SYRACUSE NOV 2015 - FEB 2016

LIGHTHOUSE SEA HOTEL

Brief

From the legendary Colossus of Rhodes to the majestic Pharos of Alexandria, lighthouses have always marked human history, adquiring a crucial importance beyond the basic function of a warning facility: suggesting dream, adventure, fascination and mystery.

Slender and solitary, the lighthouses are situated in wonderful and often uncontaminated ecosystems and are an inestimable legacy of the past.

On the cliff of Murro di Porco - a few kilometres from the historic center of Syracuse, is situated a lighthouse of supreme charm and value.

The lighthouse of Murro di Porco was once lived-in but then it was gradually abandoned with the arrival of modern technologies. As it became a simple lantern, a place no longer inhabited by humans, the lighthouse has progressively deteriorated as it often happens to many other coastal buildings. 

“Valore Paese FARI” (Value Country LIGHTHOUSES) was created precisely in order to protect such heritage.

 

It is a project of the Italian government to transform lighthouses into tourism and accommodation facilities. It was inspired by the idea of making the most of their valuable location and proximity to the sea to create dream-like accomodation able to reinvent the ancient lighthouses and reverse their degradation process.

How can we transform a lighthouse into an incomparable accomodation?
How can we relate projects of contemporary architecture to such majestic and fragile ecosystems?

On the basis of these gripping issues, YAC launches Lighthouse Sea Hotel in collaboration with the Italian government and thanks to the support of Rimini fair. This competition challenges the designers to let the beauty of these remote places fascinate them; to imagine a new future for these abandoned lighthouses by transforming them into tourism facilities beyond compare and to make their protection and possible conservation sustainable. 

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

Winners

1° PRIZE

TEAM

maresia

MEMBERS

Leonardo Marchesi

2° PRIZE

TEAM

Sevak Asatrián, Álvaro Olivares, Esther Sanchis and Eduardo Sancho

MEMBERS

Álvaro Olivares , Sevak Asatrián, Esther Sanchis, Edu Sancho

3° PRIZE

TEAM

aut--aut

MEMBERS

Gabriele Capobianco, Jonathan Lazar, Edoardo Capuzzo Dolcetta, Damiano Ranaldi

Gold Mentions

TEAM

a131

MEMBERS

paillet laurie, taite jeremie, Jenna Moreau, Lucas Jollivet

TEAM

STANZA

MEMBERS

Sante Simone, Laura Fabriani, Alessandro Zappaterreni, Nunziastella Dileo, Maria Abbracciavento, Giuseppe Lorenzi

Mentions

Finalists

1° PRIZE
8000 €

Publication on architectural magazines and websites + exposition

2° PRIZE
4000 €

Publication on architectural magazines and websites + exposition

3° PRIZE
2000 €

Publication on architectural magazines and websites + exposition

2 “GOLD"
500 €

Publication on architectural magazines and websites + exposition

10 HONORABLE MENTIONS

Publication on architectural magazines and websites + exposition

30 FINALISTS

All awarded proposals to be published on www.youngarchitectscompetitions.com.

Jury

Pierluigi Cervellati
CERVELLATI E ASSOCIATI
Alessandro Marata
C.N.A.P.P.C.
Matteo Agnoletto
UNIBO
Manuel Aires Mateus
AIRES MATEUS
Fabrizio Barozzi
BAROZZI VEIGA
Giancarlo Garozzo
Siracusa Municipality
Bruno Messina
UNICT
Roberto Reggi
Agenzia del Demanio

Partners

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