in partnership with the italian Municipality of Lignano Sabbiadoro
About the Competition
Lignano Pinewood: Architecture Competition | Famous for its natural beauty, Lignano’s Pine Forest represents one of the most distinctive locations of the city: a wild environment characterised by autochthonous vegetation typical of the Adriatic coast. Although today a large part of the Pinewood is protected, several plots are privately owned. The pressures of real estate development are not few and the risk of uncontrolled speculation is now stronger than ever.
The ambitious aim of this competition is to achieve the incorporation of an Eco-Hotel complex immersed within the Pinewood landscape, while simultaneously ensuring the enhancement and preservation of its natural surroundings. Besides, participants will take on the challenge of designing a new Masterplan capable of integrating and re-establishing the connections between the Pinewood area and the rest of the urban fabric.
The competition is open to students, architects, designers, urbanists, engineers, artists, makers, activists and anyone interested in the transformation of the contemporary urban space.
Participants can join the competition either individually or with a team.
Registrations: from 20.11.2023 to 15.03.2024
Results: on 08.04.2024
1st Prize: 7.000 €
2nd Prize: 2.000 €
3rd Prize: 1.000 €
Gold Mention #1: 500 €
Gold Mention #2: 500 €
Gold Mention #3: 500 €
Gold Mention #4: 500 €
10 Honorable Mentions
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