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Professional Area / Calls

2007 Scholarships

arquia/scholarships 2007 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 VIII 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 2006/2007 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 April 30, 2006.
      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 2007
      Registration period: 1 January to 30 April 2007
      Winners: first week of July 2007
      Awards ceremony: October 2007

    • 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.
      2007 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.

      2007 Contest: 'Reconstruction at 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:
      Power Point document of 20 slides, in which all the documentation must be included: diagrams, floors, elevations, sections, perspectives, photomontage, photographs of the models, reports, etc.
      The maximum size allowed for the Power Point 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
  • April 30, 2007 at 12 pm

  • Deadline for sending documents
  • April 30, 2007 at 12 pm

  • Jury
  • The jury will be composed of:


    Emilio Tuñón Alvarez (1959) and Luis M. Mansilla (1959), founders of the thinking cooperative CIRCO, are tenured professors of the department of architectural projects of Madrid School of Architecture and have been professors at Princeton University School of Architecture (2008-2010) and at Harvard Graduate School of Design (2006). They have been awarded the 2007 Mies van der Rohe Award, the 2003 Spanish National Architecture Award and the 2001 and 2007 FAD Awards.

  • 2007 Contest Topic
  • 'Reconstruction at the limit'

    'The photograph, which appeared in El País newspaper on 3 August 2006, shows the tragic effects of the offensive carried out by the Israeli army in response to the Hezbollah attacks from southern Lebanon. The work proposed for applicants of the 2007 Architects Credit Union Foundation Scholarships consists of a proposal for reconstructing the residential building that appears in the foreground of the photograph, as part of the campaign for the reconstruction of Lebanon which, financed by different countries, will be carried out over the next few years. The only information available to the applicants is what can be deduced from the photograph. Therefore, it will be necessary to do a prior analysis and interpretation of the data that can be extracted from the image. The proposal should try to influence the greatest number of sides of the polyhedral heart of architecture, that is to say, on, among others, ideological, symbolic, social, formal, functional, energy, material, economic matters'.