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ARKxSITE is pleased to announce the SITE MAUSOLEUM international architecture ideas competition for architecture students and young professionals.

Registration is now open.



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 Mausoleum located in the Jaspe Quarry, ‘Serra da Arrábida’, Portugal.


The Jaspe Quarry is a remarkable place within a powerful natural scenery where the remains of an old quarry carved into the landscape, together with the massive cliffs dropping dramatically into the Atlantic Ocean, are notable features within this setting.


The desactivated quarries display the natural beauty of the ‘Arrábida Brecha’, a unique ornamental stone used in several monuments within this region (also known as “Arrábida Marble”). The Jaspe Quarry was closed in 1976 when the Arrábida Natural Park was created.


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, while providing visitors with a unique experience.


The Site Mausoleum, located on a prominent landscape, is a place of memory and solitude, a tranquil atmosphere for introspection and remembrance; it is an intimate journey through time and silence, offering visitors a unique experience within the immensity of the place.




1. Entrance *

Provide a space of transition between the natural landscape and the Mausoleum.


2. Memory room *

Provide a place of memory and remembrance, an intimate space for introspection offering visitors a moment of silence and solitude.


This is the main space of the Site Mausoleum and it can be a singular space or a sequence of spaces.


3. Resting / outdoor area *

Provide an outdoor area, a place of quietness, stillness and profound tranquility to enhance the relationship with the landscape. A water feature may be introduced into the design of the Site Mausoleum.


* Areas to be determined by each participant’s design proposal.


Total area of the Site Mausoleum to be determined by each participant’s proposal.(suggestion 60 – 120 m2)




1st Prize 2000€ (two thousand euros)

2nd Prize 1000€ (one thousand euros)

3rd Prize 500€ (five hundred euros)

7 Honorable Mentions

All submissions will be published on the ArkxSite website.
All reasonable efforts will be made to publish and promote the winners and honorable mentions in architectural magazines and blogs worldwide; however, such results will rely on agreements made with the publication entities.


Competition Opening: March 11, 2019
Early Registration Period: March 11 – May 13, 2019
Regular Registration Period: May 14 – June 17, 2019
Late Registration Period: June 18 – June 24, 2019
Submission Deadline: June 29, 2019
Jury Evaluation: July 05 – July 19, 2019
Competition Results: August 30, 2019

Open to Architecture Students and Young Professionals (≤ 40 years old)

  • Tema: SITE MAUSOLEUM . International Architecture Ideas Competition

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