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ARKxSITE announced Site Theatre International Architecture Ideas Competition

Portugal Architecture News - Sep 13, 2017 - 09:34   14841 views

ARKxSITE announced Site Theatre International Architecture Ideas Competition

ARKxSITE Architecture Competitions announced its new International Architecture Ideas Competition titled 'Site Theatre' for architecture students and young professionals  (≤ 40 years old). The Site Theater, located on a site promontory near the Fortress of Baleal, Peniche, Portugal, aims to create a new cultural destination and provide a place for open-air performances to enhance the experience within the landscape. 

The Site Theatre is a place to engage with the land, the sky and the sea, where performers and audience are both participants and observers while the landscape becomes a natural scenic venue.

ARKxSITE announced Site Theatre International Architecture Ideas Competition

The Baleal Fortress is a significant landmark located within a remarkable place; a powerful natural scenery where the remains of the Fortress rises from the landscape and together with the cliff surfaces eroded by the wind are notable features within this setting.

When generating a vision for an intervention located within such a spectacular place, it is essential that each design proposal emphasises, respects and celebrates the site and existing ruins, while providing visitors with a unique experience. Roughly, the program elements will comprise entrance
performance space/s, outdoor seating, dressing area w/ private restrooms, cafe, restrooms and storage room. Area to be determined by each participant’s design proposal.  

You can download all drawings, images and the competition brief from the competition website.

ARKxSITE announced Site Theatre International Architecture Ideas Competition

The jury members of the competition consist of Swedish  architects firm Lisa Ekstrom + Erik Gardell from Skalso Arkitekter, Spanish architects Juan Antonio Serrano Garcia + Paloma Baquero Masats of Serrano+Baquero and Argentinian architect Luciano Kruk.


1st Prize   2000€ (two thousand euros)

2nd Prize 1000€ (one thousand euros)

3rd Prize   500€ (five hundred euros)

7 Honorable Mentions

All submissions will be published on the ArkxSite website. All reasonable efforts will be made to publish and promote the winners and honorable mentions in architectural magazines and blogs worldwide; however, such results will rely on agreements made with the publication entities.


Competition Opening: July 20, 2017
Early Registration Period: July 20 - September 25, 2017
Regular Registration Period: September 26 - October 26, 2017
Late Registration Deadline: October 27 - November 06, 2017
Submission Deadline: November 11, 2017
Jury Evaluation: December 02 - December 16, 2017
Competition Results: January 12, 2018

ARKxSITE recently announced the winners for Site Sanctuary competition. World Architecture Community is media partner for the competition and will announce the results of the competition. 

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