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Master in Urban Vision & Architectural Design in partnership with University of Gastronomic Sciences of Pollenzo – January 2019


Domus Academy in collaboration with University of Gastronomic Sciences of Pollenzo organizes an open competition seeking for innovative, cutting-edge, architectural proposals regarding a new vision of food in the cities of the future.
The traditional way of producing, stocking, selling, consuming, dispersing food is very often perceived as a monotonous succession of economical actions related to conventional places/rooms embedded in a structure presenting the same characteristics in every part of the world. We tend to attribute qualified aesthetical values only to the moment related to food consumption. However, food, rather than architecture, is usually the vehicle that leads us to recognize the quality of the experience. In fact, when we speak of “gastronomy” we usually refer to the quality of the food, the pleasure of the service, the relevance of the price, rather than the meaning of the space. The disparities in what should be a primary human need brought us to consider the possibility of different solutions related to the specific conditions and situations of each country.
Both our institutions, Domus Academy and University of Gastronomic Sciences of Pollenzo, work with an international audience and this is why we are looking for local solutions in a globalized World.


Candidates are invited to envision an architecture/urban space that will change the relationship between food and users. The architecture should be, thanks to its unique design and relation with food, a landmark in the city, a second chance for an everyday landscape, a place of reflection on consumers’ needs and habits.
Each candidate will define the location of his/her project; however, the proposal must justify the choice of the location. Architecture, interior design and urban vision must be shown in a unique, coherent and attractive project. Candidates are requested to investigate habits, needs, desires and expectations of producers/users in order to re-activate the intensity of use of the place (city, metropolis, countryside, seaside, etc.) through the energy of the dynamic flows. Candidates should demonstrate their ability to conceive the architectural project as a process concurring to the definition of the urban pattern, by interpreting its physical, cultural, economical and social features. At the same time, they should be able to control the complexity of the architectural process, combining morphology, typology, technology and aesthetics at different scales. Participants should envision a future scenario centered on people and their not yet satisfied primary desires.

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The works must be delivered to Domus Academy by and no later than October 5th 2018.
Candidates will be informed about the results of the competition by e-mail on October 22nd 2018.

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When you submit your project, you will receive a confirmation within 48 hours that your submission was received. If you do not receive a confirmation, let us know at: competitions@domusacademy.it


  • One scholarship covering 60% of the total tuition fee of the Master Program
  • One scholarship covering 50% of the total tuition fee of the Master Program
  • One scholarship covering 40% of the total tuition fee of the Master Program
  • Two special mentions covering 20% of the total tuition fee of the Master Program


Projects will be selected and evaluated by the Faculty of the Master in Urban Vision & Architectural Design of Domus Academy and Domus Academy admissions jury.