ANNUAL PRIZE OF THE BRUNO ZEVI FOUNDATION, ROME,
FOR A HISTORICAL-CRITICAL ESSAY ON ARCHITECTURE

COMPETITION RULES for the seventh edition, 2013


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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

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The competition is open to holders of research doctorates with experience in the fields listed above.

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Essays already published in Italy are not eligible.

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The languages admitted are Italian, English and French. The essays written in Italian must enclose also the English version.

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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.

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The prize is awarded annually.

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The Jury is renewed every year. In this edition it’s composed of: Antonello Alici, Vezio Nava, Orietta Rossi Pinelli, Livio Sacchi, Donato Severo.

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Those wishing to enter for the competition are required to provide the Bruno Zevi Foundation with the following by no later than June, 30, 2013 (as attested by postmark):
a) completed application form including personal data, details of the section in which the essay is entered, and its title [see enclosure];
b) 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 name);
c) an abstract (1,500 keystrokes).

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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.

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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.

 
Rome, April, 24, 2013
Adachiara Zevi
President of the Bruno Zevi Foundation