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ArkxSite announced Site Lake Baths Competition Winners

Portugal Architecture News - Nov 12, 2015 - 12:56   5402 views

1st prize winner: LB15082 Álvaro Olivares Peralta, Sevak Asatryan, Esther Sanchis Llopis, Eduardo Sancho Calzada, Spain

ArkxSite has announced its latest competition Site Lake Baths _ Serra da Estrela, Portugal winners- This international one-stage architecture competition invited 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 Lake Baths located in Serra da Estrela, Portugal. Lagoa Comprida is a remarkable lake in a prominent landscape. A place with one of the most impressive traces from the Ice Age period, a glacier lake with impressive fields of erratic boulders.

When generating a vision for an intervention located within such a spectacular place, it was essential that each proposal sould have emphasized, respected and celebrated the site, while providing visitors with a unique experience. The jury members composed of Fran Silvestre (Spain)-Fran Silvestre Arquitectos, Marc Jay (Denmark)-WE architecture and Mauro Turin (Argentina / Switzerland) -Mauro Turin Architectes. These results are composed of 7 teams of young professional architects and 3 teams of architecture students!

1st prize- Jury remarks: The project resolves in a convincing and a precise way the dialectical relation between the artificial and the natural, at the same time that proposes a great functional and constructive clarity. With minimal resources it manages to create a diversity of atmospheres of great spatial richness, susceptible of producing the emotion. Its simplicity gives it the sobriety and elegance that fits perfectly in an environment of such strong character. The proposal also has a valuable timeless component.

2nd prize winner: LB15114 Adrian Yau, Kenneth Wong, Cyrus Wong, Jin Chen, Japan

2nd prize- Jury remarks: The project makes disappear the limits between the interior and the exterior in order that the constructed and the natural intermingle finely and poetically, looking for a primitive and demanding relation of the human being with the natural elements (particularly with the low temperatures) that takes the experience of the space to its first function of refuge. This project highlights the relationship generated in which the proposal is interlaced with the environment through a reduced geometry to the minimum expression through a line, so that nature and program are interlaced and coexist under the same cover.

3rd prize winner: LB15106 Louise Husman, Sweden

3rd prize- Jury remarks: The project assumes a distance of the nature and a search of formal affirmation over the landscape at the territorial scale. On the contrary, at the scale of uses it seeks to approach nature by withdrawing into itself leaving place to the preeminence of the natural. This ambiguity added to a strict and clear functional definition, produces an object of great conceptual force. Project with clear references of Portuguese architecture. Stands out for their pure lines and marked geometry that evokes to rocks that emerge by fusing with the place.

Honorable Mentions:

LB15069 Maja Nikolic, Dejan Pavlovic, Darko Pavicevic, Dusan Ogrizovic (Serbia) LB15077 Andrzej Gwizdala, Marcin Szpil (Spain)

LB15011 Baptiste Coltier (France)

LB15118 Timothée Bossard, Achille Gauquelin (France)

LB15031 Kunkook Bae, Sungjoon Chae, Seung Won Song (USA)

LB15091 Daniele Bonetti, Pietro Dardano (Italy)

LB15096 Christopher Bonauli, Ihvan Pahrevy, Kania Thea Pradipta (Indonesia) 

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