The Territorial Agency for Residential Housing (ATER) for the Commune of Rome hereby invites tenders for the international planning competition “PASS – Project for social and sustainable housing” for requalification of the social housing complexes comprised within Area Plan No. 15-bis Tiburtino III, lots situated between via Grotta di Gregna and via Mozart in Rome.
The primary aim of the invitation to tender is to promote quality in transformation of the buildings and urban requalification by providing:
a) 120 new homes, that is to say 40 new homes (approximately 3000 m2) through recovery of the ground floor levels and 80 new homes (approximately 4200 m2) through recovery of the attic service areas;
b) new services in the area, for a total of approximately 1200 m2;
c) requalification of public spaces;
d) integrated operations to improve the energy efficiency of existing buildings (comprising approximately 450 homes).
The Regione Calabria Town planning and Territorial Governance Department are promoting an online international competition for Solar Park South. Proposals must provide design solutions for the Solar Park South in relation to both the values of the local landscape and the application and enhancement of renewable energies. By investigating and studying in detail sustainable solutions, the procedure will considerably impact on the diffusion of a culture of sustainability.
Details on participation, jury, registration and awards on the competition’s official website.
Architect: Alberto Campo Baeza
Location: Ponzano Veneto, Treviso, Italy
Client: Benetton Group spa
Collaborator: Jesús Donaire
Structure: Andrea Rigato
Construction Management: Alberto Campo Baeza, Jesús Donaire, Massimo Benetton
Contractor: CEV spa, Eurogroup spa, Angelo Saran & C.snc, La Quercia, ISAFF srl
Project Area: 1,868 sqm
Project Year: 2006
Construction Year: 2007
Photographs: Marco Zanta, Hisao Suzuku
The Milan Furniture Fair started last week and ends today. It is the most important design event of the year. During the event, Brazilian based Campana Brothers (Fernando & Humberto Campana) unveiled The Tasting Gloriette, a collaboration for Veuve Clicquot. The structure is a contemporary version of a gloriette for the residence’s garden.
Dedicated to outdoor tasting and champagne degustation, it will be on display at the Milan Furniture Fair until today at the Superstudio Piu – Via Tortona 27, Milano. More photos after the break.
Schambelan + Fromm teamed together to design a mountain bike hotel in Pregasina, Italy. The hotel seems to cling to the side of a mountain, approximately 500 meters above the northern tip of Lake Garda. With the project’s geometric contorted aesthetic and proximity to a variety of routes, trails and single tracks, the hotel intends to attract extreme sports enthusiasts who would be visiting the Alps.
More about the hotel after the break.
RomeCityVision is an ideas competition, which challenges architects, engineers, designers, students and creatives individuals to develop visionary urban proposals with the intention of stimulating and supporting the contemporary city, in this case Rome. Through innovative ideas and methodologies which can improve the connection between the historical, present, and future city. CITYVISION aims to foster a critical evolution of architectural historiography.
Based in Germany, Studio Aisslinger‘s new housing prototype is modular, sustainable and transportable. The low energy house, named ‘Fincube’, is comprised of thin horizontal “ledges” of locally grown wood that wrap the slightly bulging form. This second facade layer provides privacy for the inhabitants and fuses the man-made structure with its natural surroundings. The home provides 47 sqm of living space with a minimal CO2 footprint, and can also be easily dismantled and rebuilt on a different site. The supporting structure is made of local larch and the interior is a combination of larch and stone-pine. Organized in a helical structure, the entrance area blends into a generous open kitchen with an adjacent living space, and around the corner rests the bedroom.
More images after the break.
Peter Pichler Architects, a young team based in Bolzano, Italy, have worked with well known names such as Zaha Hadid and OMA, and now, their studio’s first building will be realized in a few months. The client, the German photographer Cellina von Mannstein, will now reside in the northern part of Italy, surrounded by the Alps. With the intention to keep the two dominate trees on the site and to capture one of the them within the volume of the building, a “green atrium” was created between the built volumes that cuts the building in two parts.
More images and more about the residence after the break.
Architects: mzc architettura
Location: Treviso, Italy
Project Team: Mario Marchetti, Fabio Zampiero, Giuseppe Cangialosi
Collaborators: Massimo Moretto, Samuela Masier
Structural engineer: Studio Berizzi Crozzolin
Site area: 2,394 sqm
Building area: 1,372 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Francesco Castagna
Architects: C+C04STUDIO & Francesco Atzeri Engineer
Location: Cagliari, Italy
Collaborators: Andrea Massa, Simona Dall’argine, Giampaolo Meloni, Gabriele Antonino Coco, Stefano Pusceddu
Surveyors: Di Persio Costruzioni
Contractor: Ziro Immobiliare srl
Budget: € 3.000.000
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Pierluigi Dessì / Confinivisivi
Architects: Tisselli Studio Architetti
Location: Cesena, Italy
Principals in Charge: Filippo Tisselli, Cinzia Mondello
Collaborators: Filippo Tombaccini, Flavia Benigni, Elena Fantoni
Project Year: 2007-2009
Photographs: Courtesy of Tisselli Studio
HDA’s construction technologies used for the arch of the Turin Olympic Footbridge (previously featured on AD), have been further refined for their most recent award winning competition proposal, entitled Pylons of the future: Dancing with Nature. The competition, held by Terna, a private national electricity provider, asked participants to design pylons of the highest technical and aesthetic quality with a minimal impact on the environment. HDA’s design response was based on transforming the current ‘industrial soldier’ image of today’s pylons into an elegant shape whose form was inspired by nature.
More images and more about the pylons after the break.
Neil Barrett, presenting his Autumn-Winter 2010 collection on Sunday, January 17th, chose to collaborate for the first time with AquiliAlberg, a Milan-based architectural and design studio. The designer chose two of AquiliAlberg’s sculptural installations as a background for his latest fashion show.
Architects: C+S Associati
Location: San Erasmo Island, Venice, Italy
Project Team: Carlo Cappai, Maria Alessandra Segantini
General project and structures: Technital S.p.A.
Client: Magistrato alle Acque di Venezia, Regione del Veneto, Comune di Venezia
Actuator: Magistrato alle Acque di Venezia tramite il Consorzio Venezia Nuova
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Courtesy of C+S Associati
Architects: Andrea Tognon architecture
Location: Teolo, Italy
Collaborator: Roberta Cazzaniga
Design Year: 2008-2009
Construction Year: 2009-2010
Photographs: Andrea Tognon
Architects: ccd studio
Location: Comune de Vignola, MO, Italy
Architects in Charge: Luca Ciaffoni, Michele Ciutti, Antonio Di Marcantonio
Project Team: Alessandro Di Remigio, Dario Di Francesco, Fabiana Petrella, Marta Gaudieri, Nicole Balassone
Artistic advice: Aldo Benedetti
Structural Engineering: Umberto Cianci, Marcello Di Domenicantonio
Site Area: 5,600 sqm
Project Area: 1,158 sqm
Project Year: 2008-2009
Photographs: Fabio Mantovani