Concurso internacional de arquitectura Site Art Center

ARKxSITE convoca al Concurso internacional de arquitectura Site Art Center destinado a estudiantes de arquitectura y jovenes profesionales. El registro cierra el 25 de mayo de 2015.

El objetivo del concurso es diseñar un centro de arte contemporaneo en el Fuerte de Cresmina, ubicado en Cascaes, Portugal.

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International Architecture Competition Site Art Center

This international one-stage architecture competition invites all architecture students and young architects (≤ 40 years old) to develop and submit compelling ideas for the design of a contemporary Art Center located within the Fortress of Cresmina in Cascais, Portugal.

The Fortress of Cresmina is a significant landmark on a prominent landscape, a place of cultural heritage and historical significance with characteristics that must be fully preserved.

When generating a vision for an intervention located within such a remarkable place, it is essential that each proposal emphasizes, respects and celebrates the site and existing ruins within this spectacular landscape, providing visitors a unique experience.

The Art Center aims to create a cultural destination and focus on the protection of the cultural heritage. The Art Center will provide a space to display Contemporary Art and gather the community together for performances, lectures and social events.

The Art Center will host cultural and public events while providing a quiet space for invited visiting artists to become involved with the community and engage in a public realm by producing and giving presentations, workshops and exhibiting their work.

Site History
The Fortress of Cresmina is located at the southern end of the Cresmina beach, in Cascais, Portugal. The Fortress of Cresmina is an example of military architecture, isolated, on a rocky point of a cliff, on the southern edge of the Cresmina beach. It was one of the fortresses for strengthening the coastline of defense, each located in the most strategic areas.

The Fortress of Cresmina has a polygonal plan with six sides of different dimensions. The quarter and powder storehouse were located at the rear. Access was made through a single door and there are still traces of two small rectangular spaces and the pavement slabs are still visible. Currently vacant, the Fortress of Cresmina is in advanced state of ruin.

The competition is open to all architecture students and young architects (≤ 40 years old). Each team may be composed of 1 up to 4 team members and may include multidisciplinary members (designers, engineers, artists, etc.) as long as a single
architecture student or young architect is part of the team. All members of the team must be ≤ 40 years old on the date of the submission deadline.

Registration Deadline: May 25, 2015
Submission Deadline: May 30, 2015

Participation fee: 60/90 Euros

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