Concurso internacional de arquitectura Site Landmark

ARKxSITE convoca al Concurso internacional de arquitectura Site Landmark dirigido a estudiantes y jovenes profesionales del campo de la arquitectura.

El objetivo es proponer ideas para un sitio de referencia o hito contemporaneo en un promontorio ubicado en Sagres, Algarve, Portugal.

La localidad de Sagres es un lugar de un rico patrimonio historico y cultural que cuenta con numerosos y destacados puntos de referencia enmarcados en un paisaje excepcional.

El registro a la competencia de ideas cierra el 19 de septiembre de 2016.

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International Architecture Competition Site Landmark

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 contemporary Site Landmark located on a site promontory in Sagres, Algarve, Portugal.

Sagres has a number of significant landmarks within a prominent landscape; it is a place of great cultural heritage and historical significance with characteristics that must be fully preserved.

When generating a vision for an intervention located within such a spectacular place, it is essential that each proposal emphasizes, respects and celebrates the site, while provide visitors with a unique experience.

The Site Landmark, located between the Sagres Promontory and Cape St. Vincent, aims to create a new destination point within this spectacular landscape.  A place to engage with the landscape, the sky and the sea, offering visitors a unique experience within the immensity of the place.  There are no limitations in height, excavation or extension beyond the cliff edges.

1. Resting / Look-out point
Resting / Look-out point
Area to be determined by each participant’s design proposal.

2. Information / Meeting space
Multi-purpose space 45 m2
Restrooms 20 m2
Storage 10 m2

3. Landscape / Exterior requirements
Pedestrian paths / Seating *m2

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

The Site Landmark proposal shall not require maintenance, the intervention should age with the landscape.

There are no limitations in height, excavation or extension beyond the limits of the cliff edge.

The Site Landmark can be an enclosed area or an open space.

The Site Landmark should engage with the landscape and the sea, embracing the area between the Cape St. Vincent lighthouse and the Beliche Fortress, yet form a visual relationship to the Sagres Fortress / Promontory.

The jury members will be composed of the following international professional architects.

David O’Shea (Ireland) ODOS architects
Javier Castellano + Tomás García Píriz (Spain) CUAC Arquitectura
Luis Aldrete (Mexico) Luis Aldrete Estudio de Arquitectura

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: May 16, 2016
FAQ Questions Deadline: July 04, 2016
FAQ Answers Posted: July 11, 2016
Early Registration Period: May 16 – July 18, 2016 (60€ + VAT *)
Regular Registration Period: July 19 – August 31, 2016 (75€ + VAT *)
Late Registration Period: September 01 – September 19, 2016  (90€ + VAT *)
Submission Deadline: September 24, 2016
Jury Evaluation: October 14 – October 28, 2016
Competition Results: November 07, 2016

* 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.

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