BAMBOO RUSH DESIGN 2021

Entry closes on July 20, 2021
Delivery of Projects by August 31, 2021


International Contest for the design and creation of an innovative design object with bamboo

The Labirinto della Masone, under the patronage of ADI (Association for Industrial Design) and AIB (Italian Bamboo Association), lauched the fourth edition of the international contest for the design and creation of an innovative design object with bamboo.

With this contest, the Labirinto della Masone – which is the largest one in the world and is entirely made of around twenty different species of bamboo – aims at focusing the attention on this extraordinary and elegant plant.

The contest aims to highlight the value of bamboo in achieving international political objectives, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the commitments under the Paris Agreement on climate change by promoting the use of bamboo for the design of everyday objects.

The contest aims at promoting the use of bamboo, by giving relevance to items for home or public spaces or structures such as coverings or galleries. The project shall have to enhance both the technical and aesthetic properties and the expressive potential of bamboo while at the same time enabling subsequent mass-production. The evaluation criteria will therefore take into account any technological innovations, including related to the possible production cycle of the object and the strategy to

minimize its impact on the environment.
It is an international contest, which gives the possibility to particpate both to students that are regularly enrolled in high schools specializing in graphics, furniture, design, architecture or design faculties, PhDs, masters and equivalent courses and to designers, architects as well as to graduate employees working in the industry of design, artists, and creatives, thanks to the division in two categories, junior and senior.

PARTICIPATION

The deadline for entry to the competition is July 20, 2021.

The award-winning entrants will be announced on the website, by September 2021.

The award ceremony will take place at Labirinto della Masone during the fifth edition of the “Under the Bamboo Tree” cultural event, to be held on October 16 and 17, 2021.

Contacts
bamboorush@francomariaricci.com
+39 0521 827081

 

DESIGN CRITERIA

The designed object must enhance the intrinsic characteristics of bamboo. The choice of the object to be designed is at the discretion of the entrants.
By way of example: items for home, offices, commercial buildings, schools, hospitals and other public spaces such as:
• Furniture and home decor accessories
• Kitchen and table items
• Coverings for walls, floors, partitions, doors, etc.
• Functional elements such as radiators, lamps, lighting systems, switches, etc.
• Technical elements such as handles, handrails, taps, plates, etc.• Structures such as roofings, galleries, etc.

The object can be executed by combining different materials, anyway the parts made in bamboo shall have to be predominant in its construction. The project shall have to enhance both the technical and aesthetic properties and the expressive potential of bamboo while at the same time enabling subsequent mass-production. The evaluation criteria will therefore take into account any technological innovations, including related to the possible production cycle of the object and the strategy to minimize its impact on the environment. The purpose shall not be the creation of ethnic items.

HOW TO ENTER

The contest is divided into two categories:
Junior catering to students that are regularly enrolled in high schools specializing in graphics, furniture, design, architecture or design faculties, PhDs, masters and equivalent courses.

Senior catering to designers, architects as well as to graduate employees working in the industry of design, artists, and creatives.

For both categories, joint applications of group of participants will be admitted.

An entry fee is required:
• 30 euros for members of the junior category.
• 60 euros for members of the senior category.

The entry fee shall be paid for each project and shall have to be paid by July 20, 2021 to the account of the Franco Maria Ricci Foundation.

The entrant shall have to send the following attachments to the e-mail address bamboorush@francomariaricci.com:
• Receipt of the bank account
• Valid ID or identification document
• CV

• Contest entry form and personal data processing form (annex 1) fully filled out and signed.

In the event that the project has been developed by a group of entrants, each entrant shall have to fill out an entry form;
The entrant shall have to indicate full Name of Entrant (or Group Leader) as the subject of the e-mail.
In the event that the project has been developed by a group of entrants, the group leader shall send a single e-mail including all entry forms and other documents necessary for the entry of all participants.

DOCUMENTATION


After July 20, 2021 (deadline for entry to the competition) all regularly registered entrants will receive instructions via email about how to submit the necessary documentation and the projects shall be delivered no later than August 31, 2021.

The material to be submitted is as follows:
• A vertical A1-format table representing the summary of the project. The table shall have to be submitted in high resolution and in PDF or JPG format.

• A project report specifying the technical reasons for the use of bamboo and any in-depth information about the project to support the summary table. The document shall have to be submitted in PDF format.

Submission of a prototype of the project is welcome, but not mandatory.

Any prototypes submitted by entrants to be shown to the jury may be sent, after prior communication via e-mail, to the postal address of the Masone Labyrinth:

BambooRush Design Competition – PROTOTYPE
Franco Maria Ricci Foundation c/o Labirinto della Masone
Strada Masone 121
43012 Fontanellato, Parma

The prototype submission closes by August 31, 2021.

JUDGING COMMITTEE

The judging committee will be composed of influential personalities working in the field of art, design and botany. The names of the members of the judging committee will be published on this website by September 2021.

EVALUATION CRITERIA

Entries will remain anonymous and they will be judged by the judging committee on the following criteria:
• consistency with respect to the theme and general impression;
• communication effectiveness and originality;
• technological innovation;
• use of strategies to minimise environmental impact.

AWARDS

The award-winning entrants will be contacted via e-mail by the organization and subsequently announced on the website, by October 2021.

The awards will be as follows:

Junior section: 1,000 euros in the form of a cheque (before tax)
Senior section: 2,500 euros in the form of a cheque (before tax)

The award ceremony will take place at the Masone Labyrinth during the fifth edition of the “Under the Bamboo Tree” cultural event, to be held on October 16 and 17, 2021.

EXHIBITION

The selected works will be exhibited in a temporary exhibition dedicated to the Award, which will be held at the Masone Labyrinth and will be inaugurated on the occasion of the cultural event “Under the Bamboo Tree”. The costs for printing the tables in A1 format as well as set-up, dismantling, security service, and insurance costs shall be borne by the Organization.

CONSENT

The authors of the works will remain the sole owners of the intellectual property rights on the submitted works.

The authors, by joining the competition, expressly authorize the Award Association and its legal representative, to process their personal data transmitted under Law 675/96 (Privacy Law) as amended by Legislative Decree 196/2003 (Privacy Code), also for the purpose of entering them into databases managed by the Association itself.

Entrants grant the Award Association free copyrights to reproduce their own works, for the sole purpose of any publication on the Award’s website and other forms of communication, promotion and activity of the Association itself.

Entrants who do not wish to appear with their works on the Award’s website shall have to declare it upon entry. The organizers of the contest will have the right to a final decision on everything being not specified in this notice.

CONTACTS
bamboorush@francomariaricci.com

DOWNLOAD:

BambooRush Design 2021 Guidelines

BambooRush Design 2021 Application

BAMBOO RUSH

International Contest for the design and creation of a design object using bamboo

This competition aims to turn the spotlight on the intrinsic characteristics of bamboo, a plant that has a thousand virtues, thus favouring its use in a design product.

The object to be designed must be made for one of the following environments: domestic use, for offices, commercial buildings, schools, hospitals and other public spaces.

It is possible to combine and/or integrate several materials for the execution of the object although the bamboo parts must play an important and dominant role in the object’s overall construction. The project must valorize the technical and aesthetic properties of bamboo, and it must be able to be produced in a series.

In the evaluation criteria any technological innovations will be taken into account, also relating to the object’s possible productive cycle. The project must not have an ethnic taste.

SECTIONS

Junior: destined to individual students or groups, registered in secondary schools that focus on graphic art, furniture design, in faculties of architecture or design, PhDs, master’s and equivalent courses, coordinated by one or more teachers of the course with a written proxy for participation.

Senior: destined to designers, architects, individual or in groups, as well as workers with diplomas or degrees operating in the design sector, artists, creatives.

TERMS FOR PARTICIPATION

Participation fee:

– 20 Euros for those registered in the junior category
– 50 Euros for those registered in the senior category

To be paid by 28 February 2018 to the current account of Fondazione Franco Maria Ricci. The project must be sent by and no later than 31 July 2018 to the mailing address of the Labirinto della Masone.

ENTRY FORM

for the Junior section: each institution will take care of sending the student’s form. Should the project be developed by several students, one form will have to be filled in for each student. The forms will have to be stamped and signed by the respective administrations, and sent by each institution by and no later than 31 July 2018.

for the Senior section: each participant must send the completed form, attaching a copy of a form of identification and a CV by e-mail to: bamboorush@francomariaricci.com

The envelope must include two packages, one of which anonymous, containing the graphic works (technical charts and 3-D representation with setting) and a project report (in Word format or pdf, maximum 2000 characters), specifying the technical motivations for the use of bamboo.

The other package should include a form of identification, a CV, and the data processing consent form.

MAKE-UP OF THE JURY
The international jury will be made up of authoritative personalities who operate within the fields of Design and Communication. The names of the jury members will be published on the website www.labirintodifrancomariaricci.it by June 2018.

EVALUATION
The evaluation will be at the discretion of the jury, on the basis of criteria that will take into account:
• coherence with respect to the theme
• communicative effectiveness
• originality
• general impression.

The works must be unsigned, without logos, or other elements that could lead back to the author, in that they will be evaluated solely on the basis of the worth of the project.

PRIZE and EXHIBITION

The winner(s)will be announced on the website by 12 October 2018.

The awards are:
– Senior section:
€ 3500 (gross)
– Junior section:
€ 2000 (gross)

The awards ceremony will take place at the Labirinto della Masone during the third edition of the event “Under the Bamboo Tree” to be held in October 2018.

The works will be displayed in an exhibition dedicated to the Prize, to be held at the
Labirinto, date and exact location to be determined, which will be announced on the website.

DOWNLOAD:

Terms and Conditions for participations

Application form

CONTACTS:
bamboorush@francomariaricci.com

Please Send Applications to the following address:


Concorso BambooRush
Fondazione Franco Maria Ricci
c/o Labirinto della Masone
Strada Masone 121
43012 Fontanellato, Parma

ULVER
Live at Labirinto della Masone

3 giugno 2017
The only date in Italy!

Gates open @ 20.00
Live show begins @ 22.00

Tickets
Price: 28 € + booking charges
Tickets available online at http://bit.ly/ulver-labirinto
and in Vivaticket sales centres

Tickets at the entrance: € 35

Information:
+39 0521 827081
prenotazioni@francomariaricci.com

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Within the majestic framework of the Labirinto della Masone, Ulver will play songs from their new album, The Assassination of Julius Caesar, released on 7 April.

March Gardens

Starting on March 10 and every Friday of the month, the Labirinto della Masone will host a series of events dedicated to Botany: March Gardens.

This is a free event. All the events are in Italian. Visitors holding a ticket for the Labirinto can enter until there are seats available. At the end of each meeting, the public is invited to taste an aperitif prepared by Spigaroli.

Friday March 10, at 5.30PM
Stefano Mancuso
“At the Root of plants’ Intelligence”

Friday March 17, at 6.00PM
Shazarahel “Reinvent the World: the quantum-cabalistic paradigm to society.”

Friday March 24, at 6.00PM
Paolo Pejrone
“A Simple Garden”

Friday March 31, at 6.00PM
Serena Dandini
“Stories of Lives and Gardens”

We recommend making a reservation at prenotazioni@francomariaricci.com or by calling 0521 827081