The YAC are a great opportunity for Students of Architecture and Young Architects to do beautiful competitions which get judged by Internationally acclaimed Architects and win cash prizes of total 20,000 Euros. Many young practices will have begun with similar competitions. It's a great opportunity and deadline is end of July so please get together in teams of students across year groups and give it a try!!
How to build a complex of modern observatory houses in a picturesque medieval fortress? How to create the most refined national reference for the astronomical observation tourism through architecture?
On the bases of these issues, designers will have to create a story composed by stars, silences and landscapes. This story will have to include architectural elements designed to create a place beyond compare. It will not be a place of mere observation or accommodation; it will be a place of spirituality and meditation. Observatory Houses wishes to promote anarchitectural intervention that aims at becoming a symbol destination for those who wish to move away from their everyday routine and live an archaic, almost mystic experience thanks to the most ancient and beautiful sight.
All competition details and dealines are available here