Register: JAN/28/2019, Submit: FEB/02/2019, Eligibility: Architecture students (undergraduate, graduate, master, PhD), young architects and professionals with a degree in architecture studies (≤ 40 years old); individually, (multidisciplinary) teams up to 4 member (architecture students, young architects or professionals, landscape architects, urban designers, artists, etc.), Fee: 60 EUR + VAT = 73.80 EUR (OCT/17 – DEC/17/2018), 75 EUR + VAT = 92.25 EUR (DEC/18/2018 – JAN/18/2019), 90 EUR + VAT = 110.70 EUR (JAN/19 – JAN/28/2019); VAT 23%, Awards: 1st Prize 2,000 EUR, 2nd Prize 1,000 EUR, 3rd Prize 500 EUR, 7 Honorable Mentions
The Site Chapel located on Pessegueiro Island in Porto Covo, Portugal, is a place of solitude and contemplation, an intimate space for reflection and a platform for meditation. Together with the roman archaeological remains, the Fort ruins and the enigmatic space of the quarry, the Site Chapel offers a unique experience within this remarkable landscape; it is a reflective journey and contemplative walk through memory, time and silence. The Pessegueiro Island is a significant landmark and a place of great cultural heritage and historical significance where the remains of the ‘Santo Alberto’ Fort together with the roman archaeological remains are notable features within this setting.
When generating a vision for an intervention located within such a spectacular place, it is essential that each design proposal emphasises, respects and celebrates the site and existing ruins, while providing visitors with a unique experience.
Provide a space of transition between the natural landscape and the ‘inner space’ of the Chapel.
- ‘Inner Space’
Provide an intimate space for introspection and contemplation, inviting visitors to experience a moment of silence and solitude.
This is the main space of the Site Chapel and can be a singular space or a sequence of spaces, open and / or enclosed to the natural elements.
Total area of the Site Chapel to be determined by each participant’s proposal (suggestion 40 – 60 m2)
The overall design of the Site Chapel must be sensitive to the surrounding context. There are no limitations in height, excavation or extension beyond the limits of the Pessegueiro Island. The spaces of the Site Chapel can be enclosed and / or open to the natural elements; the existing ruins may or may not be included within the Site Chapel design proposal. Because this is an ideas competition, urban planning and building regulations will not be applied to the design proposal.