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SITE SANCTUARY

international architecture ideas competition

 

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COMPETITION

 

The Site Sanctuary is a place of memory and remembrance, an intimate space to celebrate the history and the sensitive experience and nature of place.  The Site Sanctuary provides a space for quiet reflection and is a platform for meditation; a place for introspection to further intensify the connection between place, memory and profound tranquility.

 
 
 

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 Sanctuary located on the powerful natural scenery of Monsanto, Portugal.

Monsanto has a number of significant landmarks within a prominent landscape.  For its authenticity, atmosphere and significance, Monsanto has been named the 'most Portuguese village of Portugal'.

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

 

 

 
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PROGRAM

 
 

SITE SANCTUARY


The Site Sanctuary is a place of memory and remembrance, an intimate space to celebrate the history and the sensitive experience and nature of place.  The Site Sanctuary provides a space for quiet reflection and is a platform for meditation; a place for introspection to further intensify the connection between place, memory and profound tranquility.

 

15 m2
25 m2
40 m2
  * m2
15 m2
10 m2

SITE SANCTUARY

Entrance / foyer
History chamber
‘Inner Sanctum’
Look-out point
Restrooms
Storage room


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

 

 

LANDSCAPE/EXTERIOR REQUIREMENTS

Pedestrian path/s


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


Notes:

The overall design of the Site Sanctuary must be sensitive to the surrounding context. The existing ruins may or may not be included within the Site Sanctuary 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

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

Ophélie Herranz Lespagnol +
Paul Galindo Pastre

(Angers, France, 1981) +
(Paris, France, 1980)

are partners at PYO ARQUITECTOS, an architecture office based in Madrid (Spain). They graduated as architects at the ETSAM in 2006 and 2007 respectively, and complemented their education with an academic year at TU Delft in the Netherlands. They have been invited as guest critics at the Haute École d'Art et de Design (HEAD) in Geneva (Switzerland), at Columbia University (GSAPP) in Paris (France), at IE University in Segovia (Spain) and the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC), the ESAYT at Camilo José Cela University, and the ETSAM, all four in Madrid.

Tran Thi Ngu Ngon + Nguyen Hai Long
(Vietnam)

 

are the founders of Tropical Space, Vietnam as well as a couple in life. They both graduated from Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture. Their designs are focusing on solving the challenges of living in a tropical climate by using rudimentary local materials with basic construction techniques. Despite of a young architecture firm, they have gained many international awards with the Termitary House and the Terra Cotta Studio.
In February 2017, they have been invited as guest lecturer at Cornell University during their series “FXFOWLE Lecture for Sustainability, Urbanism, and Design” with the topic “Nest in the Tropics”.

Manuel Cervantes Cespedes
(Mexico City, Mexico, 1977)

 

graduated as an architect from the Anahuac University, and founded MANUEL CERVANTES CESPEDES / CC ARQUITECTOS in 2004. In 2006, one of the firm's departments began to focus on urban and mass transport projects. He is currently working with Javier Sanchez (JAª) in various projects.  He has been awarded 22 national and international prizes, notably the Luis Barragan Lifetime Achievement Award from Mexico's College of Architects (CAM-SAM), the Architectural League of New York 2015 Emerging Voices, the Architectural Review Emerging Architecture Award 2014, and first prize in the architectural design category at the 19th Quito Pan-American Architecture Biennial - BAQ 2014.

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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

 
 
 

CALENDAR

 

* 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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