Water Temple Competition

SAVE Water Temple Competition

Last Submission Date: June 05, 2021

Last Registration Date: June 04, 2021

Language: English

Country: Mexico

Prizes: $800

Type: Open Competition

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About Competition

Quechua Architecture Competition, Q.A.C., welcomes all participants to take part of this challenge which consists in presenting and developing a project that explores diverse fields of thinking and design. The challenge for this occasion is “Water Temple”. As one of the most amazing places in Mexico, the Basaltic Prisms of Santa Maria Regla, represent not only one of the most beautiful places in the world, but a tremendous history; being named as the “first magical town” of Mexico, Huasca de Ocampo is the place where the prisms live and pose for the world.

Since the Basaltic Prisms are a result of volcanic eruptions, their beauty is also given because of the hydrological erosion that polishes the stone and brings that brightness; in the other hand, the topography itself generates a river that crosses the 4 cascades in the place. As a result, the water presents a marvelous movement through the very little complex that the prisms are, and present the marvellous challenge to create a site dedicated to the most valuable resource the humanity has, water.

Q.A.C. thanks and admires all designers who are willing to take up the challenge.

The competition has a total cash prize of $800 divided between 3 winners (1ST, 2ND, 3RD). All winners are featured in Q.A.C. website, social media.

1ST:  $500
2ND: $200
3RD: $100
6 Honorable Mentions
12 Finalists

For more information visit: https://www.quechuaarchitecturecompetition.com/currentcompetition


The competition is completely open for any designer, our competitions are directed to architects but there is no title requirement to participate; as such, all students and professionals that feel can bring new ideas to the competition are welcome to participate.

Key Dates

Submission will be online via email. All files must be zipped in only one .zip file with all the required documents. The submission should be of only one .zip document. Any document delivered by itself will be excluded from the competition. Teams must only submit their file once, if any team submits more than once, first submission will be the one taken in consideration for the competition.

File name must be: teamcode.zip (i.e. if your team code is WT 00001, file must be named WT 00001.zip) We encourage every team to check their files and make sure there are no issues with them before submitting them. All files must be eligible.

Submission is open from Monday, May 17 until Friday, June 05 (h 23:30 GMT-5). File must be sent from the leader’s email registered at the time of registration and must be send to info@quechuaarchitecturecompetition.com

Every team will receive a confirmation email within 72 hours from submission.

Any information delivered must be eligible and written in English or Spanish.

A1 board, cover, and abstract cannot have any name or reference to designers. Any information delivered with any name or reference to a designer will be excluded from the competition. The only way to identify every project will be the team code (WT XXXXX) obtained at the time of registration. Projects must not be published or shared in any form until the results announcement. This is strictly forbidden in order for the jury to be able to vote on an anonymously basis. Every proposal will be evaluated by its clear presentation, composition and mostly the quality of architectural.


Competition Announcement: March 13, 2021
Early registration starts: March 15, 2021 (h 00:30 GMT-5)
Early registration ends: April 11,2021 (h 00:30 GMT-5)
Giveaway registration starts: April 05,2021  (h 00:30 GMT-5)
Giveaway registration ends: April 09,2021 (h 00:30 GMT-5)
Regular registration starts: April 12, 2021 (h 00:30 GMT-5)
Regular registration ends: May 16, 2021 (h 00:30 GMT-5)
Late registration starts: May 17,2021 (h 00:30 GMT-5)
Late registration ends: June 04, 2021 (h 00:30 GMT-5)
Material Submission Deadline: June 05, 2021 (h 00:30 GMT-5)
Jury Meeting: June 07, 2021
Results Announcement: June 30, 2021

About the Organizer

Quechua Architecture Competition, Q.A.C., is a group of architects that was born under the initiative of the development of architecture competitions in Latin America due to the lack of opportunities in the environment.

Q.A.C., seeks to develop a platform to encourage young designers who are willing to demonstrate their skills to the world through ideas competitions that promote local architecture.

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