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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; 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 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

 
 
 

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

 

Cad drawing: download

Hi-Res Photos: download

 

 
 

Site location: map

 

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.

 
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