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

I giardini di Myplant & Garden
call for bids for creative competition addressed to landscape designers
(V edition)

“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