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Portugal
Olive Guest House

Olive farming and olive oil production have been an important part of civilization since the ancient Greeks, and the liquid gold that is produced has been a staple of wealthy societies for centuries.

 

The Portugal Olive Guest House competition is run in partnership with the Verde family, tasking participants with presenting designs for a guest house to be constructed on their property. The guest house would be centered around a multipurpose space that would mainly function as an olive oil tasting room.

 

Portugal is one of the largest producers of olive oil in the world, providing the warm and dry climate that is necessary for olive trees to flourish. And while olive oil production has changed dramatically in the past few years, it's been seen to date back as far as the Bronze Age.

 

As Portuguese olive groves have recently modernized from traditional groves into modern, efficient, and competitive ones, production has boomed and exceeded 150% of consumption.

 

Portugal is one of the largest producers of olive oil in the world, providing the warm and dry climate that is necessary for olive trees to flourish. 


As Portuguese olive groves have recently modernized from traditional groves into modern, efficient, and competitive ones, production has boomed and exceeded 150% of consumption.

This has been due to the construction of the Alqueva dam, which allowed for more intensive groves, and the modernization of olive oil mills that allowed for more production than ever before.

The Verde family has long had its roots in central Portugal, tracing its origins back to two families of farmers and construction workers. Through generations of hard work, the family is now successfully producing homemade olive oil that relies on traditional methods and put their heart and passion into every drop.

The Portugal Olive Guest House competition is run in partnership with the Verde family, tasking participants with presenting designs for a guest house to be constructed on their property. The guest house would be centered around a multipurpose space that would mainly function as an olive oil tasting room.

As winning designs will be put forward for consideration for construction, the Verde family is asking participants to offer solutions that will best reflect the spirit of utilitarianism while also being a prolific example of green building practices and sustainable design.

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

The full competition brief can be downloaded as often as required; no additional information will be provided after registration.

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    - SITE CAD&PDF PLAN
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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
VERDE FAMILY FAVORITE 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
500 €
+ 50 € AAPPAREL.com Gift Card 


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

All communication regarding the competition should only be carried out with Buildner staff. For any questions please contact us on [email protected]

Buildner is committed to selecting the most qualified industry professionals to comprise its jury panels. Jury panels consist of architects, in addition to professionals from other professional backgrounds that are relevant to the competition topic, to guarantee the most objective competition results.

You may find the invited jury list from previous competitions here – https://architecturecompetitions.com/guest-jury/

Key dates

Closing date for registration

21 April, 2023

Closing date for project submission

02 June, 2023 (11:59pm London time)

Announcement of the winners

07 July, 2023

Competition Q&A deadline: 26 April, 2023

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

Registration fees

  • Early Bird Registration
    17 November - 08 December
  • Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
    115 €
  • Students
    95 €
+4.5% VAT
  • Advance Registration
    09 December - 27 January
  • Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
    125 €
  • Students
    115 €
+4.5% VAT
  • Last Minute Registration
    28 January - 21 April
  • Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
    155 €
  • Students
    125 €
+4.5% VAT
  • Early Bird Registration
    17 November - 08 December
  • Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
    115 €
  • Students
    95 €
+4.5% VAT
  • Advance Registration
    09 December - 27 January
  • Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
    125 €
  • Students
    115 €
+4.5% VAT
  • Last Minute Registration
    28 January - 21 April
  • Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
    155 €
  • Students
    125 €
+4.5% VAT
  • Early Bird Registration
    17 November - 08 December
  • Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
    115 €
  • Students
    95 €
+4.5% VAT
  • Advance Registration
    09 December - 27 January
  • Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
    125 €
  • Students
    115 €
+4.5% VAT
  • Last Minute Registration
    28 January - 21 April
  • Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
    155 €
  • Students
    125 €
+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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