Space for contemplation and a landmark in the landscape of steep cliffs, immeasurable water and an open horizon.
Register: SEP/19/2022, Submit: SEP/24/2022, Eligibility: Architecture students, young architects and young professionals with a degree in architecture studies (≤ 40 years old); individually, (multidisciplinary) teams up to 4 members (architects, landscape architects, urban designers, artists), Fee: 60 EUR (JUN/01 – AUG/01/2022), 80 EUR (AUG/02 – SEP/09/2022), 100 EUR (SEP/10 – SEP/19/2022); +23% VAT, Awards: 1st Prize: 2,000 EUR, 2nd Prize: 1,000 EUR, 3rd Prize: 500 EUR, 7 Honorable Mentions
The ‘Site Retreat’ is a powerful place to increase and stimulate the senses, to feel the weight and depth of the sheer cliffs, the immensity of the water and the openness of the horizon; it is a space for contemplation and a landmark within the landscape. There are no limitations in height, excavation or extension beyond the cliff edges. The Cabo da Roca, located about 40 km northwest of Lisbon in Portugal, is the most western point of continental Europe. It is described by the great Portuguese poet Luís de Camões as the place ‘Where the land ends and the sea begins’, in ‘Os Lusíadas’.