Submission: October 03, 2015
Registration:  September 30, 2015
Language: English
Location: Serra da Estrela, Portugal
Prizes: 1st Prize: € 2000, 2nd Prize: €1000, 3rd Prize: €500
Type: Students & Young Architects


This international one-stage architecture competition invites all architecture students and young professionals to develop and submit compelling ideas for the design of Lake Baths located in Serra da Estrela, Portugal.

The Lake Baths are located within a serene and remarkable landscape. The Lake Baths aims to promote a unique experience for the visitors and create a special setting in direct contact with nature. A quite place to be experienced by single day visitors, trekkers and guests staying at the Lodge.


All documentation such as cad drawings, site photos and videos required to develop the competition proposal are available at
www.arkxsite.com.  Any additional information will not be provided during or after the registration period. All of the documentation was prepared, organised and published by the ArkxSite team for the sole purpose of this architecture ideas competition.
The jury members will award three prizes and seven honorable mentions.
1st Prize 2000 € (Two thousand euros)
2nd Prize 1000 € (One thousand euros)
3rd Prize 500 € (Five hundred euros)
7 Honorable Mentions – Publication
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 between the publication entities and ArkxSite.
The jury members will review and evaluate all eligible competition proposals and will select the 3 winners and 7 Honorable Mentions. The jury members will base their decision on their own expertise, the work submitted by the participants and the information available on the competition website.
Competition opening                 June 24, 2015
FAQ questions deadline           August 14, 2015
FAQ answers posted                  August 21, 2015
Early Registration period        June 24 – September 18, 2015
Regular Registration period  September 19 – September 30, 2015
Registration Deadline               September 30, 2015
Submission Deadline                 October 03, 2015
Jury Evaluation                             October 9 – October 23, 2015
Announcement of Competition Results   October 30, 2015
The competition is open to all architecture students (undergraduate, graduate, master, PhD, etc.), young architects and young professionals with a degree in architecture studies (≤ 40 years old).
Each team may be composed of 1 up to 4 team members and may include multidisciplinary members (designers, engineers, artists, etc.) as long as a single architecture student, young architect or young professional with a degree in architecture studies is part of the team. It is not mandatory to be a registered architect. All members of the team must be ≤ 40 years old on the date of the submission deadline. Jury members or those involved with the preparation and organisation of this competition may not participate.
Early registration period June 24 – September 18, 2015
60€ + VAT*
Regular registration period September 19 – September 30, 2015
90€ + VAT*
A tax of 23% (VAT rate in Portugal) will be applied to the fees listed above.
Early registration fee 60€ + 23% = 73,80€,
Regular registration fee 90€ + 23% = 110,70€
The competition submission will consist of a single digital file
and should comply with the following requirements:
File Format:
• (1) – A1 sized panel (59,4 cm x 84,1 cm), Landscape / Horizontal layout
• Registration Code must be located in the upper right-hand corner of the submitted panel 
Graphic layout :
• Graphic layout includes text, drawings and renderings to be determined by each team; however, the program areas should be clearly identified on the panel. File type / size / name:
•JPG(RGB Color) with 5 Megabytes (maximum). Recommended 300 dpi resolution. The JPG file may be compressed to a ZIP or RAR file format.
•File name should only include the Registration Code . 
For example: LB00000.jpg