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Call for registrations to International Architecture Competition on the reuse of Piscina Mirabilis
Italy Architecture News - Mar 5, 2020 - 12:49 4894 views
The second edition of the cultural project Re-use Italy promotes an international architecture competition on the reuse of Piscina Mirabilis, a Roman reservoir located in the countryside of Naples.
The contest is powered by a partnership with ArchDaily, KooZA/rch, 120g, EX32, and with the official support of the Parco Archeologico dei Campi Flegrei, the Minicipality of Bacoli (Naples) and the FAI.
Piscina Mirabilis is a Roman reservoir built by Emperor Augustus in the 1st century AD, in order to feed with drinking water the headquar- ter of his western Mediterranean war fleet. It was dug out a tuff hill, and it is based on a regular grid of pillars and arcs, with vaulted ceilings.
The competition, open to architects, engineers and students, asks the participants to transform the ruin into a Contemporary Art Museum.
The deadline is June 19th, 2020. It’s requested just one A1 sheet (59cmx84cm). The total prizes are 3500 Euro.
The submitted projects will be displayed in an exhibition in a historical villa and the winners, in addition of receiving a prize, will be invited to explain their project to the citizenry.
The international Jury members are: Fala Atelier (Filipe Magalhães, Ana Luisa Soares & Ahmed Belkhodja), DNA Architecture (Xu Tiantian), KooZA/rc (Federica Sofia Zambeletti), Open- fabric (Francesco Garofalo), Fernando Guerra, Enorme Studio (Carmelo Rodríguez & Rocío Pina), Peter Guthrie, SET Architects (Lorenzo Catena, Onorato di Manno & Andrea Tanci), ArchDaily (Diego Hernandez).
3500 Euro Prizes in total.
First Prize: 2500 EUR
Second Prize: 600 EUR
Third Prize: 400 EUR
Opening of the Early Registration: 19 February, 2020
Opening of the Regular Registration: 20 March, 2020
Opening of the Late Registration: 24 April, 2020
Submission deadline: 19 June, 2020
Results: 7 July, 2020
Exhibition of the projects: July, 2020
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