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Human Technopole: the new Headquarters


Published by Arexpo Spa on the #concorrimi platform of the Order of Architects of Milan, the international competition for the design of the new Headquarters of the Human Technopole Foundation in the former EXPO 2015 area, now called MIND.

The estimated amount for the works is 94 and a half million euros, the amount for the final and executive design services amounts to 5 million euros. Three years for the works.
The 40th contestants for the Human Technopole HQ is structured in two degrees, the first of which (deadline July 26, 2019) is aimed at selecting the 7 best project proposals to be admitted to the second degree (the deadline for receipt of project proposals is December 17, 2019).
One million the total amount for rewards and refunds: the winner of the contest will receive a prize of 600,000 euros; the runner-up will get € 120,000 as a prize, while the third will receive € 80,000. Each of the other 4 classified competitors will receive a reimbursement expenses of 50,000 euros.

Jury composed of prof. Giovanni Azzone, prof. Irene Bozzoni, prof. Ennio Macchi, ing. Alberto Sanna, arch. Ekaterina Golovatyuk. Alternate members: prof. Giovanni Lozza, arch. Pierpaolo Danelli.

We are pleased to have made available the web platform and the #Competition-type call for this competition - says Paolo Mazzoleni, president of the Order of Architects of Milan. In one of the most interesting development areas throughout Italy, a headquarters will be built that is among the most innovative in terms of content, concepts and research and development activities. And the #concorrimi tool is the most suitable, not only for its flexibility, but also for what it is and represents: process innovation is inextricably linked to the innovation of the project and the built future. It is part of an innovation ecosystem. #Concorrimi becomes a partner of an initiative of great physical and symbolic importance, which will have an important territorial dimension and a global scientific and cultural reach, in an effervescent context that in the common international imagination is inextricably linked to the concepts of excellence, primacy and service " .

Human Technopole: il nuovo Headquarters

The project HQ Human Technopole (with research centers, facilities, management offices) provides for the construction of a highly innovative infrastructure, consisting of a new Campus it's a new building whose design must follow specific criteria:

the HT Campus: common ground, integration, landscape, mobility
For what concern new HT Campus, the proposals that provide for a high quality of urban design and the general structure of the HT Campus will be positively evaluated, which guarantees its insertion and physical and functional integration in the urban context of MIND, in line with the overall guiding principles of the MIND Masterplan. Including the Common Ground, that is the ground floor intended as a usable area, open to permeable functions and spaces of functional contamination.
Furthermore, the design solutions will have to interpret the concept of campus in an innovative way, guaranteeing it a clear one identità e riconoscibilità in continuity with the existing buildings.
In line with the landscape quality objectives of the MIND Masterplan, the concept paesaggistico it will have to integrate open and built spaces, characterizing itself as an element of connection and continuity between the functions and the internal and external spaces of the HT Campus. The competition also expects innovative proposals by internal mobility at Campus HT, in terms of methods, efficiency of flows and functionality of routes, arrangement of accesses and parking spaces and logistics.

The new building: iconic and emblematic, functional and adaptable, sustainable and smart

The new building must be an innovative building of undisputed iconicity, uniqueness, recognizability, identity and emblematicity - from the point of view of the architectural language, expressive of the morphological, compositional and material aspects - in relation to the strategic activity that will be carried out there.
In terms of functionality, the building project will have to adopt innovative solutions for the best functional distribution and organization of spaces and paths (vertical and horizontal), able to guarantee the highest levels of efficiency, productivity, accessibility and usability (as well as the integration between laboratories and offices) in relation to the activities that will be carried out there (including 'aptitude to allow repositioning and handling of furnishings and equipment). The project must guarantee the highest degree of flexibility of the architectural organism in its entirety, making possible a rapid adaptability of spaces to unexpected needs and adaptation of layouts with a containment of intervention costs, with particular reference to the structural system (drilling criteria) and to the technological and plant engineering system ( distribution criteria).
The design solution that includes systems of smart-building able to maximize environmental sustainability, efficiency and energy saving building, with innovative technical and technological solutions of proven feasibility.
The use of cutting-edge materials and innovative technological processes and solutions, but with proven feasibility, designed to ensure the industrialization of the process, prefabrication, modularity and efficiency of implementation.
The design solution able to guarantee the maximum durability and limited need for maintenance of the works, with particular attention to the solutions adopted to optimize and reduce the costs of management and ordinary and extraordinary maintenance.

The optional inspection for viewing the areas affected by the intervention that can be carried out every day of the third week of June, from 17 to 21, showing up at Cargo 11 of the MIND site (via Cristina Belgioioso) at 2.30pm.

The technical and economic feasibility project will have to be developed with BIM technology.

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