Military Museum is the new competition launched by YAC – Young Architects Competitions – and the Italian Government aiming to breath a new life into a military building in Sardina by repurposing it into an international hub dedicated to military history. Winners will be selected by a well-renowned jury featuring Fuensanta Nieto (Nieto Sobejano), Rossana Hu (Neri&Hu;), Todd Saunders (Saunders Architecture), Edoardo Tresoldi, Livia Tani (Ateliers Jean Nouvel) and rewarded with € 20,000 in cash prize.
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.
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: 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.
- Fuensanta Nieto (Nieto Sobejano)
- Rossana Hu (Neri&Hu;)
- Todd Saunders (Saunders Architecture)
- Livia Tani (Ateliers Jean Nouvel)
- Giovanni Zito (Italian Government)
- Daniela Scudino (SABAP Sassari e Nuoro)
- Antonella Giglio (Regione Autonoma Sardegna)
- Teresa di Giorgio (Municipality of Palau)
- Donatella Fiorino (University of Cagliari)
1st PRIZE 10.000 €
2nd PRIZE 4.000 €
3rd PRIZE 2.000 €
4 GOLD MENTIONS 1.000 € each
10 HONORABLE MENTIONS
26/03/2018 “early bird” registration – start
22/04/2018 (h 11.59 pm GMT) “early bird” registration – end
23/04/2018 “standard” registration – start
20/05/2018 (h 11.59 pm GMT) “standard” registration – end
21/05/2018 “late” registration – start
17/06/2018 (h 11.59 pm GMT) “late” registration – end
20/06/2018 (h 12.00 pm – midday - GMT) material submission deadline
More information on: www.youngarchitectscompetitions.com
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