Arquine celebrates 25 years calling the Contest with the aim of promoting competition as part of architectural culture. From the first editions, ideas were summoned and rewarded. Today, the contest invites you to design, build and activate a pavilion in the Historic Center of Mexico City within the framework of the MEXTRÓPOLI Architecture and City Festival; a pavilion that, temporarily inserted in the city, manages to generate, from its own discourse, an innovative and sustainable proposal; that allows the development of an open public program and that builds a place for interaction between architecture and citizenship.
Contestants must project a piece that meets the conditions specified in the rules of this contest in terms of time, costs and characteristics, considering the ability to provoke and attract the public, which will be a fundamental part of the evaluation of the proposal.
This Contest is open, anonymous and international in nature and is carried out in a single phase. It is governed by the provisions established in the administrative bases and technical bases.
Architects, designers, urban planners, sociologists, students and/or the like, from all over the world, individually or as a team, can participate. The proposals must be unpublished and not have been presented or awarded in previous contests.
• Convene, with a universal character, to present ideas for the development and construction of a Pavilion, recyclable and reusable, without exception, complying with the requirements established in these bases.
• Turn the Pavilion into a reference space within the framework of the MEXTRÓPOLI Architecture and City Festival, which manages to provide the festival with a space for reflection and discussion around architecture and the city.
The selection of the members of the Jury is very important. Their experience in the subject to be competed must be valued in order to ensure a high level of demand in the review of proposals. The Jury reserves the right to choose as the winner a proposal that, without exactly complying with all the bases, manages to propose a solution that is considered superior to the others.
The documents or comments generated in the plenary session of the Jury may be published in the various Arquine channels.
Sandra Barclay | Lima, Peru
Daniel Daou | Mexico City
Eva Franch i Gelabert | Barcelona / New York
Rocío Pina | Madrid
Diego Rivero Borrell | Mexico City
First Place | $100,000 Mexican Peso | Construction of the proposal for the MEXTRÓPOLI 2022 Pavilion*. Access to MEXTRÓPOLI for team members (2**) and delivery of a package of Arquine books
Second Place | $50,000 Mexican Peso | Access to MEXTRÓPOLI for team members (2**) and delivery of a package of Arquine books
Third Place | $25,000 Mexican Peso | Access to MEXTRÓPOLI for team members (2**) and delivery of a package of Arquine books
The Jury may agree to mention as many projects as it deems worthy of such a distinction.
*The winning team must follow up on the development of the work, provide Arquine with the plans of the executive project for the construction of the MEXTRÓPOLI Pavilion and follow up on its construction through the channels agreed after the moment of failure with the team of Archine.
** 2 accesses to MEXTRÓPOLI will be given per team, with prior request from the winners.
The economic prizes are with taxes included.
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