the comitato valdo fusi apolitical and no-profit,
was started in turin during may 2005 (download the application form in .pdf o .doc format and
the aim of the committee is to launch, together with the
local government, an international competition to redesign the green
areas in the historical city center of turin, and in particular in the
squares valdo fusi, carlina and balbo. the competition, which will be
launched through private sponsorships and public subscription, will be
an occasion to apply innovative procedures - for instance by asking
citizens and experts together to express themselves on the finalist
projects, as it happened for competitions of "les halles" in paris or
the world trade center in new york. the procedures, developed in order
to be compatible with italian laws on public tenders, could be used
again by turin's municipality or by other italian cities in the future.
the aim is to contribute to the present-day debate on the quality of
architecture in italy and on the strategies that could promote it.
the winning entry should be presented in 2006, while
construction (which will not interfere with the valdo fusi underground
parking and the local vehicular traffic system) could end before uia's
2008 world congress of architects.
the comitato valdo fusi was initiated thanks to effetto-t, an association started in
turin at the end of 2004 the comitato valdo fusi committee can be
contacted c/o the associazione
torino internazionale, via pietro micca 21, 10121, turin, italy,
tel/fax (+39) 011 516 2006 (ms. alice spalatro).
please cick on the italian side of this website to see the
shortlisted architects and projects.