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Professional Area / Calls

Scholarships 2014

arquia/scholarships 2014 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 15th 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 2013/2014 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 2013..
      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 2014
      Registration period: 1 January to 30 April 2014
      Winners: first week of July 2014
      Awards ceremony: October 2014

    • 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.
      2014 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.

      2014 contest: Building a dream
      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 file):
      1 PDF file in DIN A3 format containing:
      1 page with the report.
      1 page with the sketch.
      1 page with blueprints.
      1 page with pictures of the model.

      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 2014 at 12 pm

  • Deadline for sending documents
  • 30 April 2014 at 12 pm

  • Jury
  • The jury will be composed of:


    He was born in Valladolid and began his career in Cadiz.
    His works range from small houses such as Casa Turégano, Casa Gaspar or Casa de Blas to large works such as Caja Granada or the Consejo Consultivo de Zamora.
    His work has been exhibited in the Crown Hall in Chicago or in the Basilica of Palladio or in the Tempietto of S. Pietro in Montorio or in Santa Irene in Istanbul or in the MAXXI in Rome. This year 2013 at the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York.
    He has been Professor of Projects in Madrid since 1986 and has taught at ETH Zurich, EPFL Laussanne, Penn University in Philadelphia, and last year at CUA Washington. And in many other universities around the world.
    This year, he received the Tessenow Gold Medal 2013 from the German architects in Hamburg, the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize 2013 from the American architects in New York and the International Award Architecture in Stone 2013 from the Italians in Verona. And there are still some other major awards in the wind.
    His library contains more books of poetry than of architecture. He has no car, no TV, no mobile phone and no watch.
    And he is happy.

  • Tender 2014 topic
  • Dream of a built space where everything is possible. Build that dream space.

    What Le Corbusier called a 'boîte à miracles', which I prefer to call a boîte à révers or better still a box of dreams.

    No rules. With the greatest economy of means. Sensibly sustainable. Using the leading technology in an ingenious way.

    A space where man can be happy.

    Location: a high rooftop of your city.

    Project: free.

    Economy: maximum.

    Construction: leading technology.

  • 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.