Past Competition SITE CHAPEL _ Say Hello To The 1st Prize Winners _ Santiago Esquivel and Alexa Burkle (Mexico) !

Congratulations Santiago and Alexa !

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Past Competition SITE CHAPEL _ Say Hello To The 2nd Prize Winner _ Natalie Burkhart (Germany) !

Congratulations Natalie !

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Past Competition SITE CHAPEL _ Say Hello To The 3rd Prize Winner _ Andrés González-Meneses (SPAIN) !

Congratulations Andrés !

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Past Competition _ SITE CHAPEL _ Pessegueiro Island, Porto Covo, Portugal

an international architecture competition (October 17, 2018 - February 02, 2019)

Congratulations to the following WINNERS !

1ST PRIZE

SC83477 Santiago Esquivel and Alexa Burkle (Mexico)

Jury remarks:

The project honors the original traces of the quarry in a restrained intervention, which is born in the same way the quarry was – through subtraction of matter. This subtraction generates an ascending space that, combined with overhead light, evokes the need to meditate.

A silent project. A simple subtraction identifies the place of the chapel. Space is introverted, like personal meditation. Natural elements (sky, trees, rock) are an important part of the project and stimulate the sensory experience. The simplicity of the act is appreciated: a limited excavation enhances the whole context.

The building appears at the moment in which the order of its context is varied or discontinuous, this is the value that the chapel of the quarries has. It is clear how a quadrant is first emptied to make a new space appear, and then it is excavated to give a spiritual sense to its interior.

Congratulations!

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Past Competition _ SITE CHAPEL _ Pessegueiro Island, Porto Covo, Portugal

an international architecture competition (October 17, 2018 - February 02, 2019)

Congratulations to the following WINNER !

2ND PRIZE

SC83218 Natalie Burkhart (Germany)

Jury remarks:

The path to follow becomes the chapel: the entry descends into the labyrinthine, dark quarry and follows a succession of spaces until the final chamber. In it, the light floods the space, inviting contemplation of the natural elements – stone, water and air.

The project proposes a linear path of meditation, which invites the visitor to a personal meditation. The transition from light to shadow generates different atmospheres. The tower that looks towards the ocean represents a landmark but also a symbol of connection with the absolute.

It is clear how the building is defined in the vertical and horizontal projection of the monoliths of the quarry, this is what ensures an origin in the place, at the same time that it gives a value to the building-chapel itself, and its progressive course to the prayer space.

Congratulations!

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Past Competition _ SITE CHAPEL _ Pessegueiro Island, Porto Covo, Portugal

an international architecture competition (October 17, 2018 - February 02, 2019)

Congratulations to the following WINNER !

3RD PRIZE

SC83276 Andrés González-Meneses (Spain)

Jury remarks:

The quarry itself is transformed into a façade inside the chapel, and its rugged surface is opposed to the concrete’s flat one. The horizon and the sea become the altar. The chapel lands on the island without any footprint, leaving the landscape intact.

The value of abstraction. The simple composition of the elements is appreciated, but at the same time the cure and proportion of the spaces. The continuous and absolute material of the new grafts merges with the rock of the island. The heart of the island looks after the soul of the guests and turns it towards the vastness of the ocean’s void.

Although the idea of interposing the space of the chapel in the path between the monoliths is debatable, the fact of diverting attention to a new direction, towards the open sea, allows the visitor to be stopped and confronted with a landscape that leads to contemplation.

 Congratulations!

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Past Competition _ SITE CHAPEL Winners Now Online !

SITE CHAPEL _ Pessegueiro Island, Porto Covo, Portugal
an international architecture competition (October 17, 2018 - February 02, 2019)

On behalf of ArkxSite, we would like to congratulate the following winners and honorable mentions for their compelling competition submissions!

The results are composed of (7) teams of young professional architects and (3) teams of architecture students!

A special thank you to the Jury members for their expertise, valuable time and dedication throughout the evaluation period!

Marià Castelló (Spain) _ marià castelló · architecture
Emanuele Colombo + Paolo Molteni (Italy) _ Larchs Architettura
Ignacio Correa (Chile) _ Ignacio Correa

 

Thank you to all of the participants for submitting your ideas, enjoy browsing through the diverse design proposals!

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