Submission: January 31, 2013
Registration: January 12, 2013
Language: English or Spanish
Location: Rome, Italy
Prizes: 1st Prize € 3.000 2nd Prize € 1.500 3rd Prize € 500
Type: Open competition for architecture students and architects.
International ideas competition Rome Motorino Check Point that invites to consider that Rome’s city council has decided to address this issue and create a network of parking areas distributed throughout the city, specifically for motorized scooters; named “Motorino Check Points”. This network of public and free parkings will offer an attractive solution to users of this type of vehicle while simultaneously bringing order to parking in the urban landscape. The strategy is based on generating “park & ride” type stations which are located at connecting points with public transportation, creating a synergy between transportation media.
This competition revolves around resolving the network’s main building; the Motorino Check Point of Termini central station. It will have the capacity to hold 1000 motorized scooters and 250 bicycles. As an annex program it will offer supplementary services such as vehicle washing, a shop for revisions and repairs, and a road safety education center.
The Motorino Check Point is located in the northern sector of the Cinquecento plaza of Roma Termini station on a 5100m2 plot. It is parallel to Nicola Enrico street and on the corner of the access route to the station from the north.