International Design Competition “Castelo de Abrantes”

Submission: November 07, 2016
Registration: November 07, 2016
Language: English, Portuguese
Location: Abrantes, Portugal
Prizes: 1st Prize: €5.000, 2nd Prize: €1.500, 3rd Prize: €1.000
Type: Open


The competition is launched by the city of Abrantes, in partnership with the Association of Architects (OASRS) and is part of the program escolha-arquitectura (launched by OASRS this year) and aims to requalification and valorization of Abrantes Castle through the implementation of laser, cultural and touristic programs.

Architects and Landscape Architects are invited to interpret the historical center as a dynamic and articulated unit with the surroundings, establishing relations of reciprocity in order to ensure significant human flows. The historic center should be seen as fundamental articulation element between the different parts of a city, creating a unique urban system, vital in medium-sized cities.

Evaluation criteria
– General architectural quality of the proposal – 70%
– Technical and financial practicability of the solution – 30 %
Prémios/ Prizes
1º prémio/ 1st prize: €5.000
2º prémio/ 2nd prize: €1.500
3º prémio/ 3rd prize: €1.000
– Deadline for competitors to raise questions: 10th October, 2016
– Memo issued in response to questions: until 24th October, 2016
– Deadline for submission: 7th November, 2016 (17:00 – local time)
– Result announced: December, 2016
– Public exhibition and award ceremony: December, 2016