Sprouting Minds


Submission Deadline

Landscapes November 1, 2018

Isola Pepe Verde and Isola Art Center Invite Artists and Architects to Submit a Proposal for Our Open Call Titled “sprouting Minds” With the Objective to Redesign Isola Pepe Verde’s Garden in Milan.​

It will be assessed by an internationally renowned jury and requires participants to realise, in a chronological sequence (3 lots in 3 sequential stages), a design proposal that rethinks the space of isola pepe verde while maintaining the functional needs and its collective and shared identity.

In particular, the competition calls for a project that could transform the entire site, but with a specific focus on the playground, the first area intended for renewal.

The project must serve as an alternative to the city’s urban or “global” public spaces which reflect a toneless international design: in this sense, the playground becomes a hologram to reimagine an urban transformation rooted in actions that are molecular, identitarian and creative based on small-scale spaces and their interaction.

The theme of the game and the invention of new rules thus becomes the concept of the competition. The game is interpreted in two ways: first, as space/time practice able to generate new imaginative principles in a child; secondly, as an alternative to the opposing norms of the adjacent city.

Visit the Competition website for more information.