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Site:
In the mouth of Río Tajo, seven hills shape the
uneven city of Lisbon. One of the elevations is
the historical neighbourhood of La Alfama, the
oldest district in Portugal’s capital. As a former
fishing suburb, La Alfama forms dens and compact
environments where different activities
naturally intermingle.
The site’s surrounding area is a space with large
buildings of great heritage value. The zone is
disorganised with the buildings being utilised for
diverse activities, mostly ecclesiastical but also
educational, residential and commercial. Twice a
week La Feira da Ladra, an antiques market, takes
place nearby the site.
Located inbetween the parish of São Vicente de
Fora and the Panteão Nacional, the site is accessed
through the street Campo Santa Clara by crossing
through a small but significant entrance gate. Once
inside, a tangential terrace to the parish frames
the views to the city whilst also creating a suitable
environment for the development of the Lisbon
Open Room. The visual relation with ‘el Tajo’
symbolises Lisbon as a gate to access and
exit Europe.

Description:
The competition program is a polyvalent pavilion
which allows multiple uses. We propose a structure
capable of hosting diverse activities, and with
intervention, rearranging the surrounding heritage
buildings. The events and activities will be the
engine that activates the surrounding public space
and the people, the ones who activate it.
In order to carry out this function we suggest a
unique, flexible space of approximately 600m2
that is capable of hosting the various necessities
of the programme, from the visitor’s reception to
one-time events such as receptions, exhibitions
and presentations. Taking into account the limited
dimensions of the pavilion and the flexibility of
the proposed activities, it is up to contestants to
generate the most suitable program for its
proper functioning.

Eligibility:

Students –

This category will accept architecture and related
fields undergraduate students who can prove their
student status on the day the competition launches
with some official document (student ID or
enrolment papers).
Graduate, masters, and PhD students who are
currently enrolled in some official course can
also participate, but only if they obtained their
undergraduate degree less than 3 years ago.
The 3 year rule applies to graduate, masters
and PhD students who are CURRENTLY
ENROLLED only!

Young Architects –
This category will accept young professional
architects who graduated less than 10 years ago
(according to their degree expedition date) can also
join the competition and opt to win the “young
gradautes” prize which will be awarded separately
from the student prizes.

Prizes:

Students –

1st – 2.500€ , 2nd – 1.000€ , 3rd – 500€
• Considered for publication in the magazines
Future and WA
• 1 year subscription to Detail magazine
• Displayed in ETSAB university in Barcelona
• Reviews in HIC and Taller al Cubo
architecture blogs.
10 Mentions
• Considered for publication in Future and
WA
• Displayed in ETSAB university in Barcelona
• Reviews in HIC and Taller al cubo
architecture blogs

Young Architects –

• 2.000€
• Considered for publication in the magazines
Future and WA
• 1 year subscription to Detail magazine
• Displayed in ETSAB university in Barcelona
• Reviews in HIC and Taller al Cubo
architecture blogs.
3 mentions
• Considered for publication in Future and
WA
• Displayed in ETSAB university in Barcelona
• Reviews in HIC and Taller al cubo
architecture blogs.

Dates:

Jul 28th 2014 Special Entry period starts
Sept 15th 2014 Special Entry period ends
Sept 16th 2014 Regular Entry period starts
Oct 15th 2014 Regular Entry period ends
Oct 31st 2014 Submission deadline
Nov 10-21st 2014 Jury meeting
Nov 27th 2014 Winners announce

The entry periods will be divided as follows:
Special Jul 28th – Sept 15th 50€ + IVA*
Regular Sept 16th – Oct 15th 100€ + IVA*
For more information follow this link LOR and download the PDF file.