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Professional Area / Calls

2003 Scholarships

arquia/scholarships 2003 call


20 scholarships to do professional internships in European architecture studios

  • Requirements
  • The Arquia Foundation, taking into account the educational value of practical knowledge of the profession and geographic mobility, announces the 4th edition of the arquia/scholarships call, which awards 20 scholarships to students in the final years of their studies and to young recently graduated architects, for professional internships in European architecture studios.

    • Candidates
    • Students of Architecture and young architects with Spanish nationality or citizens with a residence permit in Spain who, on the date of completion of the application, meet the following requirements may apply for the scholarship:
      a) Having passed, in a Spanish School of Architecture, at least 60% of the credits required to obtain the degree of architect.
      b) Being registered in the 2002/2003 academic year in a Spanish School of Architecture.
      Having obtained the degree of architect in a Spanish School of Architecture or have obtained the degree abroad and have validated it in Spain, after 30 April 2002.
      Candidates who have received a scholarship from Arquia Foundation in a previous call will not be eligible for the scholarship.

    • Destinations. Participating studios
    • The destination studios are selected by the students of Spanish Schools of Architecture as their favourite places for a professional internship, according to the results of the II Online survey for students of Architecture carried out by Arquia Foundation in 2002. The updating of the destination studies is done every 3 years through an online survey.
      The studios participating in this call, with which Arquia Foundation has agreed the admission of interns, are the following:

      Ábalos & Herreros

      AJN Atelier Jean Nouvel

      Alberto Campo Baeza

      Álvaro Siza

      Carles Ferrater

      Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos

      DPA Dominique Perrault Architecte

      EMBT Arquitectos

      Emilio Tuñón Arquitectos

      Estudio Carme Pinós


      Foster and Partners 

      G. Vázquez Consuegra

      Herzog & De Meuron

      Josep Llinàs

      Juan Navarro Baldeweg

      A Coruña
      Manuel Gallego



      Rafael Moneo

    • Calendar
    • Call opening: 1 January 2003
      Registration period: 1 January to 30 April 2003
      Winners: first week of July 2003
      Awards ceremony: October 2003

    • Participation modes
    • There are two ways to participate: academic record and contest. You can choose to participate in one or both of them simultaneously. 10 scholarships are available for each modality. To ensure proper geographical distribution of the scholarships, this will be weighted in proportion to the number of valid registrations received by centre and modality.
      Academic Record
      Candidates will be selected on the basis of their academic record. This will be evaluated by the average of the marks obtained in the subjects passed in the degree course, as well as by the average of the marks obtained in the subjects passed in Projects (for this purpose, all those that depend on the Architectural Projects Department will be considered). These average grades will be calculated by the applicant, as specified in Annex I of the Terms and Conditions.
      2003 Contest
      Students will be selected based on the material submitted to the contest.

    • Documentation and submission
    • Information may be edited until registration deadline.
      Academic record
      Once the registration has been completed, access the private user area with your e-mail and password credentials and enter the average of the grades described above in the box provided for this purpose (section scholarships, option 'edit participation')
      Subsequently, preselected participants will be required to submit their academic records in PDF format.

      2003 Contest: 'Public-private: an interference'
      Once the registration has been completed, access the private user area with your e-mail and password credentials, and attach the required documents and complete the required fields.
      Required material:
      Three DIN A-3 sheets at most, with the report included in the drawing (one DIN A-4 sheet).

      Submissions must be made individually. To ensure the anonymity of the participant before the jury, the files sent must omit personal data and include, clearly and visibly, the motto chosen by the contestant and their school. This motto must also be included in the Application Form, which can be found at, and must be sent by online means. The Jury's decision will be final.

  • Registration
  • Delivery of material required for the contest can be made to any office of the Architects Credit Union or to Arquia Foundation headquarters (calle Arcs, núm. 1, 08002 Barcelona, e-mail: Material sent before the end date and not received at the Foundation within seven days will not be considered.
    The Foundation is not responsible for lost or damaged material. Proposals submitted will not be returned. The Foundation reserves the right to reproduce and/or exhibit all or part of the material.

  • Registration deadline
  • 30 April, 2003 at 12 pm

  • Deadline for sending documents
  • 30 April, 2003 at 12 pm

  • Jury
  • The jury will be composed of:

    Iñaki Ábalos

    Iñaki Ábalos (San Sebastián, 1956) is an architect from Madrid's Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura (ETSAM), doctor of architecture and architectural projects professor at the ETSAM. He was Kenzo Tange Professor (2009), and since 2010 he has been a guest professor at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design (GSD). Founding partner of Ábalos&Herreros (1984- 2006) and Ábalos+Sentkiewicz architects, he has also been a member of the scientific committee of the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) in Montreal (since 2005) and of the board of directors of the Barcelona Institute of Architecture (since 2008). He is director of the Laboratory of Contemporary Landscapes and Techniques (since 2002), and in 2009 the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) granted him its international membership. He has taught at the Architectural Association (London), the EPF (Lausanne) and at the North-American universities of Columbia, Princeton and Cornell. He is the author of 'Le Corbusier: Rascacielos' (Madrid City Council, 1988), 'Técnica y arquitectura' (Nerea, Madrid, 1992) and 'Natural artificial' (ExitLMI, Madrid, 1999), with Juan Herreros; and 'La buena vida' (Editorial Gustavo Gili, Barcelona, 2000), the two volumes of 'Atlas pintoresco' (Editorial Gustavo Gili, Barcelona, 2005 and 2007), of Alejandro de la Sota' monograph (Architects Credit Union Foundation, Barcelona, 2009; with Josep Llinàs and Moisés Puente), and editor of 'Naturaleza y artificio' (Editorial Gustavo Gili, Barcelona, 2009).

  • 2003 Contest Topic
  • 'Work, nature and leisure'

    To upkeep a Natural Park it is required to build a small 'Multipurpose Hall' with five offices, two secretary offices, a meeting room, toilets and a dressing room, a small kitchen and dining room, as well as an exhibition and storage area. Each of these spaces must measure around 15-20 m2 (240 m2). In addition, a 50 m2 rest and reception area for visitors and a garage for two off-road vehicles are planned, all on one floor (total 350 m2).
    This 'Multipurpose Hall' must be a Pavilion located in a Natural Park in the Autonomous Community where the candidate resides, located in an accessible but not necessarily predominant location. It should convey, in a very efficient and concise way, the relations that contemporary society establishes with the natural environment and the possibilities that the New Forms of Work Organisation offer for the reformulation of working space without resorting either to open floor plans or to corridor and cell schemes.