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January 17th

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Along the coastline of the enchanting region of Calabria, in southern Italy, there are the ruins of an ancient complex: the Thermal Baths of Curinga. Built during the Imperial Era, this archaeological site stands as proof of the advanced engineering, opulence, and socio-cultural significance of the ancient bathing complexes, offering us a glimpse into the fascinating world of the ancient Romans.

Together with the Municipality of Curinga, we ask the participants to protect and musealize the Thermae, simply designing around it a roof, a fence, or a volume, to make this archaeological site open to visitors again.

Is it possible to bring life back inside these thermal baths from Roman times? The answer to this question is in the hands of the architects, the engineers, and the students who will participate in this competition.

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2nd • 1000€

1st • 2500€

3rd • 500€

1st • 2500€

2nd • 1000€

3rd • 500€

+ Honorable Mentions + Special Mentions for Innovative Proposal + Koozarch award

Competition's Jury

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A short film about the the Roman Thermal Baths of Curinga. This immersive documentary unearths the secrets and stories hidden within the crumbling walls of a forgotten civilization. What tales do these ancient bricks whisper to those who listen to them closely?

Exhibition and publication

The submitted projects will be displayed on a local exhibition in 2024 in Curinga.

The winning proposals and the mentions will be published on a book with ISBN.


After the subscription to the competition, you will access to:


Graphisoft joined the mission to protect the Thermae of Curinga, and they offer an extended free version of Archicad and a BIM model ready to be used for your design!


Get inspired! After the subscription, you will have access to the FULL collection of the previous competition dossiers, including the best projects and the interviews to the winners. 


An extended set of materials will be provided after the subscription, including more photos, videos, and other files useful for the design.