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International architecture ideas competition: SITE TOWER

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International architecture ideas competition: SITE TOWER

SiteTower_flyer_web.jpg International architecture ideas competition: SITE TOWER

The Site Tower is a secluded landmark, a place to capture the history of the site and engage with the landscape and beautiful scenery of the Alqueva lake. Mediating between exterior and interior spaces from the ground to the emptiness above, it is an embodied experience of light and air through movement and places of rest; a contemplative journey through memory, time and place.

Entrance *
Provide a space of transition between the natural landscape and the Site Tower.

Resting / Viewing *
Provide an intimate ascending / descending path (with spaces to rest, allowing visitors to experience moments of silence and solitude, open and / or enclosed to the natural elements.

Information Space *
Area designated to provide visitors with information about the history and memory of the place; it can be a singular space or a sequence of spaces, open and / or enclosed to the natural elements.

Look-out point *
Provide an intimate place for contemplation with breath-taking panoramic views of the landscape and the beautiful scenery of the Alqueva lake, offering visitors a unique experience within the immensity of the place; it can be a singular space or a sequence of spaces, open and / or enclosed to the natural elements.


Short Description

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 Tower located in the beautiful scenery of Monsaraz, Alentejo, Portugal.




Organizer

ARKxSITE

Link to Competition

Link to Registration form

Prizes

Three prizes and seven honorable mentions
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 January 21, 2021
Registration Closes May 3, 2021
Deadline to Submit Project May 8, 2021
Winners announcement Date July 23, 2021

Languages

English

Location of Competition

‘São Lázaro’ Hermitage, Monsaraz, Alentejo, Portugal

Location of Project (if developed)

‘São Lázaro’ Hermitage, Monsaraz, Alentejo, Portugal

Additional Information

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