Progetto Flaminio
Concorso internazionale di progettazione per il quartiere della Città della Scienza
International Design Competition for the neighbourhood surrounding the City of Science


Competition Rules


1. COMPETITION ORGANIZER
CDP Investimenti Sgr, a company directed and coordinated by Cassa Depositi e Prestiti SPA, manages various closed-end real estate funds for institutional investors.
These Funds include the Fondo Investimenti per le Valorizzazioni (FIV) which owns the site of this International Competition. The FIV acquires properties from public subjects and successively develops them with an eye on their valorisation and divestment, offering a return for the Fund’s investors.

 

2. COMPETITION THEME
CDP Investimenti Sgr is holding a two-phase design competition for an area in Rome destined to host the new City of Science and a district of housing and public spaces.
The project comes in the wake of the acquisition by the Competition Organizer of the Ministry of Defence’s former Precision Electrical Components Factory, located in Rome between Via Guido Reni and Viale del Vignola.
The agreement reached with the Municipal Government marks the beginnings of an important process of urban transformation. Situated one kilometer from the Porta del Popolo and the historic centre of Rome, the site is surrounded by important works of architecture from the twentieth century: the Foro Italico and Olympic Village from 1960, the Parco della Musica by Renzo Piano, and the MAXXI Museum by Zaha Hadid, located on the opposite side of Via Guido Reni.
The winner of the Competition will receive a commission to develop a project for the urban redesign of a total of 51,000 m2.
The Competition Organizer is seeking a master plan for the construction of a neighbourhood integrated within the context of contemporary Rome. Proposals must ensure the coexistence between the City of Science, designed for a vast public, landscaping and public spaces serving visitors and the local community, and a comfortable residential district for hundreds of people, complete with retail and leisure facilities.
The contents of the project as described in the Competition Brief (Documento Preliminare alla Progettazione – DPP) are coherent with the urban planning variation approved by Rome City Council on 6-7.8.2014. The DPP will be provided to the six selected participants of the second phase.

 

2.1 Competition Site
The Competition Site is located between Via Guido Reni and Viale del Vignola. The site is currently occupied by the industrial warehouses of the Ministry of Defence’s former Precision Electrical Components Factory (property chart; “Materials” section, www.progettoflaminio.it).

 

2.2 Programme and Dimensions
The 5.1 hectare Competition Site is to host:

 
  1. The City of Science (27,000 m2)
  2. Apartments (29,000 m2)
  3. Social Housing (6,000 m2)
  4. Commercial Facilities (5,000 m2)
  5. Leisure Facilities (5,000 m2)
  6. Public Spaces and Landscaping (14,000 m2)
 
2.3. Construction Costs
The cost of the private components of the project (points b, c, d & e of art. 2.2) has been estimated at 90 million Euro, excluding technical fees and Value Added Tax. This cost does not include the construction of the City of Science and the design of the 10,000 m2 earmarked for this project. The estimated cost is non-binding and serves only as a point of reference for participants and as an aid to the Competition Organizer when evaluating the proposals received.

 
3. COMPETITION REGULATIONS
This Design Competition will unfold in two phases: a First Phase inviting candidates to submit a cv and project proposal; a Second Phase focused on the development of design proposals by six selected candidates.
Candidates participating in the First Phase must present a curriculum and evidence of projects, and the material described under article 5 below.
The curriculum and documentation must be received no later than the date indicated under article 5. All material must be presented only as described (deadlines, updates and eventual modifications can be found under in the “Calendar” section of the Competition website: www.progettoflaminio.it).
The Competition Team in charge of preparing the Competition Rules and the Competition Brief will evaluate the documentation submitted in accordance with the criteria outlined in article 5.2 and will select 6 (six) participants for the Second Phase. The First Phase will conclude with the public announcement of the list of participants admitted to the Second Phase, which will be evaluated by the Competition Jury (see article 3.5).
Selected participants that present a project will be entitled to a reimbursement of costs of 24,000.00 Euro (twenty-four thousand/00), including applicable fees and taxes. The winner of the Competition will be commissioned to develop the master plan for the Competition Site.

 

3.1 Official Language
The official language of the Competition is Italian, though the use of English is accepted.

 

3.2 Participation
Participation in the Competition is open to architects and engineers from Member States of the European Union and Switzerland, registered with Professional Associations in their home State and to those legally entitled to practice in Italy, who are not prohibited from doing so at the date of publication of the present Competition Rules.
The Competition is also open to Engineering Companies and other subjects entitled as per the directives of the European Union, who are not prohibited from practicing by law, contract  or disciplinary measure, and who respect the incompatibilities outlined under article 3.3 of the present Competition Rules.
Interested candidates may participate individually or as part of groups or temporary associations nominating, as outlined in the present Competition Rules, a legal representative who will be considered the sole interlocutor during the Competition. Participants are allowed to work with collaborators or consultants who may not possess the necessary requirements for admission, though they must be free of any condition related to the exclusions outlined in the following article 3.3.
The Competition Organizer is responsible solely toward the legal representative and is exonerated of any responsibility arising from internal relations between group members. Participants may not be part of multiple groups nor represent more than one group, either as a member, consultant or collaborator. Subjects may not participate individually and as a member of another group, in any form. The same restrictions apply to self-employed professionals in the event that a professional company or engineering company of which the professional is an administrator, partner, employee or term-contract worker participates in the Competition.
 
3.3 Exclusions
The following are excluded from participating in the competition:
  1. administrators and staff of the Competition Organizer;
  2. members of the Competition involved in the preparation of the Competition Rules and the organisation of the Competition and members of the Competition Secretary;
  3. effective or secondary members of the Jury;
  4. spouses, partners or similar, up to and including third degree relations, and those with on-going and known work relations, even if informal, with those subjects listed under points, a, b and c above.
 
3.4 Competition Team
The Competition Rules, Competition Brief and selection of participants is the responsibility of the following Team, appointed by the Competition organizer and the City of Rome:
 
Giovanni D’Onofrio
Fund Manager, CDP Investimenti Sgr

Roberto Mangani
Chief Legal Officer, CDP Investimenti Sgr

Rossella Caputo
Dirigente U.O. Qualità Urbana, Dip. Programmazione e Attuazione Urbanistica Comune di Roma

Lorenza Bolelli
Responsabile comunicazione, Dip. Programmazione e Attuazione Urbanistica Comune di Roma

Giuseppe Gerace
President of the 2nd Municipality of Rome

Margherita Guccione
Director, MAXXI Architettura

Francesco Garofalo
Consultant nominated by the Competition Organizer

Gabriele Mastrigli
Consultant nominated by the Competition Organizer
 

3.5 Jury
The Jury is composed of five official jurors and two substitutes:
 
Paola Di Biagi (President)
Università degli Studi di Trieste

Christian Sumi
Academy of Architecture, Università della Svizzera Italiana
Burkhalter Sumi Architekten, Zurich

Giacomo Borella
Studio Albori, Milan

Marco Sangiorgio
Managing Director, CDP Investimenti Sgr

Giovanni D’Onofrio
Fund Manager, CDP Investimenti Sgr

Béatrice Jullien (Substitute juror)
Ecole d’Architecture Paris-Belleville
Frenak & Jullien Architectes

Francesco Garofalo (Substitute juror)
Università G. D’Annunzio di Chieti-Pescara

3.6 The Tasks of the Jury
In the event that one of the official jurors is unable to participate in the works of the jury, either prior to or during the course of the jury’s work, he/she will be definitively substituted by one of the substitute jurors selected by the president of the jury. For this reason substitute members will participate in all jury proceedings as non-voting members. The jury will be assisted by a non-voting secretary nominated by the Competition Organizer and responsible for recording the proceedings.
All decisions taken by the jury will be based on a majority vote among attending members. All decisions will be binding and irreversible.
 
3.7 Competition Secretary
The official address of the Competition Secretary is:
 
CDP Investimenti Sgr
Via Versilia 2, 00187 Rome, Italy
e-mail: segreteria@progettoflaminio.it
tel: +39 339 3594090
Hours: Monday to Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
 
4. PARTICIPATION RULES AND REGULATIONS
All information about the Competition can be found on the official website: www.progettoflaminio.it
 
5. FIRST PHASE
Italian and foreign candidates interested in participating in the Competition must present the following documentation:
  • a maximum 2 page document (A4 format) containing all information about the participation and/or participants when comprised of more than one legal entity; each member must be fully identified, including professional registrations (where required), specific skills and qualifications;
  • a maximum of 5 pages (A4 format) of images and texts describing the work of the participant(s), built or unbuilt, and describing their approach to the city and public space, and to energy consumption issues and sustainability.
  • a curriculum (max. 3 pages, A4 format) describing built works and results obtained in other design competitions, clients and project values;
  • three pages (A3 landscape format) describing, respectively, a general planning proposal for the site, a three-dimensional image selected by the participant and a description (max. 2,000 keystrokes, spaces included).
 

In the case of submissions by groups comprised of more than one legal entity:
  1. all members of eventual temporary associations must sign a declaration containing the:
  2. nomination of the team leader, the sole figure responsible for communicating with the Competition Organizer, including all contact information, complete with email and telephone number, to be used by the Competition Secretary for all communications;
  3. the commitment of all members, from this moment forward, to proceed with the legal constitution of the temporary joint venture in the event of awarding of the Competition, prior to signing the commission to proceed with the design, as per art. 3;
  4. in the event of temporary associations that are already legally constituted at the moment of candidature, applications must be accompanied by an authenticated copy of the act of constitution.

All material submitted must be bound in a single document and submitted in two copies; no material will be returned.
Hard copies must be accompanied by soft copies (.pdf files and images in .jpg format, resolution: 300 dpi) on DVD support.
In the case of groups, the quantity of documents to be presented remains unvaried, regardless of the number of participants.
To properly confront the theme of the Competition, the Organizer considers it necessary that, in addition to architectural and urban designers, each participant or participating group also includes landscape architects and experts in environmental and energy sustainability with the skills required to design an almost zero-energy neighbourhood, supported by qualified costing consultants.
All material is to be forwarded in a single envelope addressed to:  

PROGETTO FLAMINIO
Concorso internazionale di progettazione per il quartiere della Città della Scienza /
International Design Competition for the neighbourhood surrounding the City of Science
CDP Investimenti Sgr
Via Versilia 2, 00187 Roma

 
All packages must be received no later than 12:00 p.m. on 26 february 2015.
Submissions may be entrusted to State Postal services, private courier or other qualified means of delivery, or made by hand. All submission dates refer to the moment of receipt and not the date of posting.  
 
5.1 Requests for Clarification – First Phase
Questions about the present Competition Rules may be addressed to the Competition Secretary by 13 February 2014, using the email address segreteria@progettoflaminio.it
A summary of questions received and relative answers will be published on the official Competition website: www.progettoflaminio.it
 
5.2 Results of the First Phase of the Competition
Within fifteen (15) days after the date of submission of candidature, a selection of no more than six (6) participants will be selected by the Competition Team to proceed to the Second Phase. Selections will be based on the following criteria:
  • composition of design teams comprised of different and specific professionals required to develop the requested project, as demonstrated by the candidate’s experience;
  • proposals submitted as part of the First Phase;
  • urban and architectural quality of projects listed on the candidate’s c.v.
  • sapproach to energy consumption issues and sustainability in the submitted proposal.
 
5.3 Publication of the Results of the First Phase of the Competition
The results of the First Phase of the Competition will be notified to those selected via email. A list of the six selected candidates will be published on the official Competition website: www.progettoflaminio.it.
 
6. SECOND PHASE
Candidates admitted to the Second Phase will be requested to develop a Preliminary Design based on the programme outlined in the PDR and other documentation to be supplied. Participants will be invited to visit the Competition Site in order to enhance the information contained in the documentation attached to the present Competition Rules. The Site Visit will be followed by separate meetings between participants and the members of the jury.
The minutes of all relevant discussions emerging from these meetings will be made available to all competitors.
The six finalists will be provided with soft copies of all documents required to develop the requested proposal.
 
6.1 Intermediate Meeting
Competitors will be invited to present the progress of their work at an intermediate date between the Site Visit and the submission of the final proposal.
Presentations will be made separately by each competitor, in the presence of the Jury who will be granted the faculty to ask questions and discuss the material presented by the competitor.
 
6.2 Requests for Clarification – Second Phase
Competitors may present requests for clarification to the Competition Secretary following the Site Visit (deadlines, updates and variations can be found under the “Calendar” section of the Competition website www.progettoflaminio.it).
A summary of question received and relative answers will be forwarded to Competitors via email.
 
6.3 Required Material and Methods of Submission
Final submissions must consist of the following material:
Panel 1

representation of the proposal on an aerial photograph at 1:500 scale, accompanied by eventual perspectives and/or other drawings and images.

Panel 2

plans, sketches, diagrams illustrating the layout of functions, uses, accessibility and connections to adjacent urban areas, the qualities and characteristics of public spaces, the organisation of open areas and landscaping, typologies of public and private buildings.

Panel 3

perspectives, two of which must focus specifically on describing the most important parts of the project.

Panel 4

selected images in plan, section, elevation, axonometric drawings, perspectives or any other means of representing the design of public spaces and/or buildings, as well as structures for private use, also with reference to alternatives of energy consumption and sustainability.


 

Three-dimensional model (scale: 1:500). Competitors will be provided with a standardised base for the insertion of their model into a larger scale model of the urban context. Competitors may choose the material for the realisation of the model; the only colour permitted is white.

All Panels must be A0 landscape format (length 1189 mm x height 841 mm), numbered from 1 to 4 and mounted on rigid, resistant lightweight supports. The layout of the Panels is at the exclusive discretion of Competitors.
The scale of all representations must be indicated on all material submitted. The use of colour is at the exclusive discretion of Competitors.
The Panels must also be provide in A3 landscape format, bound in an album together with ten (10) other pages in the same format containing a synthetic report and:
  • tables indicating all areas and floor areas;
  • guideline criteria for architectural choices, urban planning approaches and landscaping;
  • the dimensions and ratios of all built and open spaces;
  • volumes and floor areas divided by function (including public standards and spaces);
  • guideline criteria for energy systems and sustainability;
  • a proposed project schedule;
  • a synthetic and parametric cost evaluation;
  • any other indications able to improve the understanding of the project, and its operative components.
 

Hard copies must be accompanied by soft copies (.pdf files and images in .jpg format, resolution: 300 dpi) on DVD support.
No other material will be accepted and non-conforming submissions will be considered motive for exclusion.
All material must be received no later than 12:00 p.m. on the date indicated on the Calendar of the Second Phase of the Competition (deadlines, updates and eventual variations can be found under the “Calendar” section of the Competition website www.progettoflaminio.it).
Submissions may be entrusted to State Postal services, private courier or other qualified means of delivery, or made by hand. All submission dates refer to the moment of receipt and not the date of posting.
 
6.4 Preliminary Evaluation of Submissions to the Second Phase
The Competition Secretary will verify the correspondence of all submissions received with the requests of the Competition Rules and the Competition Brief, prior to submission to the Jury. All decisions related to the admissibility and/or exclusion of Competitors will be the exclusive responsibility of the Jury.  
 
6.5 Selection by the Jury
Within fifteen (15) days of the deadline for submission of proposals, Competitors will be invited to present their work to the Jury. Upon conclusion of its work, the Jury will publish its decisions, including a conclusive report detailing comments in relation to each proposal.
 
6.6 Selection Criteria
The Jury will evaluate proposals based on the following criteria, in the order they are listed:
  1. The architectural and urban quality of the proposal, in relation to the contents of the PDR.
  2. The insertion of the project within the existing urban context.
  3. The technical and economic feasibility of the proposal.
  4. The sustainability of the proposal in terms of environmental impact and energy usage.
 
6.7 Publication of the Results of the Second Phase of the Competition
Participants will be notified of the results of the Second Phase via email. The results will also be published on the official Competition website: www.progettoflaminio.it
 
7. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS AND PUBLICATION
Participants retain all intellectual property and copyright over all submissions. The Competition Organizer reserves the right to publicly display and present the proposals received, as well as to publish or allow the publication of this material at no cost to the Competition Organizer.
 
8. DISQUALIFICATION
Competitors may be disqualified for any of the following reasons: - late submission of material;
- failure to respect the conditions and/or indications outlined in the Competition Rules;
- in the event that Competitors attempt to influence, directly or indirectly, the decisions of a member of Competition Team, the Jury or any of its consultants.
 
9. TRANSPORTATION AND INSURANCE
Competitors are responsible for any and all costs of shipping and, should they so choose, fees for insuring the material submitted, which will remain the exclusive property of the Competition Organizer.