Since 2016 Myplant & Garden – in cooperation with Fondazione Minoprio – organises an annual creative green design contest.
The competition, called I Giardini di Myplant, is open to all operators in the green industry.

“After the first edition of the contest (Il Giardino Patio, 2016), which had a more theoretical take – say the organisers – in 2017 we have decided to create something more practical and tangible, thus mingling design and offer.
Each time we have selected socially engaged organisations in need of an improvement of their outdoor areas, thus choosing to unite the best energies of our country – creativity, sociability, assistance, voluntary work and nature – in order to create useful, practical and exemplary projects. Dynamo Camp with I Giardini Dynamici (Pistoia), Centro Maria Letizia Verga with Il Giardino della Sport Therapy (Monza) and Fondazione Archè with Il Giardino di Corte (Milan) are the helpful, social and medical organisations that have been involved up to now. To these organisations go our gratitude, respect and affection.”

The yearly competition is coordinated by arch. Umberto Andolfato (AIAPP) and it is accomplished in cooperation with Fondazione Minoprio, Politecnico di Milano, AIAPP Lombardia and Ordine Architetti Milano.

EDITION 2020 - SKY FARMExtended to January 20, 2020 the deadline of the registration to the Landscape Design Competition ‘SKY FARM’

Call for bids for creative competition addressed to landscape designers (V edition) SKY FARM

“A large green area with a strong innovative take and zero emissions will be built on the rooftop of a new shopping mall near Turin. It will welcome visitors, charities and schools with educational projects, labs, didactic and sensory paths”, declare the organisers. ‘Sky Farm’ is the title of the fifth edition of the creative design competition promoted by Myplant & Garden.

Milan, December 2019 – Myplant & Garden and Fondazione Minoprio, in cooperation with the real estate investment firm SATAC SIINQ S.p.A., which operates under AEDES SIIQ S.p.A., have set forth a creative design competition with the aim of giving value to the work of designers and operators in landscape architecture.

The subject of the competition is the creation of a sky farm on a portion of the rooftop of the new destination centre Caselle Open Mall (COM), which is in the process of being developed at Caselle Torinese, near Turin’s international airport “Sandro Pertini”.

The aim of the competition is to create a large rooftop garden (size of project area: 3,900 sqm) dedicated to the learning and spreading of new techniques and technologies for the cultivation of flowering plants and vegetables, both outdoors and in the greenhouse. The green area will have to include educational and sensory paths, and also devise the presence of traditional and automated vegetable gardens, as well as transparent structures for hydroponics, aeroponics and aquaponics.

The winner of the first place in the competition will receive a 10,000€ prize, whereas the second and third will receive a prize of 2,500.-€ each.
If SATAC SIINQ will decide to build the winning project, that could start approximately in 2022, the designer will be called to coordinate the project with the role of artistic director.

Date of publication of the call for bids: 9 December 2019
Application: within 20 January 2020
Communication of selected project: within 14 February 2020

– Competition
– A. Application form

– B. Privacy policy
– C. PDF – format General layout plan 1:2500 scale
– D. DWG – format Plan and section of the building area in which the SKY FARM is located
– E. PDF-format Plan of SKY FARM 1:200 scale
– F. PDF-format Section of SKY FARM 1:100 scale
– PHOTO JPG – format General bird-eye views (View 1 and View 2) and detail views of SKY FARM; View of the panoramic elevator.


Protagonist of the competition is the outdoor area of CasArchè (North-West of the city of Milan), the new sustainable organisation dedicated to mothers and children with social distress, owned by Fondazione Archè Onlus.
The outdoor area will be a green path branched into ‘rooms’, and it will become a didactic playground for its guests.
The winning project was “Le stanze Verdi di CasArchè – Luogo di incontro, gioco e socializzazione” (Green rooms at CasArchè – Meeting place, playground and social hub) curated by Virna Mastrangelo and Jessica Pettinari. Works will start in October 2019 under the coordination of the designer, the cooperation of the students of Fondazione Minoprio and the supply of plants and materials by Myplant & Garden.


The area that involved the design competition was located within the Centro Maria Letizia Verga per lo Studio e la Cura della Leucemia del Bambino (Maria Letizia Verga Centre for the Study and Cure of childhood leukaemia) in Monza.
The hospital hosts areas for research, cure and the assistance of children and their families. There is also a gym, used to contrast on an osteo-muscular level the debilitating effects of the medications needed to cure the disease. This sport activity, called ‘progetto Sport Therapy’ (Sport Therapy project) presents significant benefits on a social, psychological and quality-of-life level.
The aim of the competition was to broaden the activities of the gym, situated on the uppermost floor of the hospital building, also in its outdoor spaces close to the gym itself, for a total outdoor surface of approx. 500 sqm.
The winner of the competition was the team composed of Marinella Spagnoli, Mariasole Donata Betti, Mariangela Borrelli, Valentina Satti and Sara Pacini who have designed a therapy garden that stimulates all the senses.

The realisation of the project was sponsored by Myplant & Garden with the contribution of the charity Associazione Onlus Il Giardino di Luca e Viola and of: Criplax, Dakot, Ecoplus, Euro3plast, Fertil, Consorzio Myplant & Garden, Kostplant, L’Ortofruttifero, Parcoplant, Rasconi, Vivai Meani.


The protagonist of the competition was an area of around 5,000 sqm within Dynamo Camp, the association near Pistoia that offers Recreational Therapy programs to children 6-17 years old who are affected by serious or chronic pathologies and are following a therapy or find themselves in the post-hospitalisation period.
The competition was won by arch. Luigi Serio – PRR architetti and it concerned the redevelopment of an area of approx. 5,000 sqm, with a particular care to themes such as fences for farm animals, a vegetable garden, a snack/leisure/relax area and access to the swimming pool. The area had to be designed so as to be accessible also to those with motor difficulties.
Myplant & Garden has been able to give life to this project also thanks to the cooperation of companies and organisations that have believed in the project: Consorzio Myplant & Garden, Bonfante, Cariboni Group, Criplax, Impresa Edile Cav. Ciatti Remo, Modularte, Tutor International.