Site Memorial _ Lisbon, Portugal

an international architecture competition (April 30, 2018 - September 22, 2018)


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 (9) teams of young professional architects and (2) teams of architecture students!

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

Michel Carlana, Luca Mezzalira, Curzio Pentimalli (Italy) _ Carlana Mezzalira Pentimalli
Héctor Barroso (Mexico) _ Taller Héctor Barroso
Jan Henrik Jansen (Denmark) _ jan henrik jansen arkitekter


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



SM52418 Pietro Tentori and Carola Magni (Italy)


Jury remarks:


The project demonstrates a very sensitive approach to the site. It designs a new topography and it offers the citizens not only a memorial, but also a real gathering place. The idea display a strong capacity for synthesis, because it contains simplicity, precision and a strong soul.

The park is in itself a great way to make people stop, take a break and enjoy. Great approach towards the water, it really gives the users the freedom to wander around. Lots of things can happen around this place without the feeling that you are being driven towards something. I like the ups and downs you get when you are in the circle, and the feeling you get as you move around it. Every step might be a all new feeling.

‘The Circle’ is a clear and compelling proposal for a new type of memorial; a hybrid of leisure infrastructure and museum. The elegantly articulated circular walkway is a welcome punctuation mark on the riverbank, spanning elegantly between land and water and offering an attractive new space to enjoy and to remember.





SM52427 Michele Antinori and Arin Alia (Italy)


Jury remarks:


The project demonstrates a careful reading of the “border” theme, establishing a strong link with the river. The work on the bathymetry of the water is of strong effect and iconicity, because of its capacity to produce a multitude of spaces, from time to time different and evocative.

Great way to break the boundary between the land and the water. Every time you visit the memorial will be different than the one before. A nice way to let people understand the water ́s behavior and its effects.

This proposal makes very clever use of the dramatic tidal changes on the Tagus river, creating an inhabitable and ever changing sculptural space. It is Illustrated idiosyncratically but extremely effectively with a beautifully collaged perspective and clear, cohesive diagrams.





SM52537 Sebastian Restrepo, Ana Estrada, Alejandro Lopez and Hugo Restrepo (Colombia)


Jury remarks:


The project contains a multitude of places, rituals, dimensions and scales. There is the coexistence of “above and below”, “inside and outside”, “small and large”, “monumental and domestic”. Discovery and surprise are the peculiarities that characterize this precious architecture.

I like it more as an object than an architectural space. The feeling of standing on a rock in the middle of the water is great!

‘Objeto encalhado’ is a subtle and well developed proposal cleverly building on a language of historic maritime infrastructure. The ‘inhabitable sculpture’ provides a sequence of engaging and architecturally ambitious spaces conveying an appropriate mood of calm contemplation.





SM52521 Nyul David and Kovacs Gabor (Hungary)
SM52444 Antonio Lozoya Rubio (Spain)
SM52482 Ben Weir (Netherlands)
SM52479 Marco Smerghetto, Edoardo Albano and Matteo Basta (Germany)
SM52533 Hendy Hidayat Saprijul, Hilman Adi Permana, Laurents Burnadi and Gladisena Perantama (Indonesia)
SM52440 Benoit Coez and Simon Gouirand (France)
SM52492 Joan Maravilla and Sergio Llobregat (Spain)
SM52502 Riccardo Modolo and Alessio Rapposelli (Italy)





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 Memorial located along the Tagus River, Lisbon, Portugal.

Lisbon has a number of significant landmarks and it is a place of great cultural heritage and historical significance. Monuments, memory and history rise from the ground and together with the Tagus River are notable features within this setting.

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



Michel Carlana, Luca Mezzalira, Curzio Pentimalli (Italy) _ Carlana Mezzalira Pentimalli
Héctor Barroso (Mexico) _ Taller Héctor Barroso
Jan Henrik Jansen (Denmark) _ jan henrik jansen arkitekter




Arqa _ Argentina

Afasia _ Spain

Architime _ Russia

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 nor 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.