Reuse the Fallen Church - Chiesa Diruta 2021
Architectural Design Category
Jury members will assign 3 awards, 10 honorable mentions
and an undefined number of special mentions for innovative
proposals, which will all be exposed during the competition
First Prize: 2500 EUR
Second Prize: 1000 EUR
Third Prize: 500 EUR
March 11, 2021
April 11, 2021
OVER 18 YEARS
Jury members will be:
Adam Nathaniel Furman
Jaume Mayol & Irene Pérez - TEd’A arquitectes
Graca Correia & Roberto Ragazzi (Correia-Ragazzi)
Eric de Broche des Combes - Luxigon
Wenqiang Han - Archstudio
Diego Hernandez - ArchDaily
Andrea Paoletti - Wonder Grottole
Federica Sofia Zambeletti - KooZA/rch
Intellectual property of the project is left entirely to the
creator. Re-use Italy will keep the right to publish and pro-
mote the design on their own discretion for format, size and
layout. Participant can promote its project own his own wish,
informing about Re-Use Italy as competition organizer.
The third edition of the cultural project Re-use Italy promotes an international architecture competition on the reuse of the “Fallen-church” (“Chiesa Diruta” in Italian), a forgotten church in southern Italy, Grottole (Matera), and faces the issue of the abandonment of small towns in Italy, together with local organizations, among which Wonder Grottole on the front line (www.wondergrottole.it).
The contest is organized in partnership with, ArchDaily, KooZA/rch, Graphisoft, Wonder Grottole, and with the official support of the Municipality of Grottole (Matera), Ministero per i beni e le attività culturali e per il turismo, FAI Basilicata, Matera Art Film Festiva, ANCI Basilicata, Associazione Borghi Autentici d’Italia, Ordine degli Architetti P.P.C. della provincia di Matera.
Chiesa Diruta is a catholic church built in Grottole (MT) in the 15th century, in order to host the local community of clergymen and to become one the most important churches of the bishopric. It suffered a lot of damages due to earthquakes, fires and building issues so it was soon abandoned.
The competition, open to architects, engineers and students, asks the participants to transform the ruin into a Concert Hall.
The deadline is March 12th. It’s requested one A1 sheet (59cmx84cm). The total prizes are 4000 Euro. The submitted projects will be displayed on an exhibition on April 2021 in Grottole, and the winners, in addition of receiving a prize, will be invited to explain their project to the citizenry.
The international Jury members are: Adam Nathaniel Furman, Emanuele Fidone, Assemble Architects, Diego Hernandez (ArchDaily), Simone Bossi, Graca Correia & Roberto Ragazzi (Correia Ragazzi Arquitectos), Andrea Paoletti (Wonder Grottole), Wenqiang Han (Archstudio), Eric de Broche des Combes (Luxigon), Jaume Mayol & Irene Pérez (TEd’A arquitectes).
Is it possible to bring back to life one of the most important religious buildings of Southern Italy? The answer to this question is in the hands of the architects, the engineers and the students who will participate to this competition.
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