Cavallerizza Reale di Torino International Design Competition


Cavallerizza Reale di Torino International Design Competition

Cavallerizza Reale di Torino International Design Competition published on the Concorrimi platform.

Compagnia di San Paolo, the University of Turin and the Municipality of the City of Turin, in agreement with Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, the Order of Architects of Turin and Milan and the Foundation for Architecture /Torino, organize a competition of design for the requalification of the compendium of Cavallerizza Reale.

The requalification project aims to build an international cultural pole, located in the heart of the city which – under the sign of sustainability and with the support of the latest technologies – envisages the creation of new cultural, educational, receptive, social and tertiary functions. , in line with the instructions of the regulatory plan and with the unitary requalification project approved by the City Council of Turin, considerably increasing the share for public use.

Envisioned as a command area for the governance and military operations of the Savoy family, the Cavallerizza Reale was designed in the mid-600 by Amedeo di Castellamonte as a tool for the royal palace complex. The project, commissioned by Carlo Emanuele II, involved the construction of monumental galleries used as archives, the establishment of an academy for the children of the
Turin and the European aristocracy, the royal stables, since then located inside the Manefgio Chiablese, the Royal Theatre, the Pagliere building, a library and the Royal Mint. From the first half of the 700, with great renovation works, carried out by Filippo Juvarra and Benedetto Alfieri, Turin acquires a more international dimension, while Bernardo Mosca, responsible for the tools of the 18th century, develops a second redesign of the project, providing the city with an even more monumental and avant-garde complex.

Today, the cavallerizza Reale is part of Turin’s museum district, which houses some of the city’s main institutions: Musei Reali, Teatro Regio, Teatro Stabile, Auditorium Rai, Centro di Produzione RAI, Museo Nazionale del Risorgimento Italiano, Museo Nazionale del Cinema, Museo Egizio, Gallerie d’Italia, Biblioteca Nazionale, Accademia delle Scienze, Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti, Conservatorio G. Verdi.

The ambition of the competition, also relating to the secular history of the institutions that propose it, is to offer Turin an authoritative, iconic and recognizable architectural sign, which becomes a point of reference for cultural and tourist activities in the territory.
The design groups will have to work on a project that guarantees the conservation of the property through the implementation of adequate restoration and recovery works and propose internal and external architectural solutions that meet the functional needs related to the intended use and enhancement of the property. the historic identity of the buildings, applying the highest standards in terms of environmental and social sustainability.

The Competition, published on the Concorrimi platform of the Order of Architects of Milan, proposes a two-step articulation on the model of French competitions.
The first phase is the pre-selection of courses and titles, aimed at selecting up to 6 candidates among the competitors, who will be invited to participate in the second phase, and the second, having as its object the presentation of a technical and economic feasibility project.
In the first phase, a report on the methodological approach of the project is also requested, which will help the Commission to assess the integration of the necessary and useful knowledge and skills of the design groups in the management of the project, taking into account the conditions and the constraints contained in the design guidelines.
The prerogative will be that, among those selected for the second phase, the selection jury may include, where appropriate, at least one competitor with a professional under 40 as group leader. Each design group must also include the presence of a young qualified professional, qualified to practice the profession for less than five years.

Rewards and refunds
There will be a first prize for the winner to cover costs incurred in processing the PFTE of €200,000 and reimbursement of expenses is paid to each of the remaining participating design groups who submitted the required work, equal to €28,000 .

Time limit
From June 8, 2022:
• submission of the application form, reference projects, CV and methodological report – before July 27, 2022
• communication of the pre-selection committee and the shortlist – before September 15, 2022
• PFTE presentation by the selected Design Groups – December 6, 2022
• selection and announcement of the winner – before January 16, 2023

The Jury, which will be the same for both phases and composed of members appointed on the basis of specific skills, taking into account the particularity of the procedure, is composed of 7 effective members and 2 substitutes, with a predominance of components from proven experience and competence in the fields of architecture, town planning, restoration, cultural heritage.

The President of the Commission is arch. Michele DeLucchi.

The members of the committee are:
Dr. Alberto Anfossi, Secretary General of the Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation;
Camber. Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani, Emeritus Professor of Urban History at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich);
Camber. Elli Mosayebi, Associate Professor of Architecture and Design at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich);
Camber. Luisa Papotti, former Superintendent of Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape of the Metropolitan City of Turin;
Teacher. Francesco Profumo, President of the Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation;
Teacher. Sara Whiting, dean of architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

“The Cavallerizza Reale complex deserves attention and design evaluation that goes well beyond the limits of the city of Turin, Italy and Europe itself: indeed, the transformation of the compendium of the royal palace in an important part of the urban center could become a reference model for many future operations.The question of reconversion is a subject widely debated all over the world, in particular for climatic, social and economic sustainability.says the President of the Jury Michele DeLucchi.
“With this in mind, we have organized a commission of highly competent personalities, combining experts in the urban structure of Turin with architects of international importance, capable of bringing this matter to the attention of the whole world. In the ambitions of the program, the Cavallerizza Reale aims to become a cultural center for the arts, with spaces intended for functions open to the public and for institutional services and activities.I am happy to chair this commission and that the competition will make a contribution conceptual and intellectual of great prestige to the city of Turin”.

Estimated intervention costs
The maximum cost of the intervention to be carried out (economic framework including the amount of the work, design costs, works supervision, tests, security costs, competition costs and the sums available for the property) s amounts to approximately €34.5 million. Overall, the recovery and enhancement of the entire Cavallerizza compendium will mobilize investments of around 100 million euros, over a period of 5 years. In order to ensure uniform conditions of participation, the competition procedures and relations between customers and competitors will take place exclusively electronically through the website The competitor will have access to the site mentioned above by registration and will be able to download the material necessary for participation, formulate questions, consult the appropriate “news” page and deliver by downloading the files of the first phase and the second phase. All the works and documentation of the competition can be viewed on the dedicated website

Download the information about this competition here.

  • Title

    Cavallerizza Reale di Torino International Design Competition

  • Type

    Announcement of competition (built projects and master plans)

  • Organizers

    Compagnia di San Paolo, the University of Turin and the Municipality of the City of Turin, in agreement with Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, the Order of Architects of Turin and Milan and the Foundation for Architecture /Torino
  • Registration deadline

    July 27, 2022 4:00 p.m.

  • Submission deadline

    July 27, 2022 4:00 p.m.

  • Venue

    Cavallerizza Reale di Torino

  • Price


  • Country Restrictions

    Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland , Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Kosovo


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