La Colombaia”, historical home of the director Luchino Visconti (Forio-Ischia)” 

Project proposal for the restoration of the Villa della Colombaia, for public use of the park and the project for a removable cover for the outside area Competition notice 2021

Art. 1- INSTITUTION OF THE PRIZEThe award, conceived since its first edition by architect Aldo Imer, formerly at the Superintendence of Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape for the Metropolitan area of Naples, wishes to propose a critical confrontation between architects, engineers, young graduates and students, but also as a chance of meetings with institutions and citizens with the intention of promoting the active participation of debated on the worth of coastal territories and therefore the cultural and landscape resources of the Mediterranean. the most object of the P.R.A.M. is to incentivate education for the custody and recovery of cultural and rural heritage of the Mediterranean, meaning as an instrument of development and a crucial cultural heritage to safeguard; the ultimate aim is additionally the theme of safeguarding rural areas at serious risk from anthropic and natural causes. those that elaborate projects capable of linking conservative aspects for the safeguarding of stratified territories, the identity of the sites, the security of the territory, without neglecting the economic and social development of the local communities.


Award applications are often submitted by architects and engineers from the ecu Union also as young graduates and/or students within the faculty of architecture and engineering at Italian and overseas universities. Each individual candidate or group can participate with just one project idea, within the case of the group, members must nominate a gaggle leader who is totally liable for the Commissioners. All the group members, with equal qualifications and rights, are going to be recognised intellectually. Anyone who has participated, in any form, within the preparation of the competition or in any way contributed to the drafting of administrative documents preliminary to the competition, and therefore the attached documents specifically for the completion, or their relatives, are excluded from the competition. Competitors from quite one group, either as a gaggle leader, or as a member of a gaggle , or as a consultant or collaborator aren’t allowed to participate and would be excluded from the competition.


The Award is yearly and is split into two sections: 

Section A is hospitable all professionals registered within the professional register may participate. Section B is hospitable all graduates and/or students independently, singularly or during a group.

In this tenth edition, for 2021, the theme of the competition is: “La Colombaia”, historical home of the director Visconti (Forio-Ischia)” Project proposal for the restoration of the Villa della Colombaia, for public use of the park and therefore the project for a removable protect the surface area The theme of conservative philological recovery and reuse of the Colombaia as a “cultural hub” aims at the formation of cinematic and artistic activity, seminaries, conventions, exhibitions, events, music, theatre, art, design, tastings, meetings with a humanistic theme, and international exchanges to bring back light and relive architecture, employing a Mediterranean Bauhaus model. The restoration and enhancement of the dwelling must combine the double aspect of redevelopment and preservation, the active conservation of the identity values of the places and therefore the landscape during which the historic factory is found , returning the dwelling to its cultural and social vocation. during this perspective, the reward is obtainable to the planning that’s ready to grasp the sustainability of local development ranging from technical know-how, as in knowledge of architecture and engineering, and from the own balance of the territory and therefore the environment.

Two section prizes are going to be awarded consisting of:

Section a primary place: € 3000,00

Section A second place: € 2000,00

Section B first place: € 2500,00

Section B second place: € 1500,00

Section B third place: € 1000,00

The prizes are been dispensed by the auctioneers: The Order of Engineers of Naples and therefore the Order of Architects of Naples. The Jury, if deemed appropriate, may select a shortlist and further works deserve Honorable Mentions.

Art.4 – the way to APPLY

Following the selection of the acceptable section, the appliance for the competition is formed in conjunction with the presentation of the project proposal and upon receipt of the payment of the participation fee, in support of the technical costs of managing the files and therefore the relative printing, plus mounting the boards on a rigid support for evaluation by the Jury and for the next exhibition on the occasion of the award ceremony as a part of the 2021 cultural event “Torri in festa Torri in luce” at the Poseidon Gardens (Island of Ischia).


In order to participate in the selection by the international jury, 4 types of documents must be submitted, exclusively in digital format (.pdf):

  1. Two vertical A1 size boards containing all information and project drawings including planimetric representations/graphic illustrations and render, with the design proposal. Graphic representations must be in .pdf format and suitable to illustrate the project and its relationship with the context, also with perspective views and any realistic photo inserts. The graphs (2d and photo) of the project supporting relief are attached to the bid.
  2. Technical report illustrating the guiding criteria for design choices in relation to the objectives set out in the bid and the characteristics of the intervention. The technical report must be drawn up in pdf format, max 3 pages, max 3,000 characters each.
  3. Form 01 – Application form, downloadable from the website (in case of participation by a group of professionals, a specific declaration must be submitted and completed by each individual member of the group, with a proxy to the group leader and a copy of valid identity documents).
  4. Form 02 – Declaration on data processing and publication and display of the proposal. Except as specified above, the drawing composition is free and must contain all the information deemed necessary for a good understanding of the proposal submitted; the scale ratio will consequently be the most suitable.


The above-listed documents must be submitted (in pdf format) exclusively digitally to the Award Secretary ( ) by employing a large-file transfer system (no major problems are encountered with systems like Yousendit, Wetransfer, Higtail or Jumbo mail by Libero) by 12:00 pm on Friday May 21st, 2021. the general size of the digital material submitted must not exceed 1 GB. Failure to satisfy the deadline, to suits the participation requirements as listed above, or non-conformity of the documents with reference to art. 5 of this bid constitute grounds for exclusion from the competition by the Judiciary Commission. Participation within the Award requires the payment of a registration fee necessary to hide the technical costs borne by the Awarding Authority to manage the files, print them and mount the boards on a rigid support for evaluation by the Jury and for later exhibitions.

The participation fee is set at € 40,00, it be must be paid by Wednesday May 19th, 2021 by paypal payment at the following link:…Or alternatively by bank transfer addressed to:

Associazione Culturale L’Isola delle Torri

IBAN IT 81 R 051 4239 8801 3857 1125 090

Banca di Credito Popolare

Reason: Participation fee 2021 PRAM Award

For those who submit the documents by 12:00 pm on Friday April 23rd, 2021 the fee is set at € 30,00 and must be paid by Wednesday April 21st, 2021. The proof of payment of the fee and the related invoice will be e-mailed directly by the Cultural Association L’Isola delle Torri within a few days.

Art. 7 – THE JURY

The Judiciary Commission, appointed by the Awarding Authority, are going to be composed of expert members, university professors, and renowned industry professionals, whose names are going to be communicated after the submission deadline has expired. they’re going to include: no.1 member of the Order of Architects of Naples, no.1 member of the Order of Engineers of Naples, no.1 member of the Cultural Association L’Isola delle Torri, no.1 professor of DIARC (University of Naples Federico II), no.1 member of Icomos. the choices of the Committee are taken by majority vote and are unquestionable. The work of the Committee is confidential and a special report about it’ll be involved , signed by all the members and kept by the Chairperson until the conclusion of the said work. The Committee may proceed, during its work, to the exclusion of projects found to be non-compliant with this bid. The Committee has the proper to define the methodology of its work. The Committee will evaluate the proposals on the idea of the subsequent criteria: compliance with the objectives of the bid (points from 0 to 25); quality of the project proposal (points from 0 to 25); feasibility and consistency of the intervention (points from 0 to 25); environmental sustainability of the proposed interventions (points from 0 to 25). During the last session, the Committee will proceed to draw up the ranking of the projects of the 2 sections and verify the documents and incompatibilities: within the event of exclusion of a gift winner (following such verification), subsequent contestant within the ranking are going to be awarded. Ex aequo aren’t allowed. The winning projects (which are going to be announced during the award ceremony) are going to be published on the web site http://www.torrinfestatorrinlu…


The selection results, with the identification of the winners and the assignment of honorable mentions, will be communicated to all contestants within the first days of June 2021. All the awarded designers will be hosted on the occasion of the Award Ceremony, to be held (on a date yet to be established) in Ischia, at the Poseidon Gardens, the institutional seat of the Award, during the 2021 event “Torri in festa Torri in luce”.


The winning projects, along with those deemed worthy of mention, will be published in a booklet dedicated to the edition of the Award.


With the submission of the documents required for admission to the competition, the participants within the Award: – declare under their own responsibility to be the exclusive owners of the copyright to the projects presented; – accept and abide by all the norms established by this bid; – comply with a no-return policy of the fabric submitted; – authorize the Cultural Association L’Isola delle Torri and therefore the Awarding Authority, sponsors of the Award, to use and publish the documents listed in Art.6, in whole or partially , in hard or soft copy, for any purpose, independently of the Award considered during this bid, also as for promotional and advertising purposes, as long because the source of the fabric is cited. it’s expressly understood that no compensation for such authorization is provided, and thus that the participants will don’t have anything to say for any reason, including copyrights, also as for any use that the Awarding Authority may make of the above-mentioned documents; the participants undertake to indemnify the Cultural Association L’Isola delle Torri, the Order of Engineers of Naples, the Order of Architects of Naples and therefore the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) against all disputes, claims or judgments regarding the content of the projects used and disseminated by means of the publications indicated within the previous paragraph. The Award organizers reserve the proper to form any variation deemed necessary for the simplest outcome, including requests for extra material.

Art. 11 – AWARD SECRETARY For information and clarifications:



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