Scape, an architecture studio with offices in Rome and Paris, has been named the winner of the "Young talent in Architecture 2014" competition held by Italy’s National Council of Architects, Planners, Landscape Architects and Conservationists at Festa dell'Architetto 2014. The judges particularly appreciated the studio’s recent multipurpose building on Rue Paul Meurice in Paris, a project awarded to Scape in a competition on invitation held by the City of Paris through the Direction du Patrimoine et de l’Architecture (DPA), the city’s Heritage and Architecture Office.
The panel of judges presenting the "Young talent in architecture 2014" award, chaired by architect Mario Cucinella, appreciated "the consistency of the composition and the maturity demonstrated in controlling a complex project characterised by an important social function in a peripheral location and an ability to dialogue with its surroundings".
3 honourable mentions were also awarded, to MAB+LAPS for the Patronage Laïque building and social housing in Paris; to Lorenzo Guzzini for Casa G, in Como; to Andrea Morana and Luana Rao for redevelopment of Largo di Porta Reale in Noto (Syracuse). 5 projects were identified including restoration and renovation of Filandone in Modigliana (Forlì - Cesena) by Ellevuelle Architetti, whose Casa Esse won the Next Landmark 2014 contest.
Images courtesy of Scape - ph. Francesco Mattuzzi