Parco Centrale di Prato - two-phase design competition
Цель конкурса – преобразовать территорию бывшей больницы в центре итальянского города Прато в городской парк. Состязание пройдет в два этапа: по итогам квалификационного отбора жюри выберет до десяти финалистов, которые займутся работой над дизайн-концепциями. Победитель получит денежный приз и контракт на разработку финального проекта.
At the beginning of January 2016 the Municipality of Prato, Italy, is launching an open, anonymous, international two-phase design competition for a new 3-hectare urban park in its historical city center. By the end of February, the international jury will select 10 finalist architects who will be invited to conceive a schematic design for the site. In June 2016 the winner will be awarded and commissioned to design the final project for the new Parco Centrale di Prato.
The main aim of the competition is to completely rethink the former hospital area, creating an urban park that endows it with a functional and strategic role so as to fully include it in the network of city relations.
The new urban park must first of all be able to change the vision and perception not only of the new place that will be created, but it must also alter the perception of the downtown areas adjacent to it, conferring awareness that a new part of the city has been created inside the walls. Not an area closed off by walls and gates, but a prevalently open area capable of becoming a hub of vitality for the center and for the city outside the walls.
The project for the new 3-hectare park consists of two functional lots.
The first lot includes the complete creation of the green areas and therefore of the park, as well as a built volume with a minimum area of 500 square meter of gross floor area containing, among other things, the services essential to the park itself.
The second functional lot includes the creation of other buildings, up to a maximum of 3,000 square meters of gross floor area.