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Submission: December 18, 2020
Registration: December 18, 2020
Language: English, Espaniol, Italian
Location: Madrid, Spain
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


Madrid interprets its role as capital by combining its ancient charm with modernist instances. Barajas airport, the Caixa Forum, the Kio towers are some of the most recognized architectures of the last century and able to live in perfect balance with emergencies of great value such as the Palazzo Real and the Plaza Mayor. Close to the latter, a business location during the 17th-18th centuries, we want to imagine The New Madrid Library, architecture that will redesign Placa de Villa, an urban area surrounded by buildings built during the Habsburg monarchy period. Continue reading

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Submission: December 04, 2017
Registration: November 19, 2017
Language: English and Spanish
Location: Barcelona
Prizes: Publications, Exhibitions and prize money
Type: Architecture competition


ARCHmedium we invite students and young architects to explore new typologies about social housing in a consolidated environment in the center of Barcelona. We propose the transformation of an existing office building from the 20th century to social housing. The existing 18.000m2 will house 160 homes and small scale businesses. The objective of the competition is to guarantee the social function of housing through rethinking the housing space. Proposals must explore new typologies and urban ways to respond to the program and improve the scope of intervention. The intervention must meet the highest environmental criteria, seeking a low energy consumption.

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