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2006 Scholarships

arquia/scholarships 2006 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 7th 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 2005/2006 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 2005.
      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 III Online survey for Students of Architecture carried out by Arquia Foundation in 2005. 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

      David Chipperfield Architects

      DPA Dominique Perrault Architecte

      EMBT Arquitectos

      Emilio Tuñón Arquitectos

      Estudio Carme Pinós


      Foster and Partners 

      Herzog & De Meuron

      Juan Navarro Baldeweg


      NO.MAD Arquitectos. S.L.


      Rafael Moneo

      RCR Aranda Pigem Vilalta

    • Calendar
    • Call opening: 1 January 2006
      Registration period: 1 January to 30 April 2006
      Winners: first week of July 2006
      Awards ceremony: October 2006

    • 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.
      2006 Contest
      Students will be selected on the basis of 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.

      2006 Contest: 'Working the limit’
      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:
      A maximum of 2 images with the necessary information for their reproduction in Din A3 must be sent via the Internet only, through the call website. They must comply with the following characteristics:
      Dimensions: 1024 x 768 pixels
      Resolution: 72 dpi
      Size: 1 Mb in total
      Format: .jpg, .gif, .png
      The maximum size allowed for the file is 5 Mb.

      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
  • Registration for the arquia/scholarship contest can only be done through the online registration system, completing the form.

    To facilitate the registration process you can save the registration status and continue at another time.

  • Registration deadline
  • 30 April 2006 at 12 pm

  • Deadline for sending documents
  • 30 April 2006 at 12 pm

  • Jury
  • The jury will be composed of:


    Born in Navarra in 1957, Francisco Mangado is an architect from the School of Architecture of the University of Navarra, where he has been a professor since 1982. He has also been a visiting professor at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. Likewise, he has been Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor of Architecture at Yale University's School of Architecture. Mangado is also a professor of Projects in the Master of Architectural Design, an extraordinary professor of Projects at the School of Architecture of the University of Navarra, and a visiting professor at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. In June 2008, he promoted the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad, which works to foster the interaction of architecture with other disciplines of creation, thought and economics. Simultaneously to his academic activity and his dedication to the Foundation's programmes, he has been working as an architect from his studio in Pamplona.

    Through this professional work, he has received, among others, the Andrea Palladio Architecture Award, the Thiene Architecture Award, the Architécti Award, the CEOE and FAD Award, the First Place in the 20th edition of the 2005 Urban Planning, Architecture and Public Works Awards granted by the Madrid City Council. Besides, he has also been awarded the 2007 Saloni Architecture Award, the 2007 Enor Architecture Grand Prize, as well as the 2007 COAL First Place for Architecture. The Spanish Pavilion at Expo Zaragoza 2008 has won the following awards:

  • 2006 Contest Topic
  • 'Working the limit'

    'The geographical limit in architecture is decisive. Whether we like it or not, it marks an inexorable reality from which the project can hardly escape and to which it must respond sooner or later. However, cleverly assumed, it is at the origin of one of the most attractive fragments of architecture throughout history.
    A well-known composer has bought a plot in an idyllic landscape, or at least that is what he has told his friend. His intention is to retire there, to build a shelter where he can work in isolation during long periods of time. All he needs about the place is what he has asked his friend to do: to build on a dividing line between land and water, a physical boundary that he considers the limit par excellence, the limit of means and forms of life. His idea is that everything revolves around the studio, which has to be the centre of the ensemble, a wide place to work, check compositions and occasionally talk to a visiting friend. To this purpose, little else is needed: two modest rooms, a bathroom and a small kitchen will suffice. The only thing that is clear to him is that his shelter must be located, physically and conceptually, if possible, on that limit that represents so much for him.'