2023 contest subject

Buildings taking root and look as if they’ve always being there

This year’s MiG challenge reflects on Moshe Safdie’s statement “I want my buildings to take root and look as if they’ve always been there. It isn’t about pastiche or adapting what’s already there. It’s about trying to blend the future and the past.”

This difficult task raises the problematics of the site within the framework of the glocal – a term coined in the 1990s to think about globaliזation dialectically, as an interdependent process of integration and diversification, in which the local is shaped by the global, but also that locality becomes ever more important either as resistance or as a motor of innovation. 

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