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Professional Area / Calls

2004 Scholarships

arquia/scholarships 2004 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 5th 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 2003/2004 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 2003.
      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 2004
      Registration period: 1 January to 30 April 2004
      Winners: first week of July 2004
      Awards ceremony: October 2004

    • 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.
      2004 Contest
      Students will be selected on the basis of the material submitted for 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.

      2004 Contest: 'Public-private, an intervention'
      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:
      The only document submitted must be a DIN A1 containing all the graphic information and texts.
      The report must not exceed 400 words in length and must deal with those aspects of the proposal that cannot be described in graphic documents.

      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.
      This motto must also be included in the application form ( 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
  • April 30th, 2004 at 12 pm

  • Deadline for sending documents
  • April 30th, 2004 at 12 pm

  • Jury
  • The jury will be composed of:


    Architect by ETSA Madrid in 1984 and professor of Projects in Alicante since 1999.
    His work has been awarded on numerous occasions, among which the COACV Award in 1987, 1992/93, 1996, 1999/00 and 2001/02; the Camuñas Award for young architects in 1996, the selection in the IV, V, and VI Biennial of Spanish Architecture in 1997, 1999 and 2001, as well as in the III Ibero-American Biennial of Architecture and Engineering in 2002.
    He has won several architecture contests such as those for the selection of preliminary projects for the construction of:
    . Office space for the Provincial Council of Alicante in 1986,
    . Chemical Technology Center at the University of Alicante in 1995,
    . Housing complex in the walled area of Madrid in 1989,
    . Association of Architects in Elche in 1998,
    . Quay and service building in the port of Alicante in 1997,
    . Centre for Tourism Research and Technology of the Balearic Islands in 2000 and
    . New Architecture Campus and CTT building in Sant Cugat del Vallès in 2001.
    . He was the winner of the Europan contest in its 1988 edition.

  • 2004 Contest Topic
  • 'Public-private, an intervention. Programmatic and physical definition of an affordable work environment'

    Program: A project capable of giving alternative access to spaces equipped for work that can be rented for very short periods of time (hours) should be proposed. It will be necessary to reflect on its viability from all the aspects that make it plausible: social need, real demand, diversity of forms of use, possibilities of management, financing, exploitation...
    Location: The location must necessarily be in an urban area, of public use and with a significant environmental component: streets, squares, parks, docks, ports, beaches... associated to the city where the school/studio of the student/architect candidate is located. The creation of a critical interference between the limits that determine what is public and what is private will be the main topic of the exercise.
    Technique: The project must prove sufficient definition of the technical-building proposals. It must also delve into non-conventional solutions, in accordance with the program and location proposal, incorporating possible and adequate material solutions whose quality lies not so much in their perfect definition as in their correct proposal for application.
    Economy: The economic aspects must be included in the proposal as of the preparation of the project, which must address the socio-economic conditions of the environment in which it is installed, to the purely technical aspects that will acquire plausibility once their cost structure is taken into consideration. In coherence with the above, the proposed architecture must be governed by a rigorous metric adjustment.
    Environmental: The rigid boundaries that separate the territories of public and private use in our social environment, have been, although weakly, somewhat blurred in the urban periphery landscape. The activity aims at environmental quality based on the weakening of the borders in the urban environment, where they remain firmly established.