bergamo architecture competition

Piacentiniano Centre in Bergamo Urban Design Competition

Submission: July 05, 2017
Registration: July 05, 2017
Language: English
Location: Bergamo, Italy
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


The European two-phase Urban Design Competition promoted by the Municipality of Bergamo intends to overhaul open areas, public squares and spaces and new functions for the discarded buildings of the centre of the Lower City. It asks for participants with multidisciplinary skills and aims at strengthening the role of the Piacentiniano system as the identity generator of the city centre, exploiting urban spaces, reviving commercial activities, re-using existing buildings, promoting social and cultural events and improving the accessibility of the area. 

Phase 1 is free, anonymous and open to groups of architects, engineers and technicians graduated in disciplines relevant to the subject of the call. The participants will have to develop a concept plan for the area.

The access to phase 2 is reserved to the best five proposals. The scale passes from urban to architectural, focusing on two specific areas, “Piazza Dante e Quadriportico” and “Sentierone lato est, nella parte antistante il Teatro Donizetti, e Piazza Cavour”.

A total prize money of 90,000 euros will be given to the finalists: 30,000 euros for the winning design and 15,000 euros for each of the other four proposals. The working project design of the areas of Piazza Dante and the Quadriportico will be entrusted to the winner group.


Deadline to request clarification – Phase 1: 26 May 2017

Deadline Phase 1: 5 July 2017

Selection of the 5 finalists: by 25 September 2017 |

Public meetings for in-depth clarification: October 2017

Deadline to request clarification – Phase 2: 27 October 2017 |

Deadline Phase 2: 28 December 2017

Winning Project: by 9 February 2018


Winning project: 30,000 euros

4 finalists: 15,000 euros each

Go to the competition’s website