ARKxSITE: Site Dwelling, international architecture ideas competition

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.

Brief

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

arkxsite_site_dwellingSalir 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. 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.

The Site Dwelling, located on the cliff of the bay, in the village of Salir do Porto, 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.

Awards

1st Prize: 2000€
2nd Prize: 1000€
3rd Prize: 500€
7 Honorable Mentions

Publications

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
Early Registration Period: October 14 – December 15, 2016
Regular Registration Period: December 16 – January 19, 2017
Late Registration Period: January 20 – January 30, 2017
Submission Deadline: February 04, 2017
Jury Evaluation: February 24 – March 10, 2017
Competition Results: March 20, 2017

Open to Architecture Students and Young Professionals (≤ 40 years old)

For more information visit www.arkxsite.com.

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