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SITE CULTURAL CENTER

international architecture ideas competition

 

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COMPETITION

 

The Site Cultural Center aims to create a new destination point where diverse activities for the local community and visitors take place; a shaded space within which to sit and engage with the landscape while visiting the remarkable Atalaia Magra remains. The overall design should be sensitive to the historical remains and enhance the singularity of an experience within this unique setting. There are no limitations in height and excavation.

 
 
 

BRIEF

 

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 Cultural Center located near the remarkable remains of the medieval watchtower Atalaia Magra near Moura, Beja, Portugal.

The Atalaia Magra remains are a landmark 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 design proposal emphasises, respects and celebrates the site and existing ruins, while providing visitors with a unique experience.

 

 

 
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PROGRAM

 
 

SITE CULTURAL CENTER

To generate a new destination point where diverse activities for the local community and visitors take place. The Site Cultural Center is a shaded space within which to sit and engage with the landscape while visiting the remarkable Atalaia Magra remains.

 

SITE CULTURAL CENTER

1. Reception / outdoor area _ * m2

2. Cultural Center
Permanent exhibition _ 60 m2
Multi-purpose space _ 120 m2
Seating area / Cafe _ 200 m2
Restrooms _ 20 m2
Storage room _ 15 m2
Mechanical room _ 15 m2

3. Look-out Point

4. Landscape / Exterior Requirements
Pedestrian path/s
Parking

 

Note: the program description is listed within the competition brief.


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

 

 


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


Notes:

The overall design of the Site Cultural Center should be sensitive to the historical remains and enhance the singularity of an experience within this unique setting. There are no limitations in height and excavation. Because this is an ideas competition, urban planning and building regulations will not be applied to the design proposal.

 

For more detailed information, download the Competition Brief below:

 
 
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JURY

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

Pablo Perez Palacios +
Alfonso de la Concha Rojas
(Mexico)

DCPP

Was founded in Mexico in 2006 by architects PABLO PEREZ PALACIOS and ALFONSO DE LA CONCHA ROJAS, the firm integrates both design projects and construction.

Its main objective is to give a clear and strong solution to the different types of problems, always responding to the conditions of each project, giving what we call an honest response.

Always searching for alternatives and solutions that are not only functional but provocative and innovative, with a contemporary architectonic language that is in a constant research for an original and coherent architecture that will dignify its user and give the built environment more quality especially as the time passes.

Aljoša Dekleva
(Slovenia)


dekleva gregorič architects

studied architecture in Ljubljana and at the Architectural Association in London. With Tina Gregorič, he directs dekleva gregorič architects, an architectural practice that pursue the concept of research by design and design by research. Their aim is to challenge the obvious as there are no standard situations and therefore no standard solutions. Thinking architecture is a conceptual process of responding to specific context and conditions. He runs an experimental teaching and research programme AA Visiting School Nanotourism as part of Visiting School at the AA, London.

 

Maria Rius, Arnau Tiñena, Ferran Tiñena
(Spain)


NUA arquitectures

is a young practice based in Tarragona (Catalonia, Spain) and founded in 2013 by Maria Rius, Arnau Tiñena and Ferran Tiñena that explores and works in areas related to architecture and design in different scales by sensitive strategies to the memory of places and the environment.

NUA has lectured at different institutions and schools of architecture as the Architects Association of Spain, the 2016 Archmarahton in Milano, and the Texas AM School of Architecture among other places. NUA's works have been recognized with awards as the Alejandro de la Sota Prize 2015, have been exhibited at the Venice international Biennial of Architecture 2016, and have been published worldwide in magazines such as Domus or Tectónica.

Maria, Arnau and Ferran, graduated with honors from the Barcelona School of Architecture, combine professional with academic and research activities and has also taught and served as juror at different institutions, including the Barcelona School of Architecture, the International University of Catalonia, La Salle School of Architecture and the Reus School of Architecture among others.

 

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AWARDS

 
 
 

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.

 
 
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SCHEDULE / FEES

 
 
 

SCHEDULE

 

* 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.