#OpenTaranto Ideas Competition

Submission: July 20, 2016
Registration: July 20, 2016
Language: English, Italian
Location: Taranto, Italy
Prizes: 1st Place €60,000, 2nd Prize €30,000, 3rd Prize €15,000
Type: Open


The International Ideas Competition #OpenTaranto is officially opened, the Competition is intended as a way to create a future vision of the Taranto Old Town and a means to kick-start the engine of regeneration through an Action Plan.

The International Ideas Competition is an initiative promoted and supported by the Italian government and realised in conjunction with the Puglia Region and local institutions. Its implementation has been entrusted to Invitalia.

The subject of the Competition is the formulation of a development strategy for the Taranto Old Town functional to the preparation of a Plan of recovery, redevelopment and exploitation of the city. Proposals should help reinforce the importance of the Old Town for public functions on an urban and wider territorial scale and underline its role as a cultural attractor for a large area, helping to position Taranto within the regional and national cultural tourist system.

Competitors must be headed by an architect or an engineer (in the role of GROUP LEADER) and must combine to form a multidisciplinary working group that includes at least one professional expert on issues of urban regeneration and local development.

In order to refined and optimise their proposal, groups can bring in additional experts beyond those required. These figures may be historians of art or architecture, experts in the conservation and restoration of cultural heritage, archaeologists, experts in territorial marketing and smart planning, experts in ecology and/or environmental protection, experts in mobility, expert in participation and communication processes.

The competition consists of two basic stages: pre-selection and submission of proposals by the selected competitors. The pre-selection stage consists of acceptance of expressions of interest and the selection of a maximum of 20 competitors for admission to the next stage of the competition. At the end of second phase , the Selection Board will draw up a short list and identify the three winners. The total of awards amounts to € 115,000.00.

Registration on the portal https://www.invitaliafornitori.it , managed by Invitalia, is necessary to access the platform functions, to ensure confidentiality of communications, submit questions and complete the transmission of proposals.

Go to the competition’s website