Submission: February 04, 2017
Registration: January 30, 2017
Language: English
Location: Salir do Porto, Portugal
Prizes: 1st Prize: €2000, 2nd Prize: €1000, 3rd Prize: €500
Type: Open


The Site Dwelling, located on the cliff of the bay, in the village of Salir do Porto, Portugal aims to create a secluded destination, a place of retreat to engage with the landscape while providing shelter from the natural elements. This is a place to stay and inhabit for a few days, offering visitors a unique experience in a very special setting; visitors must leave the space as they found it, empty.


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 Dwellinglocated on the cliff of the bay, in the village of Salir do Porto, Portugal.

Salir do Porto has a number of significant landmarks within a prominent landscape; it is a place of great cultural heritage and historical significance with characteristics that must be fully preserved. When generating a vision for an intervention located within such a spectacular place, it is essential that each proposal emphasises, respects and celebrates the site, while provide visitors with a unique experience.


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.


Competition Opening: October 14, 2016

FAQ Questions Deadline: November 30, 2016

FAQ Answers Posted: December 07, 2016

Early Registration Period: October 14 – December 15, 2016 _ 60€ + VAT *

Regular Registration Period: December 16 – January 19, 2017 _ 75€ + VAT *

Late Registration Period: January 20 – January 30, 2017 _ 90€ + VAT *

Submission Deadline: February 04, 2017

Jury Evaluation: February 24 – March 10, 2017

Competition Results: March 20, 2017

* All deadlines are established @ 23:59 hrs (Current local time in Portugal)

* A tax of 23% (VAT rate in Portugal) will be applied to the fees.

Go to the competition’s website