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Calling ideas for STaRT's for a restauration school competition in Turin

Italy Architecture News - Sep 4, 2018 - 04:11   4741 views

Calling ideas for STaRT's for a restauration school competition in Turin

STaRT, a platform for recearch of architecture, has launched #TURINCALL, a contest of ideas to project a restauration school near the acient site area. The competition will select projects that will propose innovative solution and an excellent capacity of integration to the site. 

The participation is open to architect and engineer, student or professionals by every part of the world that might participate alone or with a team. 

Calling ideas for STaRT's for a restauration school competition in Turin

Theme and Location

Turin is a city of austere and rigorous nature that owes its identity to a long historical process. The first evidence of settlement dates back to the III century BC. But it is in the sixteenth century, during the Duchy of Savoy, that there is an important process of territorial and cultural expansion. Piazza Castello, built during the ducal period, and the Mole, now home to the cinema museum, are some of the symbols of greater recognition. In this context of strong historical references we want to imagine an architecture capable of regenerating a disused site in the western area of the city. The site, located close to the important Shroud museum, will become the headquarters of MUTUC, the Turin Chocolate Museum, a center able to give a renewal to the entire area. Exhibition halls, craft workshops, refreshment areas, will represent meeting spaces for the local community. An architecture that becomes a container in which to tell one of the most renowned local traditions, the processing of chocolate, but which can exalt, through a desire for regeneration, the progressive root of which Turin has become a promoter in the course of its history.


There is no limit for the competition. I allowed to contest all those who want to deal with the theme proposed, whatever their country of origin. There are no age limits, can enroll graduate students, graduates or professionals. You can participate as an individual or as a group (max 5 components). In the second case it is necessary to elect a leader to have a contact person to which official communications. Each participant may submit only one project and not be part of more than one grouping. All competitors have the same rights and must fulfill the same obligations. Groups can be mixed or use more professional, they may be made simultaneously by graduate and undergraduate students.


Registration is open until the last day of delivery processed 16th of December 2018.

The registration procedures are as follows: 

Ordinary entry: from 27th of August - 15th of October the fee entry is of 20,00 euro for who will use PayPal, 25,00 euro for who will use bank transfer.

Extraordinary Entry: from 16th of October - 16th of December the fee is of 25,00 euro for who will use PayPal, 30,00 euro for who will use bank transfer.

The methods of payment are the following:

-PayPal: You can submit your entry fee by referring to the [email protected]

-Bank Transfer: For those wishing to pay by bank transfer can write to the email [email protected] and ask specific about the bank.

The quote are for each participant. There are no refunds in any circumstances. Sending the registration fee you accept every point of this regulation.

FAQ: For some questions you can write us before 30th of November at: [email protected]. The official languages of the competition are: English, Italian, Spanish.

Download & Program

Following the payment, the organization must send the payment receipt and the model A to email [email protected]. Only after this will send and area photos (no high-resolution images because it shouldn’t uses for rendering) and reference dwg file. It is categorically forbidden to use a different plan than the one provided. Since this is a competition of ideas cannot find any reference to building restrictions do not constrain the work of competitors.

Functional specify:

Foyer: 100 smq + 4 Exibition halls: 200 smq for each one + 2 Artisan laboratory: 100 smq for each one +Coffee-bar: 200 smq + Conference Hall/Auditorium: 100 sits + Public WC for plan: 3 for sex and 1 for disabled + Dressing room for staff: 50 smq + Deposit: 100 smq + Storage for machinery: 100 smq + Gareden area: Dimensions to be defined freely.

The existing building must be demolished.

Project Area

Calling ideas for STaRT's for a restauration school competition in Turin

Place: Torino, Italy, Via Carlo Ignazio Giulio in corner with Via Bligny

Surface: 2900 smq

Drawing & Deadlines

The files in digital format must be sent in a single moment, with each title in the alphanumeric code chosen at the discretion of the participants, by 23:59 (italian time) on 16TH of Dicember 2018 to the email [email protected]; if the files exceed the capacity email you can use WeTransfer service to send its. Following the delivery the file cannot be re-submitted; in this case the participant will be excluded from the contest. This is part of the competition documentation:

- Model A: Attached to this announcement and to be delivered in .pdf format after payment of the registration fee, to receive the material, and the delivery of the final project. In addition to it you have to resend the payment receipt.

- Project Table: A digital file format A0 and drawn horizontally. It should be delivered in .jpg format with a resolution not exceeding 150 dpi. Anyone can decide how to draw up their work by inserting the elaborate plans, sections, three-dimensional reconstructions, render etc. The thesis project must contain at the top right an alphanumeric identifier (max 6 units) that each participant will choose freely.

- Relation of Project: A folder A4 Word format, maximum 4000 characters including spaces, where not inserted images or graphics design. Internally they are described reasons formal and functional characterization of most of the proposal. In the header you must insert the alphanumeric code.



Evaluation criteria

Integration context: 1-3 points - Formal and functional choices: 1-3 points- Project communication: 1-3 points

The results will be publish not later than the 15th of January 2018. The work of the jury is incontestable. Besides the winners and the eventual mentioned works, the rest of the participants will be consider tied.

Results & Prizes

The winners will be announced on the website of the Association no later than the date of 15th of January 2019. Will be deserving the first three works as well as any other projects which are not excluded special mentions.

- The winner will receive a prize of 500,00 euro (excluding TAX) for each participant.
- Top three finishers will have an annual subscription to the DOMUS magazine in digital format.

- The winners and mentioned might take part for life at all our future competitions that we will propose on our portal.

The mentions are planned - for which there are no cash prizes – that the jury will agree to other worthy projects. All projects with recognition will be published on our site. For the winner: It is necessary to respond to our interview within 30 days from the publication of the results to proceed with the payment of the prize. Attendance certificates can be requested between the closing date of the contest and the date of publication of the results.

Learn more about the competition here

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