Last Submission Date: Oct 10, 2020
Last Registration Date: Oct 5, 2020
Prizes: 3500€More Specs
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 Temple located at the ‘Vera Cruz da Figueira’ Fortress, Algarve, Portugal.
The ‘Vera Cruz da Figueira’ Fortress, isolated on a prominent location, is powerful natural scenery with shear cliffs dropping dramatically into the Atlantic Ocean. The stone wall traces rise from the landscape and the cliff surface eroded by the wind and water 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 and existing ruins, while providing a unique and memorable experience.
The Site Temple is a secluded place to enhance a meditative experience of solitude while stimulating the senses through the elements of light, matter and water; an intimate journey to immerse oneself into silence and profound tranquility.
* Areas to be determined by each participant’s design proposal.
Total area of the Site Temple to be determined by each participant’s proposal.
(suggestion: 60 – 100m2)
The overall design of the Site Temple must be sensitive to the surrounding context. There are no limitations in height, excavation or extension beyond the cliff edges. The existing ruins may or may not be included within the Site Temple design proposal. Spaces of the Site Temple can be combined and / or separated. Because this is an ideas competition, urban planning and building regulations will not be applied to the design proposal.
1st Prize 2000€ (two thousand euros)
2nd Prize 1000€ (one thousand euros)
3rd Prize 500€ (five hundred euros)
7 Honorable Mentions
There are no eligibility criteria to apply for this competition.
Regular Registration Period -Aug 18, 2020 – Sep 24, 2020
FAQ Answers Posted– Sep 11, 2020
Late Registration Period- Sep 25, 2020 – Oct 5, 2020
Submission Deadline– Oct 10, 2020
Jury Evaluation– Oct 30, 2020 – Nov 13, 2020
Competition Results– Dec 11, 2020