Site Gallery _ Mértola, Portugal

an international architecture competition (January 30, 2016 - April 30, 2016)

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 (5) teams of young professional architects and (5) teams of architecture students!

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

Daniele Durante (Italy) _ Studiobv36
Alberto Mottola (Italy) _ Demogo studio di architettura
Stéphane Fernandez (France) _ Atelier Fernandez & Serres

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


Download Jury Evaluation Report




SG16019 Karol Krawczyk, Katarzyna Klaczek (POLAND)
SG16032 Brion Basha (AUSTRIA)
SG16060 Jean Paysant, Benoist Desfonds (FRANCE)
SG16086 Andrea Cosentino, Emanuele Cavaglion, Giovanni Cavaglion, Zaira Colombo (ITALY)
SG16016 Paulina Małkowiak, Barbara Seweryn (POLAND)
SG16030 Javier Durán Heras, Carlos García Brome (SPAIN)
SG16057 Iuri Pereira, André Bengochea (PORTUGAL)




This international one-stage architecture 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 contemporary Site Gallery located near the River Tower (Torre do Rio) in the bank of the Guadiana River and adjacent to the fortified walls of the village of Mértola, in the southeast of Portugal.

The River Tower (Torre do Rio) is a significant landmark on a prominent landscape, 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 emphasizes, respects and celebrates the site, while providing visitors with a unique experience.



Daniele Durante (Italy) _ Studiobv36
Alberto Mottola (Italy) _ Demogo studio di architettura
Stéphane Fernandez (France) _ Atelier Fernandez & Serres 



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

Arqoo _ Italy

.bak _ Spain

Blog de Concursos _ Spain

Competitionline _ Germany

Competitions archi _ Poland

Shapedscape _ Canada

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.