international architecture ideas competition




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.





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The jury members will be composed of international professional architects.




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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