Arquine Convoca. Competition No. 20 MEXTRÓPOLI 2018 Pavilion
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Arquine Convoca. Competition No. 20 MEXTRÓPOLI 2018 Pavilion

September 18, 2017 @ 12:00 am - January 12, 2018 @ 12:00 am EDT


Arquine summons proposals for a pavilion which will be exhibited during MEXTRÓPOLI 2018, International Architecture and City Festival. The call for submissions is launched in the same year in which Arquine celebrates its twentieth anniversary.

The Arquine Contest starts like a reflexive ideas project discussion platform about urban topics as the reconversion of the future ex-airport of Mexico City, or the migrant’s way of life that you can find in the transit between Mexico and the United States.

Since the past two editions, the Contest not only calls to present ideas but also to build pavilions which itself are activators of social interactions, made by recyclable materials.

Since 19 years ago when Arquine first launched this competition, on average, 300 teams from more than 20 countries have registered.

Arquine’s International Architecture Contest calls for submissions to build and design a Pavilion which is temporarily inserted in the city. We seek sustainable and innovative proposals which aims to develop an open public program and constructs a place for the interaction between citizenship and architecture. The MEXTROPOLI 2018 Pavilion will turn into an active public space which promotes reflection on fundamental city topics; a pavilion which could be recyclable and reusable, providing knowledge and information, and activates urban space.

Based on the present contest, the participants have to project a structure which fulfills these specific conditions in terms of time, fees and characteristics. A foundation for evaluation of the proposal will be its capacity to induce and attract the public to its piece. The MEXTROPOLI Pavilion becomes in the referent of each edition of the Festival. More information can be found at:


September 18, 2017 @ 12:00 am EDT
January 12, 2018 @ 12:00 am EDT
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