Submission: February 05, 2022
Registration: January 31, 2022
Location: Milreu Fortress, Ericeira, Portugal
Prizes: Please see details below
ARKxSITE is pleased to announce the ‘SITE BATHHOUSE’ international architecture ideas competition for architecture students and young professionals. 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 Bathhouse located at the Milreu Fortress, in Ericeira, Portugal.
The Site Bathhouse is an introspective, fully immersive embodied sensory experience of water, light, scents, sound, and temperature, where the arrival, movement, acclimation, and relaxation create an intimate and unified relationship between place, body, and matter in architecture.
The Site Bathhouse is an introspective, fully immersive embodied sensory experience of water, light, scents, sound and temperature, where the arrival, movement, acclimation and relaxation create an intimate and unified relationship between place, body and matter in architecture.
Provide a space of transition between the natural landscape and the interior where visitors are welcomed before entering the Site Bathhouse.
- Changing room(s)
Provide a dressing area with two different accesses for men and women.
Provide an area for cleaning towels and storage.
Provide restrooms next to the changing room(s).
Provide showers for visitors to use before/after going to the bathing spaces.
- Cold bath 14.o C
Provide a space for a cold plunge bath. From this space, the visitors will enter into the ‘warm room’ before entering the ‘hot bath’.
- Warm room 35.o C
Provide a dry room heated with warm air to sit and prepare the body before entering into the ‘hot bath’. The ‘warm room’ should be situated between the ‘cold bath’ and the ‘hot bath’.
- Hot bath 42.o C
Provide a space for a hot water plunge bath where visitors experience a deep feeling of relaxation.
Important Competition dates to remember:
October 20, 2021
Early Registration Period
October 20 – December 20, 2021
Regular Registration Period
December 21 – January 21, 2022
Late Registration Period
January 22 – January 31, 2022
February 05, 2022
February 25 – March 11, 2022
April 15, 2022
- 1st Prize 2000€ (two thousand euros)
- 2nd Prize 1000€ (one thousand euros)
- 3rd Prize 500€ (five hundred euros)
- 7 Honorable Mentions
All submissions will be published on the ArkxSite website.
All reasonable efforts will be made to publish and promote the winners and honorable mentions in architectural magazines and blogs worldwide; however, such results will rely on agreements made with the publication entities.