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2013 Scholarships

arquia/scholarships 2013 call


20 scholarships for professional practices in European architecture studios
2 scholarships for professional internships in the Metrópoli Foundation

  • Requirements
  • The Arquia Foundation, taking into account the educational value of practical knowledge of the profession and geographic mobility, announces the 14th 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 2012/2013 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 2012.
      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 V Online survey for students of Architecture carried out by Arquia Foundation in 2011. 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:

      Aires Mateus

      Alberto Campo Baeza

      Álvaro Siza

      AZPML. A. Zaera-Polo M. Llaguno Architecture

      Carles Ferrater

      Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos

      DPA Dominique Perrault Architecte

      EMBT Arquitectos

      Emilio Tuñón Arquitectos

      Estudio Carme Pinós

      Foster and Partners 

      Metrópoli Foundation

      Metrópoli Foundation

      Herreros Arquitectos

      Herzog & de Meuron

      Lacaton & Vassal Architectes


      Nieto Sobejano, Arquitectos

      NO.MAD Arquitectos. S.L.

      Patxi Mangado

      Rafael Moneo

      RCR Aranda Pigem Vilalta

    • Calendar
    • Call opening: 1 January 2013
      Registration period: 1 January to 30 April 2013
      Winners: first week of July 2013
      Awards ceremony: October 2013

    • 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.
      Contest 2013
      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.

      Contest 2013: 'The construction and the location'
      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:
      PDF document consisting of a maximum of three DIN -A3 that must include the necessary documentation for understanding the proposal: floor plans, elevations, sections, perspectives, photomontage, photographs of models, sketches, etc. and report. The maximum length of the report will be 500 words and it will be included in one of the A3.
      The maximum size allowed for the PDF 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, 2013 at 12 pm.

  • Deadline for sending documents
  • April 30, 2013 at 12 pm.

  • Jury
  • The jury will be composed of:


    Carballiño, December 1936
    Since 2002, Professor of the Department of Architectural Projects and Urban Planning at the School of Architecture of the University of A Coruña .
    Since 1991, Tutor of the final project.
    1987-2002 Professor of Urban Planning I. 4th year
    1978-1986 Professor in charge of Urban Planning I. 4th year.
    1966-1986 Architect of the Ministry of Housing (by competitive examination) Head architect of the Provincial Services of Town Planning of A Coruña.
    1969-1970 Cours des Techniques d'Urbanisme. ASTEF, Paris, France
    1963-1966 Works in the studio of the architect Alejandro de la Sota
    1963 Architect by the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid.

  • 2013 Contest Topic
  • The idea is to design three constructions of the same size but with different uses in a public park. The uses will be as follow:
    1. Cafeteria - bar
    2. Public toilets, newspaper kiosk and service area.
    3. Exhibition hall
    Although this is a unique exercise, it can be explained in two parts: The first is to think of a construction system, that is, a construction without a place.
    A sustainable, lightweight construction, recyclable as far as possible, easily expandable and dismountable with some ease. (Attention will be paid to the thickness of the enclosures, insulation, weight, assemblies and transport) can be totally or partially industrialised.
    The system must be open to allow for customisation and adaptation.
    The second is the construction of the place defined by:
    Location is freely chosen, a park selected by the contestant that must be described and drawn for easy understanding, making its topography, orientations and existing vegetation explicit. The constructions can be three isolated pavilions, linked together, attached to two of them, or creating a single building. All of them will be ground floor.
    In any case, it is not only important to reflect and pay attention to the relationship of each projected space with the outdoors, but also to bear in mind the relationship among the constructions and that between them and the space they generate. Explaining the space they define, the concrete and specific location they create in the park, making explicit the reason for its shape, its construction and its possible uses.
    CAFE - BAR 100 m2 surface Small kitchen Private toilet Cleaning room and storage space. Its surface area does not include any projections the building may have. Tables can occupy the outer edge of the premises.
    EXHIBITION HALL: 100 m2 surface Exhibition space Minimum storage and toilet space.
    PUBLIC TOILETS - INFORMATION AND GENERAL FACILITIES - NEWSPAPER KIOSK Public toilets, 2 toilettes (1 accessible) for both men and women Urinals and washrooms (total area of approximately 25 m2) Storage room. General facilities room, minimum area for staff. Kiosk: small toilet and storage room. Maximum surface area of 50 m2 The toilets should be adapted for the service of the 3 uses projected.
    The climate is to be reflected upon and described, i.e. the atmosphere to be created in each space and its relationship with the park and the light.

  • Metrópoli Foundation grants
  • The Arquia Foundation has agreed the admission of 2 recently-qualified architects with an interest in urban planning, innovation and development of the city with the Metrópoli Foundation, so that they can undertake internships at their facilities in Madrid.