International call for the selection of studies and projects for boats – Sustainable sailing

The Venice Boat Show, a long-standing event dedicated to the nautical world, this year will be held from 28 May to 5 June 2022. It sees the involvement of local, national and international players, with a main focus on the Venice Arsenale and elsewhere dotted throughout the town.

The project plans to reserve spaces within the Arsenale to be dedicated to professional designers or students, single or associated figures who can present studies and project of boats of any kind and material.
The objective is to allow the subjects selected by a committee of experts appointed by the Mayor of Venice, to display the product of their creativity in dedicated areas within the Boat Show.

The Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, jointly with the City of Venice and Vela spa, will promote the initiative in collaboration with the main institutions and public bodies of the city.

The application is addressed to professionals and students, single or associated individuals or companies that have created and/or simply designed projects and studies for boats of any kind and material.

The 2022 edition will be aimed at projects for leisure or working boats, characterised by high sustainability and reduced environmental impact.

Besides boats in the narrow sense, projects may also cover:

  • their specific parts such as: the hull, the structure, the propulsive systems and/or their detail components;
  • integrated logistics and/or energy supply systems focusing on boats functionality;
  • floating spaces for living and/or accommodation.

Studies and projects whether new or realised in the last five years may be presented, including those already presented in design competitions, or published in specialised and general periodicals.
Ownership of these projects must be declared during the application process.

The exhibition space for each subject within the Venice Arsenale will have a modular size and shape to be defined. In this space, the exhibitors will be able to display graphic materials, erect video monitors and show models in line with the technical indications that will be communicated to the exhibitors selected, with coordination and supervision being supplied by the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia.
The exhibition will be held from 28 May to 5 June 2022 and may be extended for a longer period.

Participation is free and can take place individually or in groups.
To enter the competition, candidates registered by completing the online registration form in all the parts indicated as being required, attaching the requested documentation by 14/03/2022.
After the deadline for registration, the proposals presented will be selected by the Scientific Committee and the winners of the selected projects will be contacted by 12/04/2022.
The selected candidates will then have to confirm their participation within 7 days of being informed of their being selected.

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