Syracuse Art Hotel

Art Hotel
Syracuse - Italy

The competition focused on an abandoned lighthouse near Syracuse, Sicily, to create a dream-like accommodation reinventing the ancient lighthouse and reversing its degradation process. Our entry is a collection of buildings rising out of the rough stone landscape that function like a tightly knit town. Having the quiet emptiness of a village, silence becomes an architectural tool, evoking the intimacy and social functionalism of the traditional Mediterranean townscapes. The units are characteristic to the Mediterranean village, simple with small punched openings providing shelter from the harsh rays of the sun. The buildings are linked via walkways to rock gardens and water pools, allowing the inhabitants to move freely from the inside to the open.


  • Team : arch. Dana Tudor, arch. Dragos Nastase, arch. Ileana Cristina Balan
  • Date : 10.06.2015
  • Area : 1000 sqm / 10800 sqft
  • Status : Proposal
  • Location : Syracuse - Italy
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