Call for Submission – Castle Resort

YAC (Young Architects Competitions) are currently promoting Castle Resort competition inviting creatives to design an evironmentally-friendly tourist resort in the area of the almost neglected ruins of a medieval castle in Roccamandolfi, in Southern Italy.

Call for submission - castle resort

There are places which belong to the inner being. There are destinations first engraved into the unreal…then on a map. Architectures of the soul, capable of helping us escape from our everyday life and freeing us from space and time. Castles are among the architectures that can, in a more pronounced way, whisper to the heart of human beings. They often are located in marvelous spaces, sheltered in inaccessible and isolated places. These are oftentimes magical places, full of plots and heroism, uncontrolled passions and unspeakable secrets.

Located in a fairy‐tale landscape, the Castle of Roccamandolfi seems to come out from the ancient legends of chivalry. A medieval fragment which encompasses the ancient times and can still fascinate with its long‐standing charm. 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.

“Valore Paese”, the Italian State Property Agency’s project for the reprocessing of the national architectural heritage, moves into this direction. Aimed at enhancing the historic and landscape value, it builds dream tourist facilities which take advantage of their own natural background to involve visitors in this unique and unforgettable holiday experience.

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, 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.

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Prizes

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + international exhibitions

  • First Prize: 10.000 €
  • Second Prize: 4.000 €
  • Third Prize: 2.000 €
  • 30 Finalists Mentions
  • n. 4 Gold Mention: 1.000 €
  • 10 Honorable Mentions

Schedule/Fees

  • Early Bird Registration: November 21st 2016 – December 28th 2016 (75€/Team)
  • Standard Registration: December 29th 2016 – January 31st 2017 (100€/Team)
  • Late Registration: February 1st 2017 – February 28th 2017 (150€/Team)
  • Material Submission Deadline: March 3rd 2017
  • Jury Summoning: March 7th 2017
  • Results: April 10th 2017
For more information visit www.youngarchitectscompetitions.com
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today.
Aline Chahine
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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