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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

 
 
 

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

 
 
 

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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DOWNLOADS

PHOTOS | DRAWINGS | VIDEOS

 

 
 

Note: All documentation such as cad drawings, site photos and videos 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.