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Pilgrims Heaven

YAC and the Italian State Property Agency launch a competition of ideas to design a hospitality and reception center for pilgrims at St. Peter's Church in Tuscania

Prizes15.000 €
DeadlineSep 11, 2024
Pilgrims Heaven

YAC is an association whose aim is to promote architectural competitions amongst young designers – no matter if graduates or students.

Firstly, YAC aims to encourage design-related research by regurlarly providing tangible architectural or urban planning projects. By doing so, YAC wishes to inspire reflections about physical places for increasingly volatile and dynamic human activities. Secondly, it aims at endorsing young architects’ creativity and talent by granting the best of them adequate prizes and good exposure amongst paper and web platforms. YAC wishes to breathe new life into the design culture to pragmatically address issues on human action and soil consumption. YAC wishes numerous architects will join this challenge.

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