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SITE CHAPEL

international architecture ideas competition

 

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COMPETITION

 

The Site Chapel located on Pessegueiro Island, is a place of solitude and contemplation, an intimate space for reflection and a platform for meditation. Together with the roman archaeological remains, the Fort ruins and the enigmatic space of the quarry, the Site Chapel offers a unique experience within this remarkable landscape; it is a reflective journey and contemplative walk through memory, time and silence.

 
 
 

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 Chapel located on the Pessegueiro Island, in Porto Covo, Portugal.

The Pessegueiro Island is a significant landmark and a place of great cultural heritage and historical significance where the remains of the ‘Santo Alberto’ Fort together with the roman archaeological remains are notable features within this setting.

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 CHAPEL

The Site Chapel is a place of solitude and contemplation, an intimate space for reflection and a platform for meditation. Together with the roman archaeological remains, the Fort ruins and the enigmatic space of the quarry, the Site Chapel offers a unique experience within this remarkable landscape; it is a reflective journey and contemplative walk through memory, time and silence.

 

SITE CHAPEL

1. Entrance *
Provide a space of transition between the natural landscape and the ‘inner space’ of the Chapel.

2. ‘Inner Space’ *
Provide an intimate space for introspection and contemplation, inviting visitors to experience a moment of silence and solitude.

This is the main space of the Site Chapel and 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 Chapel to be determined by each participant’s proposal.(suggestion 40 - 60 m2)


Notes:

The overall design of the Site Chapel must be sensitive to the surrounding context. There are no limitations in height, excavation or extension beyond the limits of the Pessegueiro Island. The spaces of the Site Chapel can be enclosed and / or open to the natural elements; the existing ruins may or may not be included within the Site Chapel design proposal. 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

 
 
 

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTS


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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.

 
 
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DOWNLOADS

PHOTOS | DRAWINGS

 

 
 

Note: All documentation such as cad drawings and site photos required to develop the competition proposal are available above. Any additional information will not be provided during or after the registration period. All of the documentation was prepared, organised and published by the ArkxSite team for the sole purpose of this architecture ideas competition and may not be used for any other purposes.