At the center of the ring a huge round garden: this garden opens to the sky and aims to create a new biodiversity, une boule de nature, a green beating heart. Each passenger, approaching to Xi’An new train station will be pushed into a big forest so that trees, plants, water, will be the first elements that the visitors will see from the train. The garden gives the opportunity to experiment a modern Chinese garden, circled by the sinuous path of the roof. A mountain, a tangible element that rises from the earth to reach the sky, allowing men to do the same. From the triad Earth-Man-Sky comes an open building where millions of roads will intersect, millions of journeys will start and end.
Manni Group Design Award
The Manni Gruop international architecture competition for young designers.
A Jury of international Archistars
The Manni Group Design Award will involve a community of more than 4000 professionals worldwide. To judge their projects will be a remarkable jury composed of top-level archistars such as Patrik Schumacher (Zaha Hadid Architects), Ben Van Berkel (UNStudio), Stefano Boeri (Stefano Boeri Architetti), Antonio Cruz (Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos), Giovanni De Niederhausern (Pininfarina) and Francesco Fresa (Piuarch).
A unique chance, therefore, for the designers to show their talent and get in touch with the precious judgment of the archistars.
The international archistars who have evaluated the competitions
I° Manni Group Design Award - 2019
A new rail terminal will define the meeting point between East and West. It will be located at the end of the Silk Road. For centuries, generations of geographers and merchants had considered this place the most remote destination. This new rail terminal will be at the crossroads of the old and the new, the Yin and the Yang of the opposite poles that generate the future of human society on a daily basis.
Here, millions of roads will intersect. Millions of journeys will start and end. Millions of lives, expectations and hopes will meet in the frantic and unaware atmosphere of travel-related places. This is because a station is more than a simple railroad platform, travelling is more than an experience. After all, the journey is the most real and genuine metaphor for the human condition.
Listen to the architects' commentary on XI'AN TRAINSTATIONWatch the video
DETROIT WATERFRONT DISTRICT
II° Manni Group Design Award - 2020
Detroit Waterfront District precisely focuses on the most fascinating canvas of all: the urban void overlooking the river amid downtown skyscrapers. Detroit Waterfront District is the competition promoted by Manni Group in collaboration with Sterling Group to design the future leisure and entertainment heart of the city of Detroit.
Architects will deal with the area where stood the Joe Louis Arena beside the place where- according to tradition- Detroit’s founding fathers landed. Participants will have the opportunity to design a building complex to redefine the city skyline. They will generate superb architecture masterpieces to become the symbol of the revival of one of the most iconic and controversial cities of the history of the United States of America.
Hear the architects' commentary on DETROIT WATERFRONT DISTRICTWatch the video
Young Architects Competitions for Manni Group
For the creation of such high-profile contests, Manni Group has relied on YAC, Young Architects Competitions: a company that promotes competitions of ideas and architecture, aimed above all - but not only - at young designers, through the periodic proposal of concrete themes architecture and urban planning capable of provoking interlocutors and generating solutions capable of imagining physical places for increasingly dynamic human activities.
The YAC platform makes it possible to reach a community of 4,200 professionals all over the world: an enormous potential in terms of visibility for architects who are preparing to participate in the Manni Group Design Award.