Winners Announced

Cultural Winery


The submission period for the Cultural Winery competition has now concluded. The jury's verdict will be announced on June 10th.


Cultural Winery – Architecture Competition

The scenic landscape of Tuscany unfolds with the unique charm of its vernacular farmhouses, typically referred to as “Poderi”. These picturesque structures served for ages as the heart of small family-operated farms, often surrounded by vineyards and fertile agricultural expanses.
Among them, we find a particular Agriturismo that has been part of an ambitious renovation project for the last 40 years: the wonderful Podere Fedespina. Built over the centuries and characterised by an ancient manor house made of local sandstone, the first elements of this rural complex date back to the 15th century.
Cultural Winery is about imagining a new concept of tasting, a space in which art, culture and tradition come together in a single project. The goal of this competition is to complement the existing facilities with a new building capable of offering a contemporary experience in a space steeped in history. A one-of-a-kind winery where leisure, events and nature coexist in harmony.


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Graphic Kit (Accessible for free after registration)


PLH Italia
Competition's Main Sponsor


29.01.2024 – 29.03.2024
3:00 pm CET

29.03.2024 – 30.04.2024
3:00 pm CET

30.04.2024 – 24.05.2024
3:00 pm CET


Two A1 Panles 594 x 841 mm (horizontal) and a brief text describing the proposal.
The best 10 images from panels 1080 x 1920 pixels (vertical).

3:00 pm CET

12:00 pm CET


Prize Pool: 10.000 €

1st Prize: 5.000 €

2nd Prize: 2.000 €

3rd Prize: 1.000 €

4 Golden Mentions: 500€ each

10 Honorable Mentions: 1 free competition coupon each

30 Finalists

15% Discount to stay at Podere Fedespina (reserved for participants)


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Matteo Farina
Podere Fedespina
[Mulazzo, Italy]

Milanese architect with a background in history of architecture, sustainability and landscape design, Matteo graduated in Environmental Architecture and Architectural Design from Politecnico di Milano. After a research period of one year in Ahmedabad (India)…

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Olga Aleksakova
Cloud Architects
[Tallin, Estonia]

Olga Aleksakova is a practicing architect, co-owner of Buromoscow and Cloudarchitects, an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia GSAPP. Born in 1973 in Moscow, she graduated in 1998 with distinction from TU Delft (NL). From 1997 till 2003 she…

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Renyi Zhang
[Boston, United States]

Renyi Zhang is a senior architect and urban designer with a practice spanning the east and west coasts of the U.S. He earned his Master's degree in Architecture and Urban Design from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD). Following…

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Elisa Battilani
Cream Estudio
[Barcelona, Spain]

Founder and partner at ‘CREAM estudio’, a multidisciplinary architecture and design team based in Barcelona. Elisa is an Architect graduated at Polytechnic of Torino. She completed her education at TU/e University Technology Eindhoven and…

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Valentina Del Motto
Olos Atelier
[Varese, Italy]

Graduated in 2007 at Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio (Switzerland), she worked for different international architectural practices traveling between Spain, England, Portugal and Switzerland. After specializing in Urbanism and Landscape in 2014…

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Giulio Galasso
ETH Zurich
[Zurich, Switzerland]

Giulio Galasso is an architect and researcher based in Zurich. He graduated from Politecnico di Milano, IUAV and TU Munich, and he is currently a researcher at the Chair of Christ and Gantenbein at ETH Zurich. His field of research is XX century Italian…

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Tianhui Zhang
Pelli Clarke & Partners
[New Haven, United States]

Tianhui Zhang is a dedicated designer and researcher with more than 3 years of profes- sional experience in the field of architecture. She joined Pelli Clarke & Partners in 2021 and has since been an indispensable member of the office. Her project experience…

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Biagio Amodio
Zaha Hadid Architects
[London, United Kingdom]

Biagio is an Italian Architect and Computational Designer currently working at Zaha Hadid Architects in London. He has studied at the University of Naples and Technische University Munchen and graduated with a Master Thesis in computational design…


Late Registration


ends on May 24th


2 Competitions
1. Cultural Winery
2. Banaue Lodge


instead of 178 €


3 Competitions
1. Cultural Winery
2. Banaue Lodge
3. Lighthouse Hotel


instead of 267 €

All prices are exclusive of taxes. 22% VAT rate will be added at the time of payment (Italian regulation DPR 633/1972).

Multiple Groups' Registrations

Are you a professor and you would like to register your students? Or a group of designers who want to present several projects for this competition? We offer customised discount plans that change according to the total number of registrations (minimum 5 at a time). For more info, please contact us at:


  1. Register to the competition: only the personal data of the team leader will be necessary. In case you participate as a team, the other members of your group will be indicated during the submission process.
  2. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with your registration code. If you do not see the email in a few minutes, check your “junk mail/spam” folder.
  3. Work on your project and submit your proposal within the deadline, carefully following the instructions in our Upload Section.
  4. Wait until the announcement of the jury’s verdict and check out the competition results on our website.

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The competition is open to students, architects, designers, urbanists, engineers, artists, makers, activists and anyone interested in the architectural design.

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Participants can join the competition either individually or with a team and there is no restriction or limit in the number of members that can compose a team.

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