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Call for entries to YAC's Lamborghini Road Monument competition

Dezeen promotion: Young Architects Competitions is inviting architects and designers to imagine architectural installations for the entrances to the Lamborghini museum and plant.

The Lamborghini Road Monument competition is organised by YAC in collaboration with Lamborghini to celebrate the release of the House of Bull SUV car in 2018.

YAC'S Lamborghini Road Monument competition
To mark the launch of Lamborghini's third House of Bull SUV, YAC is inviting architects and designers are invited to design a pair of installations

It asks entrants to design a pair of landmarks for the entrances to the Italian car brand's plant and museum in Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy.

The brief states that each installation should reflect the character and the values of Lamborghini, which has produced luxury cars and SUVs since 1963.

YAC'S Lamborghini Road Monument competition
One of the sculptures will be placed at the entrance to the car brand's plant in Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy

"Aimed at creating an internationally known intervention, Lamborghini Road Monument will soon mark contemporary architecture significantly,"said the organisers."Two landmarks to celebrate the legend and sculpt in matter the history of speed, power and innovation."

The international jury panel is made up of a number of well-known architects and designers, including Patrik Schumacher from Zaha Hadid Architects, Fabio Novembre from Studio Fabio Novembre, Yama Karim from Studio Daniel Libeskind and Nicola Scaranaro from Foster + Partners.

YAC'S Lamborghini Road Monument competition
The other will be located at the Lamborghini museum, which is also in Sant'Agata Bolognese

A total of €20,000 (approximately £16,850) in prize money will be awarded. The winner will receive €12,000 (£10,100), the runner-up gets €4,000 (£3,370) and the third prize is €2,000 (£1,685). Two honourable mentions will also receive €1,000 (£842) each.

Ten other finalists will receive an honourable mention. An additional 30 finalists will receive a one-year subscription to architecture magazine Casabella.

YAC'S Lamborghini Road Monument competition
The museum showcases the brand's luxury sports cars and SUVs, which have been produced since 1963

All material and guidelines for the competition can be downloaded from the YAC website. Entrants must then register and upload their project.

Registration opens 29 August 2016, and are being accepted until 31 October 2016. Winners will be announced 21 November 2016.

For more details about the competition, visit the YAC website or contact the organisers.

Read on for more information from YAC:

Lamborghini Road Monument 

Visionary, cutting-edge, pure: these are the values that currently characterise Automobili Lamborghini SpA. Since 1963 the company has created four-wheeled dreams, design and engineering masterpieces that reached every continent and became legendary in the world because of their visionary and pioneering features.

An international legend with an Italian heart. A legend that, starting from 2018, will be enriched by a further exciting chapter. Made in Italy and known as the Urus project, the third model of the House of the Bull will soon be leading the market as the new Made in Italy luxury icon: a super-sport car among the SUVs.

In order to celebrate this event, along with a new enlargement of its base, Automobili Lamborghini intends to innovate the places of the legend inviting all the designers to imagine two monumental landmarks at the entrance of its historic plants.

YAC'S Lamborghini Road Monument competition
Each of the installations should respond to Lamborghini's "history of speed, power and innovation"

How to reflect the character and the values of one of the most renowned and valued brand of the international scenario in an architectonic installation? How to architecturally interpret the DNA of one of the most representative brands of the automotive history?

This is the challenge of Lamborghini Road Monument, the competition of Automobili Lamborghini to build two architectonic landmarks aimed at marking the entrances of Sant'Agata Bolognese and its plant.

It will also give the opportunity to value the talent of the designers working for the House of the Bull, which is one of the most prestigious and renowned brands in the world.


Patrik Schumacher - Zaha Hadid Architects, London
Fabio Novembre – Studio Fabio Novembre, Milan
Yama Karim – Studio Libeskind, New York
Nicola Scaranaro – Foster + Partners, London
Giuseppe Cappochin – AWN, Rome
Annalisa Trentin – Unibo, Bologna
Stefano Domenicali – Automobili Lamborghini SpA, Bologna
Francesco Dal Co – Casabella, Milan


First prize : €12,000
Second prize: €4,000
Third prize: €2,000
Two honourable gold mentions: €1,000
10 honourable mentions: one year subscription to Casabella
30 finalists: one year subscription to Casabella

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites and will be hosted in international exhibitions. All the finalist proposals will be published on the Young Architects Competitions website.


29 August – 2 October 2016 standard registration
3 – 31 October 2016 late registration
2 November 2016 material submission deadline
21 November 2016 results announcement