ANNUAL PRIZE OF
THE BRUNO ZEVI FOUNDATION, ROME,
FOR A HISTORICAL-CRITICAL ESSAY ON ARCHITECTURE
RULES for the sixth edition, 2012
With a view to developing and disseminating the teaching
of Bruno Zevi and his method of critical and historical inquiry,
the Bruno Zevi Foundation is holding an international competition
to award a prize for a historical-critical
essay offering an original analysis of an architectural work or theme or an architect
of the past or present.
The competition is divided into five sections corresponding
to the following themes:
- the key role of space in architecture
- the ancient sources of the modern language
- history as methodology of architectural practice
- the modern language of architecture
- landscape and the zero-degree language of architecture
The competition is open to holders of
research doctorates with experience in the fields listed above.
Essays already published in Italy are not eligible.
The languages admitted are Italian, English and French. The
essays written in Italian must enclose also the English version .
The prize consists of the publication of the essay in the
Bruno Zevi Foundation editions. The winner will give a
lecture in Rome on the occasion of the award.
The prize is awarded annually.
The Jury is renewed every year. In this edition it's composed
Maristella Casciato , Marten Delbeke , Davide
Deriu , Franco Mancuso , Orietta
Rossi Pinelli .
Those wishing to enter for the competition are required
to provide the Bruno Zevi Foundation with the following
by no later than June, 30, 2012 (as attested
completed application form including personal data, details of the section in
which the essay is entered, and its title [see enclosure];
the complete text of the essay (max. 120,000 keystrokes including notes, etc.)
and illustrations on CD with two copies on paper
(the digital copy of the essay must show the title but not the author's
an abstract (1,500 keystrokes).
The essays entered for the competition and not awarded the
prize will not be returned. Copies will be catalogued and
filed in a specific section of the Bruno Zevi Foundation
Library at the disposal of its users.
The winner will receive notification by registered letter
of the date of the award, which will also be made public
together with the name of the recipient on the site www.fondazionebrunozevi.it.