Competition Brief + Submission Req's:

*** last update: June 19, 2018

Q1. All we need to submit is the horizontal A1 panel in digital version, no other document in needed, is it correct?
A1. The competition submission will consist of a single digital panel: (1) A1 sized panel (84,1 cm x 59,4 cm), Landscape / Horizontal layout. 
For more information, please refer to the Competition Brief _ Submission Requirements.

Q2. Will the file size of 5 Megabytes minimize the quality on an A1 paper with a 300 dpi?
A2. The competition submission will consist of a single digital panel: (1) A1 sized panel (84,1 cm x 59,4 cm), Landscape / Horizontal layout. The file type / size is: JPG (RGB Color) is 5 Megabytes (maximum). Recommended 300 dpi resolution. The JPG file may be compressed to a ZIP file format. This file type / size ensures a good quality of the digital panel. For more information, please refer to the Competition Brief _ Submission Requirements.

Q3. Is it possible to submit a digital file with more than 5 Megabytes?
A3. The file type / size is: JPG (RGB Color) with 5 Megabytes (maximum). Recommended 300 dpi resolution. The JPG file may be compressed to a ZIP file format. This file type / size ensures a good quality of the digital panel.
For more information, please refer to the Competition Brief _ Submission Requirements.

Q4. As an ideas competition can we disregard the program?
A4. The program should not be disregarded; however depending on the design proposal, teams may reinterpret the program description.
For more information, please see Competition Brief _ Evaluation Process.

Q5. Can the intervention be outside of the intervention area?
A5. Depending on the design proposal, teams may contemplate the possibility of intervening and extending outside the intervention area. It is essential however, that each proposal emphasises, respects and celebrates the site within this remarkable place.
For more information, please see Competition Brief _ Evaluation Process.

Q6. Should we be familiar with the building regulations in Portugal?
A6. No, this is strictly an ideas competition, an academic exercise and will not be built. Urban planning and building regulations will not be applied to the design proposal.
For more information, please see Competition Brief _ Evaluation Process.

Q7. Is it possible to increase / decrease the square meters of the Site Memorial spaces described on the program?
A7. Yes, the area of the Site Memorial spaces may be increased / altered according to the design proposal. Total area of the Site Memorial to be determined by each participant’s proposal. This is strictly an ideas competition, an academic exercise and will not be built. Urban planning and building regulations will not be applied to the design proposal. It is essential however, that each proposal emphasises, respects and celebrates the site within this remarkable place.
For more information, please refer to the Competition Brief _ Evaluation Process.

Q8.  Should we take into consideration handicap accessibility?
A8. This is strictly an ideas competition, an academic exercise and will not be built. Urban planning and building regulations will not be applied to the design proposal.
For more information, please see Competition Brief _ Evaluation Process.

Q9. Can I place the Site Memorial outside of the intervention area?
A9. Depending on the design proposal, teams may contemplate the possibility of intervening and extending outside the intervention area. This is strictly an ideas competition, an academic exercise and will not be built. Urban planning and building regulations will not be applied to the design proposal. It is essential however, that each proposal emphasises, respects and celebrates the site within this remarkable place.
For more information, please see Competition Brief _ Evaluation Process.

Q10. For visualizations, is it necessary to make renders or can I present hand-sketches?
A10. Yes, hand sketches can be presented. Graphic layout including text, drawings and renderings are to be determined by each team.
For more information, please refer to the Competition Brief _ Submission Requirements.

Q11.  Can I mix spaces / rooms on a single area and create a multi-purpose space?
A11. Depending on the design proposal, the distribution of the program area is to be determined by each participant’s design proposal.

Q12. May we have further information about the exact position of the site where the memorial should be located?
A12. The competition intervention area includes the river bank and the Tagus River. Please see the Site Memorial _ Site Plan drawing in the downloads section. Depending on the design proposal, teams may contemplate the possibility of intervening and extending outside the intervention area. There are no limitations in height, depth or extension beyond the river bank. This is strictly an ideas competition, an academic exercise and will not be built. Urban planning and building regulations will not be applied to the design proposal.
For more information, please refer to the Competition Brief _ Evaluation Process.

Q13. On the available documents I found two drawings, ‘Location Map’ and ‘Site Plan’ that show two different competition intervention areas. The legend is the same on both drawings and the name of layers of both lines in the dwg file is the same. It is unclear for me which of those is the final intervention area. It could be interpreted that one drawing is the zoom of the other but it is not named like that in the legend so I do not want to make an assumption.
A13. The competition intervention area includes the river bank and the Tagus River; please see the Site Memorial _ Site Plan drawing in the downloads section. Depending on the design proposal, teams may contemplate the possibility of intervening and extending outside the intervention area. There are no limitations in height, depth or extension beyond the river bank. This is strictly an ideas competition, an academic exercise and will not be built. Urban planning and building regulations will not be applied to the design proposal.
For more information, please refer to the Competition Brief _ Evaluation Process.

Q14.  The ‘Location Map’ and ‘Site Plan’  drawings for the competition contain two different frames which mark the intervention area?
A14. The competition intervention area on the SiteMemorial_Location Map drawing has been updated and is available on the downloads section. Depending on the design proposal, teams may contemplate the possibility of intervening and extending outside the intervention area. There are no limitations in height, depth or extension beyond the river bank. This is strictly an ideas competition, an academic exercise and will not be built. Urban planning and building regulations will not be applied to the design proposal.
For more information, please refer to the Competition Brief _ Evaluation Process.

Q15. What does the proposal have to remember? Remember the earthquake of 1755? Other historical facts? Or just whatever that relates to water, land and history?
A15. The Site Memorial, located in Lisbon, is a new landmark and a destination point inviting visitors for a unique and singular experience between the land and the water; it is a contemplative walk through history that leads to a place of gathering and a look-­out point where the Tagus River becomes a powerful scenery. There are no limitations in height, depth or extension beyond the river bank.
For more information, please refer to the Competition Brief _ Program Description.

Q16. Which is the most usual construction material in the region and which is of low impact? How is the type of soil in the place raised?
A16. No additional documentation is available. All graphic documentation that is available and required to develop the design proposal for an ideas competition are posted on the ArkxSite website.

Q17. Can I participate in more than one work team?
A17. The competition is open to all architecture students (undergraduate, graduate, master, PhD, etc.), young architects and young professionals with a degree in architecture studies, all must be ≤ 40 years old. Each team may be composed of 1 up to 4 team members and may include multidisciplinary members (landscape architects, urban designers, artists, etc) as long as a single architecture student, young architect or young professional with a degree in architecture studies is part of the team. It is not mandatory to be a registered architect. All members of the team must be ≤ 40 years old on the date of the submission deadline.
Competitors may submit as many entries as they desire; however, each submission must have a unique registration code obtained through the registration form and payment process; the registration fee refers to a single competition submission with one registration code.

Q18. Can the sheet be proposed in gray scale?
A18. Graphic layouts includes text, drawings and renderings to be determined by each team.
For more information, please see Competition Brief _ Submission Requirements.

Q19. Can you propose a public area intervention that complements the proposal?
A19. The program should not be disregarded; however depending on the design proposal, teams may reinterpret the program description.
For more information, please see Competition Brief _ Evaluation Process.

Q20. Where do they drain the drainage water on the site? Where is the network for the connection of sewage? Where are the light poles?
A20. No additional documentation is available. All graphic documentation that is available and required to develop the design proposal for an ideas competition are posted on the ArkxSite website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Registration Process + Payment Methods:

*** last update: June 19, 2018

Q1. Is this architecture competition open to students?
A1. Yes, the competition is open to all architecture students (undergraduate, graduate, master, PhD, etc.), young architects and young professionals with a degree in architecture studies, all must be ≤ 40 years old. Each team may be composed of 1 up to 4 team members and may include multidisciplinary members (landscape architects, urban designers, artists, etc) as long as a single architecture student, young architect or young professional with a degree in architecture studies is part of the team. It is not mandatory to be a registered architect. All members of the team must be ≤ 40 years old on the date of the submission deadline.
For more information, please see Competition Brief _ Eligibility.

Q2. Can we change the team members after the registration period?
A2. No, the team can not change the list of team members nor the team leader after submitting the online registration form and completing the payment process.

Q3. I am now 39 years old, but at the Submission Deadline I will be 40.  Can I still participate in the competition?
A3. Yes.  All members of the team must be 40 years old or younger on the date of the Submission Deadline.

Q4. We are very interested in participating in the current competition and are wondering if it is necessary to register before making the online payment?
A4. Yes.  As stated in the registration process, we ask that the Registration Form is submitted in Step 1, prior to making the Payment in Step 2.

Q5. Regarding the age of the group participants, I wanted to know if one of the members of the group can be 42 years old while the other members are under 40?
A5. No.  All members of the team must be 40 years old or younger on the date of the Submission Deadline.

Q6. We would like to know if only architects can participate? We are  young Spacial Designers and architects on the same team, so we would like to know if as a team can we participate?
A6. The competition is open to all architecture students (undergraduate, graduate, master, PhD, etc.), young architects and young professionals with a degree in architecture studies, all must be ≤ 40 years old. Each team may be composed of 1 up to 4 team members and may include multidisciplinary members (landscape architects, urban designers, artists, etc) as long as a single architecture student, young architect or young professional with a degree in architecture studies is part of the team. It is not mandatory to be a registered architect. All members of the team must be ≤ 40 years old on the date of the submission deadline.
For more information, please see Competition Brief _ Eligibility.

Q7. Is this architecture competition open to Landscape Architects and Urban Designers?
A7. The competition is open to all architecture students (undergraduate, graduate, master, PhD, etc.), young architects and young professionals with a degree in architecture studies, all must be ≤ 40 years old. Each team may be composed of 1 up to 4 team members and may include multidisciplinary members (landscape architects, urban designers, artists, etc) as long as a single architecture student, young architect or young professional with a degree in architecture studies is part of the team. It is not mandatory to be a registered architect. All members of the team must be ≤ 40 years old on the date of the submission deadline.
For more information, please see Competition Brief _ Eligibility.