The Arquine International Architecture Competition has been held since 1998 and aims to explore issues of significance and relevance for society as a whole, foster new platforms for dialogue and promote the involvement of architects in responding to specific problems, while encouraging local and international competition and participation.
Over time it has become one of the design competitions in the field of architecture with the broadest scope and reach. Last year over 420 teams from 22 countries around the world sent proposals.
On this occasion Arquine addresses an issue of timeless importance that will open up new possibilities of discussion, with an open, international call for entries for the design of the threshold between Tijuana and San Ysidro: the transit point that responds to the programmatic needs of those who cross the border here. At the same time it should be viewed as a point of reference of a monumental nature for the busiest border in the world.
The prizes will be the following:
- 1st Prize: $100,000.- MNX and a collection of Arquine Books.- 2nd Prize: $60,000.- MNX and a collection of Arquine Books.- 3rd Prize: $30,000.- MNX and a collection of Arquine Books.- Honorable mentions: The Jury is allowed to give out four mentions to four projects that they feel deserve this recognition.