“We have never needed architects so much” R.Abdul-Malak, Minister of Culture
Encourage the “young generation who, tomorrow, will be at the helm of our architecture policy” : this is the reason for the Reseda national ranking, launched on January 30, 2023 by the Minister of Culture, Rima Abdul Malak. She expressed herself thus while kicking off this initiative, in the premises of the National School of Architecture Paris-Val-de-Seine. This system will enhance end-of-study projects (PFE) “the most eco-responsible” carried out by students in their final year within each of the twenty Ensa. One winner per school will be chosen by a jury made up of professionals and experts in the field of architecture (see box below). A contracting authority, Quartus, will also be included. “We wanted there not only to be glances ofarchitects or teachers in the panel”justifies the minister to Batiactu. “There is indeed a gap between what students dream of during their studies, and what they will have to face in the field. Thus, from this stage of the PFE and this selection for the Reseda awards, we will have the of a contracting authority and the possibility of exchanging with him.”
A residence in the Medici city, in Rome
The list of twenty winners will be unveiled on the occasion of the National Architecture Days, in October 2023. They will then be sent for a week in residence at the Villa Medici, in Rome, as part of the Cabanes festival, in April 2024. Applications are expected to open next March. Five research themes, voluntarily very general, are proposed to the students: new construction, intervention on the existing, urban planning, revitalization of rural territories and conceptual and innovative architecture. All of this, of course, while respecting the low carbon trajectory given to the construction sector as a whole.
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