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Lighthouse Hotel


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Lighthouse Hotel – Architecture & Interior Design Competition
2 Phase Ideas Competition for Realization

Aiming to imagine a new life for this evocative building in ruins, the competition requires the design of a boutique hotel within the abandoned lighthouse overlooking the crystalline sea of the Tremiti Islands.
What if tourists and visitors were offered the chance to “experience” it by staying inside the renovated structure for a few days? How to successfully implement an accommodation offer of this type by integrating it coherently with the surrounding landscape?
The project will be mainly focused on the transformation of the interior spaces of the lighthouse, through concepts and strategies able to illustrate detailed and high quality design solutions. It will be asked to intervene also on the external areas pertaining to the hotel and particular attention will be required by the terrace overlooking the sea.


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PLH Italia
Competition's Main Sponsor


16.04.2024 – 28.06.2024
3:00 pm CET

28.06.2024 – 02.08.2024
3:00 pm CET

02.08.2024 to 06.09.2024
3:00 pm CET


Phase 1
2 x A1 panels (594 x 841 mm – landscape oriented), a brief text describing the proposal.

Phase 2 (only for the 5 finalists selected)
4 x A1 panels (594 x 841 mm – landscape oriented), a technical report with texts and images.

Phase 1
3:00 pm CET

Phase 2 (only for the 5 finalists selected)
3:00 pm CET

Phase 1

Phase 2

Upload section will be available from June 10th


Prize Pool: 30.000 €

1st Prize: 15.000 €

Finalist #1: 3.000 €

Finalist #2: 3.000 €

Finalist #3: 3.000 €

Finalist #4: 3.000 €

3 Golden Mentions: 1.000 €

10 Honorable Mentions: 1 free competition coupon each

30 Finalists


Paolo De Matteis Larivera
EMI Holding S.P.A.
[Campobasso, Italy]

Paolo graduated in 2004 in Economics of Institutions and Financial Markets from Bocconi University (Milan). Subsequently, he obtained his Master's degree in Economics and Management of Financial Institutions and Markets from the same university (2006)…

Daniel Perez
[San Francisco, USA]

Daniel Perez is Founder and Principal of Studio Perez, a design firm based in San Francisco, California. He earned a Master of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor of Science in Design at Arizona State University, Tempe…

Martina Mitrović
IZVID Studio
[Belgrade, Serbia]

Born in Belgrade in 1991 and graduating with honors in architectural design from Politecnico di Milano, Martina began her career as a teaching assistant alongside architect Stefano Boeri She ascended to head interior designer and project manager at Stefano Boeri…

Harrison Stallan
[Rotterdam, Netherlands]

Harrison currently serves as an Architect at OMA Rotterdam. With a dynamic career spanning 8 years, he had the privilege of contributing to groundbreaking projects across the globe, including ventures in Australia, Saudi Arabia, Belgium, and beyond…

Paola Buselli
[Massa-Carrara, Italy]

In 2018 she graduated with honors at Università degli Studi di Firenze. Right after the graduation she got selected for a traineeship at EMBT – Miralles Tagliabue (Barcelona), where she had the opportunity to work on large-scale projects in a dynamic and…

Utkan Gunerkan
Studio Utkan Gunerkan
[Istanbul, Turkey]

Utkan Gunerkan, a multidisciplinary architect based in Milan, founded his studio to create immersive spaces that evoke nostalgia and trigger emotions. He holds a degree in Architecture and Design from Politecnico di Milano. His explorations began with…

Stefania Carraro
SDA Bocconi
[Milan, Italy]

Stefania achieved a double degree in Civil Engineering and Architecture from University of Trento with a final dissertation on sustainable models from Columbia University and an Executive Master in Business Administration from SDA Bocconi School of…

Flavio Mirabella
[Rome, Italy]

Flavio Mirabella is a Roman interior designer who graduated with honors in 2014 at the Rome University of Fine Arts. After an experience abroad at a residential design studio in Switzerland, he finished his studies in 2015 at Politecnico di Milano attending the…




until June 28th


2 Competitions
1. Lighthouse Hotel
2. Cultural Winery


instead of 178 €


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


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: info@terravivacompetitions.com


  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 “Order Number” (ex. 12345) will be available after complete your registration. In addition will be sent also at your email address.

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.

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.

Teams can be composed by members of different nationalities and there are no restrictions about country of residence.

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