Rua Central, 8, 2640-028, Ribamar, Portugal
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Lighthouse Sea Hotel
Siracusa - first prize
Murro del Porco is a promontory just out of Syracuse on the southern coast of Sicily, it is a place where the Mediterranean sea find its limits with the earth, rocks are eroding within the blowing of the wind, the sun dries the vegetation that shy grows between the voids left engraved in the stone of the cliffs. A lighthouse stands at the extreme point of the Plemmirio’s peninsula, a precise landmark left from the Italian Marina, that subject to the passage of time it needs a contemporary meaning. In a programmatic level the idea of the competition was to convert this part of the territory in a new form of sustainable consciousness tourism, our idea is to occupy the existing buildings for administration and services, and to add a further landmark that would complement to the existing architectures and aspire to the same time scale of the lighthouse.