Competition Notice: Milan Courtyards


In collaboration with the Accademia di Brera, the institute of fine arts, Cittamoderna launches a competition for the realization of a work of art to be installed in the courtyard of Manzoni 38. The competition deadline is March 06th, 2020 at 4 p.m., date upon which all the projects must be handed over.

Manzoni 38 is a historical building, from the beginning of the 20th century, and it’s marked by its prestigious architectural finishes, both of the front and internal facades. The construction’s renovation was carried out in 2007, while this year, in line with the philosophy of continuous development of prestigious buildings, we started some renovation of the courtyard, which included a covered walk in corten and work on the facade, decorated in grey tones of plaster. The flooring of the courtyard is in white marble.


The work of art will be positioned at the center of the courtyard, or differently as per the characteristics of the work itself, and it will be visible from the outside of the building through the main entrance. The installation can be a sculpture or other kind of artistic expression, but no pictorial work or decoration of the flooring will be considered. The participants who will take into consideration the mood of the neighborhood, and the main destination of the building as fashion showrooms, offices, and stores location, will be rewarded.

All the participants will be allowed to visit the courtyard and can access the full notice of competition on the Accademia di Brera’s website.

This Project is part of the many different activities of Cttamoderna in its continuous effort to generate value, for itself and other stakeholders.