Maquinarias Service Center Design Competition

Maquinarias Service Center Design Competition, Peru Architecture Contest, South America

Maquinarias Service Center Architecture Competition

Maquinarias Service Center Design Contest, Peru

15 Jun 2011

Maquinarias Service Center – Design Contest

PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE COMPETITION

Maquinarias SERVICE CENTER

5 Sep 2011 registration closing date

Location: Javier Prado Avenue, La Molina, Lima, Peru

WELCOME

ARQUITECTUM, a company which organizes Architecture Competitions, is pleased to welcome all the world’s architects to the International Architecture Competition “MAQUINARIAS”, to be held from June until September 2011. This document includes the information required for registration, as well as the procedures necessary for participation in the competition, which will conclude with an exhibition of all the projects presented on the ARQUITECTUM website (www.arquitectum.com). As the main competition consultant, it is my pleasure to ask you to send any queries or questions regarding the competition via e-mail to maquinarias@arquitectum.com, or regarding the registration or payment procedures to registro@arquitectum.com. On behalf of ARQUITECTUM “we welcome all the participating architects and wish you the very best of luck.”

Milagros Bedoya (Architect)
ARQUITECTUM
International Competitions

Maquinarias Service Center site:
Maquinarias Service Center site Maquinarias Service Center Lima
image from organisers

THE CHALLENGE

The initiative for an international architecture competition proposed by MAQUINARIAS, the exclusive distributor of Nissan products in Peru, is based on the need to enlarge its Service Center while ensuring the quality and optimum functionality of that facility, in order to offer the best service to its clients.

The architecture of this new building must represent contemporary tendencies, distinguishing itself through the singularity of its architectural design, while at the same time integrating with the remaining structures of the dealership.

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE CENTER

The proposed Service Center must be prototypical of one of the most prestigious companies in the Peruvian automotive industry, as the representative of renowned brands like Nissan and Renault. This project must be a model of productivity, efficiency, function and design, replacing the traditional system of working with a high level and personalized service. To this end, the edifice must not merely comply with Peruvian safety regulations, but also subscribe to international standards of quality, safety and technology.

DESCRIPTION OF THE LOCATION

The lot is located on Javier Prado Av., one of the most important and heavily-used roads in the city, within the district of La Molina, in the city of Lima (the capital of Peru).

ARCHITECTURAL CONTRIBUTION

ARQUITECTUM considers contests to be an excellent means for architectural experimentation, discussion and speculation. To this avail, our client MAQUINARIAS (www.maquinarias.com) has expressed its willingness to experiment, given its interest in motivating architects to surprise them with their creativity and with a better idea than they initially expected, this is the main reason why this competition is being held. They are aware that this “surprise factor” is very important and that it may involve the undermining of some of the contest’s rules. MAQUINARIAS invites each architect to explore as far as he/she can, even if that should entail the overlooking or breaking of rules, making it clear, as well, that the risk also involves the possibility of being disqualified.

PARTICIPANT REQUIREMENTS:

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Architects from all over the world who have satisfactorily concluded their studies and count with a degree to certify them as such, as well as any team or office of professionals with at least one architect of said characteristics (in the instance that the person wishing to participate had a university degree –an MS in Architecture, for example— and worked in an office as a professional designer but was not a registered architect).

OBSERVATIONS:
– If the winning architect is not Peruvian, ARQUITECTUM will be in charge of associating him to a peruvian architect, so that he/she may develop the project in its integrity.
– Participation and registration in the Competition will immediately imply compliance and obedience to all the conditions set forth by these Rules.

PRIZES:
Prizes will be as follows:

1st PRIZE: US $ 15,000 (FIFTEEN THOUSAND AMERICAN DOLLARS) TAX FREE
2nd FINALIST: US $ 10,000 (TEN THOUSAND AMERICAN DOLLARS) TAX FREE
3rd FINALIST: US $ 5,000 (FIVE THOUSAND AMERICAN DOLLARS) TAX FREE
NINE HONORABLE MENTIONS

The winner of the competition will be offered the development of the project, in case he or she accepts, he or she will receive as professional fee the amount of US $ 60,000 (SIXTY THOUSAND AMERICAN DOLLARS). This only after MAQUINARIAS and the winner come to an arrangement on the development of the project.

FEES:
Special Registration: From June 01 to June 27, 2011: US $ 100
Early Registration: From June 28 to August 2, 2011: US $ 150
Late Registration: From August 03 to September 5, 2011: US $ 200

SCHEDULE
• START OF COMPETITION June 2nd, 2011
• ANSWERING OF QUERIES Answers will be updated at the F.A.Q for the entirety of the Competition
• SPECIAL REGISTRATION from June 2nd to June 27th, 2011
• EARLY REGISTRATION from June 28th to August 2nd, 2011
• LATE REGISTRATION from August 3rd to September 5th, 2011
• REGISTRATION DEADLINE September 5th, 2011
• JURY EVALUATION September, 2011
• ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WINNING PROPOSAL October 3rd, 2011

EVALUATION
The jury is made up by the following architects:
Arq. Miguel Rodrigo Pérez Aranibar
Arq. Juvenal Baracco
Arq. Samuel Cárdenas
Arq. Augusto De La Piedra
Arq. Enrique Gómez De La Torre

QUALIFICATION PROCESS
The criteria for evaluation of the preliminary plan are as follows:
1st – Contribution in terms of the possibility of maintaining operations while at the same time constructing the new Services building in stages.
2nd – Contribution in terms of function, use and efficiency of operations of the service center.
3rd – Contribution in terms of the architectural spatiality of the project (spatial plan).

The Competition is open to any architect in the world.


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