Rome. Few other metropolis in the world can evoke an unconscious as rich and ancient as the one of the “eternal city”. With over than 3000 years of history, Rome is an incredible layering of heritage, architecture and human culture.
Despite many centuries of studying and debate on how to enhance such patrimony, Rome still retains unveiled treasures - forgotten architectures and monuments longing for a chance of being brought back to life and to the community.
In partnership with La Sapienza University and Progetto Forti, Rome municipality is glad to undisclosed a debate over one of its precious hidden treasures: Forte Portuense.
This former military architecture belongs to a series of nineteenth-century fortifications. Forte Portuense is becoming a topic of discussion among several public and private players, who wish to establish here the first element belonging to a network of facilities for entertainment, culture and wellness.
But how to transform a former military architecture into a leisure time & cultural focal point - capable on one hand of triggering urban redevelopment & social cooperation and on the other hand to attract citizens & tourists?
This is the question YAC offers the designers, asking them to rethink Forte Portuense into a multi-scale architectural element:
Local scale - Civic Centre / Service desk
Global scale - element of the metropolitan network of culture / sports facilities aimed to transform the disused military fortifications into a "community ring".
This new urban pole shall be considered as interlaced to other similar elements through wellness itineraries and services. This is aimed to offer the city of Rome a network of leisure time facilities a hair's breadth away from the very core of one of the most fascinating cities in the world.
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28 JUL 2014 /
30 MAY 2014 /
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A report of the keynote "IL RUOLO RAPPRESENTATIVO DEGLI EDIFICI DELLA PRODUZIONE": http://bit.ly/1nNM740
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13MAY 2014 /
The In-site inspection scheduled for May the 16th is RESCHEDULED for the same day at 14:30. After the survey, a keynote will be held on the issues of Architecture and enology. More info on:http://bit.ly/1g4x7Oj.
Space to Culture #STC award ceremony will take place on June the 6th in Bologna, v. Risorgimento 2 @ engineering auditorium. Event starting at 14:30.
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FAQ: Am I supposed to relocate the external (eastern) vinification silos/barrels somewhere else in my project?
YAC: NO. Please consider the starting ground as silos-free. Silos will be eventually relocated outside the project area.
FAQ: Am I suppose to preserve or demolish the pre-existing building portions to be redesigned?
YAC: The choice is free. Designers are free both to demolish or preserve the indicated portions of the winery.
FAQ: How am I supposed to evaluate the height limit in my project?
YAC: Please take the GROUND LEVEL (-1.30m) as starting point for the height limit. Do not take the level 0.
FAQ: Is it compulsory to attend at least one of the 3 on-site inspections?
YAC: NO, surveys are optional.
FAQ: Do I have to send YAC a request letter to attend an on-site inspection? Is it possible to schedule further dates for the inspection?
YAC: NO, you are not required to contact YAC in order to join one. The only available dates are 10 APR 2014 (h 14:30); 16 MAY 2014 (h 14:30); 04 JUN 2014 (h 14,30).
FAQ: What is that rectangular area red-hatched in the middle of the design space? Shall I keep it? May I transform it?
YAC: Such area is occupied by reinforced concrete tanks for grapes' fermentation. It shall be preserved in its function, shape and location.
FAQ: Do I have to stick to the design boundaries shown in the dwg? May I exceed those?
YAC: Stick within the non-red hatched areas for your proposal - both for area coverage and functional programmes - like they are described in the dwg and guidelines.
FAQ: Is it possible to change internal viability / accesses and exits on the main road?
YAC: No, it is not.
29APR 2014 / LAST HOURS TO PURCHASE AN EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: HURRY UP!
ON-SITE INSPECTION DATES:
10 APR 2014 / 14:30
16 MAY 2014 / 14:30
04 JUN 2014 / 14:30
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Wine Culture Centre #WCC award ceremony to be announced soon.
Space to Culture #STC award ceremony will take place on June the 6th in Bologna, v. Risorgimento 2 @ engineering...
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26 jan 2015: (h 12:00 GMT, midday) material submission deadline
02 feb 2015: jury summoning
02 mar 2015: results announcement
mar 2015: award ceremony & exhibition
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