PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE BUILDINGS
“A breath-taking restoration of a historic Italian villa augmented by an immersive museum,” Deborah Brown, Judge
“Interesting and successful project, which combines re-use and accessibility to the public in a sensual and iconic design,” Dan Budik, Judge
“It's immediately obvious that all visitors will be drawn in to this magical piece of architecture. The premise of unlocking the previously vaulted artefacts with this highly efficient, flexible inside out layout is ingenious,” James Twomey, Judge
“This project is a wonderful example of how architecture and nature can blend into one,” Marta Galinanes-Garcia, Judge
“A masterful and successful building that combines a fresh contemporary approach within a historic setting. Architecturally rich with elegant, well-considered detailing and light-filled interiors,” Heinz Richardson, Judge
“Wonderful and creative building that is well integrated into its context. The internal spaces are engaging and well detailed. I enjoyed the confidence of the interior and found this to be a mature building which was engaging and fun,” James Twomey, Judge
“The scheme suggested a careful insertion of an underground museum as an extension to the existing development. The outcome is purposeful and thoughtful,” Raymond Hoe, Judge.
“The material specifications and exquisite detailing, as well as the braver but USP design decisions place this iconic institution in future proof mode for many decades to come,” James Twomey, Judge.
“The building massing corresponds very nicely with the surrounding mountain landscape,” Sofia Hagen, Judge.