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Caruso St John misses out in race for MAXXI neighbour job

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Milan’s Studio 015 has defeated Caruso St John Architects in the international design competition for a 5.1 ha plot next to Zaha Hadid’s Stirling Prize-winning MAXXI in Rome

The London-based studio was among six firms – including Amsterdam’s KCAP and local outfit Ian+ – shortlisted for the high-profile commission earlier this year.

The full shortlist:

  • Juan Navarro Baldeweg (Madrid)
  • Studio 015 / Paola Viganò (Milan)
  • Caruso St John Architects (London)
  • KCAP Architects&Planners (Amsterdam)
  • Labics - Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos (Rome-Madrid)
  • Ian+ (Rome)

Supported by the City of Rome, the £70 million development for Property developer CDP Investimenti Sgr will feature up to 2,000 dwellings and a new home for Rome’s proposed ‘City of Science’ museum.

A separate design competition is planned for the 27,000m² ‘City of Science’ visitor attraction.

The former Ministry of Defence site in Rome’s Flaminio neighbourhood is across the road from Zaha Hadid’s 2010 Stirling Prize-winning MAXXI.

Situated between Via Guido Reni and Viale del Vignola, the plot is also a stone’s throw from the city’s 1960 Olympic Village and Renzo Piano’s iconic Parco della Musica concert venue.

The project will deliver around 35,000m² of housing alongside 10,000m² of commercial and leisure facilities and 14,000m² of public space.  

More than 240 entries were received from Europe, the United States, Middle East and Australia.

Jury members included Paola Di Biagi of the University of Trieste and CDP Investimenti Sgr managing director Marco Sangiorgio.

Studio 015 was named the winner by Sangiorgio during an awards ceremony in Rome today (24 June).

An exhibition of the competition entries will open inside the MAXXI on 26 June.

Shortlisted: Caruso St John Architects (London)

Shortlisted: Caruso St John Architects (London)






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