DOSA Open International Ideas Competition: A Museum in the Future Archaeological and River Park of Sarcapos

Sponsor: Comune di Villaputzu

Type of competition: Open, international, ideas
Language: Italian
Location: Villaputzu, Italy
Eligibility: Participants must be licensed architect or engineers in their own countries. Entrants may be individuals or teams, in the latter case it is necessary to indicate a team leader.
Registration Fee: EUR 50
Jury: To be announced
1st Prize – EUR 10,000
2nd Prize – EUR 4,000
3rd Prize – EUR 2,000
18 October 2011 – Submissions deadline
Design challenge: The municipality of Villaputzu is organizing an international competition for the design of a museum and auxiliary spaces within an archaeological area, by converting two existing watering tanks and attached facilities. The new building will contain facilities for exhibitions, collections, representation functions, offices, as well as a bookshop with auxiliary spaces.
The purpose of the competition is to find n implementation solution for the watering tanks which is compatible with its unique natural, cultural and archaeological environment and which acheives a balance between the stated aesthetic, functional, technical and economic targets while adhering to the principles of sustainable development.