Competition Brief + Submission Req's:

*** last update: March 06, 2017

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. Considering the fact that the site of the competition is a protected archeological and cultural monument, what kind of regulations apply by law to the ruins and the surrounding soil in the competition intervention area? What type of intervention on the buildings is allowed, is it possible to excavate the soil, move boulders or rubble?

A2. 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 emphasizes, respects and celebrates the site within this spectacular landscape.
For more information, please see Competition Brief _ Evaluation Process.

Q3. As an ideas competition can we disregard the program?

A3. 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.

Q4. Can the intervention be outside of the intervention area?

A4. 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 emphasizes, respects and celebrates the site within this spectacular landscape.
For more information, please see Competition Brief _ Evaluation Process.

Q5. Should we be familiar with the building regulations in Portugal?

A5. 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.

Q6. "Total area of the Site Sanctuary to be determined by each participant’s proposal." Does it mean, that all given spaces could be bigger or smaller, or that there could be additional spaces (for example transitional spaces)?

A6. Yes, the area of Site Sanctuary spaces may be altered according to the design proposal. Depending on the design proposal, the distribution of the program area is to be determined by each participant’s design proposal.  Total area of the Site Sanctuary to be determined by each participant’s proposal.
For more information, please refer to the Competition Brief _ Evaluation Process.

Q7. Could the spaces have direct openings without glass or another climate protection? There could be cold inside, is that ok?

A7. Yes. 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.

Q8. Should I design the paths outside the competition intervention area?

A8. Depending on the design proposal, teams may contemplate the possibility of intervening and extending outside the intervention area.

Q9. Should the building and the paths be suitable for disable people?

A9. 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.

Q10. Could I split the building into several smaller buildings and pavilions?

A10. Depending on the design proposal, the distribution of the program area is to be determined by each participant’s design proposal.
For more information, please refer to the Competition Brief _ Evaluation Process.

Q11. Is it possible to submit a digital file with more than 5 Megabytes?

A11. No, 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 or RAR 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.

Q12. Can the intervention be outside of the intervention area?

Q12. 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 emphasizes, respects and celebrates the site within this remarkable landscape.
For more information, please see Competition Brief _ Evaluation Process.

 

Registration Process + Payment Methods:

*** last update: March 23, 2017

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. Hi, we are a team of 4 members and 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. Can I join the competition as a student even if a member of my team is now a graduate but waiting to start a master degree?

A5. 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.

Q6. Is this architectural competition open to Landscape Architects?

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. As a landscape architecture student in my masters I am interested in participating. Is it possible to submit my idea or do I need a partner who is an architect? And does architecture studies include building engineers/civil engineers?

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.