Vertical Villages for European Snowbirds / OFF Architecture, PR Architect and Samuel Nageotte

Courtesy of OFF Architecture, and Samuel Nageotte

The Solar Park South International design competition awarded French firms OFF architecturePR Architect and Samuel Nageotte for their entry called Verical Villages in Calabria, . The competition played with the theme of a ‘Solar Highway’, re-using sections of the Salerno-Reggio Calabria highway soon to be decommissioned by the Italian Highways Authority. The redevelopment of the viaduct section of the Salerno-Reggio Calabria highway was carefully considered by the architects for each of its components in order to best integrate the project with the site’s potential. The fundamental question posed by the competition is that of the readaptation of such sites and the possibilities of atypical redevelopment socially, culturally and economically for the region.

Read on for more on this awarded competition entry after the break.

Solar Park South Competition proposal / POSAD

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Dutch urban planners POSAD, shared with us their proposal for the Solar Park South Competition in , for which they received an honourable mention. More images and press release after the break.

Starfish Square / Schiavello Architects Office

Courtesy of Schiavello Architects Office

The guiding principle behind Schiavello Architects’ design for the Starfish Square in , , Italy was to create a symbolic focal point for the city that could bring social groups together. The project uses a starfish as the base form for the design.

More images and information after the break.