Bologna, UNESCO Creative City of Music, participated in the international competition with the title SZ DAY 2013 – Shenzhen Design Award for Young Talents titled “Recovery: The Power of Design” . Because Bologna is not only music, but also design with its young talents.
Bologna is one of the winners of the competition: Gian Piero Giovannini, Bologna’s candidate for the Student Session reserved for students aged under the age of 35, won the New Star Award, for a amount of $ 5,000. The award ceremony will be held on March 18th 2014 in Shenzhen, where the projects will be presented in an exhibition and where the following video will be screened, which will show the work of the young candidates and, more in general, the tradition and the present of the International design of Bologna:
Gian Piero Giovannini studied architecture in Ferrara, specializes in design after the experience of studying in Copenhagen and has a professional headquarters in Bologna . He dedicates his work to DIY under the brand Urge Design. He participated in the competition of Shenzhen with three different projects, recently exhibited at the events of Bologna Water Design and Open Design Italia, made with eco friendly materials or solutions that support environmental sustainability.
The international competition of Shenzhen addressed young designers from the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in order to enhance the role of architecture and design in the economic recovery .
An important opportunity for young creatives, who can take further steps through an international market and deal with realities from very different professional environments . Bologna UNESCO Creative City of Music , participated with examples of architecture and design pointed out by the collaboration between the Department of Economics and Promotion of the City of the Municipality of Bologna and the Incredibol! project .
The candidates and their projects were judged by an international jury, according to criteria such as creativity and originality of the work, the combination of technology and ease of use by the user, but also the consistency and relevance of the project to what is the main theme of the competition, which is “the power of design“.
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