Press Release: Archiprix International 2016
Candidacies for next edition are open till 17th January
Archiprix Portugal is pleased to announce the opening of the 2016 edition of Archiprix Portugal Prize, which will, once again, distinguish the best Masters Thesis projects presented in the fields of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urbanism. Entries for this 2016 edition are possible until 17th January.
Being one of the institutional partners of the Archiprix Portugal 2016, docomomo International supported the development of this initiative.
"The Archiprix Portugal Prize was instituted in 2012, by the Serra Henriques Foundation (Lisbon) and the Archiprix Foundation (Rotterdam), involving the Portuguese Association of Architects and the Portuguese architecture schools.
Archiprix is internationally referenced as one of the most prestigious academic architecture awards, annually distinguishing the best Masters Thesis projects presented in the fields of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urbanism. The Archiprix Prize is characterized by the diversity of its projects. Contrasting the generality of architectural contests, Archiprix does not impose, a priori, a specific problematic. On the contrary, Archiprix promotes intellectual and academic diversity. For this reason, the projects themes, their presentation and their level of detail vary considerably from one another. The diversity and the high quality of the Archiprix projects represent, as a whole, an important contribution to the emerging national architecture projection.
In this sense, Archiprix establishes agreements with relevant entities regarding the disclosure of new talents in the field of architecture, giving them international visibility and privileged public exposure.
The Archiprix organization is composed of an Executive Committee and an Advisory Council, which is a non-executive operational and scientific counselling organ regarding the Jury´s creation and concerning the participation in academic meetings. The Prize winners inherently integrate this Council.
Archiprix Portugal falls within the International Archiprix Network, constituted by the counterpart initiatives Archiprix Holland Archiprix Chile Central Europe (Bosnia Herzegovina, Austria, Hungary, Croatia,Turkey Italy and Russia. Also part of the Archiprix network is the global scoped awards Archiprix International."
You can download the candidacy guide below. (Texts in Portuguese)
More details and instructions about the candidacies at: website (Portuguese)