Phase 3: Results  


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

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.

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

Opening of call: 2 January 2018
Registration period: 2 January to 30 April 2018
Results: July 2018
Awards ceremony: October 2018
Participation modes
There are two ways of applying: academic transcript and tender. You can opt to participate in one or both simultaneously. 12 grants are awarded for each mode. To ensure adequate geographic distribution of the grants, the number of valid entries will be weighted proportionally by school and application mode.
Academic transcript
Candidates will be selected according to their academic transcript. This is assessed by the average mark obtained in degree subjects passed, as well as by the average mark obtained in design project modules passed (for this purpose, all modules that come under the department of architectural projects shall be taken into consideration). These average marks will be calculated by the applicant as specified in Annex I of the requirements.
2017 tender
Students will be selected according to the material submitted to the tender.
The information can be edited until the day and time that the registration period closes: 30 April 2018 at 12 noon (CET).
Academic transcript
Once registered, access the private user area by entering the email and password and enter the aforementioned average mark in the appropriate box (grants section, 'edit participation' option)
Later, the shortlisted candidates will have to send a PDF of their academic transcript.

Tender 2018: “Design a cabin”
Once registered, access the private user area by entering the email and password and add and complete the mandatory fields:
Submission of a PDF file in DIN A3 format containing the following material:
  • Pictures of an initial and final model
  • Images of sketches
  • 3D images
  • Sections, elevations and floors
Scale: 1:25
The maximum size of the PDF file will be 12 Mb.

Registration for the Arquia/grants tender can only be done via the on-line registration system by completing the form provided for this purpose.
To facilitate the registration process, you can save the registration at any time and continue later.

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

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