Open-idea competition platform matterbetter has announced the winners of its Concordia Lighthouse Competition, which sought to pay tribute to the Costa Concordia Disaster of 2012 when a cruise ship capsized off the coast of Tuscany, causing 33 deaths. Open to architectural students and young architectural professionals, participants were asked to “redefine contemporary lighthouse typology and take into consideration advances in technology, development of sustainable systems and its metaphorical value which has made it one of the most inspiring structures in the world.”
Out of 282 entries, first place was awarded to Gwizdala Andrzej and Adrien Mans for their Concordia Lightscape design, which disperses the idea of a lighthouse into thin lines that increase in density as they move closer to the sea.
First Place: Concordia Lightscape / Gwizdala Andrzej / Adrien Mans
This design additionally “transforms the old introverted lighthouse concept into a public space that democratizes its experience” through a suspended walkway that connects air, land, and sea as it spans throughout the structure.
In times of darkness, the structure illuminates along 1,000 square meters of horizontal light panels powered by photovoltaic cells, making it a sustainable layer of the surrounding landscape.
In addition to the Concordia Lightscape design, two more awards were given for success in the competition:
Second Place: Silent Compass/ Lý Thanh Hoàng Phúc, Nguyễn Xuân Trang, Trịnh Tiến Vinh, Nguyễn Đình Anh Huy, Đỗ Thị Vành Khuyên
Third Place: Catharsis/ Matteis Valentino Danilo, Daniele Dimitris Michele
Learn more about the winning projects here, or in the gallery below.
News via matterbetter and Andrzej Gwizdala.