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ART PRISON

CASH PRIZE 20.000 €

JAN - APR 2018

Brief

Solitude has always been highly fascinating for human beings. Hermitages, fortresses, shelters. Since the dawn of time, human beings have been looking for a solitary condition, avoiding their counterparts as if they wanted to rediscover a feeling of purity, reconciliation with their self and union with nature. 

The fortress of Santa Caterina stands over the peak of Favignana, an isle set at the heart of the Mediterranean Sea. It appears as a real jewel of solitude. It is a place imbued with an imposing and moving beauty. In such place, the embrace of nature is so intimate that creates the sweet and yearned for oblivion that fills the heart of those who had the bravery to leave civilization to listen to silence.

For more than a century, the fortress has been an abandoned prison. From the peak of the promontory, it solitary witnesses the continuous rise and setting of the sun in the crystal waters of the Mediterranean Sea. The latter has always been vigilant on the events of the isle. Over time, the industrious fishermen village has become a booming destination for international tourism. 

 

In the wake of such transformations, Yac launches Art Prison. This is a competition in collaboration with the Municipality of Favignana aiming at making the most of a remarkable context in order to transform Santa Caterina Fortress into one of the most suggestive centers of contemporary art of the Mediterranean. It will have to be a sublime place of encounter, culture and creative research where artists will have the opportunity to relax and enjoy in an untouched place. The latter will be the perfect context to inspire artists’ imagination and make them express the real essence of their inner self. 

How to transform an ancient prison into a treasure chest containing works of art and the creative action of internationally renowned artists and intellectuals? How to transform an ancient fishermen isle into an open-air contemporary art museum?

This is the fascinating challenge of Art Prison. This competition invites designers to get involved with the lure of solitude. By doing so, they will create a mystic architecture able to whisper to the heart of visitors. The isle will become a “sacred” place, a shelter for artists, creative talents and curious people who wish to stay to mentally and spiritually regain their forces. They will have the chance to enjoy the most amazing artistic innovations, brushed by the monumental and eternal fascination of an ancient fortress and a Mediterranean isle.

 

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

Prizes

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  

Winners

1st PRIZE

TEAM Simposio MEMBERS Davide Natarelli, Federico Bettazzi, Chiara Davino, Tommaso Seveso, Eleonora Valle

2nd PRIZE

TEAM in situ MEMBERS Fernando Bonini, Stefan Kasmanhuber, Marcos Blanco de Amorim, Olivier Läuppi, Pedro Maia, Luiza Schreier

3rd PRIZE

TEAM MJHM MEMBERS Chang Yuan Max Hsu, Hadeel Ayed Mohammad, Yasamin Mayyas, David Jimenez, Hana Makhamreh

Gold Mentions

TEAM Llobregat Asatrián MEMBERS Sergio Llobregat, Sevak Asatrián

TEAM MaMe MEMBERS Paolo Mercorillo, Alessio Marino

TEAM a3m MEMBERS Marco Agosti, Michele Marini

TEAM PT MEMBERS thakan navapakpilai, suwapat rodprasert

Mentions

TEAM THY MEMBERS Xuan Tang, Jingwen Huang, Jianfei Yang, Jiaxin Lu

TEAM Claessens Erdmann MEMBERS Rita Coelho Martins, Stefan van der Weele, Luis Monteiro

TEAM Giorgio Notari MEMBERS Damiano Mazzocchini, Davide Del Sante

TEAM Skia MEMBERS Monica Manicone , Matteo Benedetti

TEAM Entre-deux MEMBERS Claudio Canesso, Sara Franzetti

TEAM PENTAGRAM MEMBERS Valeria Messina, Helena Carì, Alessandra Licari, Giulia Fucarino, Roberta Lena

TEAM COPA MEMBERS Stefania Iraci Sareri, Silvana De Bari, Valerio Di Festa

TEAM F.A.T. MEMBERS Tommaso Abbado, Andrea Roselli

TEAM ACHICH & VASSIA MEMBERS Vassia Benjamin, Achich Beyram

TEAM Opposite Office MEMBERS Benedikt Hartl, Finn Fukas

Finalists

TEAM SOMÌA MEMBERS Mattia Fornari , Luca Tagliaferri, Mohamed Ibrahim Mahmoud, Simone Varani

TEAM MIGI MEMBERS Iolanda Andrade, Gonçalo Fernandes, Michael Francesco Lo Bianco, Irina Mariné Olesti

TEAM 3C2F MEMBERS Matteo Corallo, Annalisa Franco, Greta Ferraris, Martina Crapolicchio, Davide Cordani

TEAM CMLA MEMBERS Myrna Ayoub, Erin Cuevas, Jana Masset Collatz

TEAM jzvisual MEMBERS Ziyi Zheng

TEAM chree MEMBERS Zhechen Yu, Siwei Luo

TEAM valentina longo MEMBERS valentina longo, Silvia Petrini, Arturo Ambrogini

TEAM CT-3 STUDIO MEMBERS Federico Pellegrini, Francesco Pasi, Marco Sironi

TEAM mAAm MEMBERS Martin Meier, Matthias Pabst

TEAM S+E MEMBERS Erica Speranzin, Simone Spreafico

TEAM DJEVE MEMBERS Nevena Balalić, Marina Ilić, Katarina Petrović

TEAM MRA MEMBERS Miha Rijavec

TEAM AC-AD MEMBERS Anthony Chieh

TEAM MCFS MEMBERS Federico Schintu, Marco Casu

TEAM Francisco Carbajal MEMBERS Francisco carbajal, Matthew Ryu, Jeong Heon Kim

TEAM S+Qarch MEMBERS Francesco Scialdone, Dalila Quattrociocchi

TEAM Lucia Filippini MEMBERS Lucia Filippini

TEAM Trebuchet MEMBERS Marco Tedesco, Francesco Vestita, Federico Nannini

TEAM BAAM MEMBERS Costanza Botti, Francesco Mino, Giulia Azaria, Baraa Alani

TEAM CriticaLocus MEMBERS Klauss Borges, Lise Lenz

TEAM Eastern Tigers MEMBERS Pavel Bouse, Viktor Kakos

TEAM Shubin Donaldson Architects MEMBERS Bradford Kelley, Gabriela Colmenares, Ivan Blanco, Nirouz Ben Ghorbal, Emily Balas, Geovanny Chevez

TEAM PaTiFe MEMBERS Felix Behnecke, Timo Volkmann, Paul Schneider

TEAM MOOON MEMBERS DENIZ UYGUR

TEAM JTM MEMBERS Jérémiah Mösch, Stephanie Micheloud

TEAM Akken studio MEMBERS Nassim Brouri

TEAM 33 Marquis Rd MEMBERS Francesca Brighi, Lorenzo Magi

TEAM OSM MEMBERS Yulia Malysheva, Alina Kvirkveliya, Mikhail Khvalebnov

TEAM japato MEMBERS Agata Jaszczyk, Jędrzej Pawlaczyk, Katarzyna Toczyńska-Kołodziejczak

TEAM nicola di pietro MEMBERS nicola di pietro, MAURO TONELLO, MELAI GIOVANNI, leonardo pugin, cristiano loberti

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