Call for Submissions: Six Sites Another Landscape, Design Workshop on Contemporary Landscape 2018

Call for Submissions: Six Sites Another Landscape, Design Workshop on Contemporary Landscape 2018

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 seven-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 2018 workshops program. This workshop is the third and last installment of the collaboration between CCU and the municipality of Maccagno con Pino e Veddasca, that began with the August 2016 workshop and repeated with the August 2017 workshop, involving more than 50 students.

the seven-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 of 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 Mandarin Chinese.

The workshop will start in Maccagno in September 2nd, and will end September 8th, 2018.

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

eligibility of 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 August 3rd, 2018. The materials must be sent in PDF format.
Winners of the selection will be contacted by email no later than August 6th, 2018. 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), Eric Hsu (Chinese Culture University, CNHW Landscape architecture and Planning, Taipei), Wei-Bin Chen, Chun-Lin Lee (Chinese Culture University), Francesco Messina (Università di Ferrara, Bodar, Messina), Luca Belatti, Mariagiulia Benniccelli Pasqualis (Università di Firenze, Ipostudio), 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 organized the first two Taipei Nuit Blanche and is dealing with the pedestrianization of the Taipei historical city center. Eric Hsu is professor at Chinese Culture University and founder of CNHW Landscape architecture and Planning, one of thor at the department of urban planning, Chinese Culture University and Chun-Lin Lee is associate professor at the department of landscape architecture, Chinese Culture University. Francesco Messina is professor at the University of Ferrara and is founder of 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 partner of Ipostudio Architetti, Florence, an architecture firm 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.

Download the information related to this competition here.

  • Title

    Call for Submissions: Six Sites Another Landscape, Design Workshop on Contemporary Landscape 2018
  • Type

    Grants, Scholarships & Awards
  • Organizers

  • Submission Deadline

    August 03, 2018 06:00 PM
  • Venue

    Maccagno con Pino e Veddasca, City hall
  • Price


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