Submission: July 31, 2015
Registration: July 20, 2015
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Prizes: 1st €3,000, 2nd €1,000
Barcelona began life as a settlement on a gentle slope leading down to the sea, which allowed it to expand unimpeded.
The Llobregat and Besós rivers provided water, while the combination of mountains and the Mediterranean made for a wonderful climate.
However, the sea-level city had little to attract shipping, as it did not have a natural harbour like Genoa’s Porto Vecchio or Marseille.
The coastal waters also generated a constant build-up of sand.
The coastal area needed protection and deeper waters to provide access for ships and goods. The city’s inhabitants understood the importance of having a port and battled to create one.
Site area is located inside of Port Vell.
Port Vell is a waterfront harbor in Barcelona and part of the Port of Barcelona. It was built as part of an urban renewal program prior to the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. Before this, it was a run-down area of empty warehouses, railroad yards, and factories.
Now it is a focal point of the city and tourists attraction, containing the Maremàgnum (a mall containing shops, a multiplex cinema, bars and restaurants), IMAX Port Vell and Europe’s largest aquarium.
A pedestrian walkway, Rambla de Mar, connects La Rambla to Port Vell. It incorporates a swing bridge, in order to allow ships to enter and exit the harbor. This area represents a strategic point to place a temporary pavilion, which will be a functional area for tourism but also for the citizens of Barcelona.
The competition involves the design of a temporary pavilion with a mixed use.
The pavilion configurations or typologies to be developed can vary in form and size and should be able to include the following functions:
- Exhibition areas
- Cafeteria or/and Restaurant
- Info Point
- Public Toilets
Students, architects, engineers, and designers are invited to participate to this competition. Admissions will be accepted for
individuals as well as teams. Teams should be made up of no more than five members and can be multidisciplinary.
TEAMS CAN HAVE MEMBERS OF DIFFERENT NATIONALITIES AND,IFSTUDENTS,THEYDON’TNECESSARILYHAVETOSTUDY IN THE SAME CENTER.
The registration fee is for teams and not for each participant or member of the team. Each team may submit only one
project proposal that corresponds to the amount paid. The submission of more than one project proposal may be made only after the payment of an additional fee.
The author of the projects submitted is considered the one that logs in to the WebSite and enter this competition. Every copyright infringement will be punished with immediate disqualification, excluding any compensation for the registration fee.
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of Use” of awrcompetitions.com.
The works reached out of time will be excluded.
Awards are intended for teams, regardless if the participation is by individuals or groups. The prize includes bank commissions
First Prize 3000 €
Second Prize 1000 €
+ honorable mentions
Each winning project will be published, if possible, on different scientific magazines and on several architecture blogs and websites, both national and international. Winners and Honorable mentions will be published on awrcompetitions.com.
Awards are intended for teams, regardless if the participation is by individuals or groups.
Prizes will be paid only through paypal.com
The prizes include paypal commissions.
CALL FOR ENTRIES
Team will be registered between April 01, 2015 and July 20, 2015 and all projects, without any exception, will be delivered no later than July 31, 2015.
Fees are per team. Once the registration phase is complete, the fee will no longer be refundable under any circumstances;
Proposal will be evaluated the ability to interpret the complexity exposed in the competition brief and the approach to the particular urban and cultural background of Barcelona.
The proposed solutions will be evaluated according to architecture quality, social and architectural features and technology.
The participants are especially invited to submit photorealistic renderings that represent in a best way the integration between the new project and the existing context.
Participants must submit their proposal via email no later than: JULY 31, 2015 (23:59 GMT +1) to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Each team must send the following material:
– TWO A1- size BOARDS (841mm x 594 mm) HORIZONTAL FORMAT (max. 5 MB) pdf file
(pdf must includes board 01 and board 02)
BOARD 01 must contain:
– one representative render – concept design diagrams
BOARD 02 may contain:
– mix of media such as drawings, words, sketches, photos, renderings etc.
Name file example: 14arc-u-01_boards.pdf
– CONCEPT DESCRIPTION A4 FORMAT (29,7 cm x 21 cm) VERTICAL FORMAT explains the design process, limited to 5 pages, cover included (max 1 MB) doc file
Description may includes texts and images.
Name file example: 14arc-u-01_description.doc
– THE OFFICIAL CONTEST form containing participants personal information (available for download in the download section of wwww.awrcompetitions.com).
Name file example: 14arc-u-01_personal info.pdf
A clear, concise explanation of the design that addresses the three key criteria and answers all the relevant questions in the call for entries. You are encouraged to give a unique name to your design and to explain the innovation and inspiration behind your idea.
THE RESOLUTION OF THE BOARDS MUST BE 150 DPI, RGB MODE AND SAVED AS PDF FILES.
THE BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER OF EACH BOARD MUST CONTAINS THE REGISTRATION NUMBER.
ALL THE FILES MUST BE PLACED IN A ZIP FOLDER NAMED AFTER YOUR REGISTRATION NUMBER.
For example: 14arc-u-01.zip