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EL PANTÀ DE SAU - A BEACON FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE


CASH PRIZE / ALL WORK FEATURED IN DIGITAL GALLERY

EARLY REGISTRATION OPEN ONLY UNTIL JUNE

FEATURED IN THE ARCHITECTS' JOURNAL / ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW

LARSEN LIVERPOOL DESIGN COMPETITION

INTERNATIONAL DESIGN COMPETITION - EARLY REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!!

D E S C R I P T I O N

El Pantà de Sau is one of the most prominent features of its kind across the whole of Spain. The valley in which it lies was home to the small village of Sant Romà de Sau which is now submerged beneath the reservoir, apart from the Church steeple, which is still visible when the water level is low. The reservoir is one of many that provides water for Catalonia’s Capital city, Barcelona and is therefore of huge importance to the area.

The reservoir sits within Les Guilleries national park, a protected area spread across 8,300 hectares of the pre-Pyrenees within central Catalonia. Its mountainous landscape is made up of tree topped undulating mountains and dramatic sheer cliff edges. Steeped in nature, activities and rich history, the area has become a haven for the people of Catalonia and visitors to the region.


Considering the current environmental crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic that we are experiencing globally, it is important that we use our expertise as designers to create considerate and thoughtful sustainable architecture that feeds and nourishes both the earth and us as people. With this in mind, we are asking for applicants to design a piece of vernacular architecture that will be environmentally conscious with a minimal carbon footprint. It should set an example for how architecture can work with the surrounding landscape and benefit areas such as this protected natural park.


The idea is to provide an architectural beacon for the area that will attract short stay visitors and act as a gathering point. The building should also provide a space for meditation and reflection for visitors and the local community to come and step out of their everyday troubles, with a close connection to the surrounding nature and scenery.

A W A R D S


Larsen is providing an opportunity to showcase your skill and creativity. This competition is open to all designers and design students.


ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL HAVE THEIR WORK DISPLAYED IN OUR VIRTUAL GALLERY

1. WINNING TEAM:

A cash prize of £500 will be awarded to the winning team.

Photos and information about the winners will be published on our website.

Winners will be offered the opportunity to act as jurors for one of our next competitions.

Free entry into one of our next competitions (winners cannot participate and act as a juror in the same competition).

2. The top 5 runners up will have their competition entries displayed on our website and social media platforms and an open vote will select one of these five entries to be first runner up and therefore, the Public Favourite.

The first runner up will also receive a 50% discount off the entry fee for one of our next competitions.

The remaining four entries will receive honourable mentions and have their entries published on our website.

3. A further five honourable mentions will be awarded and published on our website with details about the designers.

Winners are selected at the Jurors’ discretion.


4. All entries will be showcased on our website within a virtual gallery!


We are trying to gain momentum by hosting this, and future, competitions so that we may create a platform for designers to share their work and have their say! Many competition hosts select a small group of work to put forward and display and many of the amazing projects that are produced are not displayed. We want to celebrate your hard work and showcase it within our virtual gallery! Register now and take part to have your work showcased.

E N T R Y F E E S


Early Birds £25/team

(Now – 1st June 2021)


Standard Registration £35/team

(2nd July – 1st October 2021)

Late registrations £50/team

(2nd October 2021 – 20th December 2021)


Once payment has been received, an email will be sent containing further details of the competition, exact site location, topography files, photographs and any other relevant documentation.


There is no limit to the number of submissions, but each submission requires a separate entry fee. A minimum of 11 groups must participate for the competition to go ahead. Entry fees are non-refundable.

C A L E N D A R


Early Registration: Open- 1st June 2021


Standard Registration: 2nd June – 1st October 2021


Late registration: 2nd October- 20th December 2021


Submission:

11.59pm (UK time) 20 December 2021


Results Announcement: 15th January 2022

S U B M I S S I O N


A zip folder (max 10mb) with the group name emailed to competitions@larsenliverpool.com containing:


A single A1 presentation board of the proposed design submitted as a 300dpi


PDF document with a text summary of the project (max 1000 words).


Languages – English, Catalan, Spanish

T H E J U R Y

RYAN WENHAM

Liverpool & Barcelona

University of Liverpool - Architecture


MARC PRATS I NUÑEZ

Barcelona & Liverpool

University of Barcelona - English Studies

Leeds Beckett University - Psychology


DANIELA PICO PEREZ

Quito, Liverpool & Shanghai

XJTLU University Architecture


ISABELLA D'IPPOLITI

Barcelona & Rome

Sapienza Università di Roma - Architecture

Neoland - Ux/Ui Designer


CONNAH O'NEILL

Liverpool

John Moores University - Architecture

LYA Society

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