|Type||International, Project, Architect, Two-Stage, Anonymous|
|RegDeadline||1 June 2018 GoogleCal iCal|
|1 June 2018 (via Online)|
Barilla launches Barilla Pavilion International Competition, to design an architectural addition to the Barilla Headquarters in Pedrignano (Parma, Italy). The competition will aim to gather architectural proposals from both emerging designers as well as established firms to produce an architectural proposal for the design of a new multifunctional building in Pedrignano and to identify an architect or team capable of subsequently developing the project in close cooperation with Barilla. The two-phase competition, run by Luca Molinari Studio, after a first worldwide anonymous phase, will involve a selected group of designers into a second restricted stage.
The main goal is to provide a space for genuine experimentation that will encourage discussion and debate concerning the future of food, our landscapes and the communities that live in them, through a programme of educational and cultural initiatives encompassing art, research and any other form of activity capable of fostering active participation, curiosity, discovery and exchange. Barilla wants to take a decisive step in appealing to, engaging and bringing visitors closer to what is the symbolic heart of its production operations, not simply as a means of communication, but above all as a way of reaffirming the company’s role as an active and engaged member of the community in which it was founded.
We have decided to call the new centre a ‘pavilion’ - a type of structure that, historically, might suggest impermanency, reduced dimensions - a prototype or pilot perhaps, or a ‘satellite’ of a larger construction. The decision to employ this term, however, is not just a question of size or type, but is also indicative of a working method or approach.
An International Jury composed by well-know architects and designers along with Barilla chairman and vice-chairmen
Announcement shortlisted architects (Phase 1): 25 June 2018
Deadline Phase 2: TBD
BARILLA G. e R. Fratelli