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Portugal-Baleal: SITE THEATRE

Tag der Veröffentlichung 20.07.2017
Amtsblattnummer -
Termin 06.11.2017
Verfahren Wettbewerbsbekanntmachung
Zulassungsbereich Sonstige
Sprache EN


Portugal-Baleal: SITE THEATRE



Auslober / Competition Organizer
architecture competitions


Wettbewerbsbetreuung / Competition Contact
Any questions related to the information found within this brief may be addressed by sending your questions to the email address: or by using the contact form found on the ArkxSite website.

Questions will be answered and published on the FAQ page of the website on the date stated in the competition schedule. Questions related to this competition brief that are received after the FAQ deadline will not be addressed nor answered.

Wettbewerbsaufgabe / Competition Task
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 Theatre located on a site promontory near the Fortress of Baleal, in Baleal, Peniche, Portugal.

The Baleal Fortress is a significant landmark located within a remarkable place; a powerful natural scenery where the remains of the Fortress rises from the landscape and together with the cliff surfaces eroded by the wind 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.

The Site Theatre aims to create a new cultural destination and provide a place for open-air performances to enhance the experience within the landscape. The Site Theatre is a place to engage with the land, the sky and the sea, where performers and audience are both participants and observers while the landscape becomes a natural scenic venue.

Wettbewerbsart / Competition Type
International one-stage architecture ideas competition

Zulassungsbereich / Admission Area

Teilnehmer / Participants
The competition is open to all architecture students (undergraduate, graduate, master, PhD, etc.), young architects and young professionals with a degree in architecture studies (≤ 40 years old).

Each team may be composed of 1 up to 4 team members and may include multidisciplinary members (landscape architects, urban designers, artists, etc) as long as a single architecture student, young architect or young professional with a degree in architecture studies is part of the team. It is not mandatory to be a registered architect.

All members of the team must be ≤ 40 years old on the date of the submission deadline.

Anmeldung / Registration
All participants are required to submit the online registration form and complete a payment prior to the registration deadline established by the competition schedule in order for their competition proposal to be reviewed and evaluated.

The registration process can be completed in 3 simple steps:
1. Registration form
Complete and submit the registration form located on the ArkxSite website

2. Payment
Select one of the following payment options: PayPal or by Bank transfer (see Payment Methods).

3. Registration Code
Upon submitting the online registration form and completing the payment, the participant should email a copy of the transaction receipt to as proof of payment.
The email subject must include the name of the team leader.

Once both registration form and payment are completed and received by ArkxSite, the team leader will then receive a Registration Code by email within 48 hours (business days) confirming the registration in the competition. This Registration Code must be included in the upper right hand corner of the submitted panel.

Gebühren / Fees
Early registration period: July 20 - September 25, 2017; 60€ + VAT*
Regular registration period: September 26 - October 26, 2017; 75€ + VAT*
Late registration period: October 27 - November 06, 2017; 90€ + VAT*

* A tax of 23% (VAT rate in Portugal) will be applied to the fees listed above.
Early registration fee 60€ + 23% = 73,80€
Regular registration fee 75€ + 23% = 92,25€
Late registration fee 90€ + 23% = 110,70€

– The registration fee refers to a single competition submission with one registration code.
– Competitors may submit as many entries as they desire; however, each submission must have a unique registration code obtained through the registration form and payment process.
– Teams can not change the team leader or team members after submitting the online registration form and completing the payment.

Termine / Schedule
Competition opening: – July 20, 2017
FAQ questions deadline: – October 02, 2017
FAQ answers posted: – October 09, 2017
Early Registration period: – July 20 - September 25, 2017
Regular Registration period: – September 26 - October 26, 2017
Late Registration period: – October 27 - November 06, 2017
Submission Deadline: – November 11, 2017
Jury Evaluation: – December 02 - December 16, 2017
Competition Results: – January 12, 2018

Note: All deadlines are established @ 23:59 hrs (Current local time in Portugal)

Preise / Awards
1st Prize 2000 € (Two thousand euros)
2nd Prize 1000 € (One thousand euros)
3rd Prize 500 € (Five hundred euros)

7 Honorable Mentions

Leistungen / Submission Requirements
Submission Deadline: November 11, 2017
@ 23:59 hrs (Current local time in Portugal)

The competition submission will consist of a single digital file and should comply
with the following requirements:

File Format:
– (1) - A1 sized panel (84,1 cm x 59,4 cm), Landscape / Horizontal layout
– Registration Code must be located in the upper right-hand corner of the submitted panel

Graphic layout:
– Graphic layout includes text, drawings and renderings to be determined by each team; however, the program areas should be clearly identified on the panel.

File type / size / name:
– JPG (RGB Color) with 5 Megabytes (maximum). Recommended 300 dpi resolution. The JPG file may be compressed to a ZIP or RAR file format.
– File name should only include the Registration Code.
For example: ST00000.jpg

Unterlagen / Documents

The official language of the competition is English.