ANNUAL PRIZE OF
THE BRUNO ZEVI FOUNDATION, ROME,
FOR A HISTORICAL-CRITICAL ESSAY ON ARCHITECTURE
RULES for the seventh edition, 2013
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
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
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
The Jury is renewed every year. In this edition it’s
composed of: Antonello Alici, Vezio
Nava, Orietta Rossi Pinelli, Livio Sacchi, Donato Severo.
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
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).
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.