Can you imagine designing a pavilion for more than a thousand people? Arquine presents the call for the construction of a pavilion that will be exhibited during MEXTRÓPOLI, the Architecture and City Festival, during its edition in 2019.
The international architecture competition Arquine calls for submissions to design and build a pavilion that exists in the city temporarily, is able to generate from its own discourse a sustainable approach, which contemplates an open public program, and builds a place for interaction between architecture and citizenship. Participants must design a structure that complies with the requirements specific to the rules of this competition in terms of time, cost and characteristics. Considered as a fundamental part of the thematic approach should be discussions of how the structure will be carried out. This way the MEXTRÓPOLI Pavilion will become a traveling purposeful device that opens a global space each year, generating ideas that revolve around the development process of architecture and the city, which in turn will become the benchmark per se of each edition of the Festival of Architecture and City.
The Arquine competition begins as a discussion platform on urban issues such as the reconversion of the future airport in Mexico City, or the ways of living of migrants who are transiting between Mexico and the United States. For four years now, the competition has called not only for the presentation of ideas but also for the construction of a pavilion that is an activator of social interactions and that is made of recyclable materials. Since the competition evolved to build projects, the first and second places have been installed in Mexico City Centro Histórico.
Registrations for the Arquine Competition No.21 will be open from July 2018 till January 2019. More info
Coordination: Anna Adrià Reventós, concurso [at] arquine.com