University island
Young architects competition Finalist
Location: Poveglia Island, Italy
Year: 2016
Type: Competition
Authors: Aleksandre Andghuladze, Ana Tevzadze, Fabrizio Farina, Valentina Sala


Main idea of the project is to use conceptual approach towards architecture where is has no place, architecture
that disappears.
“…if design is merely an inducement to consume, then we must reject design; if architecture is merely the codifying of bourgeois model of ownership and society, then we must reject architecture; if architecture and town planning is merely the formalization of present unjust social divisions, then we must reject town planning and its cities…until all design activities are aimed towards meeting primary needs. Until then, design must disappear. We can live without architecture…”
Adolfo Natalini
The new volumes are placed on a grid where they are spread in a chaotic way, there will be only patterns, patterns on top of the patterns, which in the end will become nothing but a jungle, where you will be able to find a way with the clear cuts placed on the chaotic spaces, which in contrast to its surrounding will create a clear way, which will lead you towards the main functions of the area. The image of the island will stay untouched. Ruins will remain with the fresh functions inside. All the new constructions will be placed on the third island, where vegetation will eat them again, it will dominate on architecture as it did in all those years to the existing ruins of Poveglia. Grid system on the island are created in order to create support for the vegetation and for the structure of the units.