Museum of the Ancient Nile

Museum of the Ancient Nile

MoAN Egypt
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With more than 6,800 km, the Nile is the longest river in Africa and for centuries it was considered to be the longest in the world. Located in the north-eastern part of the continent, it crosses 11 countries and has two major tributaries: the White Nile, which originates in Uganda and Kenya, named for the chalky colour of the sediment in its waters; and the Blue Nile, which originates in Ethiopia and is the source of most of the water in the river.

The predominant building materials used in ancient Egypt were adobe, used in homes and monumental buildings, and limestone, reserved for tombs and temples. Our understanding of Egyptian architecture is mainly based on its religious monuments, massive structures with slightly sloping walls and few openings, a method of construction used to obtain stability in mud walls.

Without the Nile the ancient Egyptian empire would never have existed. The Egyptians were keenly aware of the great river’s importance, regarding it as the creator of the fertile lands on which they lived and even worshipped a god, named Hapi, who represented the Nile.

Because the sun set every evening in the West, symbolizing death, and was reborn every morning in the East, representing life and resurrection, the cities and towns were always built on the eastern shore of the Nile and the necropolises and funeral temples on the western shore.

 

The objective of this competition for architecture students and young architects, Museum of the Ancient Nile (MoAN) Egypt, consists in conceiving of a museum that will submerge visitors in the ancient Nile and become an essential experience for tourists who wish to comprehend how Egyptian civilization proliferated.

Thanks to its privileged location, the proposed space will become an obligatory stop for people visiting the river, as a preamble to the history, mythology and monuments that the region contains. A global focal point for tourism that is capable of transmitting the importance of the ancient Nile for the history of Humanity.

The MoAN will provide an exhibition space that is a reference point for the Nile, integrated into the landscape and offering visitors a singular experience. 

The following prizes will be awarded to proposals that best meet the purpose of the competition:

1st Prize

3.750 euros + one year free subscription to El Croquis magazine + one year free subscription to AV Proyectos + one year free subscription to WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell magazine + Digital publication in Plataforma Arquitectura + Digital publication in Arquitectura Viva + Digital publication in WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell + Digital publication in The AAAA Magazine.

The winner or members of the winner team will take part of the Jury in the next architecture competition.

2nd Prize

1.500 euros + one year free subscription to El Croquis magazine + one year free subscription to AV Proyectos + one year free subscription to WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell magazine + Digital publication in Plataforma Arquitectura + Digital publication in Arquitectura Viva + Digital publication in WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell + Digital publication in The AAAA Magazine.

3rd Prize

625 euros + one year free subscription to El Croquis magazine + one year free subscription to AV Proyectos + one year free subscription to WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell magazine + Digital publication in Plataforma Arquitectura + Digital publication in Arquitectura Viva + Digital publication in WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell + Digital publication in The AAAA Magazine.

Arquideas Special Prize

The Arquideas Special Prize will be given, awarded with 500 euros, to the proposal with more votes from Arquideas Community users, among winners, honorable mentions and the finalist projects.

Honorable Mentions

Up to 5 Honorable Mentions will be given to the most interesting proposals in terms of architectural quality, and which have not received any of the first three prizes, and will be awarded with the following prize:

Digital publication in Plataforma Arquitectura + Digital publication in Arquitectura Viva + Digital publication in WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell + Digital publication in The AAAA Magazine.

The registration period falls between May 24, 2017 and September 22, 2017.

Early registration: (from May 24, 2017 to June 30, 2017)

50 € individual registration
75 € team registration (from 2 to 4 members)

Regular registration: (from July 1, 2017 to September 22, 2017)

75 € individual registration
100 € team registration (from 2 to 4 members)

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StateDateMark
Open24 May, 2017
Active
   Early registration24 May, 2017 - 30 June, 2017
Completed
   Registration01 July, 2017 - 22 September, 2017
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   Submission deadline06 October, 2017
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Jury Deliberations07 October, 2017 - 02 November, 2017
Jury Decision03 November, 2017
Community vote13 November, 2017 - 01 December, 2017
Results Announced01 December, 2017
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If you have any questions regarding the contest you can not find in the Terms and Conditions of the competition or in these FAQs, we are here to help you at competitions@arquideas.net

 

1- Who is this competition for?
This competition is intended for architecture students and young architects.

2- Who can participate in the Museum of the Ancient Nile (MoAN) Egypt architecture competition?
This competition is an international contest. In this competition can participate students or graduate degree students and recent graduates, this is, those who have graduated within the 2 last years before the year of the competition launching, in this case, in 2015 or later.

3- Is it possible to participate in a team?
Yes, you can participate individually or form teams of 2-4 participants.

4- How do I form a team?
When formalizing the registration, the team leader sends invitations to other members. After accepting the invitation, the team and the collaborative area will be created. 

5- Is it necessary to visit the site for the development of the MoAN?
It is not necessary. All documentation required for the development of the ideas competition can be downloaded from the website.

6 - Do you have to consider some form of regulation when developing the project of the MoAN?
No, as it is an ideas competition, is not necessary to consider regulations that are not included in the Terms and Conditions.

7- Does the ID provided at the time of registration match the number of participants?
No, the ID provided in the registration process does not match the number of entries in the contest. It's an identification code for each competitor to preserve anonymity.

8- Once I have paid the registration fee, how do I know that was successful?
Once you have paid the registration fee you will recieve a confirmation email at your email address. Keep in mind that if the payment is made by bank transfer, it can take a few days to become effective.

9- Once I have registered, how I can find my ID?
At any time you can see the information and manage the participation process in a competition by logging to "My Competitions" from the user profile.

10- Can you provide more information on the project panel than the information described in the Terms and Conditions?
Yes, always accompanying the information required in the Terms and Conditions and to help explain the project better.

11- Can you provide additional information to the panel of the contest?
No, the Jury will consider only the information presented in the panel.

12- Is it necessary to have accurate information of the chosen MoAN location?
No, the competition is not so much about the relationship between the project with a specific place, but about the dialogue between the project and the particular landscape offered by the Nile and Egypt. Each participant may freely choose where to set the MoAN.

13- Is any further documentation provided once I register in the competition?
No, all information on the competition can be downloaded without being registered and is considered as necessary and sufficient to make a proposal for an ideas competition. If in the course the competition more information is added, this one can be downloaded from the "downloads" section of the competition page and will be notified through the competition wall.

14- Is it possible to locate the project in a different area of the proposal in the competition?
Yes, you can locate your proposal in a different place of the Nile´s environment. You must explain correctly the choice of the new location taking into account your project's idea.

 

The FAQs will be updated with the questions of the participants.

Competition's jury

Director of XVW architectuur
Manager of Barcelona Building Construmat
Head of Institutional Relations and Special Projects of IED Madrid
Architect, Co-founder of Calderon-Folch Studio
Curator of art and architecture
Winner of CaVA Arizona architecture competition

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