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PINOCCHIO CHILDREN'S LIBRARY

Deadline 13th December 2017

CASH PRIZE 20.000 €

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Brief

It is the fairy tale par-excellence. It is one of the stories that mostly influenced culture and international imaginary over the last two centuries: Pinocchio. The puppet destined to become a boy made adults and children of all generations dream.

From Disney’s interpretation to various film adaptations, the adventures of Pinocchio have travelled around the world. This tale comes from a remote and picturesque corner of Italy: Collodi. Thanks to the precious activity of the homonymous Foundation, Collodi is getting ready to inaugurate a new chapter of international notoriety and importance.

In fact, 2018 will be a crucial year for the project “Collodi Capitale Europea dell’Infanzia” (Collodi European Childhood Capital). It is an ambitious program of the Collodi Foundation and the Italian Government that will build- in the sites of the fairy tale- the largest theme park inspired by Pinocchio ever built. The 250.000 m2 intervention will include installations, attractions and a library dedicated to all the fairy tales that made the childhood of dozens of generations magic (Alice, Peter Pan, Pinocchio, the Little Prince among others).

In this context, YAC is delighted to present Pinocchio Children’s Library. Through the collaboration of the Collodi Foundation- this competition gives designers the opportunity to create an unprecedented project. They are given the opportunity to design the first and largest children library inspired by the fairy tale of Pinocchio. This library will have to be the image and the materialization of childhood dreams for millions of visitors who will visit the park. 

Which will be the house to safeguard the most important fairy tales in the world? How to define a child-friendly space destined to be the most prestigious fairytale library at international level?

These are the questions that Pinocchio Children’s Library asks designers. It invites them to go back to the magic horizon of fairy tales and stories. Only by let the project taking them back to their childhood, designers can rediscover the sense of wonder and fantasy necessary to design a refined place. A place built to play and have fun but above all grow up and learn. A place that displays the noble project of the Foundation: to build the future society by nurturing the most powerful and endless childhood resource: imagination. 

YAC thanks all the designers who will take part in this challenge.

Prizes

1° PRIZE

10.000 €

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + international exhibitions  

2° PRIZE

4.000 €

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + international exhibitions  

3° PRIZE

2.000 €

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + international exhibitions  

n. 4 GOLD MENTION

1.000 €

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + international exhibitions  

10 HONORABLE MENTIONS

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + international exhibitions  

30 FINALIST MENTIONS

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + international exhibitions  

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faq

Which interventions are admitted in the area 1 of the dwg?

In the area 1 there are some greenhouses that can be demolished. Hence, any kind of intervention is admitted in that area.

Which interventions are admitted in the area 2 of the dwg?

In the area 2 there is a former paper factory: it is forbidden to demolish it, but any other intervention is admitted (enlargements, new volumes, elevations and internal divisions that still allow identifying and understanding the original design of the building are admitted).

Is any plan of the interior of the paper factory available?

The interior of the paper factory is actually destroyed. Therefore, the external walls portrayed in the dwg available to download are the only reference you shall take into consideration. 

Is there any limit regarding the height of new structures?

There are no limits regarding the height of the facilities.

Are hypogeal spaces allowed?

Yes, they are, as long as the excavations are not lower than the height of the riverbed.

Which is the maximum area admitted for new structures?

The maximum area allowed for new structures is 9.000 sqm. Open areas like walkways, courtyards, balconies, terraces and car parks, even if they are underground car parks, are not included.

Are palings allowed in the area of the river?

Yes, palings are admitted both for new suspended buildings/structures and for pedestrian and vehicle accessible paths.

Shall we include all functions mentioned in the program?

Yes, all functions mentioned in the program shall  be included with the minimum surface specified for each of them. The composition, integration and reshuffling of these scenarios shall be under total discretion of the designers.

Is there any age limit to join the competition?

Each team shall include at least one member aged under 35: there is no age limit for the other members of the team. If a team has a single member, he/she shall be aged under 35.

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