Audi Urban Future Award – the facts
The award will be bestowed for the first time in 2010, and thereafter every two years. It is endowed with a prize of 100,000 Euro. For each award cycle, six international architectural firms will be invited to develop their vision for the future of a particular theme. The Audi Urban Future Award 2010 focuses on architectural and urban planning concepts with respect to mobility in an urban context. A dedicated website will monitor the progress of each contribution throughout all stages of development, and the process will also be documented and discussed in publications. Additionally, an integral part of the first award cycle will be an internal workshop on the selected theme, to be followed by a public conference. Finally, all six visions for the future will be presented in a comprehensive exhibition in Venice parallel to the 12th Architecture Biennale, and an international jury will select the winner. www.audi-urban-future-award.com
Sponsor: AUDI AG
Curated by: Stylepark AG
Jury: The members of the international jury will be announced in April 2010
Participating Architectural Practices Audi Urban Future Award 2010
Alison Brooks Architects, London
Cloud 9, Barcelona
Diller Scofidio + Renfro, New York
J. Mayer H. Architects, Berlin
AUDI AG sold around 950,000 cars in 2009. The Company posted revenue of €34.2 billion and profit before tax of €3.2 billion in 2008. Audi produces vehicles in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm (Germany), Györ (Hungary), Changchun (China) and Brussels (Belgium). Aurangabad in India saw the start of CKD production of the Audi A6 at the end of 2007 and of the Audi A4 in early October 2008. The Company is active in more than 100 markets worldwide. AUDI AG’s wholly owned subsidiaries include Automobili Lamborghini Holding S.p.A. in Sant’Agata Bolognese (Italy) and quattro GmbH in Neckarsulm. Audi currently employs around 58,000 people worldwide, including 46,500 in Germany. The brand with the four rings invests around €2 billion each year in order to sustain the Company’s technological lead embodied in its “Vorsprung durch Technik” slogan. By 2015, Audi plans to significantly increase the number of models in its portfolio to 42. Audi celebrated its 100th birthday in 2009. The Company was founded by August Horch in Zwickau on July 16, 1909; he named it Audi after the Latin translation of his surname (“hark!”).
AUDI AG will present the complete results for the 2009 business year at its Annual Press Conference on March 9, 2010 in Ingolstadt.
Stylepark is a leading international platform for architecture and design. As professional curators, service providers, consultants and commentators, the Frankfurt-based company mediates between manufacturers, architects, planners and those with an interest in design. Reflecting the complexity and diversity of spheres of activity in the realm of architecture and design, Stylepark embodies many things at once: an online platform for design culture, a medium that monitors and reflects upon current debates and developments in design, an event manager for design-related events such as trade fairs, product presentations and exhibitions, a publisher of books and magazines, as well as an experienced consulting team that advises on the development and optimization of specific design-related areas of expertise.
Stations Audi Urban Future Award 2010
Munich – Press Conference Announcing the Audi Urban Future Award
February 24, 2010
Audi Institut für Sportkommunikation
Connollystraße 32, 80809 Munich
London – Workshop and Conference
April 19, 2010: Internal workshop with participating architects
April 20, 2010: Public conference, during which participating architects will present and discuss initial theses and ideas
Venice – Exhibition Opening and Award Ceremony
August 25, 2010
Exhibition dates: August 26 - October 10, 2010