Call for Submissions: Six Sites Another Landscape, Design Workshop on Contemporary Landscape

The Chinese Culture University, Taiwan, in collaboration with the municipality of Maccagno con Pino e Veddasca, Italy, is offering to a limited number of architecture and landscape architecture students the opportunity to take part in a twelve-day design workshop in Maccagno, organized by the Landscape Architecture Department, College of Environmental Design, the Chinese Culture University as part of the CCU summer 2017 workshops program.

The twelve-day design workshop:

The design workshop will investigate the possibility for to drive contemporary global urbanization by elaborating the spatial interaction of inhabited areas with large-scale environmental features. This will be done within the framework of the spatial development of Maccagno con Pino e Veddasca, the Italian municipality that commissioned the workshop as part of the research process for developing new guidelines for planning.

Indeed, the municipality has just undergone a process of administrative agglomeration that brought together three different municipalities. Socio-economic resources has begun to be shared, and new optimism has arisen from formerly peripheral municipalities. Anyway, such socio-economic restructuring is not enough; a spatial restructuring of the territory is necessary, too. Indeed, if socio-economic dynamics have changed, their organization within space has changed, too. Thus, a renewed infrastructure must be put in place, and must suit existing dynamics, as well as must bring existing resources in contact with the new dynamics. Only by means of this, the management and maintenance of those resources would not turn into an unsustainable burden.

The workshop will include (1) visits/survey of the municipal territory, (2) briefing seminars with the commissioners of the municipality, (3) studio/atelier time tutored by experts in urban and landscape design, (4) lectures by experts in public space design, (5) a final presentation of the workshop outcome to the citizens and commissioners of Maccagno con Pino e Veddasca.

In particular, the participants will have to develop urban and landscape projects for selected areas of Maccagno con Pino e Veddasca, combining management ideas with architectural intervention so as to generate a new vision of development. Participants will work and live in an international environment, where English will represent the main working language, along with Italian and Chinese.

The workshop will start in Maccagno in August 18th, and will end August 30th, 2017.

For any further information, or for to receive the detailed brief of the workshop, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Eligibility for free participation and accommodation
The municipality of Maccagno con Pino e Veddasca is offering to the selected participants a limited number of accommodations in small apartments with proper facilities. This call is open to students in architecture and landscape architecture who are interested in developing a personal approach and improving their sensibility in keeping with the demands of ongoing urbanization.

Submission and deadline
Those interested who are pursuing an educational path in architecture or landscape architecture must email their short curriculum vitae and presentation (maximum 1 x A4 page) to with “Six Sites Another Landscape Call for Entries” as the subject of the email, no later than July 2nd, 2017. The materials must be sent in PDF format.
Winners of the selection will be contacted by email no later than July 9th, 2017. The cost of the tutoring and accommodation will be fully covered for the selected.

Scientific committee and faculty
The scientific committee and the faculty of the workshop is composed by Alessandro Martinelli (Chinese Culture University, BIAS Architects, Taipei), Eric Hsu (Chinese Culture University, CNHW Landscape architecture and Planning, Taipei), Riccardo Miselli, Eleonora Burlando (Neostudio, Genova), Francesco Messina (Bodar, Messina), Luca Belatti, Mariagiulia Benniccelli Pasqualis (Ipostudio, Firenze), and Nicola Marinello (City of Maccagno con Pino e Veddasca).

Alessandro Martinelli is professor at Chinese Culture University and has been widely involved in research projects and educational activities at the i2a - international institute of architecture in Vico Morcote, the Accademia di architettura in Mendrisio, the Berlage institute in Rotterdam, the Barcelona Institute of Architecture, and the Canadian Centre of Architecture, Montreal. He is also a practitioner with BIAS Architects, an architecture and curating firm that has recently organized the first Taipei Nuit Blanche. Eric Hsu is professor at Chinese Culture University and the founder of CNHW Landscape architecture and Planning, one of the largest landscape architecture firms of Taiwan, specialized in public projects and cooperating with international firms such as Kris Yao – Artech. Riccardo Miselli and Eleonora Burlando, have been doing project, research and teaching on urban regeneration for more than ten years. As Neostudio Architetti Associati, they have won numerous awards in ideas and design contests. As for research, they have participated in various academic researchers and published volumes and essays. As for teaching, they are professors at the Polytechnic School of Genoa. Francesco Messina is professor at the University of Ferrara and is founder of the GRAFITE association and Bodàr, an awarded architecture firm based in Firenze and Messina. Luca Belatti and Mariagiulia Benniccelli Pasqualis are professors of architecture at the University of Firenze and Ferrara and they are partner of Ipostudio Architetti, Florence, an architecture firm that has been widely published and awarded. Nicola Marinello is Counseling Mayor at the municipality of Maccagno con Pino e Veddasca and founder of NiMa, an architecture and developing firm based in Busto Arsizio.

  • Title

    Call for Submissions: Six Sites Another Landscape, Design Workshop on Contemporary Landscape
  • Type

    Grants, Scholarships & Awards
  • Organizers

    Chinese Culture University, Taipei - Municipality of Maccagno con Pino e Veddasca, Italy
  • Submission Deadline

    July 02, 2017 11:30 PM
  • Venue

    Maccagno con Pino e Veddasca, Italy
  • Price


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