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Architecture ideas competition for SITE TOWER in Alentejo, Portugal

Portugal Architecture News - Jan 28, 2021 - 17:59   3878 views

Architecture ideas competition for SITE TOWER in Alentejo, Portugal

ARKxSITE has announced an international architecture ideas competition, titled "SITE TOWER". 

This international one-stage architecture ideas competition invites all architecture students, young architects and young professionals with a degree in architecture studies (≤ 40 years old) to develop and submit compelling ideas for the design of a Site Tower located in the beautiful scenery of Monsaraz, Alentejo, Portugal.

The Site Tower is a secluded landmark, a place to capture the history of the site and engage with the landscape and beautiful scenery of the Alqueva lake. Mediating between exterior and interior spaces from the ground to the emptiness above, it is an embodied experience of light and air through movement and places of rest; a contemplative journey through memory, time and place.

Entrance *
Provide a space of transition between the natural landscape and the Site Tower.

Resting / Viewing *
Provide an intimate ascending / descending path (with spaces to rest, allowing visitors to experience moments of silence and solitude, open and / or enclosed to the natural elements.

Information Space *
Area designated to provide visitors with information about the history and memory of the place; it can be a singular space or a sequence of spaces, open and / or enclosed to the natural elements.

Look-out point *
Provide an intimate place for contemplation with breath-taking panoramic views of the landscape and the beautiful scenery of the Alqueva lake, offering visitors a unique experience within the immensity of the place; it can be a singular space or a sequence of spaces, open and / or enclosed to the natural elements.

* Areas to be determined by each participant’s design proposal.

Total area of the Site Tower to be determined by each participant’s proposal.

Important Competition dates to remember:

Competition Opening: January 21, 2021

Early Registration Period: January 21 - March 22, 2021

Regular Registration Period: March 23 - April 23, 2021

Late Registration Period: April 24 - May 03, 2021

Submission Deadline: May 08, 2021

Jury Evaluation: May 21 - June 04, 2021

Competition Results: July 23, 2021

Prizes

1st Prize   2000€ (two thousand euros)

2nd Prize 1000€ (one thousand euros)

3rd Prize   500€ (five hundred euros)

7 Honorable Mentions

Publications

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.

Jury

To be announced soon.

Registration fees

Early registration period _ 60€ + VAT *: Jan 21, 2021 – Mar 22, 2021

Regular registration period _ 80€ + VAT *: Mar 23, 2021 – Apr 23, 2021

FAQ Questions Deadline: Apr 2, 2021

FAQ answers posted: Apr 9, 2021

Late registration period _ 100€ + VAT *: Apr 24, 2021 – May 3, 2021

Submission Deadline: May 8, 2021

Jury Evaluation: May 21, 2021 – Jun 4, 2021

* All deadlines are established @ 23:59 hrs (Current local time in Portugal)

* A tax of 23% (VAT rate in Portugal) will be applied to the fees.

To read more about the competition, please visit ARKxSITE's website

Download the competition brief. Start your registration here

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