SITE LANDMARK _ International Architecture Competition

Submission: September 24, 2016
Registration: September 19, 2016
Language: English 
Location: Sagres, Algarve, Portugal
Prizes: 1st Prize: 2000€, 2nd Prize: 1000€, 3rd Prize: 500€
Type: Architecture Students & Young Architects


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 contemporary Site Landmark located on a site promontory in Sagres, Algarve, Portugal.

Sagres 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 emphasizes, respects and celebrates the site, while provide visitors with a unique experience.

The Site Landmark, located on a site promontory in Sagres, Algarve, Portugal, aims to create a new destination point within this spectacular landscape.  A place to engage with the landscape, the sky and the sea, offering visitors a unique experience within the immensity of the place.  There are no limitations in height, excavation or extension beyond the cliff edges.

Competition opening: May 16, 2016
Early Registration: May 16 – July 18, 2016
Regular Registration: July 19 – August 31, 2016
Late Registration: September 01 – September 19, 2016
Submission Deadline: September 24, 2016
Competition Results: November 07, 2016
Early registration period May 16 – July 18, 2016 – 60€ + VAT*
Regular registration period July 19 – August 31, 2016 – 75€ + VAT*
Late registration period September 01 – September 19 , 2016 – 90 +VAT*

1st Prize   2000€ (Two thousand euros)

2nd Prize 1000€ (One thousand euros)

3rd Prize   500€ (Five hundred euros)

7 Honorable Mentions


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: LM00000.jpg
The competition panel must be submitted only once using the online file-transferring platform WeTransfer.com as a single file (JPG file may be compressed to a ZIP or RAR file format) and addressed to
Any submission made by other methods will not be downloaded.
The competition panel should be sent prior to the deadline established on the competition schedule. Competitors are responsible for the arrival of their proposals within the corresponding deadline; therefore, time should be allowed for uploading the files via wetransfer.com . No proposal will be evaluated if received after the submission deadline.