Submission: August 04, 2016
Registration: August 04, 2016
Language: English, Italian, Espaniol
Location: Amsterdam, Netherland
Prizes: €500,00 euroin Prizes
Type: Open International Design Competition


Amsterdam is a city with many identities. The largest urban development took place in the seventeenth century, in the period known as the Golden Age, when the Dutch capital became one of Europe’s commercial hubs of major interest. The five semicircular canals that surround the urban fence have always played a dominant role logistically and in terms of landscape. Besides the rivers there is much more: the bike paths make up a useful green Connection Network, museums and cafes line the streets of art and culture, green fields and windmills characterize the suburban areas.

No shortage of contemporary architecture and transgression places, the red zone, much frequented by foreigners. This heterogeneity poses Amsterdam among the most visited tourist destinations of the Old Continent: tourism is one of the most developed areas, we intend to think of a traveler service hostel. The Beursplein is a border area between the neighborhood De Wallen and Nieuwe Zijede, a short walk from Dam Square. In this unresolved urban space we want to imagine a receptive structure, on hostel for turist that wil be to connect with main attractions of the city.


Participation in the competition is open to students, architects, engineers or designers from all over the world, whether they are undergraduates, graduates or professionals. You can take part in the competition either individually or as a group. You must elect a representative of the design team which will be made possible communications. The maximum number of group members is five people which can also be mixed or composed of students, graduates and professionals.


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-The payment can be made with PayPal; the reference mail address: archicontest@gmail.com
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REGULAR REGISTRATION: 2nd May to 22th May the entry fee is 15,00 euro for those who make payment

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SPECIAL REGISTRATION: 23th May to 04th August the entry fee is 20,00 euro for those who make payment

via PayPal, 25,00 euro for those who choose the bank transfer mode. After payment, there will be no refunds under any circumstances.
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The papers should be sent electronically to mail reference (startfortalents@gmail.com) no later than 23:59 of 04th August 2016. They are part of the documentation of the competition:


-A table format A0 be sent in jpg format with 150 dpi resolution, drawn up in a horizontal manner and with the upper right corner of an alphanumeric code (chosen at the discretion of the participants themselves) six-digit identifier which project.

-A report prepared on an A4 sheet in Word format, with Arial 12 and a maximum of 3000 characters EVALUATION CRITERIA

To make it as objective the evaluation will be assigned numerical values dall’1-10 to the following parameters: functional and formal quality, integration into the site and project communication.

Besides the winners and any works mentioned, the rest of the participants will be considered tied.


The winners will be announced on the website of the Association no later than the date of 29th August 2016. Will be deserving the first three works as well as any other projects which are not excluded special mentions.

-At The winner will receive a prize of 500.00 euro (excluding TAX) for each participant.
-Ai Top three finishers will be guaranteed an annual subscription to the DOMUS magazine in digital format.

-The winners and mentioned the partecipation is guaranteed for life as part of all our future competitions as well as being present on our portal.

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