Bridgette Meinhold

Costa Concordia Architecture Competition Rethinks Disaster to Create a New Seaside Park in Italy

by , 12/19/12

New Concordia Island Contest, costa condordia, architecture competition, disaster recovery, italy, Francesco Tonnarelli & Andrea Cippitelli

Third place was awarded to Francesco Tonnarelli & Andrea Cippitelli of Macerata, Italy, who propose building a new recreational area around the remains. A floating boardwalk would provide access from the town to the wreck and new volumes and platforms that offer new opportunities for uses related to activities connected with the sea. Their proposal becomes a seaside attraction and a new public park on the water.

New Concordia Island Contest, costa condordia, architecture competition, disaster recovery, italy, Wynn Chandra

Sharing third place is Wynn Chandra of London, who proposes a cross between a machine and geology at the site of the wreckage. Chandra’s design would create a new geological structure in which the natural water environments are tied inside of a matrix to the rock strata of the Island of Giglio.

+ New Concordia Island Contest

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Images Courtesy of New Concordia Island Contest

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  1. Christ Jan Wijtmans February 9, 2013 at 10:45 am

    Hi Bidgette, i love you articles they are well written and interesting :)

  2. RemyC RemyC February 7, 2013 at 10:16 am

    A great page from the BBC on the salvage operation:

  3. December 19, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    I’m not sure that it’s always so valuable to post conceptual stuff, granted, the competition may have occured, someone might have one, but none of these will ever be executed in reality. There is already a process in place that will salvage the remains as was aired on a recent 60 minutes see

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