CoARQ invites architects, designers and architecture students to participate in the Hotel Centro International Ideas Competition
The competition is for the design of a new hotel on a site in downtown Guadalajara, Mexico. Founded in 1542, architecture in the area comprises 16th-century Spanish buildings from those built in the present day. The Hotel Centro competition seeks proposals which are sensitive to this history, but which will also benefit cultural tourism.
Participants must register by 18 February 2011 and the deadline for submissions is 11 March.
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Full details and registration information, can be obtained on the competition website.
CoARQ invites all architects, designers and architecture students to participate at the Hotel Centro 2010 International Ideas Competition. This contest involves an estate located in the downtown area in Guadalajara, Mexico. This city was founded for the fourth and last time in 1542 by the Spanish conquers and the streets that surround the estate were drawn up from those times.
It involves a place with nearly 500 years of history, in which buildings have been built and demolished, some of them with architectonic relevance, others with no aesthetic value.
A couple of years ago, the last building that was built during that era, was demolished and has left an empty space in one of the places with most historic relevance in this city, downtown.
A unique opportunity is presented to intervene with a zone that has a major affluence in tourists, both national and foreign. In a radius, no bigger than 1.5 miles, you can find places of interest such as: museums, churches, libraries, pedestrian walkways, parks, plazas, historic neighborhoods, traditional markets, among others. This is why the Hotel Centro 2010 International Ideas Competition challenges to design a hotel dedicated to the recreational and cultural tourism that constitutes a building of architectonic relevance that coexists with the immediate context, integrated by buildings constructed between the 16th and 20th centuries.
Call Launch: November 15th, 2010
Early registration: from November 15th to January 7th, 2011
Late registration: from January 8th to February 18th, 2011
Registration deadline: February 18th, 2011
Answering of queries: until February 25th, 2011
Submission Deadline: March 11th, 2011
Jury deliberation: from March 12th to March 19th, 2011
Winners announced: March 21th, 2011
First Prize: $30,000.00 (Thirty thousand mexican pesos).
The winning project will be subject to a management process to private groups of investors and local authorities.
Second Prize: $20,000.00 (Twenty thousand mexican pesos).
Third Prize: $15,000.00 (Fifteen thousand mexican pesos).