Frequently Asked Questions

Image © Unknown – Idroscalo di Pavia (Historical Picture)


Who can participate in the competition?
The competition is open to students, architects, designers, urbanists, engineers, artists, makers, activists and anyone interested  in the fields of design and architecture.
Is it possible to participate in a team?
Participants can join the competition either individually or with a team and there is no restriction or limit in the number of members that can compose a team.
Why registration fees?
Registration fees are used to cover the running costs of the competition and to improve customer care services. The registration fees cover taxes, web services, database services and everything related to computer security and the processing of personal data. Registration fees allow us to organize new initiatives to promote creativity and to feed the debate on present and future issues regarding climate change, natural-based solutions and social engagement.
Can I enrol to the competition with my Company or Architecture/Design firm?
Yes, you can participate with your Company. To issue your invoice, we ask you to provide your Tax identification number or your VAT Number, and the country of origin during the registration process.
If your Company is based in Europe, we should verify the correctness of your VAT number via the EU Tax authorities (VIES VAT number validation).
How do I register a team?
The team members will be indicated during the registration process.
Is there any discount for registering more than one group at a time?
Regarding the registration of several groups at a time we have customised discount plans that change according to the total number of registrations. For more information, please contact us at:
How many projects can be submitted?
The payment of one registration fee allows the participant/team to submit one single project. In order to submit additional projects it is required to pay additional registration fees.
Where can I find the instructions for the submission of the project?
All the necessary material related to the submission is available in the download section after the registration. An additional download link will be sent to you by email.
Which material do I have to include inside the submission package?
The submission package must contain the project submitted to the jury (A1 panels + Text).
Use .zip compression to upload your submission folder in our website (upload section). 
Where i can find my “Registration Code”?
The “Registration Code” (ex. 12345) will be available after complete your registration. In addition will be sent also at your email address.
If I pay the registration fee today I have to submit my project the same day? Or do I still have time until the deadline?
The final deadline for the project’s submission is December 10th, regardless of when the registration is made (this means that if you register today you have time until December 10th  to submit your proposal). An early registration only guarantees a discounted price. However you can submit your project in advance from June 1st. To upload your project please go to the “upload section” on our website.
What representation techniques can be used?
Diagrams, sketches, 3D visualizations, plans and sections, collages, model photos, etc… All kinds of graphic representations will be accepted.
Is it possible to include text inside the A1 panels?
Yes, it is possible to include text inside the A1 panels. Any kind of text, explanation, data regarding the project will be allowed to be written on the panels – as long as it does not contain any information revealing the identity of the participants – (ex. name, surname, office name, university, etc.).
Is it possible to submit extra material apart from the 2 A1 panels and the 250 words text?
No, it will only be accepted the requested material for the submission (2 A1 panels + 250 words text). Any kind of extra material will not be accepted.
Are there any restrictions on the nationality of the participants?
Teams can be composed by members of different nationalities and there are no restrictions about country of residence.
Is delivery of a hard copy of the A1 panels required?
Participants are required to submit the A1 panels only digitally, there’s no need to present any kind of hard copy.
Are there alternative payment methods besides PayPal and Credit/Debit cards?
For alternative payment methods you can contact us by email at
How can I upload my project?
You can upload your project through the “Upload” page of our website. Fill out the upload form with your code and the email used for the registration. Submission deadline is December 10th 2021 – 11:59 PM CET
Who will own the rights to the project after delivery?
The authorship rights remain to the competitor. By registering, you just give TerraViva Competitions the right to publish and diffuse your project online and in exhibitions/magazines, etc.
Can you clarify the autorship/intellectual property/realization rights of a submitted project for this competition?
In this competition we apply the Reproduction right and the Publication right only (art. 12 of the Italian Copyright Law). The Reproduction right is the right to reproduce the work. It refers to the direct or indirect reproduction for direct or indirect commercial purposes. The right of publication is the right to offer the work to the public. The author shall have the right to object to any distortion, mutilation or other modification of his work that would be prejudicial to his reputation (art. 2 of Italian Copyright Law).
Moreover, TerraViva recognizes the legal and philosophical basis of the moral rights of creators with respect to creative and artistic works. Moral rights are the exclusive rights granted by the law to the author in order to protect his personality. Such right of authorship may be exercised at any time by the author (art. 20 of Italian Copyright Law).
Are there any additional files besides those of the preview package?
Yes, you will find additional photos in high resolution, DWG drawings and videos in the complete package, available after registration. To get access register now at: Hangar Ticinum Registration
Can I design volumes, platforms or anything else over the bank of the river?
Regarding the limits of the projects, basically it is up to the designer. 

“The project does not necessarily have to be limited only to the redevelopment of the interior spaces: in fact, changes and additions are also allowed on the envelope and on the external areas (both at the street and the river level). This means that you can do any kind of addition (volumes, platforms, etc.). Remember that any kind of decision you make regarding this additions should be clearly justified by the project itself and the relationships you want to achieve with the context. 
Is it possible to provide the hangar’s 3D model and interior pictures?

Unfortunately it is not possible to access the interior of the Idroscalo (due to the current degrade conditions and the impossibility to enter from the street level). So this is the reason why there are no interior images available.
In the full package you can find a set of photos in HD, videos, dwg files, location maps and the original drawings. A 3d model is not available, but with all the provided material participants should be able to construct the model without any problems.
Are Dwg plans included in the full package?
Regarding the full package available after registration, yes, the content includes AutoCad plans, views and sections, and original plans in jpg (plus HD photos, videos and location maps).
Is “Hangar Ticimun” an ideas competition?
Yes, Hangar Ticinum is and ideas competition where participants are free to intervene in the building in a creative way and without restrictions.


Is there a brief within the registration package which would be including information on the surrounding area and the degree of intervention to the current building?
The degree of intervention, as stated in the brief, is up to the participant: 

“The level of “impact” expected from the recovery of the building will also be up to the competitors. 
Both the more conservative proposals, characterized by a more discreet and respectful approach to Pagano’s original project, and the more ambitious and visionary ones, defined by more radical interventions, will be equally accepted.”
“The project does not necessarily have to be limited only to the redevelopment of the interior spaces: in fact, changes and additions are also allowed on the envelope and on the external areas (both at the street and the river level).”
“The competition explicitly requires full attention to the social and cultural aspects of the project, encouraging competitors to work on a program linked to an everyday use, open particularly to the youngest generations and generally to the entire local community.”
“The definition of the program is therefore left to the complete decision of the designers, deliberately avoiding limitations and restrictions. The intent is to give them full freedom in order to provide a personal and autonomous interpretation of the proposal.”

Regarding the registration package, the content includes Dwg files, HD photos, videos, original plans and location maps. The information about the surrounding area and the current state of the building can be found directly in the competition brief that you can download from our website:

Are there historical photographs to consult?
In the download package available after registration you will find the scan of the original drawings from Pagano. We have recently integrated this material for all the participants.
Regarding the historic pictures, the ones that are available you can find them directly online, or you can contact the “Musei Civici del Castello Visconteo” in order to request further material they might have in the archive.


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indicating the following subject: “FAQ – Hangar Ticinum”.
FAQ section will be regularly updated until October 31st

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