Arquine Competition No.23 | Meeting point | MEXTRÓPOLI 2021

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Arquine Competition No.23 | Meeting point | MEXTRÓPOLI 2021

Arquine Competition No.23 | Meeting point | MEXTRÓPOLI 2021 now is over!

Arquine Competition No.23 | Meeting point | MEXTRÓPOLI 2021: New call for entries, Meeting Point MEXTRÓPOLI 2021, organised by Arquine is the project aimed to support Saudi and African artist by sponsoring an open competition for mega installations to be built on 13 sites inside the resort.

Short description

In uncertain times, we ask ourselves what to do in the public space during MEXTRÓPOLI 2021. For the past five years, the Arquine Competition has called for the design and construction of a pavilion that, temporarily inserted in the city, would allow the interaction between architecture and the citizenship.

We know that the pandemic has changed and will continue to change how we live, but to what extent?

After twenty-two years summoning specific ideas and proposals, Arquine invites you to speculate on new ways of using the public space, focused on the design of a meeting point where proximity and encounter are the mail characteristics.

Organiser wants to invite you to think about the possibility of humanizing our cities, of reinventing the use of the urban environment in a creative, versatile and economical way. A meeting point that, when built as part of MEXTRÓPOLI 2021, will allow us to meet again.

A device, a prototype, an installation or artifact must be proposed to encourage people to meet and build trust in celebrating the city in community.

The proposal must be replicable, scalable, accessible, inclusive, with the possibility of adaptation to diverse context, low cost and fast execution. It can be a closed or roofed space, or you can also think about open, flexible or dispersed proposals.

Submission requirements:

You need to submit a digital image with the entirety of the project. The board must contain all the necessary information to explain and understand the proposal. It is essential that the submitted image contains, at least, the following:

Diagrams, views, sketches, renderings, or any other form of visual representation that will help explain the project. General plans and layouts of the project, including floor plans and sections, adequately scaled to ensure the comprehension of the plans.

If you design a physical proposal, constructive details that are considered essential to explain the project.

A 250 word-long (max) descriptive text. Any text or description can only be delivered in either Spanish or English.

The image or board must comply with the following format: 90cm x 60cm (horizontal display), 72 dpi, and only JPG will be accepted. The file must be no larger than 5MB in order to facilitate uploads and downloads.

Evaluation Criteria:

The jury may choose a winner that doesn’t follow the basis but has a solution that they consider superior.

Who may enter?

The invitation is open to architects and architecture students all over the world. Teams, collective and individual participants are welcome.


The 1st place winner proposal will be constructed and the winner will recive $100,000 Mexican pesos, the 2nd place will recive $50,000 Mexican pesos and the 3rd place $25,000 Mexican pesos.

The winning team will have to follow the progress of the work, providing Arquine the plans of the executive project for the development of the winning proposal and following up on its construction, through the channels agreed with the team Arquine.

Entry fees:

To make your registration effective, you must provide a fee that will be given in two stages of registration:

1 stage (August 17th - October 19th, 2020) - $1,250 MXN Peso or $60 US Dollar (International registration)
2 stage (October 20th, 2020 - January 4th , 2021) - $1,500 MXN Peso or $75 US Dollar (International registration)

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