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CASTLE RESORT

Deadline 3rd March 2017

CASH PRIZE 20.000 €

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Brief

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 fairytale 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 longstanding 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.

 

Yac wants to thank all the designers willing to take on this challenge.

Prizes

1° PRIZE

10.000 €

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

2° PRIZE

4.000 €

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

3° PRIZE

2.000 €

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

30 FINALIST MENTIONS

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

n. 4 GOLD MENTION

1.000 €

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

10 HONORABLE MENTIONS

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

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faq

Is it possible to design tree-houses on trees without using any part of the tree as structural support?

Yes, it is.

How should we consider the height limit of 5m while designing tree-houses?

The height limit of 5m concerns any structure by itself, regardless of the height above the ground level where it is planned. In other words, any structure, regardless of where it is designed, should not measure more than 5m in height.  

Is it allowed to design new structures on the ruins of castle?

Yes, it is, as long as any ruin is preserved and not demolished.

Is any renovation intervention allowed?

Yes, ruins renovations are allowed, as long as any intervention clearly shows the variation between existing structures and new ones.

Are excavations forbidden in the area around the castle, as well as within the area of the ruins of the castle?

Excavations and earthworks of maximum 1m of depth are allowed in the area around the castle, outside its perimeter.

Are tree plantations allowed?

Yes, they are.

Is it allowed to stabilize the existing walls adding suitable materials in some points?

Yes, it is.

Is it allowed to design suitable paving for the path leading to the castle?

Yes, it is.

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