Resonate – Concert hall in a ghost town

Submission: March 1, 2022
Registration: February 28, 2022
Language: English
Location: Rome, Italy
Prizes: 24,000$
Type: Open


The challenge is to design a semi-open concert hall in the historic setting of a ghost town. Is it possible for these typologies to manifest something extraordinary in a ghost town by bringing back life to its empty streets?

Most of the towns being remote are unexplored, but since the last decade, the trend of exploring ghost towns has increased.

Some tourism initiatives have indeed tried to redevelop these towns for responsible tourism. While tourism is a good idea to enhance the towns, can something more physical and equally influential be added to the towns?

One through physical manifestations and the other through sensory/emotional manifestation. Music and architecture have enhanced our society for centuries.

Design objectives

Adaptable: The design should adapt to the regional context.

Re-use: Participants can re-use but can’t reform the structures for the design.

Materials:  Use of locally available and responsible materials.

Balance: Maintain a balance between built and open space.

Amenities/Services: Design taking into account the services needed for performers and people attending the concert.

The following objectives can be a point of beginning to conceive this design. Designed for a seating capacity of 500 people, participants can form their program outline on this basis.


  • The minimum eligible age for participation is 18 years.
  • The competitions are open worldwide for designers from any discipline.
  • You can participate as an individual or as a team of a maximum of 4 members.
  • All students and professionals can participate in the competitions.

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