SEARCH AND DESTROY

Identify a building in the City of Rome which is considered particularly important by the public opinion, destroy it and replace it with a brand new one, as long as it keeps the same value and serves the same purpose.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage
Genre Architecture
Country Rome, Italy
Registration Deadline 18 May 2013 (See "Entry Fee" below) GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 20 May 2013 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

Description
From the Altar of the Fatherland to the Aurelian Walls, from the Termini Rail Station to the Palazzaccio, from the Temple of Minerva Medica to the Città Universitaria, from the Palazzo dei Congressi to the building of the Italian postal company, from the Foro Mussolini all the way to the new “monuments of contemporary Italian architecture” – either the Maxxi, the new Tiburtina station, the Ara Pacis or The Cloud of Fuksas…we don’t necessarily have to like any historical or important building or think of it as beautiful. As in Alessandro Baricco’s Lesson 21, sometimes we want to think that that the Ninth Simphony of Beethoven is overrated without being considered heretics. And we want to put ourselves to the test and make it more beautiful.
Taking part in the contest is easy; there are only a few rules to be followed: identify a building in the City of Rome which is considered particularly important by the public opinion, destroy it and replace it with a brand new one, as long as it keeps the same value and serves the same purpose. And, as Petrolini made Nero say: “Rome will be born again, more beautiful and magnificent than ever before.”

Jury
Prof. Arch. Manuel Gausa (Presidente giuria)
Prof. Arch. Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi
Arch. Roberto Grio
Arch. Ulrich Ruefli
Arch. Elio Ravà (rappresentante Review)

Prize
1st Prize: € 1000
Honorable mentions: 4 more projects

Entry Fee
€ 35 (18/march/2013 - 21/april/2013)
€ 45 (22/april/2013 - 13/may/2013)
€ 55 (14/may/2013 - 18/may/2013)

Entries
One A2 vertical image, a short description in English

Organizer
REVIEW

Official Website
http://reviewcompetitions.com/index.php/en/