Cultural Winery

Cultural Winery Architecture Competition
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.

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.

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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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COMPETITION OPEN

Early Registration

From January 29th to March 29th
(3:00 PM CET – Central European Time)

Don’t miss the special launch promo: 15% OFF on registration fees using the Promo Code: CWN15XTVC

To be applied during the registration procedure. Valid only for “Early” registration fees, until February 12th.

Download the official brief and preview material:
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Registrations : from 29.01.2024 to 24.05.2024
Submission
: 2 x A1 panels + a brief text and 10 best images extracted from the panels.
Results : on 10.06.2024

1st Prize : 5.000 €
2nd Prize : 2.000 €
3rd Prize : 1.000 €

4 Golden Mentions : 500 € each
10 Honorable Mentions : 1 free competition in 2024
30 Finalists

15% Discount to stay at Podere Fedespina throughout 2024 exclusively reserved for participants

Image © Podere Fedespina

JURY PANEL

Chosen from recognised academic institutions and international firms, our jury members are highly qualified to carry out the evaluation of the submitted proposals thanks to their vast experience in the world of architectural design. [Download full brief for the complete jury panel]
Cultural Winery Architecture Competition

Podere Fedespina
[Mulazzo, Italy]
Matteo Farina

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)…

Cultural Winery Architecture Competition

Cloud Architects
[Tallin, Estonia]
Olga Aleksakova

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…

Cultural Winery Architecture Competition

Perkins&Will
[Boston, United States]
Renyi Zhang

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…

Cultural Winery Architecture Competition

Cream Estudio
[Barcelona, Spain]
Elisa Battilani

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…

Olos Atelier
[Varese, Italy]
Valentina Del Motto

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…

Cultural Winery Architecture Competition

ETH Zurich
[Zurich, Switzerland]
Giulio Galasso

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…

Cultural Winery Architecture Competition

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

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…

Zaha Hadid Architects
[London, United Kingdom]
Biagio Amodio

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…

Registration

The competition is open to architects, designers, students, urbanists, engineers, artists, makers and anyone interested in the fields of design and architecture.
Participants can join the competition either individually or with a team.
Please click on “Register Now” and follow the instructions.

 

Schedule

“Early” registration from 29.01.2024 to 29.03.2024 — (h 3:00 pm CET)
“Standard” registration from 29.03.2024 to 26.04.2024 — (h 3:00 pm CET)
“Late” registration from 26.04.2024 to 24.05.2024 — (h 3:00 pm CET)

 

Registration fees

“Early” registration – 69 €
“Standard” registration – 89 €
“Late” registration – 109 €

*All prices are excluding vat (22%)

 

Submission

2 x A1 panels (594 x 841 mm – landscape oriented), a brief text describing the proposal (max. 250 words) and 10 best images extracted from the panels (.jpg | 1080×1920 pixels) + a team photo (.jpg | 1080×1350 pixels)
Projects must be submitted through the upload section within 24.05.2024 – (h 3:00 pm CET).

 

Results

Results will be published on this website on 10.06.2024

 

Prizes

1st Prize : 5.000 €
2nd Prize : 2.000 €
3rd Prize : 1.000 €
 
Golden Mention #1 : 500 €
Golden Mention #2 : 500 €
Golden Mention #3 : 500 €
Golden Mention #4 : 500 €
 
10 Honorable Mentions : 1 free competition in 2024
30 Finalists
 

15% Discount to stay at Podere Fedespina throughout 2024 exclusively reserved for participants

 

FAQ

All the questions related to the competition can be mailed to us at:
info@terravivacompetitions.com indicating the following subject: “FAQ – Cultural Winery”
Answers to all questions will be published on the FAQ online section, which will be regularly updated.

 

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F.A.Q. Frequently Asked Questions

 

Is it possible to remove the electric towers located near the project area?
They will be repositioned outside the complex allowing the use of that panoramic terrain for the placement of the new building.

 

Which tree species are present near the project area? What are their heights?
There are non native Acacias (5-15 m), Chestnuts (15-20 m) and Oaks (20-25 m).

 

Where can I find my “Registration Code”? 
The “Registration Code” (ex. 12345) will be available after complete your registration. In addition will be sent also at your email address.

 

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

 

Is it possible to participate in a team? 
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.

 

Why registration fees? 
Registration fees are used to cover the running costs of the competition and to improve customer care services. The registration fees cover taxes, web services, database services and everything related to computer security and the processing of personal data. Registration fees allow us to organize new initiatives to promote creativity and to feed the debate on present and future issues regarding climate change, natural-based solutions and social engagement.
 
 
Can I enrol to the competition with my Company or Firm? 
Yes, you can participate with your Company. To issue your invoice, we ask you to provide your Tax identification number or your VAT Number on the registration procedure. If your Company is based in Europe, we should verify the correctness of your VAT number via the EU Tax authorities (VIES VAT number validation).
 
 
How do I register a team? 
During the registration we only need the personal data of the group leader. The other team members will be indicated in the final submission package at the end of the competition. You will find all the instructions after registering.
 
 
Are there any restrictions on the nationality of the participants? 
Teams can be composed by members of different nationalities and there are no restrictions about country of residence.
 
 
I didn’t receive the confirmation email. Is there a way to check if everything has been uploaded properly? 
If you have not received your receipt please check the spam or junk folder of your e-mail account. For any inquiry, please contact us at: info@terravivacompetition.com