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Re-use of The Castle of Ripafratta - International Design Competition

An international architecture design competition is being organised for the re-use of the Ripafratta Castle, in San Giuliano Terme, Pisa, Italy.

The Castle of Ripafratta, one of the most important medieval fortress of Tuscany, has been a ruin since the 16th century. The last renovation was designed by the famous renaissance architect Giuliano da Sangallo in 1504, probably in collaboration with Leonardo da Vinci. 

The associations 120g and Salviamo la Rocca promote, with the support of FAI, Italia Nostra Onlus, Municipality of San Giuliano Terme, Università di Pisa РDESTEC, Confesercenti, Chambers of the Architects of Pisa and the Castle Italian Institute, an international architecture competiton for the re-use of the Ripafratta Castle is being organised.

The competition, open to architects, engineers and students, asks the participants to transform the ruin into a place that can be used to hold events and conferences, and have facilities for public-use such as parks connected with the hiking system of the surrounding mountains. 

Marina Tabassum will serve as a member of the jury for the competition.


Submission deadline is May 15th 2019.

For further details about entering the competition click here.