YAC – Young Architects Competitions – and Marlegno s.r.l. launch Castle Resort, an open architectural competition aiming at the landscape renewal of the area around the Castle off Roccamandolfi, in Southern Italy. The internationally-renowned jury gathers, among the others, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Todd Saunders, Alain Laurens of “La Cabane Perchée”. A total of € 20.000 in prize money will be awarded and winner projects will be published on international architecture and design platforms.
Castles are among the architectures that can, in a more pronounced way, whisper to the heart of human beings. The castle stands above a steep hill, towering over a cliff, forests and sunsets. Sketching out over an enchanting landscape, in need of new forms and ideas to allow its protection and the ongoing promotion of such a priceless heritage. How does one convert a medieval fortress into an exclusive tourist facility? How do you combine architecture and nature and aspire to become a worldwide destination?
Using these intriguing questions as inspiration, Marlegno, in partnership with the Italian State Property Agency – Italian Government, wants to promote Castle Resort and invites designers to let themselves get swept away by the charm of this abandoned fortress. To conceive a fabulous accommodation facility, plunged into a majestic nature and set among the traces of an impressive castle. A dream place, capable of inspiring the imagination of every tourist who visits and offering a timeless holiday. All wrapped up by the comfort of modern life mixed in with ancient remains.
– 21/11/2016 early birds registrations – opening
– 28/12/2016 (11.59 pm GMT) early birds registrations – ending
– 29/12/2016 standard registrations – opening
– 31/01/2017 (11.59 pm GMT) standard registrations – ending
– 01/02/2017 late registrations – opening
– 28/02/2017 (11.59 pm GMT) late registrations – ending
– 03/03/2017 (11.59 pm GMT) materials submission’s deadline
– 07/03/2017 jury summoning
– 10/04/2017 results announcement
More information: Young Architects Competitions