The International Ideas Competition for the Bagnoli area is intended to design the new landscape of the former industrial area of Naples, which covers an area of 250 hectares, transforming it into one of the largest and most fascinating international urban parks.
The future of the Bagnoli site, as in the Environmental Rehabilitation and Urban Regeneration Programme, is to make the most of geographic, landscape, environmental, social and cultural resources, restoring the quality of life and a general well-being of places for citizenship and for future users of this area.
We intend to realise this vision through a low-density settlement project, with a high-quality environment whose key elements are green areas and a range of new residential, commercial and tertiary activities.
Its core is the large urban park of about 120 hectares which is expected to develop into a new green heart of Naples. An attraction, which will host industrial archaeology artefacts, research spaces, leisure and sporting activities and that, through its 2 km of waterfront, is an ideal link with the Gulf of Naples.
This call will help to define the future park design, outlining the overall planivolumetric plan of the area for better enhancing landscape and natural heritage.
Invitalia, the National Development Agency based in Rome, has launched this competition.
The deadline is set for January 7, 2020 at 11:00am.
Project ideas shall include a creative proposal in order to create an overall plan of the new Bagnoli area, whose beating heart will be the largest urban park linked to the public beach and the sea.
The former industrial area shall be discussed on a perspective of territorial continuity between the already urbanised area (the Bagnoli and Cavalleggeri districts, the Posillipo Hill, the archaeological site of Posillipo, etc.) and the future settlement. Close attention will have to be paid to the issue of accessibility and connections within and outside the area.
Those ideas shall have to ensure maximum integration between the new features (residences, green areas, accommodation, commercial activities, infrastructures, etc.) and industrial archaeology artefacts, the park and accessibility system, favouring the best functional and typological mix.
Proposals shall also realise the Smart City Bagnoli, which integrates systems, technologies and infrastructures to aim for the maximum environmental, economic and social sustainability of all the interventions, both in implementation and management.
The competition is open to Italian and international architecture firms specialising in urban park and waterfront design.
To participate, each candidate must set up a team competition, composed of at least: one architect with architectural, landscape and urban planning expertise; an engineer with hydraulic, structural, geotechnical, plant engineering, environmental and territorial skills; an agronomist or a forester; and a geologist.
Young professionals shall also be in the competition team; graduates who have been qualified for less than 5 years, as designers, are subject to scoring scales during the pre-selection stage.
Each participant shall indicate additional professional figures to support team members, with the objective of integrating expertise: graduates in sociology, in economics, in natural sciences, in archaeology (one for each field).
For foreign citizens requirements are met if they hold a degree, certificate or other evidence of professional qualifications, as laid down in Directive 2005/36/EC. The participant shall demonstrate the equivalence of its qualification with an appropriate document.
In the case of participating as partnerships or consortia, an agent/leader/group leader shall be identified, as a single contact point for Invitalia.
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