IMOV LANZAROTE

IMOV LANZAROTE

International Museum of Volcanoes in Lanzarote
Number of teams participated
211
Finished
 

Lanzarote, the most northern island and east of the Canaries Islands archipelago, is located at a distance of 1,000 km from the Iberian Peninsula and 140 from the African coast. Presents its current volcanic morphology, thanks to the first volcanic eruptions between 1730 and 1736, making Lanzarote a mythical place.

Lanzarote has Timanfaya National Park which is under the protection of the Biosphere Reserve of Unesco since 1993. The island is pure geology, undersea and lunar landscapes, clear waters, thirsty land, an oasis of palm trees, is in harmonious coexistence between man and nature. No doubt a land of contrasts.

The competition of this summons is intended to contribute ideas for the creation of the International Museum of the Volcanoes (IMOV) in the vicinity of Mountain of Fire, on the island of Lanzarote.

A museum of international scope which reflects the reality of the landscapes of volcanic characteristics, with the aim of becoming a meeting place, debate and discussion with experts on this matter.

Its location in the environment of Timanfaya National Park with an area of just over 50 km ² allows us to observe more than 25 volcanoes. At its centre we would find the Natural Monument of the Mountain of Fire, an area that still retains some volcanic activity, as evidenced by the emission of heat produced by the earth.

The images presented by the park are the most varied. Chaotic and irregular shapes cut insulting the profiles of the landscape which is mixed with lava plates rounded and smooth and soft ground carpeted with scoriaceous earth. Tongues of fire that come out of nowhere at the top moving to the very insolent confines of the island to perish with all his strength into the peace of the  saline ocean waters. Sharp tips, rocky isles of fire, “jameos” and ridges of whimsical and spectacular shapes make sense of a landscape which is not  predictable.

In the isle of Hilario in the steam jets simulate the presence of a geyser, born between volcanic cones, from Mount Rajada we can make out a horizon of hundreds of craters aligned with the landscape magnificent lust. From this point the presence of crater Tremensana overwhelmed by its tremendous bulk. White Mountain or the Valley of Tranquility are some of the singular points of this spectacular setting.

The existing visitor center, at present, is the only element built in the area and serves as a guide for visitors to see the volcanic nature around them.

Without doubt, a unique place in the world to host the International Museum of the Volcanoes (IMOV).

The purpose of this competition for students of architecture is to provide ideas for the creation of the International Museum of the Volcanoes (IMOV) in the vicinity of Mountain of Fire, on the island of Lanzarote, in particular because of its unique location.

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

1st  prize:

2,000 euros + Publication in Future Arquitecturas + 1 year free subscription to Future Arquitecturas + Book collection from Pencil Editorial. 

2nd  prize:

1,000 euros + Publication in Future Arquitecturas + 1 year free subscription to Future Arquitecturas + Book collection from Pencil Editorial. 

3rd  prize:

500 euros + Publication in Future Arquitecturas + 1 year free subscription to Future Arquitecturas + Book collection from Pencil Editorial. 

Honorable mentions will be awarded to the most interesting proposals in terms of architectural quality, and which have not received any of the first three prizes.

 

The registration period falls between September 15 th and November 15 th, 2010.

Special Registration: (from September 15 th to October 15 th, 2010)
75 euros

Registration: (from October 16 th to November 15 th, 2010)
100 euros

 

STILL NO ACTIVITY
This is your interests wall.
To start, go ahead and
follow 3 users and join 3 groups of your interest.

SizeName
59.52KB

Sponsors

 

 

Collaborate

 

 

Other active competitions

For Business

 

Do you want to order your own ideas competition?Do you want to sponsor or be a partner of our competitions?

Looking for

Arquideas correspondants

Syndicate content