Category: Calls
State: Archived
Deadline 30 September 2018 at 12.00 am

Via Sacchi below and beyond the arcades - Design contest for urban regeneration


The «Call for concept» is aimed at an international comparison for students of the University Schools of Architecture, Design, Art, on a real case for the project of urban regeneration: the public space and the system of the arcades of via Sacchi in Turin, defined as the suburbs of the city center, currently in a state of commercial decline.

The call for concept asks to outline a concept of approach to the re-generation of "via Sacchi”, as an area of creativity, inclusiveness and sustainability.

The call offers the opportunity to participate, after a selection, to a "Living Lab" that deepens the proposed scenarios with experts, administrators, associations of citizens.

Goals of the "Call for concept" are:
- to imagine new potential functions for the ground floor of the arcades and for the pedestrian and cycle path along the opposite railway border;
- to conceive ways of transforming places and spaces like as a "model”;
- to experiment possible new technologies in the direction of the "smile city".
Identifying:
functions and ways of use of the streets
Involving:
the components of the urban scene, respecting the historical values
Developing:
analogical and/or digital solutions for the use and communication of paths; permanent or temporary equipment systems; light & sound scape and communication tools.

Deadline for receipt of applications: September 30, 2018, h 12.00
The initiative is part of the activities organized for the next "Torino Design for the City" week (October 2018)
The results of this first call will be disseminated during the week (exhibition, web-site, press conference) and will lead to the next stage in March 2019.

The Call is banned by DAD – Politecnico di Torino in partnership with the City of Turin, the Contrada Foundation, the Rilanciamo Via Sacchi Committee, the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts and the UNESCO Network of Creative Cities Design.