Competition introduction

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Gaudi La Coma 
Artists’ Residences

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Gaudi La Coma 
Artists’ Residences

Antoni Gaudi is probably Barcelona’s most famous and most beloved architect. His work can be found all over the city, as he designed some of the world’s most recognised landmarks, including the Sagrada Família which he sadly never saw completed.

 

 Antoni Gaudi was a Catalan architect from Spain known as the greatest exponent of Catalan Modernism

 

Gaudi's work can be found all over Barcelona as he designed some of the world’s most recognized landmarks, including the Sagrada Família which he sadly never saw completed.

 

Inspired by nature and determined to support local communities, Gaudi was an architectural revolutionary. Gaudi’s design principles were far ahead of his time, incorporating sustainability and social impact into his projects a hundred years before most people realized how important they would become.

 

Gaudi’s design principles: innovation, social impact, sustainability, beauty, and symbology.


The Gaudi La Coma Artists’ Residences is the first in a series of design competitions run in partnership with the Gaudi Knowledge Association and Inngenium Lab to celebrate Gaudi’s intellectual heritage.

For this competition, participants are asked to submit designs for a sustainable artists’ residence and education complex called “La Coma”. It will be located in Huesca, Spain, and would need to follow Antoni Gaudi’s design values and principles of sustainability, functionality, aesthetics, and innovation.

The jury is looking for designs that have the potential to become iconic landmarks while still remaining sensitive to the natural surroundings.

 

For this competition, participants are asked to submit designs for a sustainable artists' residence and education complex called “La Coma”. It will be located in Huesca, Spain, and would need to follow Antoni Gaudi’s design values and principles of sustainability, functionality, aesthetics, and innovation.

 

The competition site is an olive and almond tree estate in Puebla de Fantova, 3 hectares in size, with construction dating back from 1700.

 

Download the full competition brief for more information!

The competition is open to all. No professional qualification is required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (4 team members maximum). Correspondence with organizers must be conducted in English; All information submitted by participants must be in English

Full competition brief

All information can be downloaded as often as required; no additional information or material will be provided after registration.

  • - (!) FULL COMPETITION BRIEF
    - SITE PLAN CAD & PDF
    - SITE PHOTO & VIDEO

Prizes

10,000 € + Construction
Total Prize Fund
1st PRIZE
4,000 €
Publications
Certificate of Achievement
2nd PRIZE
2,500 €
Publications
Certificate of Achievement
3rd PRIZE
1,000 €
Publications
Certificate of Achievement
GAUDI KNOWLEDGE ASSOCIATION AND INNGENIUM LAB FAVOURITE AWARD
1,000 €
Publications 
Certificate of Achievement
BUILDNER STUDENT AWARD (more details)
1,000 €
+ 50 € ARCHHIVE BOOKS Gift Card 
+ 50 Points  Buildner Architecture University Rankings 

Publications 
Certificate of Achievement
BUILDNER SUSTAINABILITY AWARD (MORE DETAILS)
500 €


Publications 
Certificate of Achievement
+ 6 HONOURABLE MENTIONS

 

CERTIFICATE:


Buildner will also acknowledge the outstanding performance of all winners and honourable mentions with Certificates of Achievement.

Publicity campaign

The Buildner’s extensive global publicity campaign for the competition winners:

  • "SEEN BY" ONE MILLION Results published on buildner.com - one of the leading websites in the industry and is visited by over one million unique visitors each year.
  • "SEEN BY" 800 000 MORE Publications on Buildner's social networks (over 600,000 followers) and newsletter campaigns (over 200,000 subscribers).
  • INTERVIEW Exclusive interview published with the results and shared on Buildner's social networks.
  • MOVIE The competition winners will be granted and opportunity to submit a movie about themselves. The video will be published on the Buildner's website and social networks.
  • MEDIA PARTNERS The competition results will get international art and design media coverage and will be featured in the world’s leading architecture media outlets.

Jury panel

Jury members shall under no circumstances be contacted by competition participants or their representatives. Participants who attempt to contact jury members, shall be disqualified.

All jury members are involved in the evaluation based on their availability at that time. All communication regarding the competition should only be carried out with Buildner staff. For any questions please contact us on [email protected]

 

Find the extended list of jury panel biographies here!

Ben Van Berkel Founder and Principle, UNStudio Netherlands
Julien De Smedt founder and director of JDS Architects Denmark
Anna Maria Orrù Senior Lecturer at Konstfack – University of Arts, Crafts and Design Sweden
Julio Cano founder of canobardin Spain
Arturo Mc Clean Architect at Barcelona based Miralles Tagliabue EMBT Spain
Inés Olavarrieta Architect and designer at selgascano Spain
Miguel Rusca Mestre Co-founders, Nordest architecture SLP Spain
Jordi Riembau Ribot Co-founders, Nordest architecture SLP Spain
Bárbara Bardin Co-Founder of Madrid-based studio Canobardin Spain
Patricia Grande Project Manager and Partner, Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos Germany

Key dates

Closing date for registration

04 November, 2022

Closing date for project submission

09 December, 2022 (11:59pm London time)

Announcement of the winners

17 February, 2023

Competition Q&A deadline: 10 November, 2022

In order to guarantee equal opportunities to all competition participants,
no new questions will be answered after this deadline!

Registration fees

  • Registration Deadline
    14 September - 04 November
  • Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
    145 €
  • Students
    115 €
+4.5% VAT
  • Registration Deadline
    14 September - 04 November
  • Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
    145 €
  • Students
    115 €
+4.5% VAT

STUDENT REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS


Contact us to receive special student rates for group registrations (discount applies for 3+ registrations from one university/school) and to receive further information and support for getting your students involved in architecture competitions. Send us request from your university email address along with basic information about yourself and your university/school. Please note that only recognized university staff can apply for the reduced student rate.

 

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F.A.Q.

General questions

Click on "register now", fill in all the required fields, choose your payment method and submit your information. You will be forwarded to Paypal or CPS secure payment gateway, to cover the competition fee. Once we receive your payment, we'll send you an email with your username and password to upload your submission directly to the website.
You can add/remove/edit team member information as often as you want in the upload panel, up until the submission deadline.
Only one proposal per registration is permitted. Participants are entitled to register multiple times if they wish to participate in the competition with several proposals.
Yes we are in the process of negotiating with multiple international industry-related media representatives. The list of media partners is constantly updated on our website, please check it regularly to find latest updates.
Yes. If the jury panel selects a Student award's submission for the top 3, it will automatically be awarded both prizes.
Yes. If the jury panel selects a Green award's submission for the top 3, it will automatically be awarded both prizes.
No. Competition entries are evaluated anonymously. The participant registration type is only revealed upon the announcement of the results.
Please contact us – [email protected] and we will address the problem directly.
The short answer is yes, you may submit a previously published design concept as long as you are the author. Before re-submitting your project, please carefully read the following clarification points listed here - architecturecompetitions.com/resubmit-your-design
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