Reuse the Thermae of Curinga: Architecture Competition now is over!
The seventh edition of the cultural project Reuse Italy, organised in partnership with KoozArch and with the official support of the Municipality of Curinga, promotes an international architecture competition on the protection of the Roman Thermal Bath of Acconia in Curinga (CZ).
The seventh edition of the cultural project Reuse Italy promotes an international architecture competition on the protection of the Roman Thermal Bath of Acconia in Curinga (CZ).
The competition, open to architects, engineers, and students, asks the participants to conceive the Thermae as an archeological site, to protect it and make it open and visible to visitors. Along the coastline of the enchanting region of Calabria, in southern Italy, there are the ruins of an ancient complex: the Thermal Baths of Curinga. Built during the Imperial Era, this archaeological site stands as proof of the advanced engineering, opulence, and socio-cultural significance of the ancient bathing complexes, offering us a glimpse into the fascinating world of the ancient Romans.
The Thermal bath of Acconia di Curinga are supposed to be private baths, as part of a villa built during the Imperial era. Now it occupies an area of about 1.000 square meters, but its complete shape and extension are still unknown, as well as the function of some of its spaces. Anyway, the main areas that characterized the baths are still clear and visible: there was a frigidarium, two calidaria and two tepidaria. Even if many structures have fallen during the centuries, the baths still demonstrate the remarkable architectural and engineering skills of the ancient Romans. Organisers ask participants to protect and musealize the Thermae, simply designing around it a roof, a fence, or a volume, to make this archaeological site open to visitors again. Is it possible to bring life back inside these thermal baths from Roman times? The answer to this question is in the hands of the architects, the engineers, and the students who will participate in this competition.
➜ It is requested to submit one A1 sheet (59.4×84 cm).
The competition is open to students (at least 18 years old), architects, designers and engineers.
The total prizes are
During the Early Registration (11th September 2023 - 25th October 2023) entry fee is 60 Euro. After that period ends the amount of fee will increse.