Site Visitor Center _ Évora, Portugal

an international architecture competition (October 07, 2015 - February 26, 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!

Alessandro Tessari and Matteo Bandiera (Spain / Italy) _ ETB
Lapo Ruffi (Italy) _ Lapo Ruffi
Rubén Alcolea and Jorge Tárrago (Spain) _ Alcolea+Tárrago

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


Download Jury Evaluation Report




VC15132 Elena Aleksandrov, Leonardo Remuzzi, Luca Tognù (ITALY)
VC15103 Luca Cosmi, Carlo Catini, David Cirocchi, Plinio Vanni (ITALY)
VC15034 Ricardo Martínez García, Eduardo Bravo Alonso, Ángel Martín Gil (SPAIN)
VC15045 Duarte Miranda, Pedro Lima (PORTUGAL)
VC15094 Miha Rijavec (SLOVENIA)
VC15100 Elena Romero Fernández, Rafael Carlos Gutiérrez Moreno, Marcello Licitra (SPAIN)
VC15164 Aisha Prisamahyati, Christopher Bonauli, Ihvan Pahrevy (INDONESIA)




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 Visitor Center located near the megalithic monument Cromeleque dos Almendres (stone circle) in the town of Guadalupe, in the region of Évora, Portugal.

The megalithic monument Cromeleque dos Almendres 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.



Alessandro Tessari and Matteo Bandiera (Spain / Italy) _ ETB
Lapo Ruffi (Italy) _ Lapo Ruffi
Rubén Alcolea and Jorge Tárrago (Spain) _ Alcolea+Tárrago



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

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.