The international idea competition, the New Concordia Island Contest, was held to rethink the disaster of the wrecked cruise ship Costa Concordia as exceptional opportunity to imagine the future of the wreck and that of the Italian island of Giglio which has become the ship’s new, permanent destination. This competition also challenge the contestant to rethink about needs for architecture to build new landscapes on traces and remains of a traumatic event. As required, many of the competing projects have been developed following the questions raised in the competition brief, such as “How can we rethink the future of these places? How to work with the shipwreck to build a form of memory? Is there any way to reconsider the Giglio island with this new outcropping rock that has changed the coastline?.” As a result, different cultural views have been expressed through differing design concepts.
So many proposal design from all around the world had joined this competition, and after choosing the best of the best proposal< The international jury was composed of: Cristina Díaz Moreno – Efrén García Grinda, AMID (cero9), Madrid. Andrea Bartoli, FARM CULTURAL PARK, Favara. Luca Emanueli, SEALINElab, Ferrara. Eva Franch i Gilabert, STOREFRONT Director, New York. Joseph Grima, DOMUS Director, Milan. Kamiel Klaasse_NLarchitects_Amsterdam. Geoff Manaugh, BLDGBLOG, Los Angeles. Marco Navarra, NOWA, Caltagirone. Lori Nix, New York. François Roche, R&Sie(n), Paris. Italo Rota, Milan. Yoshiharu Tsukamoto, Atelier Bow Wow, Tokyo finally announce the best four which went to:
1. First Place: Alexander Laing & Francesco Matteo Belfiore, London, UK
2. Second Place (FARM Cultural Park prize): Vulmaro Zoffi, Milan, Italy
3. Third Place (ex-aequo): Francesco Tonnarelli & Andrea Cippitelli, Macerata, Italy
4. Third Place (ex-aequo): Wynn Chandra, London, UK
Bellow are some preview picture from each winning entry.
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