Register: JUL/26/2020, Submit: JUL/26/2020, Eligibility: Professionals, students, undergraduates, graduates; individually, teams up to 4 members, Fee: Mode A (each participant): 10 EUR – PayPal, 15 EUR – bank transfer (APR/01 – MAY/15/2020); 20 EUR – PayPal, 25 EUR – bank transfer (MAY/16 – JUL/26/2020); Mode B: 20 EUR individually, 30 EUR teams (APR/01 – MAY/15/2020); 30 EUR individually, 40 EUR teams (MAY/16 – JUL/26/2020), Awards: Mode A: 500 EUR; Mode B: 1,000 EUR; excluding VAT
The Abbey San Galgano is located in Chiusdino, Italy, and the lack of the said characterizes the current configuration. The construction work began in 1185 by the will of the Bishop of Volterra and ended seventy-seven years later. In the fifteenth century a strong dearth and continuous looting sanctioned the definitive abandonment of the monastic complex which found its definitive seat in Siena. Throughout history natural disasters led to the collapse of the bell tower and the roof; in 1924 by Gino Chierici, who was inspired by the principles of John Ruskin, an important restoration was started. No reconstructions or additions were made it was decided to consolidate what remained of the monastery. The interior of the church consists of a Latin cross plan with three naves, some of which were later transformed into chapels; both the chapels and the smaller spans of the transept still show the original cross-vaulted roof. Only the eastern side of the cloister is visible – already in the 18th century it was completely destroyed – the current remains date back to the 1920s when some arches were rebuilt using the original materials.
The competition aims to design a museum for the abbey of San Galgano. The museum can be designed, as reported in the project cartography that will be provided to send following registration, in zone 1, inside the spaces of the ancient church (for which it is necessary to think of an independent roofing system), or in zone 2, in the external space where the cloister was originally built. It is possible to choose only one of the two areas and make a single proposal; in both cases the wall elements of the monastic complex cannot be affected and the proposal must have a clear distinction with respect to the pre-existence.
The spaces to be configured within the new museum complex are shown below:
- Foyer: 50m2
- 2 Exhibition rooms of images and historical relics: 200m2
- Refreshment area: 100m2
- Book shop: 100m2
- Projection room: 100 sits
- Goods storage room: 100m2
There are no height limits and it is not possible to imagine hypogean levels.
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