Reuse of the Bramante’s Nymphaeum in Genazzano

In the countryside of Rome, hidden in a forest outside a small village, there is a forgotten renaissance pavilion. It’s the Bramante’s Nymphaeum, designed by the famous Italian architect Donato Bramante, built at the beginning of the fifteenth century by the Colonna family in Genazzano. It was the main element of a huge garden, with some lakes and a small river, located on the hillside next to the main door of the town. It was abandoned right after its completion.

The fifth edition of the cultural project Reuse Italy promotes an international architecture competition on the reuse of the Bramante’s Nymphaeum in Genazzano (Roma).

The competition, open to architects, engineers and students, asks the participants to transform the ruin into a theatre and a public park.

The contest is organized in partnership with ArchDaily, KooZA/rch, Graphisoft, and with the official support of the Municipality of Genazzano ad the local association Proloco.

The deadline is January 22nd, 2023. It’s requested to submit one A1 sheet (59.4×84 cm).

The total prizes are 4000 Euro. The submitted projects will be displayed at an exhibition on March 2023 in Genazzano, and the winners will be invited to explain their project to the citizenry.

The international Jury members are:

  1. Takeshi Hosaka,

Baukunst | Adrien Verschuere,

Claudio Silvestrin,

Tropical Space | Tran Thi Ngu Ngon and Nguyen Hai Long,

Lacol arquitectura,

  1. Kazunori Fujimoto,
  2. Helga Blocksdorf,
  3. Koozarch | Federica Sofia Zambeletti,
  4. Graphisoft | Giovanni Logiudice

The cultural project Re-use Italy has the long term goal of focusing the public attention on the issue of the forgotten historical heritage in Italy, promoting activities that show how it is still possible to bring back life inside those ruins, activating a renovation process.

Is it possible to bring life back inside this forgotten reinassance masterpiece in the countryside of Rome?

The answer to this question is in the hands of the architects, the engineers, and the students who will participate in this competition.


First Place – 2.500€

Second Place – 1.000€

Third Place – 500€


Registration & Submission Deadline – January 22, 2023


>>> Go to the competition’s website <<<