Ian is a member of the international jury for the Ghost Town Refuge competition for students launched by Young Architects Competitions (YAC) and Craco Ricerche aimed at breathing new life into the abandoned village of Craco in southern Italy.
Craco Ricerche is a small research and development company established in 1999 with the aim of protecting and enhancing Craco’s historical city centre.
The competition invites “architects to design a dispersed system of contemporary refuges among the ruins of the ancient Craco. This system will enable visitors to live a sublime experience: living among ruins and falling asleep under the uncovered vaults of a ghost town.”
The jury includes:
David Chipperfield – David Chipperfield Architects
Benedetta Tagliabue – Miralles Tagliabue EMBT
Alberto Veiga – Barozzi Veiga
João Luís Carrilho da Graça – Carrilho da Graça Arquitectos
Vincenzo Latina – Vincenzo Latina Architetti
David Basulto – ArchDaily
Franco Audrito – Studio 65
Angelo Luigi Marchetti – Marlegno s.r.l.
Giuseppe Lacicerchia – Craco Richerche
Ian Ritchie – Ian Ritchie Architects Ltd
They will review entries from 24th February 2020 with the results announcement taking place on 30th March 2020.