Submission: 6th September 2024 Registration: 6th September 2024 Language: English Prizes: 30.000 € Type: Open

TerraViva launches LIGHTHOUSE HOTEL, a new architecture competition that aims to design a boutique hotel inside an abandoned lighthouse overlooking the crystalline sea of the Tremiti Islands. Prizes up to 30.000 € will be awarded to the winners selected by an international jury panel composed, among others, Harrison Stallan (OMA), Daniel Perez (AIASF), Martina Mitrović (IZVID Studio) and Utkan Gunerkan (Studio Utkan Gunerkan).



Lighthouses are fascinating structures full of history and meaning. They have guided man since the very first maritime activities were recorded, offering a reference point on dry land visible from the sea.

With the intention of imagining a new life for this evocative ruined building, the competition involves the design of a small boutique hotel inside the abandoned lighthouse of San Domino. What if visitors were offered the opportunity to really experience the lighthouse by giving them the chance to lodge in it for a few days? How could an accommodation offer of this type be successfully implemented by integrating it coherently with the surrounding landscape?

The hermitic character of the structure will have to be reinterpreted with extreme sensitivity. The enhancement of the relationship with the sea and the natural context will be a key aspect in the evaluation phase of the proposals.

The competition is organised in Two Phases:

  • Phase 1 will focus on collecting preliminary proposals with the aim of identifying the finalist teams;
  • Phase 2 will see the 5 best projects compete for the 1st Prize, further deepening the level of detail of their proposals;

Prizes & Mentions

  • 1st Prize: 15.000€
  • 4 Finalists: 3.000€ each
  • 3 Golden Mentions: 1.000€ each
  • 10 Honourable Mentions: coupon for a free competition
  • Top 30: published on TerraViva channels


In search of innovative concepts and original solutions, Lighthouse Hotel encourages participants to fearlessly challenge the magnificent ruin of the San Domino Lighthouse.

The challenge underlying the renovation project is twofold: to enhance the majestic beauty of the panorama and at the same time to reinforce the building’s identity as an integral part of the island’s landscape.

The intent is to rethink both the internal and external spaces, selecting materials, finishes and furnishings aimed at designing a boutique hotel of extraordinary architectural quality conceived according to the principles of conservative restoration.

Requested Material

Phase 1: two A1 panels (59,4 x 84,1 cm) landscape oriented + a brief text describing the proposal (up to 1.000 words);

Phase 2: four A1 panels (59,4 x 84,1 cm) landscape oriented + a technical report with texts and images;




  • Competition Opening on April 16th
  • 69 € “Early” Registration from April 16th to June 28th
  • 89 € “Standard” Registration from June 28th to August 2nd
  • 109 € “Late” Registration from August 2nd to September 6th  
  • Submission Deadline on September 6th (3:00 pm CET)
  • Finalists Announcement (Phase 1) on October 7th  
  • Winners Announcement on December 16th

Download full brief here: https://www.terravivacompetitions.com/lighthouse-hotel-competition-2024/

Requirements & Eligibility

The competition is open to architects, interior designers, students, enthusiasts, engineers, artists, makers and anyone interested in the fields of architecture and interior design. Participants can join the competition either individually or with a team.

More information at: www.terravivacompetitions.com

Contact: info@terravivacompetitions.com


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