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Ideas contest launched for Portuguese archaeological museum

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An international ideas competition has been launched for a new ‘site museum’ at Montemor-o-Novo castle in Portugal

Open to young architects and students, the contest seeks proposals for a 1,310m² archaeological museum ‘sensitive to the surrounding context.’

Originally a Roman settlement, the ruined medieval castle features two kilometers of fortified wall, four towers, nineteen turrets and four entrances.

The museum should include a reception, permanent and temporary exhibition galleries, auditorium, classroom, library and a café.

According to the brief: ‘The Castle of Montemor-o-Novo is a significant landmark within a prominent landscape, a place of great cultural heritage and historical significance with characteristics that must be fully preserved.’

It continued: ‘When generating a vision for an intervention located within such a remarkable place, it is essential that each proposal emphasizes, respects and celebrates the site and existing ruins within this spectacular landscape, providing visitors a unique experience.’

The winner – set to be announced on 27 Feburary – will receive around £1,600 and all entries will be exhibited on competition organiser ArkxSite’s website.

The deadline for registration is 24 January.


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