Site Art Center _ Cascais, Portugal

an international architecture competition (February 12, 2015 - June 30, 2015)

On behalf of ArkxSite, we would like to congratulate the following winners and honorable mentions for their compelling competition submissions!
These results are composed of (7) teams of young professional architects and (3) teams of architecture students!

A special thank you to the Jury members: Alberto Mottola (Italy), Felipe Grallert (Chile), Rasmus Jessing (Denmark) for their expertise, valuable time and dedication throughout the evaluation period!  
Thank you to all of the participants for submitting your ideas, enjoy browsing through the diverse design proposals!


Download Jury Evaluation Report




AC15069: Weronika Bogal, Adam Łyko (POLAND)
AC15111: Giacomo Razzolini, Antonio Salvi (ITALY)
AC15102: Fabio Negri, Giuseppe Coppola (ITALY)
AC15072: Martyna Cyran (POLAND)
AC15191: Marcello Galiotto, Alessandra Rampazzo, Martino De Rossi, Alessandro Dal Corso (ITALY)
AC15105: Ana Maria Crisan, Ioana Turcanu, Alexandru Crisan (ROMANIA)
AC15016: Paolo Corvino, Salvatore Giordano, Miriam Natale (ITALY)




This international one-stage architecture competition invites all architecture students and young architects (≤ 40 years old) to develop and submit compelling ideas for the design of a contemporary Art Center located within the Fortress of Cresmina in Cascais, Portugal.  The Fortress of Cresmina is a significant landmark on a prominent landscape, a place of cultural heritage and historical significance with characteristics that must be fully preserved.  When generating a vision for an intervention located within such a remarkable place, it is essential that each proposal emphasizes, respects and celebrates the site and existing ruins within this spectacular landscape, providing visitors a unique experience.



Alberto Mottola (Italy) _ Demogo studio di architettura
Felipe Grallert (Chile) _ Felipe Grallert Arquitectos
Rasmus Jessing (Denmark) _ Project Director at COBE



1st, 2nd and 3rd Prizes will be published on the Media Partner's websites, on the ArkxSite gallery page and related social media sites.
Thank you to the following Media Partners for your support!


architime _ Russia

.bak _ Spain

Blog de Concursos _ Spain

Wettbewerbe Aktuell _ Germany

World Architecture Community _ United Kingdom




This is strictly an ideas competition, an academic exercise and will not be built.  ArkxSite or any other organisations do not have the authority nor intention to award contracts for design services as a result of this competition.  Awarded proposals should consider their award as recognition of excellent work in this competition.