, as modern social and accessible housing, by implementing a housing program and workshops with artists' studios and exhibition spaces.

On June 29th 2012, a jury chaired by Andrea Bruno - Architect (Italy), which brought together this year:

Bonnie Fisher – Architect- Landscape Designer (USA)
Boris Dramov Architect- Urban Planner (USA)
Sergei Tkatchenko Architect (Russia)
Olivier Brochet Architect (France)
Giancarlo Carnevale President of the IUAV (Italy)

deliberated among the 68 received projects, and decided to give 2nd Prize ex aequo four who will each receive a cash prize of 5000 Euros:

Wilmotte & Associés - Melaine Ferré

Melaine Ferré

France, graduated in architecture from the ENSA Paris Val de Seine

Prix W 2010

European architectural Competition
The Fondation Wilmotte launches, in 2010, a new edition of the Prix W. This competition ambitions to emphasize the importance of contemporary graft in the preservation of European heritage, and its evolution in our contemporary world.
The competition is aimed at current and recently graduated European architects. The Prix W 2010, which deals with the rehabilitation of the French National Archives former warehouse in Versailles, proposes a reflexion on a contemporary heritage building integrated in a historic urban fabric.
The prizes and scholarships are awarded by an international jury made of professionals, architects, artists and renowed journalists.

The 2010 competition theme
The French National Archives former warehouse's site will have to be rehabilitated. The aeration of the plot, the implementation of housing spaces, the creation of offices and the conservation of an archive space will enable the participants to express their sensitivity regarding contemporary graft.
This year's theme goes beyond the traditional pattern. It is rooted in Versaille's historic and contemporary heritage, and offers interesting creative challenges to the participants.

CALENDAR
- Closure of competition registration: September 15th 2010
- Project entry closure: October 15th 2010
- Jury: as soon as possible after submission of the projects
- Award ceremony: 2011

2010 Participant conditions
The competition is open to students and young architects of architecture schools from the European Union and Switzerland, who graduated after December 31st, 2006. They will have to justify their current or past inscription in a school. For the session of 2010 an architect interior designer is allowed to participate but only in an association with an architect or student in architecture.

PRIZE
1st prize: 7000 Euros scholarship.
2nd prize: 5000 Euros scholarship.
3rd prize: 2000 Euros scholarship.

Selection criteria
1. Overall quality of the architectural graft
2. Strategy
3. Innovation
4. Feasibility

Site elements
Three parallel buildings - around 50m x 13m - built in 1933, 1955 and 1968. The 3400m2 lot is enclosed. The distance between the buildings is only five meters for a fifteen meters height. This lot offers eight floors, two of them being undergound.

On site visits will be organized.
The next and last visit in Versailles for the Prix W 2010 will be held from September 29th,9:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.

Registration requirements in order to be able to attend the visits :
1. To have completed the administrative registration for the Prix W 2010 ( form returned + certificate(s) by post - September 15th later)
2. To have registered for the visit via email: fondation@wilmotte.fr
During these visit the applicants will be able to take any necessary measurements and photos
Non registrated people will not be allowed to visit the building.

 

 

 

 

 

Prix W 2010 - Winning projects

La conception d’un bâtiment de bureau de 2000m² sur le site d’un châteaux d’eau à Latina, ville implantée à 60 kms au sud de Rome.

Le jury du prix W 2010 s’est réuni le 4 mars 2011

Le jury était composé de :
François de Mazières, Maire de Versailles, Président du Jury.
Paul Trouilloud, Architecte des Bâtiments de France.
Alain-Charles Perrot, Architecte en chef des Monuments Historiques.
Andrea Bruno, Architecte (Italie)
Manfred Grohmann, Ingénieur (Allemagne)
Olivier Brochet, Architecte.
Edwin Heathcote, Journaliste (Financial Times)
Olivier Godet, Service Architecture Drac Ile-de France.

Les lauréats désignés sont :

Wilmotte & Associés - 1<sup>er</sup> prix :

1er prix :

Elseline bazin (France), 24 ans
diplômée de  l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Versailles (France),
Max Kahlen (Allemagne), 29 ans
diplômé de l'Architectural Association School of Architecture (Royaume-Uni)

Wilmotte & Associés - 2<sup>ème</sup> prix

2ème prix

Lara ferrer (France), 26 ans,
Claire Garcia (France), 27 ans,
diplômées de  l’Ecole d’Architecture de Paris – la Villette (France)

Wilmotte & Associés - 3<sup>ème</sup> prix

3ème prix

Gilles Guerry (France), 32 ans,
Satchmo Jesop, (France), 28 ans,
diplômés de l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Bretagne, de Rennes (France)

Wilmotte & Associés - Remise des prix

Remise des prix

Le lundi 12 septembre 2010 a eu lieu la remise des récompenses du Prix W 2010, accueillie cette année par le Maire François de Mazières, dans la salle des fêtes de la mairie de Versailles.

Prix W 2008-2009

European architectural Competition
The Wilmotte Foundation renews for 2008-2009 the W Award competition. The competition endeavours to consciously encourage the importance of preserving European heritage and its evolution in a contemporary world by the idea of an architectural "graft".
The competition is aimed at students and newly qualified young European architects. The theme of this year's competition is to requalify a site of a water tower in Latina Italy, a recent heritage, which has to be integrated into an urban, landscaped setting.
The prizes and burseries are deliberated by an international jury, composed of professionals, architects , artists and well known journalists.

The 2008-2009 competition theme
The site of a water tower from the 1970's, is to be requalified. A new office building of 2000m2 envisaged will provide an opportunity for candidates to write a new chapter on the "architectural graft", the foundation's key interest.
This year's theme is beyond the traditional pattern, it is rooted in the recent heritage of the twentieth century and open to participants of the prospects for interesting designs.

CALENDAR
- Closure of competition registration: 15th September 2008
- Project entry closure: 15th October 2008
- Jury: 16th january 2009
- Prize: October 2009

Participant conditions
Individual entries architectural profile or by team of two. Open to students and newly qualified architects, after the 31st of December 2004, qualified in the European Union and Switzerland.

PRIZE
1st prize: 7000 Euros scholarship.
2nd prize: 5000 Euros scholarship.
3rd prize: 2000 Euros scholarship.

Selection criteria
1. Strategy
2. Innovation
3. Feasibility
4. Overall quality of the graft

The town of Latina in Italy
The new town of 180000 inhabitants, situated 50 kilometres south of Rome, was built during the Italian town planning movement of the 1930's, after the draining of the wetlands.
The city earned its character mainly from the architectural style in the 1930's, es

 

 

 

 

Prix W 2008-2009 - Winning projects

The design of a 2000 m² office building , on a water tower site in Latina, town situated 60 km to the south of Rome.

The international jury was made up of the following members :

Mounir Bouchenaki, algerian, head of ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property) in Rome
Olivier Brochet, french, architect in Bordeaux (BLP agency)
Andrea Bruno, italian, architect in Turin
Jean-François De Canchy, french, Head of the DRAC (Regional head of cultural affairs) Ile-de-France
Manfred Grohmann, german, architect engineer in Frankfort
Marc Vigier, french, Head of Pétra Consultants in Paris
Jean-Paul Viguier, french, architect in Paris
Vincenzo Zaccheo, italian, mayor of Latina : president of the jury.

The jury wished to explain their approach which tends towards a more global outlook of the foundation, the main aim being to act as a laboratory of ideas, “area” of exchange and open mindedness.
Within this context remain to be articulated with efficiency the competition of ideas and the realization phase.

The Award Jury met on January the 16th 2009
The winners are:

Wilmotte & Associés - 1<sup>st</sup> Prize

1st Prize

Yannick Gourvil and Paola Pfenninger
french, german, architects, graduated from : Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture - Paris-Malaquais and Fachhochschule Postdam

Wilmotte & Associés - 2<sup>nd</sup> Prize

2nd Prize

Camille Baylly and Hervé Winkler
french, architects graduated from : Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture - Paris Val-de-Seine

Wilmotte & Associés - 3<sup>rd</sup> Prize

3rd Prize

Franck Dibon and Germain Bouchon
french, architects graduated from : Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture - Paris Val-de-Seine



Prix W 2007

European architecture competition
The Wilmotte Foundation renews this year the W Award competition. The competition endeavours to consciously encourage the importance of preserving European heritage and its evolution in a contemporary world by the idea of an architectural "graft".
The competition is aimed at students and newly qualified young European architects. The theme of this year's competition is the re-qualification of an industrial wasteland, a topical heritage, which will be integrated within an urban, landscaped setting.

The 2007 competition theme
Revitalization of the flour mill of Lepoivre at Saint-Venant, Pas-de-Calais
(62350), France.

CALENDAR
Closure of competition registration: 3rd of april 2007
Project entry closure: 30 May 2007
Jury: June 2007
Prize: October 2007

Participant conditions
Individual entries will be accepted, as will teams of up to two or three people. Open to students and newly qualified architects, after the 31st of December 2003, qualified in the European Union and Switzerland. It is possible to integrate a landscape architect in the team but it is not obligatory. He or she will participate under the same conditions: students or newly qualified landscape architect after the 31st of December 2003 from universities or schools of landscape architecture in the European Union and Switzerland.

PRIZE
1st Prize : 4000 Euros scholarship
2nd Prize : 3000 Euros scholarship
3rd Prize : 2000 Euros scholarship
4th-12th Prize : a two-year subscription to an architectural review


SELECTION CRITERIA
Strategy
Innovation
Feasibility
Overall quality of the graft


 

 

 

 

 

Prix W 2007 - Winning projects

Revitalization of a disused industrial zone, the Flour Mill Lepoivre in Saint Venant : to create, on the site of the Lepoivre flour mill, a crossroads of meetings for cultural and teaching vocation, on a communal, regional, national and international scale. Moreover, these spaces will be used by companies envolved with enviromental issues.

Eight runners-up were:
Raphaël Boursier et Gabriel Loinger-Beck
Julien Berneron et Maud Revol-Bordone
Vanessa fernandez et Nicolas Grosmond
Guillaume Relier et Benoit Meriac
Nicolas Amar et Mathilde Jauvin
Ariivaimato Beaumont, Pauline Marcombe
et Nelson Ferreira
Joanna Krysiewick et Mattias D'Hooghe
Vincent Trarieux, Arthur Leitner et Matthieu Hackenheimer


Two special runners-up were :
Olivier Carminati
Florine Sachy, Florine Wallyn et Pierre-Marie Bichet

The Award Jury met on June the 29th and 30th.
The winners were:

Wilmotte & Associés - 1<sup>st</sup> Prize:

1st Prize:

Guillaume Marechaux et Clémence Mura
french, architects, graduated at : Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-Malaquais

Wilmotte & Associés - 2<sup>nd</sup> Prize

2nd Prize

Germain Benais et Paul Rolland
french, students at : Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture et de Paysage de Bordeaux

Wilmotte & Associés - 2<sup>nd</sup> Prize

2nd Prize

Pia Lê, Alma Bali et Géraldine Lucas
french, students at : Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville

Wilmotte & Associés - 2<sup>nd</sup> Prize

2nd Prize

Dominic Belzacq
german, architect, graduated ing. at : Université des Sciences Appliquées de Coburg

Prix W 2006

Concours européen d'architecture
La Fondation d'entreprise Wilmotte lance cette année le concours Prix W afin de faire prendre conscience de l'importance de la greffe architecturale pour la préservation du patrimoine européen et son évolution xxx dans le monde contemporain.

Le concours s'adresse aux étudiants et aux jeunes diplômés des écoles d'architecture européennes et a pour thème la renaissance d'un b?¢timent à forte valeur patrimoniale en vue d'accompagner sa destination.

Les prix et bourses seront décernés par un jury international composé de professionnels, d'architectes, d'artistes et de journalistes de renom.
Thème du concours 2006

Extension du château Barrière en vue d'un changement de destination : créer un lieu d'accueil à Périgueux d'une superficie comprise entre 500 et 600 m2 pour des rencontres et des expositions.

 

CALENDRIER DU CONCOURS
Clôture des inscriptions : 28 février 2006
Rendu des projets : 31 mai 2006
Jury : juin 2006
Remise des prix : septembre 2006

CONDITION DE PARTICIPATION

Participation individuelle ou par équipe de deux. Ouvert aux étudiants et aux jeunes diplômés après le 1. janvier 2003 des écoles d'architecture de l'Union européenne et de la Suisse.


PRIX
1er prix : voyage sur les traces de Carlo Scarpa en Vénétie + bourse de 4000 Euros
2éme prix : voyage en Vénétie + bourse de 2000 Euros
3éme prix : bourse de 1500 Euros + abonnement à 2 revues d'architecture
4éme-12ème prix : abonnement à 2 revues d'architecture

Les lauréats des trois premiers prix se verront également offrir la possibilité d'effectuer, s'ils le souhaitent, un stage rémunéré à l'agence Wilmotte & Associés à Paris.


CRITÈRE DE SÉLECTION
1. Parti
2. Innovation
3. Faisabilité
4. Qualité globale de la greffe