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Resonate – Design contest for a concert hall in a ghost town

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Resonate – Design contest for a concert hall in a ghost town

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A space for music

Throughout the history of the world, there exists a clear connection between the development of music and the development of spaces for music. Many cultures over time have established their own spaces to experience music.

For instance, because of political or social factors the early Hindu, Christian and Byzantine religious practices places of worship had transformed into primary vestiges. These spaces were used for the advancement of scholarly knowledge and the creative arts.

As a result, music-centered on and in these sacred spaces became prominent and paved a way for music to prosper.
Further, as the elitism around music decreased and its scope increased, common and accessible spaces of huge open-air auditoriums or theatres started rising. The magical communion between both forms in such spaces was evident through their acoustical design and structural integrity. Even today they act as an inspiration for contemporary theatres and concert halls.

Brief of the competition

Most of the towns being remote are unexplored, but since the last decade, the trend of exploring ghost towns has increased.

Some tourism initiatives have indeed tried to redevelop these towns for responsible tourism. While tourism is a good idea to enhance the towns, can something more physical and equally influential be added to the towns?

One through physical manifestations and the other through sensory/emotional manifestation. Music and architecture have enhanced our society for centuries.

Is it possible for these typologies to manifest something extraordinary in a ghost town by bringing back life to its empty streets?

Short Description

The challenge is to design a semi-open concert hall in the historic setting of a ghost town.



Link to Competition

Link to Registration form


Winner 6000$
Runner – Up – 1400$ x 6
People’s Choice – 600$ x 4
Honorable Mention – 600$ x 12

Type of Competition

Open to the public/Minimum requirements (Open to anyone that complies with the requirements), Single stage (Winners selected immediately)

Who can Participate

The minimum eligible age for participation is 18 years.
The competitions are open worldwide for designers from any discipline.
You can participate as an individual or as a team of a maximum of 4 members.
All students and professionals can participate in the competitions.

Dates and Time Frame

Registration Opens February 23, 2022
Registration Closes February 28, 2022
Deadline to Submit Project March 1, 2022
Winners announcement Date April 28, 2022



Location of Competition

Rome, Italy

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