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Italy-Gorizia: Urban planning and landscape architectural services
Design contest notice
Section I: Contracting authority/entity
Section II: Object
International Architectural Ideas and Project Competition for the Urban Development of ‘Piazza Transalpina/TRG Europe’ — Nova Gorica (Slovenia)/Gorizia (Italy)
Urban regeneration project: connecting the 2 cities of Gorizia and Nova Gorica by designing a common central area: the Europe Square — Piazzale Della Transalpina and the transcultural hub EPICenter. This cross- border competition intends to address the problem of uniting a city once divided by a border which no longer exists as a physical barrier in today’s EU.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
This competition is open to all architects of the world and all legal entities which are entitled to practise in their country of residence.
Section IV: Procedure
The jury will evaluate the entries considering the evaluation criteria.
The following evaluation criteria are not listed in an order of importance:
— pertinence of the overall concept and the development vision,
— relationship between open spaces and buildings and the connections between them,
— potential of creating identity, symbolic value and cultural unity,
— innovation, originality, creativity of the proposals,
— quality of urban spaces, architectural and landscaping design,
— adequacy, functionality, flexibility, economic viability of the proposed interventions and buildings,
— solutions for pedestrian and bicycle connections within the larger area,
— special contribution to sustainable development, environmental and social impact,
— potential to attract visitors and improve the quality of life of the inhabitants.
The jury may detail and expound the evaluation criteria during the evaluation process.
The jury will allocate 3 prizes which will receive the following amounts:
— 1st prize 25 000,00 EUR,
— 2nd prize 15 000,00 EUR,
— 3rd prize 8 000,00 EUR.
All amounts stated are net amounts (exclusive of VAT).
Prizes are paid by the competition organiser, the European Grouping for Territorial Cooperation (EGTC GO) who will transfer the prize money to the authors in accordance with the provisions in the copyright contract enclosed to the Brief.
Section VI: Complementary information
The competition is conducted in accordance with the UIA-UNESCO Standard Regulations for international competitions in architecture and town-planning and the UIA best practice recommendations (see: UIA competition guide for design competitions in architecture and related fields).
30 days from the date of publication on the GURI of the call.