Introduction: The aim of this challenge is to design a site tower as a landmark space that represents the roles of architectural heritage and the newly arriving modern architecture; while acting as an interpretation space for the tourists and the world at large.
“Rome is not like any other city. It’s a big museum, a living room that shall be crossed on one’s toes.” – Alberto
Architecture is incomplete without the mention of roman architecture. Rome and Romans have played a huge role in ancient society; ranging from the magnificent structural heritage that they have to the rich history that dates ages back. The remains of Rome are evidence of the kind of impact their creations and culture had on the ancient world. As even in today’s date these structures make us marvel at their sheer existence.
Rome; the place that was built on the seven hills and is estimated to have begun its glorifying journey in 753 B.C has written and rewritten the history of the world through its regime. In which they gave the world one of the most magnificent architectural wonders, as they not only describe the valour and vastness of the roman empire but also showcase themselves as man-made marvels.
To express this fusion in reality there is a need for a space that holds the capacity to include both the magnificence of the heritage structures and also the future buildings together in itself while narrating the rich cultural heritage of Rome.
The aim of this challenge is to design a site tower as a landmark space that represents the roles of architectural heritage and the newly arriving modern architecture; while acting as an interpretation space for the tourists and the world at large.
The design challenge here is not to design just a place but an iconic symbol that depicts the rich and diverse architectural fusion that Rome holds. By providing spaces that help the people to navigate through the city as a whole.
Runner – Up – 1400$ x 6
People’s Choice – 600$ x 4
Honorable Mention – 600$ x 12
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