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Professional Area / Calls

Grants 2018

arquia/becas call 2018


24 grants for professional internships in European architecture studios
1 grant for internships on cultural management at the Arquia Foundation
3 grants for professional internships with the Civil Service, the Ministry of Public Works, and the Department of Architecture, Housing and Land
2 grants for professional internships at the Metrópoli Foundation


  • Requirements
  • The Arquia Foundation, taking into consideration the educational value that practical knowledge of the profession and geographical mobility imply, has opened the 19th edition of the Arquia/grants tender, through which it awards 24 grants to students in the final years of their degree and to young, recently graduated architects, so that they can undertake internships at European architecture studios.

    • Candidates
    • Architecture students and young architects who have Spanish or Portuguese nationality, or a Spanish or Portuguese residence permit and who meet the following requirements on the closing date of applications will be eligible for the grant:
      a) Must have achieved at least 60% of the credits necessary to obtain the qualification in architecture permitting them to exercise the profession of architect in a school of architecture in Spain or Portugal,.
      b) Be enrolled for the 2017/2018 course at a Spanish or Portuguese School of Architecture.
      who have obtained the qualification permitting them to exercise the profession of architect in a school of architecture in Spain or Portugal, or have obtained the qualification outside of these countries and it has been approved in either of them, after 30 April 2017.

    • Destinations. Participating studios
    • The studios were selected, as the ones at which they preferred to do their internship, by students at Spanish Schools of Architecture according to the results of the 7th On-line Architecture Student Survey carried out by the Arquia Foundation in 2017. Studio destinations are updated every 3 years via an online survey.
      The studios participating in this call, with which the ARQUIA Foundation has agreed to collaborate for the internships, are as follows:

      Barozzi Veiga
      Carme Pinós
      EMBT. Miralles Tagliabue
      Flores Prats Architects
      OAB Carlos Ferrater

      Alberto Campo Baeza
      Emilio Tuñón arquitectos
      Estudio Herreros
      Nieto Sobejano, Arquitectos
      Rafael Moneo

      RCR. Aranda Pigem Vilalta

      Patxi Mangado

      Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos

      Herzog & de Meuron

      Kéré Architecture

      Aires Mateus e Associados

      AZPML. Alejandro Zaera-Polo Maider Llaguno Architecture
      Foster and Partners

      Álvaro Siza

      Lacaton & Vassal Architectes


  • Registration
  • Registration in this call can only be done online via the Arquia Foundation platform. To be able to start the registration, prior accreditation on the platform is required for those who are not already AF users or who have not yet been accredited. AF user accreditation.

    Once accredited, they can access the registration form via the Register button.

    Once the form has been submitted with the required documentation, the candidate will receive an email confirming receipt of the submission.

  • Registration deadline
  • Monday 30 April 2018 at 12 noon (CET).

  • Deadline for sending documents
  • Monday 30 April 2018 at 12 noon (CET).

  • Jury
  • The jury will be composed of:

    Eduardo Souto de Moura

    Eduardo Souto de Moura, born in Porto ( Portugal) on 25 July 1952.
    He graduated in Architecture from the School of Fine Arts at Porto in 1980.
    He worked with the architect Noah Dinis in 1974.
    He worked with the architect Alvaro Siza Vieira from 1975 to 1979.
    He worked with the architect Fernandes de Sa from 1979 to 1980.
    From 1981 to 1991 he worked as an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the FAUP.
    He started work as a liberal professional in 1980.
    Guest Professor at Paris-Belleville, Harvard, Dublin, Zurich, Lausanne and Mantua.
    He has received a number of prizes and participated in several seminars and conferences in Portugal and abroad. In 2011 he received Pritzker Prize, in 2013 the Wolf Prize, and in 2017 the Piranesi Award.

  • Topic of the 2018 tender
  • 'Design a cabin'

    Cabanon de Le Corbusier, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, França. Author: Olivier Martin-Gambier.

    Programme: The programme consists in designing a cabin for oneself, anywhere in the world, after the reading of the book "Voyage around my room", by the author Xavier De Maistre. There are many references and experiences that form part of the story, such as: Le Corbusier (South of France); Celine (Denmark); Heidegger (Black Forest); Virginia Woolf (England), etc.
    The areas will be kept to a minimum, and cannot exceed 49 m2: 1 room which does or does not include a sitting room, 1 bathroom, and small kitchen.

  • Cultural Management grant
  • The Arquía Foundation, in consideration of the educational value attributable to practical knowledge of the profession, awards 1 grant to architecture students and young architects from the schools of architecture in Spain and Portugal so that they can gain practice in cultural management, not working practice, at the Arquía Foundation head office in Barcelona.

  • Ministry of Public Works grants
  • The Arquia Foundation, with the collaboration of the Ministry of Public Works, Department of Architecture, Housing and Land, awards 3 grants for architecture students and young architects so that they can undertake internships in the civil service, the Ministry of Public Works, Department of Architecture, Housing and Land.

  • 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.