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International Architecture Ideas Competition: Site Cloister

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International Architecture Ideas Competition: Site Cloister

SiteCloister_web.jpg International Architecture Ideas Competition: Site Cloister

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 Cloister located near the ‘Aldeia da Mata’ dolmen, in Crato, Portugal.The Site Cloister aims to create a museological path to enhance the historical significance and contemplative nature of the ‘Aldeia da Mata’ dolmen. It is an intimate and secluded place between the natural landscape and the ‘inner courtyard’ where the megalithic monument becomes a powerful scenery. A sequence of spaces, above and / or below ground, welcome visitors and provide shade while stimulating movement between open-air and / or enclosed spaces and outdoor environments.

The Site Cloister aims to create a museological path to enhance the historical significance and contemplative nature of the ‘Aldeia da Mata’ dolmen. It is an intimate and secluded place between the natural landscape and the ‘inner courtyard’ where the megalithic monument becomes a powerful scenery. A sequence of spaces, above and / or below ground, welcome visitors and provide shade while stimulating movement between open-air and / or enclosed spaces and outdoor environments.

1. SITE CLOISTER

Entrance _ * m2
Provide a space of transition to welcome visitors and articulate the access from the natural landscape to the ‘Site Cloister’.

Permanent exhibition _ 120 m2
The permanent exhibition provides visitors with detailed information about the origin of Megalithism in the region and the megalithic dolmen (brochures, books, historic documents, video projections, etc) while displaying archaeological artifacts found within the burial chamber (bone fragments, potsherds and artifacts); spaces can be combined and/or separated.

Multi-purpose space _ 70 m2
Provide an area to accommodate temporary exhibitions, seminars and lectures, including a variety of seating arrangements.

Administration office _ 20 m2
Provide an area for 2 administrative staff members of the ‘Site Cloister’.

Meeting room _ 30 m2
Provide an area for conducting internal meetings for personnel and researchers.

Research office/s _ 40 m2
Provide an area for research activities related to the origin of Megalithism in this region.

Archive for archaeological artifacts _ 50 m2
Provide an area designated for storing and archiving archaeological artifacts found in the region.

Classroom / Workshops _ 60 m2
Area for diverse educational activities related to the Megalithism.

Gift shop _ 40 m2
Provide an area where books, exhibition catalogues and souvenirs are sold.

Cafe _ 60 m2
Provide an indoor / outdoor cafe with 16 indoor seats and 20 outdoor seats.

Restrooms _ 20 m2
Provide public restrooms.

Storage room _ 15 m2
Provide an area for storing maintenance equipment.

Mechanical / electrical room _ 15 m2
Provide an area for mechanical and electrical equipment.

2. ‘INNER COURTYARD’ _ * m2

* Areas to be determined by each participant’s design proposal.

Total area of the Site Cloister to be determined by each participant’s proposal.


Short Description

ARKxSITE is pleased to announce the ‘SITE CLOISTER’ international architecture ideas competition for architecture students and young professionals  (≤ 40 years old).




Organizer

ARKxSITE

Link to Competition

Link to Registration form

Prizes

1st Prize 2000€ (two thousand euros)

2nd Prize 1000€ (one thousand euros)

3rd Prize 500€ (five hundred euros)

7 Honorable Mentions

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

Architecture students, young architects and young professionals with a degree in architecture studies (≤ 40 years old)

Dates and Time Frame

Registration Opens July 8, 2019
Registration Closes October 21, 2019
Deadline to Submit Project October 26, 2019
Winners announcement Date January 10, 2020

Languages

English

Location of Competition

Crato, Portugal

Additional Information

Banner, Poster, Brochure or Triptic of Competition

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