The project that won the prestigious award was the Villa C|U, a two-families residence located on the slopes of the San Calogero mount in the Termini Imerese area, close to Cefalù.
The Selinunte event, called Play with Identities – everything is history, everything is contemporary had been promoted by AIAC, Associazione Italiana di Architettura e Critica (“Italian Architectural and Critic Association”), was chaired by the architecture critic Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi, and Studio La Monaca, in collaboration with the Municipalities of Castelvetrano and Selinunte, the Architects National Council CNAPPC, the Archaeological Park of Selinunte, the Architects Order of the Trapani province.
A rich and intense program of conferences, lectures, installations and performances took place during three day in the Selinunte Theatre and the Archaeological Park of Selinunte. Over 200 architects, designers, urban planners and other experts discussed different topics related to the relation between history and the contemporary. The keynote from Andrea Bartoli, promoter of the Farm Cultural Park of Favara, on urban redevelopment was particularly appreciated.
Furthermore, during the final night the Selinunte International Award was presented by William Curtis, worldwide renowned critic, to the Catalan design studio RCR arquitectes – Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem e Ramon Vilalta – already winner of the Pritzker Award in 2017.