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!
AC15075: Roman Penigaud, Marien Gaillard, Fabien Leveque (FRANCE)
The project occupies the space inside the walls while it appears from the outside as a silent volume that stands above the walls of Cresmina. The project distinguishes for the suspended volume of the first floor that frames the landscape, underlining its evocative strength, and creates a shady space for the visitors on the ground floor.
It is also favourably appreciated the regularity of the building that reacts against the character of the space defined by the existing walls and the rough materiality of the ruins of the fortress.
A perfect square raised one floor creates covered space for parts of the sculpture garden. Beautiful images and clear drawings tell the story of an art center where interior and exterior spaces create a very useable place for cultural and public events.
AC15060: Daniela Alejandra Guzmán Pino (CHILE)
The project, remarkable for its intense evocative character, adopts an unconventional method to approach the topic: the candidate doesn't touch the existing archaeological heritage but decides instead to develop the building under the ground level.
In this case the fortress becomes the main entrance for the Art Centre while the three underground spaces open towards the ocean and in that way generate a new coastal skyline.
The project is literally placed below the ruins of the fortress. The underground galleries are combined into one art center, where great views of the ocean become the end wall of the main spaces.
A respectful approach to the historical context.
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)
ALL REMAINING COMPETITION ENTRIES:
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.
MEDIA PARTNERS + 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.