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Reuse the Roman Ruin: Piscina Mirabilis Design Competition

10 Mar 2020

Reuse the Roman Ruin: Piscina Mirabilis Design Competition, Italy

Location: province of Salerno, Campania, southern Italy

Reuse the Roman Ruin: Piscina Mirabilis Design Competition

Reuse the Roman Ruin: Piscina Mirabilis Design Competition in Italy

The second edition of the cultural project Reuse Italy promotes an international architecture competition on the reuse of Piscina Mirabilis, a Roman reservoir located in the countryside of Naples.

Reuse the Roman Ruin: Piscina Mirabilis Design Competition

The design contest is powered by a partnership with ArchDaily, KooZA/rch, 120g, EX32, and with the official support of the Parco Archeologico dei Campi Flegrei, the Minicipality of Bacoli (Naples) and the FAI.

Reuse the Roman Ruin: Piscina Mirabilis Design Competition

Piscina Mirabilis is a Roman reservoir built by Emperor Augustus in the 1st century AD, in order to feed with drinking water the headquarter of his western Mediterranean war fleet. It was dug out a tuff hill, and it is based on a regular grid of pillars and arcs, with vaulted ceilings.

Reuse the Roman Ruin: Piscina Mirabilis Design Competition

The competition, open to architects, engineers and students, asks the participants to transform the ruin into a Contemporary Art Museum.

Reuse the Roman Ruin: Piscina Mirabilis Design Competition

The deadline is June 19th. It’s requested just one A1 sheet (59cmx84cm). The total prizes are 3500 Euro. The submitted projects will be displayed in an exhibition in a historical villa and the winners, in addition of receiving a prize, will be invited to explain their project to the citizenry.

Reuse the Roman Ruin: Piscina Mirabilis Design Competition

The international Jury members are: Fala Atelier (Filipe Magalhães, Ana Luisa Soares & Ahmed Belkhodja), DNA Architecture (Xu Tiantian), KooZA/rc (Federica Sofia Zambeletti), Openfabric (Francesco Garofalo), Fernando Guerra, Enorme Studio (Carmelo Rodríguez & Rocío Pina), Peter Guthrie, SET Architects (Lorenzo Catena, Onorato di Manno & Andrea Tanci), ArchDaily (Diego Hernandez).

Reuse the Roman Ruin: Piscina Mirabilis Design Competition

Is it possible to bring life back inside one of the most important reservoirs of the ancient world? The answer to this question is in the hands of the designers who will participate to this com petition.

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