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									                             Group of PD Councillors in Zona 3 Council
                        Council Group of the “Ferrante List” in Zone 3 Council
                            Zone 3 Coordination of the Democratic Party
                       Interuniversity Branch of the Democratic Party in Milan

                               International Design Competition
                   for the complete refurbishment of the Crespi Sports Centre
                                in Via Valvassori Peroni – Milan

                                         CALL FOR ENTRIES

0. Premise

The CRESPI Sports Centre in Via Valvassori Peroni is in need of attention from the people who
use it, the students attending the university faculties of the district of Città Studi, the inhabitants of
the surrounding area and the whole city. The Centre requires radical maintenance work, but in any
case, its facilities are inadequate for the requirements of its users and it has a potential which is
underexploited.

This International Design Competition for the complete refurbishment of the Crespi Sports Centre
in Via Valvassori Peroni is open exclusively to university undergraduates, with the intention of
tapping into their enthusiasm, energy and generosity. The Competition forms part of a wider
project we are promoting, to create a “ Street of Recreational Facilities“.

Our intention is to stimulate the students’ enthusiastic participation, their ideas and their practical
proposals with a view to making a concerted effort to improve the quality of life in our area.


1. The situation at present

The project “Street of Recreational Facilities”

Via Valvassori Peroni, in the Milan district of Città Studi, is an ideal street for upgrading as a “street
of recreational facilities”. It already possesses an integrated system of facilities comprising:
     The Crespi Sports Centre with gyms, tennis courts, facilities for five-a-side football, rugby
         and baseball
     The new Municipal Library with meeting rooms, internet access point, locally organised
         activities, and auditorium
     The Vespucci hotel school
     The Zelasco football ground, run by an association founded by the parents of children and
         teenagers attending the Elementary and Junior High Schools in the area
     The I.S.U. centre (Student Assistance Office) of Milan University, with a gym and an
         auditorium
     The bioengineering centre of Milan Polytechnic
     The Giuriati sports centre with athletics track and rugby field
     The Santo Spirito church youth club with basketball/volleyball courts and a football pitch
All of these facilities might be coordinated to generate positive synergies in organising events and
sports and cultural meetings.


The complete refurbishment of the Crespi Sports Centre

 The Crespi Sports Centre is a prime candidate for complete refurbishment to include a new youth
hostel, open all year, which will host groups and teams taking part in sports meetings, as well as
young people visiting Milan for cultural, university and leisure activities.
2. Competition aims and requirements

The aim of the competition is to produce planning ideas for the complete refurbishment of the
Crespi Sports Centre, to include
    Up-to-date facilities for Volleyball, Tennis, Rugby. Basketball, five-a-side football, multi-
       functional gyms (also for blind athletes),
       but also for Fencing, Competitive Artistic Gymnastics, and a 25 m Swimming pool on the
       lower ground floor.
    A hostel where visiting sports groups and teams can stay, as well as young people visiting
       Milan for cultural, university and leisure activities.

With the aim of including as many ideas as possible and opening the competition to international
participants, the promoters intend to tap into the creativity of students at Italian and foreign
Faculties of Architecture, Construction Engineering, Architecture-Construction Engineering,
Environmental Engineering, and Sports Science/ Physical Education). These students - the
architects, engineers, designers, teachers and personal trainers of the future - are invited to
contribute their ideas and proposals for the creation of the new Crespi Sports Centre.

Participants will be given the widest possible freedom to express their ideas for the area, with the
proviso that their proposals must respect the requirements set out below.

3. Characteristics of the project

The project must come into the category of “refurbishment with extension of an existing building”,
must conform to current legal requirements and must take account of the existing situation,
specifically:
- the fact that the area borders on a railway embankment (also used by high speed trains), with
resulting environmental and noise impact;
- the fact that the area on which the Crespi Sports centre is built (on publicly owned land) is
crossed in its northern part by an underground floodway channelling the sewage of a large area of
Milan.

The hostel must include:
- 25 double rooms and 5 dormitories with 8 beds
- a treatment room fitted with modern equipment and 5 massage beds
- showers and a sauna, positioned towards the second entrance to the Crespi
- changing rooms positioned towards the second entrance to the Crespi
- fitted kitchen and 2 dining rooms, large fitted kitchen corresponding to legal requirements with
   ancillary rooms (including separate meat room, dry storeroom, fruit and vegetable storeroom,
   washing up area).
- A meeting and relaxation room with TV, stereo, video projector
- Storeroom (for the athletes’ equipment, including bicycles for cycle races)
- Laundry
- Medical room with waiting room, taking account of the fact that it may become a sports medical
   centre
- Dual access, both from Via Valvassori Peroni and directly from the Crespi’s playing fields

To allow greater autonomy, the building must be designed to permit interior spaces to be closed
off, so that even when the sleeping quarters are not being used, all the facilities, including the
kitchen, must be easily available for use.

The location, area, width and length, height above and below ground, must be defined.
On the basis of technical feasibility and existing underground utilities, the possibility must be
considered of using the basement area for constructions such as an underground car park.


The project must be eco-sustainable:

-   The building must be energy self-sufficient, with heat pumps used for hot water, heating and
    air-conditioning, and solar panels.
-   The design must take account of the laws regulating access for emergency service and
    maintenance vehicles.
-   The complex must include a Bike Sharing station.
-   A positive element in evaluating the design proposal will derive from an approximate estimate
    of C02 emissions to be offset by planting a compensatory number of trees in the Metrobosco
    (new green belt) /Lambretta Park.

Under the management plan for the Street of Recreational Facilities, the hostel will be run by the
Vespucci Institute.

4. Eligible entrants

The Competition is intended as a training project for young designers, and is open to
undergraduates studying in Italian and foreign faculties of Architecture, Construction Engineering,
Architecture-Construction Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Sports Science/Physical
Education.

Submissions must be accompanied by a certificate in Italian, English, German, French or Spanish
proving that the students are enrolled as undergraduates at one of the above Faculties.

Students intending to graduate at the summer session of the Academic Year 2008/2009 are also
eligible to participate.
Participation may be individual or as part of an interdisciplinary group.

Participation in the competition is free of charge.


5. Submission materials

The project design must be reproduced on no more than two horizontal A0 sheets mounted on
board, max. thickness 5mm. Each board must have a title band four centimetres deep along the
upper edge of the sheet within the prescribed format. The title band will contain a description of
the contents of the board, as well as the motto chosen by each design group, and must guarantee
the anonymity of each member of the group. None of the drawings – which must be completely
anonymous – may show any wording, sign, symbol or reference which might allow each
participant’s work to be identifiable.

The drawings must be presented in such as way as to render the idea immediately
understandable, through general views (layout, prospects, sections, construction details) and any
other means of explaining the design project (such as photo simulations, perspective views or
axonometric projections, images of models). The sheets must be accompanied by a report, in
Italian or English, of not more than 6 horizontal A3 format pages (including the title page),
containing a description of the design presented and reproductions (not more than 2) of the
drawing(s) in reduced format.

The submission (sheets and report) must also be made on a digital support with files in WORD
(report) and in JPG, PDF and TIF, resolution of 300 dpi (design).
The PDF files must maintain the original format.

Each of the two design sheets must also be submitted as a digital copy in .pdf format at 72 dpi for
the eventuality that it will be published online or projected, either during evaluation by the jury or at
a subsequent stage of publication of the Competition.

Submission of the design by the participants immediately authorizes the competition organisers to
publish, present, reproduce, and publicise the Competition designs, whether in digital or any other
form.

To this end, the competition entry form (annex 1) must also be filled in and submitted.


6. Assessment

The submissions will be assessed according to the originality of the idea, the cohesion of their
technical and design aspects, the quality of their landscaping, the accessibility of the structure to
citizens of all ages, the feasibility of the design, and the relative cost of the project (taking into
account that the work will have to be executed within a tight budget), its features of environmental
sustainability with particular reference to the use of reused/recycled materials, and in any case with
innovative characteristics compatible with the environment and the surrounding area, adherence to
the landscaping legislation and existing laws.

A specially appointed Panel of Judges will evaluate and select the design ideas submitted.
The Panel will be divided into two sub-juries, one to assess technical features and one to assess
participative and institutional aspects.
The technical jury can award a maximum of 70 points.
The participative and institutional jury can award a maximum of 40 points.

The Panel of Judges is composed as follows:

Panel of Judges – Technical sub-jury
    Dr Umberto Andolfato, Architect
    Dr. Valerio Borsato, sports expert and former executive of Milanosport
    Prof. Francesco Collotti, Architect, lecturer in the Faculty of Architecture, University of
       Florence.
    Dr Emilio Ratti, Architect
    Prof. Maria Cristina Treu, lecturer at Milan Polytechnic, teaching activity in scientific
       research
Panel of Judges – participative and institutional sub-jury
    Sig. Vincenzo Casati, representative of an amateur sports association
    Dr. Sergio Giuntini, sports historian
    Dr. Antonio Jannetta, president of the Milan branch of UISP (Italian national recreational
       sport association)
    Dr. Maurizio Martina Regional Secretary of the Democratic Party
    Sig. Dario Monzio Compagnoni, councillor in the Ferrante List in Zone 3 Council
    Dr. Valentina Riolo, University Branch of the Democratic Party
    Dr. Pietro Viola, president of the Zone 3 Council - Milan
    Signora Sara Rossin, group leader of the Democratic Party in Zone 3 Council
The Panel’s decision is final.


6. Entries and closing date
The competition announcement will be published on the website www.concorsocrespi.info
Entries will be accepted from those who have registered on the website prior to submitting a
design, and who have presented their competition submissions to the organising Committee as
defined below.
Submissions must be delivered by post, carrier, or by hand, to the address below, no later than 5
p.m. on 19 February 2010, in a suitably robust sealed envelope . The contents must be properly
packaged by the competitors to guard against damage in transit.
                                       Concorso Crespi
                         c/o Circolo ACLI Lambrate, via Conte Rosso 5
                                     20134 - MILANO (Italy)

The following may not participate in the Competition:
    Members of the Panel of Judges, their spouses and their relatives up to and including the
       third degree of relationship;
    Anyone who has had any relationship of work or continuing collaboration with members of
       the Panel;
    Anyone who has participated in writing the Competition Rules and annexed documents.

Participation in the Competition will be regarded as wholly invalid if:
    Any part where a signature is required has not been signed (including the privacy policy)
    Mandatory documents have not been supplied.

In addition, competitors must send, along with the documents already specified, and inside the
envelope in which they are sent, another sealed envelope (completely white and opaque, without
any identifying marks whatever) containing the following documents:
     A photocopy of the identity card or passport of each member of the design group;
     A copy of the certificate of enrolment in the Faculty or Degree Course for the current
        Academic Year, or legally recognised, signed self-certification to this effect for each
        member of the group;
     In the case of students who are due to graduate in the summer session of Academic Year
        2008/2009, self-certification with a statement to this effect;
     A signed statement authorising handling of personal data under the terms of Law
        31/12/1996 n. 675 regulating the protection of privacy, for each member of the group.


7. Winners and prizes

An order of merit will be drawn up at the end of the competition.

The panel of judges can award a total of € 4.500,00 (four thousand five hundred euros) as
reimbursement of expenses to individual or group winners and competitors in the first three places
in the order of merit.

Each participant will receive a certificate of participation signed by the Chairman of the panel of
judges.

The results of the competition will be published on the website mentioned above by and not later
than 31 March 2010.

The Committee and the website will publicise the competition on the website
www.concorsocrespi.info, publishing the winning designs according to the order of merit drawn up
to the twentieth place.

A selection of the projects presented will also be published in book form.
After the final verdict there will be an exhibition of the designs presented on display boards.

At the conclusion of this exhibition the submissions can be returned to the Authors (postage costs
payable cash on delivery), after the organisers have checked the contents of the digital
presentation, if application is made directly to the competition headquarters after 19 February
2010.


8. Organising Secretariat

Any requests for clarification of any part of this announcement must be made by 19 January 2010
only by email to the Organising Secretariat segreteria@concorsocrespi.info.

Competitors are not allowed to contact the members of the panel of judges.

9. Official languages

The official languages of the competition are Italian and English.


10. Competition schedule:

Visits to the Crespi Sports Centre should be arranged via email with the Organising Secretariat,
and must be made by 31 October 2009;

Submissions due by 5 p.m. on 19 February 2010;

The work of the panel of judges will be concluded and the order of merit drawn up by 31 March
2010.

11. Concluding notes

The competition is organised by the Democratic Party of Zone 3 in Milan and by the group of
councillors of the Democratic Party and the Ferrante List in the Zone 3 Council.

It might be wondered why political groups should decide to use an unconventional method such as
a call for entries to a public competition.

The fact is that we are convinced that it is a positive and healthy sign if a political party can invite
the confrontation of different viewpoints. We also believe that the search for solutions to problems
must be conducted publicly and openly with a view to maximising consensus in a context of
sustainable and lasting development, in the best interests of the country.

This is why we have decided to promote an International Undergraduate Competition to invite
proposals for the renewal and upgrading of the Crespi Sports Centre, which we believe can be a
valuable resource for Milan and the district in which it is located, while at the same time continuing
our overall plan to create a Street of Recreational Facilities.

We hope that the transparency of this method will give clarity and visibility to the project and
encourage local people to make a positive contribution and understand fully what we are trying to
do.

We call on university undergraduates, with the generosity and fresh ideas of youth, to put their
enthusiasm, imagination, energy, and originality at the disposal of the community, so that together
we can build a brighter future.
                                                                 Annex 1


     International Design Competition for the complete refurbishment of the Crespi Sports
                            Centre in Via Valvassori Peroni, Milan


                                                              Entry Form

Name         .........................................................................................................
Place of birth........................................................... date of birth .........................................
University attended ..................................................................................................
Faculty of..............................................................................................................................
Degree course .................................................................................................................
Year of attendance ………………………….………………………………………………………


I hereby apply to participate in the above Competition.


I authorise the Competition Organisers to publish, present, reproduce, and publicise,
either in digital or any other form,                         the designs that I will send to participate in the
Competition.


Please send any communications regarding the Competition to the following address:


street ................................................................................................................ no. ...............
Post Code................... town ...............................................country .....................................
telephone................................................................................fax ..........................................
e-mail ....................................................................................................................................



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