International Architecture Competition: Uyuni Salt Flat Sheltet

International Architecture Competition: Uyuni Salt Flat Sheltet

The Uyuni Salt Flat Shelter contest presents a space where you can experience a period of rest and reflection. The project must highlight the uniqueness of the place and that it becomes a personal meeting space that relates its visitors to this spectacular environment, offering visitors a unique experience. In these bases the m2 of each area will not be defined, because it is understood that the designer himself, according to the unique idea that he proposes, will define these areas. The contest program proposes the following spaces, which can be expanded, simplified and manipulated by the contestant as he sees fit: All the ideas that are proposed will be valid. The project can be on the ground, in the sky, buried or flying. It can develop wherever you want and how it is created.
This program is indicative and therefore can be modified by the participant.
– Rest area and / or viewpoint, where you can experience nature. A space where to look, hear and feel. This space may be a single compact space or be fragmented, as well as aspects of accessibility and routes, including its variability over time. This area can be the night area if you want.
– Cleaning area. The minimum unit for it.
– Food Zone. This area can be shared, linked or even be the same as the rest area if desired.
As previously mentioned, the surface of the proposal is free and these spaces may be closed, open or semi-open depending on the intentions of each project, and may be established at any level of the enclave. Thus, there are no restrictions that can influence the decisions made by each participant. Project freedom is absolute, this contest proposes that the participant investigate the landscape and the different forms of intervention in it. Study limits, scales, views, crossed eyes, horizons, accesses. They are the keys to follow.

Short Description

The reTHINKING competitions platform together with Fran Silvestre arquitectos and MArch Valencia, we are very happy to announce the new launch of the international contest #022 UYUNI SALT FLAT SHELTER. More than 5000 euros in prizes


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Link to Competition

Link to Registration form


First Prize 3.500 € (1.500 € + 2.000 € Programs MArch Valencia *)
Second prize 1000 €
Third Prize 500 €
Special Award reTH!NKING – Registration next contest (50 €)
+ 10 Honourable Mentions No economic prize

Type of Competition

Open to the public/Minimum requirements (Open to anyone that complies with the requirements), More than one stage (Winners selected after at least two selection phases)

Who can Participate

All students and architects or related professions anywhere in the world can participate in the contest. Participation can be individual or in groups, being eight (8) the maximum number of members. Team members can be from all disciplines (artists, philosophers, photographers, etc.), without being necessary, although advisable, the presence of an architect or architecture student. It is allowed that members are from different universities and countries.

Dates and Time Frame

Registration Opens April 1, 2020
Registration Closes June 19, 2020
Deadline to Submit Project June 19, 2020
Winners announcement Date July 19, 2020


English, Spanish

Location of Competition

Uyuni, Bolivia

Location of Project (if developed)

Uyuni, Bolivia

Additional Information

Banner, Poster, Brochure or Triptic of Competition

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