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Museum of the Ancient Nile International Competition

Registration: Early registration:  24 May, 2017 – 30 June, 2017 /   Registration: 01 July, 2017 – 22 September, 2017

Submission Deadline: October 6, 2017

Language: English, Spanish

Location: Aswan, Egypt

Prizes: Please see details below

Type: Architecture Students & Young Architects

 


With more than 6,800 km, the Nile is the longest river in Africa and for centuries it was considered to be the longest in the world. Located in the north-eastern part of the continent, it crosses 11 countries and has two major tributaries: the White Nile, which originates in Uganda and Kenya, named for the chalky colour of the sediment in its waters; and the Blue Nile, which originates in Ethiopia and is the source of most of the water in the river.

The predominant building materials used in ancient Egypt were adobe, used in homes and monumental buildings, and limestone, reserved for tombs and temples. Our understanding of Egyptian architecture is mainly based on its religious monuments, massive structures with slightly sloping walls and few openings, a method of construction used to obtain stability in mud walls.

Without the Nile the ancient Egyptian empire would never have existed. The Egyptians were keenly aware of the great river’s importance, regarding it as the creator of the fertile lands on which they lived and even worshipped a god, named Hapi, who represented the Nile.

Because the sun set every evening in the West, symbolizing death, and was reborn every morning in the East, representing life and resurrection, the cities and towns were always built on the eastern shore of the Nile and the necropolises and funeral temples on the western shore.


The objective of this competition for architecture students and young architects, Museum of the Ancient Nile (MoAN) Egypt, consists in conceiving of a museum that will submerge visitors in the ancient Nile and become an essential experience for tourists who wish to comprehend how Egyptian civilization proliferated.

Thanks to its privileged location, the proposed space will become an obligatory stop for people visiting the river, as a preamble to the history, mythology and monuments that the region contains. A global focal point for tourism that is capable of transmitting the importance of the ancient Nile for the history of Humanity.

The MoAN will provide an exhibition space that is a reference point for the Nile, integrated into the landscape and offering visitors a singular experience.


The following prizes will be awarded to proposals that best meet the purpose of the competition:

  • 1st Prize

3.750 euros + one year free subscription to El Croquis magazine + one year free subscription to AV Proyectos + one year free subscription to WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell magazine + Digital publication in Plataforma Arquitectura + Digital publication in Arquitectura Viva + Digital publication in WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell + Digital publication in The AAAA Magazine.

The winner or members of the winner team will take part of the Jury in the next architecture competition.

  • 2nd Prize

1.500 euros + one year free subscription to El Croquis magazine + one year free subscription to AV Proyectos + one year free subscription to WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell magazine + Digital publication in Plataforma Arquitectura + Digital publication in Arquitectura Viva + Digital publication in WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell + Digital publication in The AAAA Magazine.

  • 3rd Prize

625 euros + one year free subscription to El Croquis magazine + one year free subscription to AV Proyectos + one year free subscription to WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell magazine + Digital publication in Plataforma Arquitectura + Digital publication in Arquitectura Viva + Digital publication in WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell + Digital publication in The AAAA Magazine.

  • Arquideas Special Prize

The Arquideas Special Prize will be given, awarded with 500 euros, to the proposal with more votes from Arquideas Community users, among winners, honorable mentions and the finalist projects.

  • Honorable Mentions

Up to 5 Honorable Mentions will be given to the most interesting proposals in terms of architectural quality, and which have not received any of the first three prizes, and will be awarded with the following prize:

Digital publication in Plataforma Arquitectura + Digital publication in Arquitectura Viva + Digital publication in WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell + Digital publication in The AAAA Magazine.


The registration period falls between May 24, 2017 and September 22, 2017.

Early registration: (from May 24, 2017 to June 30, 2017)

  • 50 € individual registration
  • 75 € team registration (from 2 to 4 members)

Regular registration: (from July 1, 2017 to September 22, 2017)

  • 75 € individual registration
  • 100 € team registration (from 2 to 4 members)

Competition´s Jury

  • Xander Vermeulen│Director of XVW architectuur
  • Ione Ruete│Manager of Barcelona Building Construmat
  • Marisa Santamaría│Head of Institutional Relations and Special Projects of IED Madrid
  • Pilar Calderón│Architect, Co-founder of Calderon-Folch Studio
  • Silvia Perea│Curator of art and architecture
  • Andrés González-Meneses│Winner of CaVA Arizona architecture competition

Agenda

  • Registration: Early registration:  24 May, 2017 – 30 June, 2017 /   Registration: 01 July, 2017 – 22 September, 2017
  • Submission Deadline: October 6, 2017
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • Location: Aswan, Egypt
  • Prizes: Please see details below
  • Type: Architecture Students & Young Architects
  • Jury Deliberations: 07 October, 2017 – 02 November, 2017
  • Jury Decision: 03 November, 2017
  • Community vote: 13 November, 2017 – 01 December, 2017

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For further information

For further information about the Competition, visit the official website.

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