The Piranesi Prix de Rome 2010 International Prize has been awarded to the Musealization of the Archaeological Site of Praça Nova of São Jorge Castle designed by architect João Luís Carrilho da Graça of JLCG Arquitectos.
The jury was chaired by Angelo Torricelli and included Francesco Dal Co, Amedeo Schiattarella, Luca Basso Peressut, Romolo Martemucci, Lucio Altarelli, Luigi Spinelli and Pier Federico Caliari.
This project was selected among 18 nominations, works of Rafael Moneo, Gigon & Guyer, Vasquez Consuegra, Paredes & Pedrosa. The architect successfully recognized a need for “proving an enormous clearness in the quality of the adopted solution, both in the physical relation between architecture and archaeology and in the relation between volumetric intervention and the landscape”.
The Piranesi Prix de Rome selects the architectural design that is at the forefront of contemporary solutions, focusing on the principle of archaeological heritage. It also tries to highlight the emergent nature of project research, based in the physical relation between archaeology and the contemporary landscape.
Carrilho da Graça will receive this prize on December 1st.