THEME: Genoa is a city of ancient charm that keeps intact the medieval identity of its carrughi, the narrow streets that form the ancient center. The Lanterna is one of the most famous symbols, dominating the urban skyline, witnessing the bond that the Ligurian capital maintains with its own waterfront. The Galata Museum, together with the Biosphere and the Bigo designed by architect Renzo Piano, are among the contemporary architectures that characterize the port area. In this atmosphere full of mixtures we want to imagine Genoa University Housing, a residence for the students of the nearby DAD (Department of Architecture and Design). The project will have to fit best in a margin between the city and the sea that is still without adequate accommodation. An architecture capable of integrating with the place but without renouncing to instances of a contemporary mold, an intervention capable of triggering improvement processes on an urban scale.


Students, graduates and professionals. There are no age or provenance limits.


EXTRAORDINARY ENTRY: from 28 th of February – 15th of April the fee is of 25,00 euro for who will use PayPal, 30,00 euro for who will use bank transfer.

FREE ENTRY: For those who want to take part in the contest by renouncing the final prize the participation fee is 10,00 euros. The entry is valid for the entire duration of the contest (14th of January  – 15 th of April).

For info about the method of payment you can write at our email:


A table A0, the project report and the MODEL A (in regulation that you find in attached of this page), no later than the date of 15th of April 2019.


The winners will be announced on the website of the Association no later than the date of 05th of May 2019. There are two different ranking:

First ranking for participants with ORDINARY OR EXTRAORDINARY ENTRY:

 #The winner will receive a prize of 500,00 euro (excluding TAX) for each participant.

#Top three finishers will have an annual subscription to the DOMUS magazine in digital format.

#The winners and mentioned might take part for life at all our future competitions that we will propose on our portal.

The second ranking, for participants with FREE ENTRY, will provides for the identification of a unique winning project, which is not entitled to any cash prize, which will be recognized an annual subscription to the magazine DOMUS in digital format.