The Italian Exhibition Group and the Italian government recently partnered to launch the Observatory Houses project with Young Architects Competitions. Aiming to find a new use for Roccascalegna castle, the competition called on designers to take advantage of the potential of a dream-like setting with remarkable skies. The project is aimed at creating the first and most suggestive observatory houses in Italy, while calling on submissions to create a sustainable and exclusive house model that will ensure the protection and improvement of such a historic site.
The ideas-based Observatory Houses competition tasked designers and architects with creating a "place of spirituality and meditation" for those wanting a respite from work and overcrowded cities. After numerous submissions, winners have been chosen by by a jury panel made up of renowned architects, including Enrique Sobejano of , co-founder Simon Frommenwiler and architect Felix Perasso. Take a look at the winning projects bellow!
↑ 2nd Prize Winner. Team: MAYBE. Members: Sebastien Lafresiere, Alexis Beaussart.
↑ 3rd Prize Winner. Team: NE_HOUSE. Members: Konstantina Papanikolaou, Julen Aguinagalde Lopez de Calle, Anastasios Theodorakakis.
↑ Gold Mention. Team: Architectress. Members: Sheung Chui Carol Nung, Ya Suo, Jueying Liu.
↑ Gold Mention. Team: MAKA. Members: Marta Mączka, Grzegorz Mączka.
↑ Gold Mention. Team: Romain Bonino. Members: Romain Bonino.
↑ Gold Mention. Team: Studio Pare. Members: Carolina Medici, Mark Adamson, Andrea De Matteis , Angelica Tortora.
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