International design competition of ideas for students of European and extra European schools and universities of architecture, design and engineering.



The MUNICIPALITY of MONIGA DEL GARDA promotes collaboration terms with the Italian and foreign Universities considering the contribution of young persons potentially more innovative.
The contest is aiming at the object to compare the planning and designing capacity produced by the university teaching method with the concrete themes of the actual architectonic debate, themes that have enriched the aspects of research and experimentation in the connection between public space and architecture. It is required a planning answer to the design of the public space, which is living to-day a crisis of identity due to its own nature: a crisis to which architects and artists often wished to put a remedy through the rebuilding of the sense and/or of the quality of the design.
The environment of Moniga del Garda takes a great interest in instances of urban retraining for a project of development of the tourist aspects and of improvement of the town.
Attention paid on the redesign of public areas ( squares and streets ) exceed the limits of the themes connected with the urban decoration. It’s really a question to offer an innovative portrait of Moniga, the value of tourist Moniga is searched for: that’s what the contest will take in charge even doubting consolidated and experienced models.
Urban retraining of the areas marked in the plans of: San Martino square, area of the town Hall, area at north of same town Hall, neighbouring infrastructures of next realization, represent a chance of urban transformation.
In the planning choices two physical limits of space of the new square take on great importance: on one side Carlo Alberto street, San Martino square and the town Hall; on the other side the realization of a new building area with the relevant infrastructures; works started not long ago ( see the attached graphs ).
The building of the town Hall, that stands on the area ( marked in plan ), has dimensions no more enough to the new exigencies. Consequently to the need of a substantial remaking, participants are free to imagine its transformation, elimination or to suggest a new placing. It’s precisely said that the theme of the town Hall is subject of the contest only for the indicative placing.
The image of untidiness of present situation is openly felt by the visitor who runs across said sites. 
The need to propose shapes, materials, colours and sounds able to provoke sensations (visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory ) fit to identify the place as an element of recognition of the commercial and representative function, has the purpose to involve people in a sequence of spaces enriching the offer of amusement inside the urban area. It’s therefore clear that the lighting, the paving, the trees and bushes, the elements of decoration, the sculptures and everything is placed in the street and in the square take on a role different from the mere functional aspect.
The graphic choice is absolutely free.
Candidates are free to suggest planning choices also beyond the limits proposed by the contest but 
it’s specified that only the proposal relating the contest’s area is subject to evaluation. It’s moreover specified that concerning the contest no technical and economical limits are supplied; it’s in any case clear that the proposals must be technically realizable.
The candidate is asked for his contribution at the purpose of a concrete culture of project, tackled from the Architectonic scale up to the scale of Design, taking into consideration the tendencies of technological, typological, sociological order that the new society demands. Candidates are required to imagine architectures, spaces and objects radically different from present spaces and urban decorations, often disappointing, unchaining their imagination around a theme in full evolution.


The students of European and Extra European schools of Architecture, Design and Engineering, the architects who took their degree after January 1st 2002 can participate in this competitive examination, provided that they didn’t enter a professional orders, dated September 20th 2002.
Competition entries may be the works of an individual student or of a team, on condition that all members are in the position explained before, and that one of those is the leader. To all members will be recognized the paternity of the ideas in their competition submissions.


1. Two projects drawings, black and white or in colour, firmly mounted or drawn directly on no more than A1 size (59,4 for base x 84 cm, or equivalent English size) illustration or foamcore light and rigid boards; no graphic scale is specified; the subject is left to competitors’ personal discretion according to the submissions required.
A sheet of paper, 5 cm high, should be firmly affixed above each board and subdivided in this way:
on the left side, in a space of 5 x 5 cm, the University Logo with the university name; on the centre, the title: " COMPETITION of IDEAS – LA PIAZZA DI MONIGA (THE SQUARE OF MONIGA)";
on the right there will be a little space (15 x 5 cm) with the entrants' names, address, date of delivery (month and year) and the scale’s result also graphically represented.

2. A book (a brief essay - size A3) max 10 pages with: 
- a report about the different standards, that the candidates used in their projects, essay describing the most important concepts/features of their project. It may be completed including preparatory sketches that will help to communicate the nature of their solution..
- copies of the two previous boards reduced in A3 size (29,7 x 42 cm).

3. Max 10 slides about project drawings and, in case, of the plastic model ( zenithal and lateral views). 

4. A CD-ROM: it must contain the file of the project drawings (size JPEG ) and the illustrative report (size Word or Simple Text). It can be completed with other materials concerning the competition.
N.B. For the extra European candidates: the boards, that is described in point 1 must be sent only on CD-ROM to facilitate the participation.


The registration is free and it will be automatically accepted on delivery or by e-mail.
The entries will be delivered or shipped in boxes or sturdy wrapping to secretary’s office:
“COMUNE DI MONIGA” Piazza San Martino, 1
before September 20th 2002 (for the entries shipped, it will be relied on postmark, however such entries could not be accepted after September 30th 2002). The title “Concorso di idee: LA PIAZZA DI MONIGA DEL GARDA ” should be clearly affixed on the boxes. Inside entry boxes, there will be even an envelope with name and personal particulars of the competitors and a copy of their actual matriculation.


The jury, who will judge the entries at the end of the prizegiving, will be composed of:
- n. 1 Representative of the MUNICIPALITY of Moniga del Garda
- n. 3 Members of the Universities
- n. 1 Coordinator
At the end of the works, the jury will make out a list with the first and the others notified and selected.
Official results will be announced during the opening of the projects’ exhibition.
The Municipality of Moniga del Garda will make public competitors proposal by catalogue or other publication.


The selection and evaluation of projects consider of account their originality, their innovation, their functional characteristics and their architectonic qualities, but they consider also the power of the projects to expound some challenges and problems of modern society, in relation to the competition’s theme. 
Entries cannot be returned.


The jury will select noteworthy projects.
Awards are subdivided in this way:
First prize € 1.800,00
Second prize € 1.200,00
Third prize € 800,00
Two Mention citations € 300,00 each

the Municipality of Moniga del Garda reserves the faculty to invite the competitors who made the best projects to a paid stage, for a period to be decided, that will have as subject a real project about the territory of Moniga district.


You can require the competition announcement in:

Competition secretary’s office:

Piazza San Martino, 1
25080 MONIGA del Garda (BS) ITALY




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