A major competition for reuse has just been announced for the Malagrotta Landfill, one of the European Union's biggest landfill sites. After Malagrotta was closed in August 2013 due to its controversial size and negative impact on the surrounding community, the Municipality of Rome began a process of redevelopment through community engagement. Multi-displinary teams are tasked with a creating a proposal to reinvent the sprawling 240-hectare property while considering its original purpose. The competition is designed to begin a conversation on the long-term vision for the property.
The project is a joint initiative between The Department of Architecture and Design at Sapienza University of Rome and the Deputy Mayor’s Department for the Environment, Food and Waste, Roma Capitale. The contest is open to students, graduates, and practicing architects. Online submissions will be accepted in A3 format accompanied by a 500 word description in English until September 15th.
Find out more about the competition requirements on the competition website.