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Professional Area / Calls

2005 Scholarships

arquia/scholarships 2005 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 6th 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 2004/2005 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 2004.
      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 2005
      Registration period: 1 January to 30 April 2005
      Winners: first week of July 2005
      Awards ceremony: October 2005

    • 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.
      2005 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.

      2005 Contest: 'Senses'
      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:
      2 DinA3 must contain the necessary documentation expressing the proposed architectural project.

      Proposals submitted by means other than the Internet or received after the call has been closed will not be accepted. Submissions must be made individually. To ensure the anonymity of the participant before the jury, the files sent must omit personal data. Delivered material must include, in a clear and visible way, the motto chosen by the contestant and their school of origin. The jury's decision will be final. The Foundation reserves the right to reproduce and/or exhibit all or part of the proposals submitted to the contest.

  • 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 30, 2005 at 12 pm

  • Deadline for sending documents
  • April 30, 2005 at 12 pm

  • Jury
  • The jury will be composed of:


    Carmen Pigem finished her studies at the Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura del Vallès in 1987 and since 1988 she has been working with Rafael Aranda and Ramon Vilalta, now under the name RCR ARQUITECTES in her hometown Olot. They are National Award of Culture in Architecture 2005 from the Generalitat Catalunya, Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres 2008 from the République Française, Honorary Members for the AIA American Institute of Architecture 2010, International Award 2011 'Belgian Building Awards' and Honorary Members for the RIBA Royal Institute of British Architects 2012. Since 1989 they have been consultant architects for the La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park and have taught Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture (1989-2001, Vilalta) and Projects (1992-2004, Pigem), having written essays on architecture and landscape. They have won different international contests (the last ones, the Parque del camino condal in Barcelona, the Waalsekrook Multimedia library in Belgium, the Soulages Museum in France, the Crematorium of Hofheide in Belgium and The Edge Business Bay in Dubai) and have received distinctions in the work among which three finalist works in the European Union Mies Van der Rohe Awards stand out. Some of the awarded works have been exhibited in different events (the last one, Global Ends in the Toto Gallery.Ma in Tokyo) and now published in different monographs, the last one 'El Croquis', Nº 162 (IV), RCR Arquitectes 2003-2012. Abstracción Poética, 'AV', No. 137, 'El Croquis', No. 138 (V), RCR Architectes 2003-2007 Los atributos de la naturaleza, 'RCR' 3C Design, Korea

  • 2005 Contest topic
  • 'Senses'

    Says Louis I. Kahn:
    'A man with a book goes into the light. This is how a library begins'
    Define a space of three thousand cubic meters for reading, from perception.
    There are as many perceptions as views.
    'What the view does is to invent perceptive possibilities in the real properties of the stimulus. Probe the reader to look at a word without reading it. The letters are lines, but the intelligent eye does not want to rest on them, and goes beyond them. He doesn't see: he reads. And this elaborate perception is inevitable. J.A. Marina
    And Kahn also says:
    'The building in question is part of a man who wants to read a book.'