Again, Arquine summons to build a pavilion which will be expose during MEXTRÓPOLI 2018, International Architecture and City Festival. On the same year which Arquine celebrates its twentieth anniversary, the call is launched.
The Arquine Contest starts like a reflexive ideas project discussion platform about urban topics as the reconversion of the future ex-airport of Mexico City, or the migrant's way of life that you can find in the transit between Mexico and the United States.
Since the past two editions, the Contest not only calls to present ideas but also to build pavilions which itself are activators of social interactions, made by recyclable materials.
For 19 years ago which Arquine summons its contest and in average, 300 teams from more than 20 countries have been registered.
The Arquine's International Architecture Contest call up to build and design a Pavilion which, temporally inserted in the city, generates by its own speech, a sustainable and innovate proposal which aims the develop of an open public program, and constructs a place for the interaction between citizenship and architecture. The MEXTROPOLI 2018 Pavilion will turn into an active public space which promotes the reflection in fundamental city topics; a Pavilion with public vocation which could be recyclable and reusable which achieve incorporate itself as a ludic device, providing knowledge and information, and activates urban space.
Base on the present contest, the participants have to project a structure which fulfill the specific conditions in terms of time, fees and characteristics; considering, as a foundation for evaluate the proposal, the capacity to induce and attract public to its piece. The MEXTROPOLI Pavilion becomes in the referent of each edition of the Festival.
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