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Caruso St John shortlisted for MAXXI neighbour masterplanning job

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Caruso St John Architects has been shortlisted 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 is up against Amsterdam’s KCAP and local outfit Ian+ in the race to re-masterplan the disused Precision Electrical Components Factory.

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

The six finalists will further develop their schemes ahead of a final meeting with the jury later this year.

A winning team is set to be announced later this month.






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