Lanzarote, the most northern island and east of the Canaries Islands archipelago, is located at a distance of 1,000 km from the Iberian Peninsula and 140 from the African coast. Presents its current volcanic morphology, thanks to the first volcanic eruptions between 1730 and 1736, making Lanzarote a mythical place. Lanzarote has Timanfaya National Park which is under the protection of the Biosphere Reserve of Unesco since 1993. The island is pure geology, undersea and lunar landscapes, clear waters, thirsty land, an oasis of palm trees, is in harmonious coexistence between man and nature. No doubt a land of contrasts. The competition of this summons is intended to contribute ideas for the creation of the International Museum of the Volcanoes (IMOV) in the vicinity of Mountain of Fire, on the island of Lanzarote. A museum of international scope which reflects the reality of the landscapes of volcanic characteristics, with the aim of becoming a meeting place, debate and discussion with experts on this matter.
This Contest is open to all national or international students of architecture, individually
or as a group of three members maximum.
October 15 th, 2010 Early Registration Deadline
November 15 th, 2010 Registration Period Ends
November 30 th, 2010 Deadline for Consultations
January 15 th, 2011 Deadline for Submission of Proposals