Site Landmark _ Sagres, Portugal
an international architecture competition (May 16, 2016 - September 24, 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 (3) teams of young professional architects and (7) teams of architecture students!
A special thank you to the Jury members 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!
LM16074 Pablo Ucendo, Joseba Gordo (SPAIN)
The true success of this project lies in the tension that is created between the beautifully inscribed symmetrical manmade concrete world and the naturally rugged landscape within and without. A beautiful composition and an unexpected find!
The proposal creates a new topographical relation to the context capable of linking materiality, times and scales, incorporating the maritime horizon from primitive protection afforded by earthworks strategies. The universal language, reinforced by circular geometry, is able to take root in the specific reality of the place, which is a geographical area characterized by the idea of limit and infinity.
Congratulations to the winners. It is a project that understands the tensions of the place and the landscape provoking an alternate journey where the user can have a new and sensitive experience to connect with an amazing environment.
LM16027 Andrés González-Meneses (SPAIN)
A beautiful journey through this manipulated natural terrain. The architects clever shift in the datum and direction forces the user to experience the sheer scale and power of the landscape around whilst keeping them guessing whats next? The well balanced juxtapositions of cut landscape and fabricated interventions en route make for some wonderfully crafted spaces.
Starting as a path, the proposal is able to alter its own geometry, cracking and sinking as a strategy for adaptation. It faces the rationality of the stone carving of a sculptor and the organic roughness conferred by wind erosion. This duality nature-artifice creates a timeless relationship between sea, mountain, horizon and humankind.
Congratulations. It is an extraordinary project that understands how to intervene in the landscape in a very talented way in a context that does not need anything. It is a very friendly project where the intention of the path is very clear and allows the natural beauty to do its work without conflict with the architecture.
LM16084 Marcello Galiotto, Alessandra Rampazzo (ITALY)
Sculpturally beautiful, memorable, iconic, well crafted in plan and section and all of a scale that is befitting to its context.
Using a mythological reference, the Greek idea of “the edge of the world”, it form a series of interrelated milestones. Beyond the metaphors used to build a level of security against the unknown, it has also the ability to establish a cartographic reading of the territory: a mapping code with a third dimension.
Congratulations. The virtue of this project lies in the understanding to make a reference in the landscape. Allowing the user to understand the territory in terms of its history and contrast in a natural environment of a singular drama.
LM16011 Adrian Herrera Porcel, Aurora Maria Oset Cardenete (SPAIN)
LM16047 Kevin Larson, Isadora Panjaitan, Carlos Poemape, Nick Nagawicki (UNITED STATES)
LM16062 Stella Fabbri, Lavinia Antichi, Sara Bitossi (ITALY)
LM16003 Ludovica Franchetti Pardo, Gregorio Lacchio (ITALY)
LM16018 Giacomo Tacchi, Gabriele Bonucci, Vieri Cardinali, Lorenzo Del Mastio (ITALY)
LM16032 Martin Markl, Ricardo Medina (AUSTRIA)
LM16112 Laura Pastior, Maximilian Seibold (GERMANY)
ALL REMAINING COMPETITION ENTRIES:
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 contemporary Site Landmark located on a site promontory in Sagres, Algarve, Portugal.
Sagres has a number of significant landmarks within a prominent landscape; it is 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 provide visitors with a unique experience.
MEDIA PARTNERS + SUPPORT:
Archello _ Netherlands
Architime _ Russia
Arqoo _ Italy
.bak _ Spain
Blog de Concursos _ Spain
Competitionline _ Germany
Competitions archi _ Poland
Wettbewerbe Aktuell _ Germany
World Architecture Community _ United Kingdom
IN THE NEWS:
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.