Giardiningiro International Competition

Sponsor: Regione Piemonte

Type: open, international, 1-stage

Language: Italian, English

Registration fee: none

30 August, 2009 – submission deadline
15 September, 2009 – results announced
8-11 October, 2009 – exhibition in Turin

Michela Pasquali, landscape architect, editor of the Oltre i giardini series of books published by Bollati Boringhieri.
Filippo Alossa, gardener and nurseryman, president of the Nuova Società Orticola del Piemonte, Torino.
Alessandra Chiti, architect and coordinator of the Master’s Degree in Architecture at IED, Torino
Pablo Georgieff, architect and landscape architect, with the Coloco, Paris
Monika Gora, landscape architect with GORA art&landscape ab, Malmö.
Andrea Heistinger, botanist, participated in Die besten Garten, Internationale Beispiele zu Gartenarchitektur exhibition, Austria
Topher Delaney, landscape architect with Seam Studios, San Francisco.
Felix Goebel, landscape architect with Seam Studios, San Francisco.
Ippolita Nicotera landscape architect with, Berlin.

Design Challenge:
The aim of the first edition of the Giardiningiro international competition is to reveal the full potential of Turin through the use of its public spaces and at the same time involve the general non-specialized public in an analysis of the contemporary status of the area’s architecture.
The installations should therefore encourage visitors (both tourists and residents) to stroll around this area of the city and provide the inhabitants with a greater awareness of their environment and their place in it and with the notion that the city is something that belongs to everyone. It is also a way to launch the idea of what a city garden means and the role that it plays but without doubt the starting point should be that of bringing all sorts of different people together in an urban context.

Submission Requirements:
One or more documents containing the following are required:
-A brief report summarizing the idea behind the installation and its objectives
-An artist’s impression of the garden
-A working drawing with cost estimates

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