MAR - JUN 2018

MILITARY MUSEUM

Brief

There are places in which history is extremely meaningful. There are spaces where memory becomes nearly physical, tangible and where the memory of the past is stunningly real and intensively present.

The military fortress of Capo d’Orso in Palau is one of these places. It is sculpted in the granite of a monumental coast. From its bastions, the luxurious yachts sailing in the Mediterranean Sea evoke the English galleons, which chased the Napoleonic fleet in the same sea stretch centuries ago.   

Here wars have ended, soldiers are gone. However, the barracks, the shooting stations, the arsenals have lived on. They are forgotten architectures that have survived their own purpose. They are the legacy of difficult times when the pages of history were written by the steel of bayonets and cannons.

 

To a certain extent, it is a history that is too recent and too hard to tell. However, it is crucial to pass this history on to the new generations.  

That is the reason why Military Museum was launched. This is a YAC competition in collaboration with the Italian Government in order to transform the Military Fortress of Capo d’Orso into a museum of the military, marine and navigation history. It will be a place where the account of the events that occurred in this sea stretch can originate one of the most fascinating museums of the Mediterranean. It will attract the millions of tourists who crowd these coasts every year. It will be the new foundation to build a civilization of peace and solidarity.   

How to transform war architectures into new tourist and cultural architectures? How to harmonize a past of conflicts with a present of entertainment and escapism? 

This is the challenge of Military Museum. This competition will offer designers the opportunity to design the most important center for the discovery of the Military History. It will be a place where to get involved with the account of ancient events and a time when the sea was tamed by the sweat of man and the roaring of cannons. Renewed by culture and new architectures, the fortress of Capo d’Orso will no longer serve the logic of violence. It will rather enrich the contemporary society by giving the world one of the most fascinating museums of Europe. This museum will be set among the rocks of wild nature and located in one of the most majestic landscapes of the Mediterranean.   

 

YAC thanks all designers who will take part in this challenge.    

Winners

1st PRIZE

TEAM

ZDA | ZUPELLI DESIGN ARCHITETTURA

MEMBERS

Silvio Lussana, Ezio Zupelli, Simone Marzorati, Matteo Leverone, Matteo Sturla, Giorgia Bianchi

2nd PRIZE

TEAM

IOA

MEMBERS

Yidong Li, Ziyuan Zhu, Yu Wu

3rd PRIZE

TEAM

ATELIER XI

MEMBERS

Xi Chen, Weiguo Wang, Keyi Li

Gold Mentions

TEAM

MAGNUM

MEMBERS

Claudio C. Araya Arias, Laura Catra

TEAM

Foreshore

MEMBERS

Niek van de Calseijde, Sidney van Well

TEAM

JANELAS

MEMBERS

Luca Maffei, Gabriele Paravati

TEAM

Tectonics Lab

MEMBERS

Hyundai Kim, Sukyung Kim

Mentions

Finalists

1st PRIZE
10.000 €

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

2nd PRIZE
4.000 €

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

3rd PRIZE
2.000 €

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

n. 4 GOLD MENTIONS
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  

30 FINALIST MENTIONS

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

Jury

Rossana Hu
NERI&HU
Fuensanta Nieto
NIETO SOBEJANO ARQUITECTOS
Livia Tani
ATELIERS JEAN NOUVEL
Todd Saunders
SAUNDERS ARCHITECTURE
Edoardo Tresoldi
Giovanni Zito
AGENZIA DEL DEMANIO
Daniela Scudino
SOPRINTENDENZA SABAP SASSARI E NUORO
Antonella Giglio
REGIONE AUTONOMA SARDEGNA
Donatella Rita Fiorino
UNIVERSITY OF CAGLIARI
Teresa Di Giorgio
MUNICIPALITY OF PALAU
Edoardo Currà
LA SAPIENZA UNIVERSITY

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