Submission: October 10, 2020
Registration: October 05, 2020
Location: Algarve, Portugal
Prizes: Please see details below
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 Temple located at the ‘Vera Cruz da Figueira’ Fortress, Algarve, Portugal.
The Site Temple is a secluded place to enhance a meditative experience of solitude while stimulating the senses through the elements of light, matter and water; an intimate journey to immerse oneself into silence and profound tranquility.
1. Entrance *
Provide a space of transition between the natural landscape and the ‘Inner Space’ of the Site Temple; it can be a singular space or a sequence of spaces, open and / or enclosed to the natural elements.
2. Inner Space *
Provide an intimate space for introspection and a platform for meditation; a moment of silence and solitude. An element of water should be included into the design to awaken the senses. This is the main space of the Site Temple and can be a singular space or a sequence of spaces, open and / or enclosed to the natural elements.
3. Landscape / Exterior requirements *
Provide outdoor space/s to capture the history and celebrate the memory of the site while enhancing the sensitive experience of place.
* Areas to be determined by each participant’s design proposal.
Total area of the Site Temple to be determined by each participant’s proposal. (suggestion: 60 – 100m2)
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.