PIRANESI PRIX DE ROME 2017

PIRANESI PRIX DE ROME 2017

By UM News

PIRANESI PRIX DE ROME 2017

By UM News
The U-SoA Fall Rome Program recently participated in Premio Piranesi- Prix de Rome
The U-SoA Fall Rome Program recently participated in the “Villa Adriana International Museography Seminar Design Competition” also known as the “Premio Piranesi - Prix de Rome”. Over an 11-day workshop, our U-SoA group worked with architecture students from Tulane, U Mass, Penn State, Parsons, Istambul, Bucharest, Valencia and Stuttgart, to develop design proposals for water features such as a spa, bath and fountain for the grounds of the Villa Adriana in Tivoli.

The workshop focused on training that involved architecture for archaeology and, as per the ACCADEMIA ADRIANEA di ARCHITETTURA e ARCHEOLOGIA, “the “musealization” of archaeology and the “scenographic” design for the valorization of archaeological heritage.” The workshop took place primarily in the unique context of the monumental residence built by the emperor Hadrian between 117 and 138 AD near the city of Tivoli. Designs were proposed by 24 teams composed of 6 to 7 students per team. U-SoA students Catalina Chaves, Catherine Crotty and Avleigh Du were one of three First Place Design Award winners along with their respective international group of teammates. Hitomi Maeno & Kirstin Marshall, Alexander Underwood & Arnost Wallach and Andrew Schneider, all with their respective international teammates received Honorable Mentions. Congratulations to our U-SoA students for their exemplary collaborative efforts and outstanding leadership skills!