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Re-use Fallen-church of Grottole, Matera, Italy Competition

9 Nov 2020

Re-use Grottole Church Competition, Matera

Location: Matera, Basilicata, southern Italy

The third edition of the contest Re-use Italy: an International Architecture Competition on the reuse of the Fallen-church of Grottole, Matera, Italy.

Re-use Italy is a cultural project that promotes the renovation of the Italian forgotten historical heritage, via international architecture competitions, local exhibitions, and publications.

This third edition concerns The Fallen-church, a XVI century abandoned church in the village of Grottole (Matera, Italy), and participants are asked to turn this space in a concert hall.

English text (scroll down for Italian):

The contest is organized in partnership with Wonder Grottole, ArchDaily, KooZA/rch, Graphisoft, and with the official support of the Municipality of Grottole (Matera), FAI Basilicata, Matera Art Film Festiva, ANCI Basilicata, Associazione Borghi Autentici d’Italia.

The total prizes are 4000 EUR.

Participants must submit a 1xA1 sheet by March 12th 2021.

Reuse the Fallen Church, Chiesa Diruta Grottole, Matera Italy

Architecture Competition Re-use the Fallen-church Grottole, (Matera)

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.

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, 2021

Submission is via one A1 sheet (59cm x 84cm)

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.

Reuse the Fallen Church Grottole Matera

Reuse the Fallen Church, Chiesa Diruta (Grottole, Matera)

Italian text:

La terza edizione del progetto culturale Re-use Italy promuove un concorso internazionale di idee per il riuso della “Chiesa Diruta”, a Grottole (Matera), una delle chiese più scenografiche del sud Italia. Il tema di questanno affronta lo spopolamento dei borghi del sud Italia.

Il concorso è promosso da una partnership con ArchDaily, KooZA/rch, Graphisoft, ed è supportato da Il Comune di Grottole (Matera), FAI Basilicata, Matera Art Film Festiva, ANCI Basilicata, Associazione Borghi Autentici d’Italia.

La Chiesa Diruta è stata costruita nel quindicesimo secolo con l’intento di ospitare il clero locale e di diventare una delle più importanti chiese del vescovado. Mai compiuta, a seguito di vari terremoti e incendi è stata successivamente abbandonata.

Il concorso, aperto ad architetti, ingegneri e studenti, chiede ai partecipanti di trasformare la rovina in un centro per concerti.

La scadenza delle consegne è il 12 di marzo, ed è richiesta una sola tavola A1 (59cmx84cm). Il montepremi totale è di 4000 euro. I progetti inviati verranno esposti in una mostra a Grottole in Aprile 2021 e i vincitori verranno invitati a presentare il progetto alla cittadinanza.

La giuria internazionale è composta da: 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).

E’ possibile riportare vita all’interno di una delle più importanti chiese del sud Italia?
La risposta è nelle mani dei progettisti che parteciperanno a questo concorso.

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