Italy’s Calabria region has launched an international design competition seeking imaginative reuses for a soon-to-be decommissioned 10km stretch of highway
Solar Park South Works – Solar Highway – carried out by re-using Salerno-Reggio Calabria highway sections between Scilla and Bagnara, soon to be decommissioned by the Italian Highways Authority.
The deadline for entries is 15 July.
Client contact details:
Competition promoter: Regione Calabria - Town planning and Territorial Governance Department. 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.
Procedure: Open, single phase.
Participation: Participation is open to single professionals (architects, engineers, designers, town planners, landscape architects, agronomists, botanists, artists, scientists, researchers, technologists, economists, sociologists, geographers, environmentalists, ecologists, etc., preferably participating in a multidisciplinary group), societies of professionals or engineers, firms and students. Participants must accept all the clauses of this Brief and of the Competition Rules which are available on the competition promoter’s website http://www.parcosolaresud.it
Territorial scope, official language: international, Italian/English.
Papers: Online self-publication of 2 images in .JPG format (945x450 pixels, maximum size 200kb each) and of 2 descriptive texts in English (maximum length: 1000 characters each, spaces included). Prize and Honourable Mention winners must submit a detailed presentation of the proposal, composed of 10 UNI A4 horizontal pages, in
Jury: Membership of the Jury is made public and includes expert technicians, critics and famous personalities; their decision is unappealable and binding for the awarding authority. The Jury’s evaluation will be carried out by means of an online procedure and will focus on the quality and innovative character of the proposals, in compliance with the general principles stated in the Competition Rules.
Awards: The total prize money of 30,000 Euros is split as follows: 20,000 Euros to the first prize, 7,500 Euros to the second prize and 2,500 Euros to the third prize. The Jury may single out up to 10 proposals for Honourable Mention. Moreover, the competition promoter may assign fellowships to Prize and Honourable Mention winners for the further technical study of their ideas and invite them to participate in the working groups of the Permanent Technical Committee for the participatory planning of Solar Park South proposal.
Read the competition rules