Winner International Prize
The work "A2M SOCIAL HOUSING "
Opinion of the Jury
of the young architect NUNZIO GABRIELE SCIVERES
(preliminary design with arch. Maria Giuseppina Cannizzo)
IS THE WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE PRIZE
A2M Social Housing, in Marina di Ragusa, is the best way to prove that architect's talent can produce a high-quality solution to a complex issue, in a nice and difficult place.
The project solves, with a refined design and with a thin, well-balanced composition, the challenge of building low-cost housings in a beautiful but often violated landscape.
The architects of the awarded project faced with courage the task, producing accommodations of serene beauty which combine living-comforts with innovative solutions, compared to traditional social-housing. The authors developed together a small neighborhood whose contemporary aesthetics integrates well in the traditional context.
The project in Marina di Ragusa is not only a beautiful architecture in the sea of Sicily: it demonstrates responsible aesthetics and the importance of social and cultural aspects in the designing process. This project simply reaffirms that thought architecture can solve fundamental problems of contemporary living.