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"Parking Day" Competition Results | "Tactical Urbanism" Workshop n°4

"Parking Day" | TerraViva + Needle Design Competition

The exercise has been structured as a competition in which students were asked to propose innovative and unconventional projects in order to transform the parking lot next to "Largo Balestra" square in Giambellino neighborhood. The “Parking Day” scenario has been conceived as a sort of one-day event where cars are not allowed to access in the parking during a whole day in order to let people use and enjoy that space as a public area.

The aim of the project was to imagine a flexible space able to promote social exchange, community activities and citizens’ interaction through a multifunctional design. Vegetable gardens, playgrounds, sport facilities, reading zones, food amenities or any kind of program could be imagined for this project area. A crucial condition was to take into account the fact that the event could last only one or two days, so the interventions had to be easily removable to let the parking go back to the original function.

Students were free to choose to work only on the parking lot or to include the green area of "Largo Balestra" inside their strategy, letting the project flow and contaminate the park as an extension of the paved social area. Modularity and flexibility of use had to be considered as key points during the design process: how the same space could allow different functions according to the program of the day?

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"LEt's GO" | 1st Prize

Ansar Ben Haj Kacem, Giorgia Marchetti, Irene Ricciardi, Kristina Senatorova, Ludovica Colonna, Maria Paola Ricci

"Replanting a Lot" | 2nd Prize

Federica Baruffi, Cristian Lera, Vladislav Nedelev, Irem Papila, Berfu Atalay, Andrei Rizea

"FUNdora" | 3rd Prize

Denizkurt Beren, Fang Anlong, Liu Hanwen, Liu Yiqing, Ma Yue, Tsung Tsaijung

"Re-Plastic Vortex"

Marie Clapot, Camille Darche, Héloïse De La Taille, Léo Galliot, Ahmed Ibrahim, Ceren Senyuz

"Laboratorio Anulare"

Mohit Raj ,Subby Rani, Xu Lingyang, Yang Shuting, Zhao Yunhe, Zhong Xiaotian


Marianna Addabbo, Jacopo Agnolazza, Giulia De Benedetti, Matteo Gawlak, Riccardo Gialloreto

"Wooden Boom"

Berfin Mollavelioglu, Ceyda Sengul, Gabriele Casagrande, Mina Hanna, Javier Ernesto Gonzales Barajas, Ozum Melissa Cetin

"Archipelago, Islands in Giambellino"

Giulia Castellazzi, Nicholas Marini, William Marnini, Gloria Signorini, Mattia Zambernardi, Maria Zito

TerraViva Competitions

Recently created as a new branch of "TerraViva", this specific section proposes a series of design competitions in line with the topics addressed by our workshops and mainly directed to architecture students, new graduates and young designers.

TACTICAL URBANISM NOW! 2021 - The Reappropriation of Public Space will be the third competition of 2021. Starting from December 13th, registrations will be open until 18/03/2022.


December 13th "Tactical Urbanism NOW! 2021 - The Reappropriation of Public Space"; 10.000€ in Prizes; 10 Honorable Mentions; 30 Finalists; Submissions within 18/03/2022; Results on 26/04/2022; Jury:  Miralles Tagliabue EMBT (Barcelona), Public City (Winnipeg), Openfabric (Rotterdam); Orizzontale (Rome); Intuy Lab (Lima); Sports (New York); Atelier Nea (Paris); OBBA (Seoul);


September 10th "Hangar Ticinum - A Community Hub on the River"; 10.000€ in Prizes; 10 Honorable Mentions; 30 Finalists; Submissions within 10/12/2021; Results on 20/01/2022; Jury: Piuarch (Milan); TSPA (Berlin); Stefano Boeri Architetti (Milan); Operastudio (New York); Degli Esposti Architetti (Milan); Untitled Architecture (Moscow); Comune di Pavia (Pavia); Politecnico di Milano (Milan);

March 15th "The Living Museum - Micro-Architectures in the Landscape"7.000€ in Prizes; 10 Honorable Mentions; 30 Finalists; Submissions within 01/08/2021; Results on 13/09/2021; Jury: Topotek1 (Berlin); Elemental Architecture (New York); Stefano Boeri Architetti (Milan); Paredes Pedrosa (Madrid); NADAAA (Boston); One O One Architects (Seoul); Nicolas Campodonico (Rosario); Studio O (Berlin);

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