DISGUST, keyword for the reinterpretation of Rio de Janeiro

Edited by: Eugenia Gotti – Architecture Department Editor – eugenia.gotti@positive-magazine.com
Where : Rio de Janeiro
Artworks: Rio de Janeiro, CityVision

The spotlight has once again focused on Brazil: Rio de Janeiro CityVision is the fifth international ideas competition launched by CityVision and it’s part of the annual program Sick & Wonder.

The competition has the aim to look for a resolution of the never ending conflict between city and  man, between evil and good.



In a country where economic development is that fast, the elements of contradiction inside the society and habits is reflected in every corner. The organization by Brazil of the next two major events worldwide (World Cup 2014 and Olympic Games 2016) will make this mechanism manifested even strongly.
The purpose of Sick & Wonder, is to propose a radical change of perspective: to support
a new model of normality, through the instrument of wonder.


city moving

“We are, in fact, living in a time on the border of human history in which the city and society in general, are changing rapidly
in the presence of a man that is deeply confused and that is only just becoming aware of the new evolutionary direction he has to take.
This situation triggers a process of estrangement and alienation, in one word, of disgust”


First prize Venice City Vision


Rio de Janeiro

The concepts on the table are the meaning of time, reflections about the crisis’s consequences and the mere reality.

Temporary group are allowed, especially if they are multi skilled, in order to have more pixels to imagine a new picture.


All entries are to be submitted on and before June 2013. The jury is composed by ALEANDRO ZAERA-POLO ex FOA, co-founder of London-based Alejandro Zaera-Polo Architects (AZPA), Cristiano Toraldo Di Franciafounder of the radical group “Superstu- dio”, JEFFREY INABA, Jeroen Koolhaas and Hernan Diaz Alonso.

We are looking forward the results.


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About the Author

My career started studying classic literature and humanities, after that, I chose to attend the college of Architecture in the University of Trieste, Italy, my hometown and the Escuela Superior de Arquitectura in the Politecnico of Valencia, Spain.
When I came back to Italy, I collaborated as tutor in the IUAV (University IUAV of Venezia) and in the University of Trieste.
In 2011, I started working as architect in London, meanwhile I joined the Posi+tive Magazine's architectural department as editor.
In 2012 I began a new activity, as co-founder of zero40lab, an architecture laboratory in Italy.

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