JURY EVALUATION: July 05 - July 19, 2019

WINNERS ANNOUNCED: August 30, 2019


Site Mausoleum _ Jaspe Quarry, ‘Serra da Arrábida, Portugal

an international architecture ideas competition (March 11, 2019 - June 29, 2019)



This international one-stage architecture ideas 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 Site Mausoleum located in the Jaspe Quarry, ‘Serra da Arrábida, Portugal.

The Jaspe Quarry is a remarkable place within a powerful natural scenery where the remains of an old quarry carved into the landscape, together with the massive cliffs dropping dramatically into the Atlantic Ocean, are notable features within this setting.

The desactivated quarries display the natural beauty of the ‘Arrábida Brecha’, a unique ornamental stone used in several monuments within this region (also known as “Arrábida Marble”). The Jaspe Quarry was closed in 1976 when the Arrábida Natural Park was created.

When generating a vision for an intervention located within such a spectacular place, it is essential that each design proposal emphasises, respects and celebrates the site, while providing visitors with a unique experience.



Joaquin Alarcia + Federico Ferrer Deheza (Argentina) _ alarcia-ferrer arquitectos
Fernanda Canales (Mexico) _ Fernanda Canales arquitectura
Mesura (Spain) _ MESURA



Arqa _ Argentina

Afasia _ Spain

Architime _ Russia

Arquimaster _ Argentina

Blog de Concursos _ Spain

Competitionline _ Germany

Competitions archi _ Poland

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.