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Social Habitat and Development

Perfil_catC.png Social Habitat and Development

The following describes the information that participants must submit

• BOARD (more information in section 6).
Digital version of the participant projects’ board.
A0 format (84,10cm x 118,80cm) (33,1in x 46,8in) portrait orientation.
PDF document.
Download the identification card for the board from the BAQ web page: www.baq-cae.ec in the “Concurso Bienal” section. Place the flag of the project’s origin country at the designated space.
Maximum size: 100 MB.

Project’s description in 500 words maximum text.
Microsoft Word Document.
Maximum size: 1 MB

• SELECTED PHOTOGRAPH (will appear as the cover of the project in the BAQ archive)
1 selected photograph of the project.
JPEG document, 300 dpi resolution.
Maximum size: 6 MB.

No more than 8 photographs of the project.
JPEG document, 300 dpi resolution.
Maximum size: 6 MB each.

No more than 4 photographs of the project development.
JPEG document, 300 dpi resolution.
Maximum size: 6 MB each.


A maximum of 8 blueprints (Site plan, floor plans, facades, sections, diagrams, etc. with a graphic scale).
JPEG document, 300 dpi resolution.
Maximum size: 5 MB each.

Short Description

This category is oriented towards identifying and promoting the best architectural practices and built projects worldwide that exhibit a positive and tangible impact in the improvement of living conditions for low-income families and their immediate surroundings.

This category is open to new or improved social housing projects and all projects that consider the following as important: neighborhood and public space improvements; natural and Urban environment restoratio; management and participation strategies, through its design, execution and maintenance stages; cultural and aesthetic contributions that reinforce the community’s identity; constructive safety and climate comfort.

Projects that have been built in the period between November 2014 and September 2018, and that have not participated in previous editions of the BAQ, may participate.


The Ecuadorian Architect Association (CAE-P), “Colegio de Arquitectos – Provincia de Pichincha”

Link to Competition

Link to Registration form


1 International Prize
1 National Prize
2 Mentions

In recognition of the winning works will receive:
• The publication of the project in the Winners Book.
• Three (3) samples of the Biennial book, it will be edited and published one year after the present Biennial event and its content will be the awarded participant works of the XXI BAQ2018.
• The digital publication of the project in the BAQ archive, hosted in the web page: www.arquitecturapanamericana.com
• Recognition statuette, for the first and second awards international and national.
• Certificate of winners and mentioned, respectively.

Type of Competition

Open to the public/Minimum requirements (Open to anyone that complies with the requirements), Single stage (Winners selected immediately)

Who can Participate

The Worldwide competition (C category), is open to all architects that are legally authorized in the country in which they practice their profession, individually or collectively, private or publicly, as well as public institution whose promote this kind of projects.

Dates and Time Frame

Registration Opens March 1, 2018
Registration Closes October 1, 2018
Deadline to Submit Project October 1, 2018
Winners announcement Date November 22, 2018


English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Other

Location of Competition

Quito, Ecuador

Location of Project (if developed)


Banner, Poster, Brochure or Triptic of Competition


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