El Pantà De Sau – A Beacon For Cultural Heritage

SAVE El Pantà De Sau – A Beacon For Cultural Heritage

Last Submission Date: 20 December 2021

Last Registration Date: 20 December 2021

Language: English, Catalan, Spanish

Country: International

Prizes: £500 cash prize, chance to act as juror, public favorites, all entries showcased in virtual gallery

Type: Open Competition, Student Competition, Awards

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About Competition

El Pantà de Sau is one of the most prominent features of its kind across the whole of Spain. The valley in which it lies was home to the small village of Sant Romà de Sau which is now submerged beneath the reservoir, apart from the Church steeple, which is still visible when the water level is low.

El Pantà de Sau Site Photos
El Pantà de Sau Site Photos

The idea is to provide an architectural beacon for the area that will attract short-stay visitors and act as a gathering point. The building should also provide a space for meditation and reflection for visitors and the local community to come and step out of their everyday troubles, with a close connection to the surrounding nature and scenery.

For more information visit the competition WEBSITE.


  • A cash prize of £500 will be awarded to the winning team.
  • Photos and information about the winners will be published on our website.
  • Winners will be offered the opportunity to act as jurors for one of our next competitions.
  • Free entry into one of our next competitions (winners cannot participate and act as a juror in the same competition).
  1. The top 5 runners up will have their competition entries displayed on our website and social media platforms and an open vote will select one of these five entries to be the first runner up and therefore, the Public Favourite.
  • The first runner-up will also receive a 50% discount on the entry fee for one of our next competitions.
  • The remaining four entries will receive honorable mentions and have their entries published on our website.
  1. A further five honorable mentions will be awarded and published on our website with details about the designers.
  • Winners are selected at the Jurors’ discretion.
  1. All entries will be showcased on our website within a virtual gallery!

Requirements / Eligibility

Open to all architects/designers/students.

  • A zip folder (max 10MB) with the group name emailed to competitions@larsenliverpool.com containing:
  • A single A1 presentation board of the proposed design submitted as a 300dpi
  • PDF document with a text summary of the project (max 1000 words).
  • Languages – English, Catalan, Spanish

Submission / Key Dates

  • Standard Registration: 2nd June – 1st October 2021
  • Late registration: 2nd October- 20th December 2021
  • Submission: 11.59pm (UK time) 20 December 2021
  • Results Announcement: 15th January 2021

About the Organizer

Larsen is providing an opportunity to showcase participants’ skills and creativity. This competition is open to all designers and design students.

We are trying to gain momentum by hosting this, and future, competitions so that we may create a platform for designers to share their work and have their say! Many competition hosts select a small group of work to put forward and display and many of the amazing projects that are produced are not displayed. We want to celebrate your hard work and showcase it within our virtual gallery! Register now and take part to have your work showcased.

Articles about this competition have been featured in the Architects’ Journal and the Architectural Review.


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