The Arquia Foundation scholarships for professional internships for young architects address the educational value of practical knowledge of the profession and geographic mobility. The XXIII edition of the arquia/scholarships competition is convened, for which it awards 39 scholarships aimed at students in the last years of their degree and recently graduated young architects, destined to carry out professional practices in architecture studios and cultural institutions and the sector.
LIST OF THE 39 SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIPS FOR YOUNG ARCHITECTS IN SPAIN AND PORTUGAL
24 SCHOLARSHIPS for professional internships in European architecture studios
2 SCHOLARSHIPS for professional internships in architecture studios in the United States, organized by Architect-US
2 SCHOLARSHIPS for professional internships in the field of urban planning and City Development at the Metrópoli Foundation
SCHOLARSHIPS for cultural management internships at the Royal Academy of Arts in London and at the Arquia Foundation
SCHOLARSHIPS for professional internships in Public Administration, General Directorate of Architecture and Urban Agenda of the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda (MITMA), in Madrid
2 SCHOLARSHIPS for professional internships in Public Administration,
State Mercantile Society Real Estate Heritage Management (SEGIPSA), in Madrid.
4 tuition SCHOLARSHIPS, 2 for participation in the Ultzama 2022 Campus, organized by the Architecture and Society Foundation, and 2 for participation in the Coimbra Architecture Summer Atelier (CASA) workshop organized by the Department of Architecture of the University of Coimbra.
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT COVID-19
All the scholarships of this grant are subject to the evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic and, in particular, to the availability of the studies to receive the scholarship holders and to the possible restrictions to travel freely to the countries or destination regions.
The Arquia Foundation and the destination centers are not responsible for the impossibility -totally or partially- of enjoying the scholarship for reasons related to the aforementioned pandemic.
ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP
The Arquia Foundation, taking into account the educational value of practical knowledge of the profession and geographical mobility, announces the XXIII edition of the arquia/scholarships contest, for which it awards 39 scholarships aimed at students in the last years of their degree and recently graduated young architects, destined to carry out professional internships in architecture studios and cultural institutions and the sector.
The duration of the internship period will be six (6) months, the scholarship is not renewable, and with an approximate dedication of 40 hours per week.
Carrying out the internship does not imply the assumption by the parties of more obligations than those strictly established in these bases, and in no case will it imply the existence of an employment relationship between the beneficiary and the Centre.
It means that the Arquia Foundation has made the appropriate arrangements with the architecture studios and institutions participating in this student grant for them to welcome the beneficiaries as interns, having obtained their authorization. However, the Arquia Foundation cannot guarantee compliance with the scholarship program if reasons beyond its control are given.
CANDIDATES. Those architecture students and young architects with Spanish or Portuguese nationality or citizens with a residence permit in Spain or Portugal who, on the date of completion of the application submission, meet the following requirements may apply for the scholarship:
a.1. Having passed at least 60% of the credits necessary to obtain the qualifying title for the exercise of the profession of architect in any architecture school in Spain or Portugal.
a.2. Be enrolled in the 2021/2022 academic year in an architecture school in Spain or Portugal.
b. ARCHITECTS: Have obtained the qualifying title for the exercise of the profession of architect in a school of architecture in Spain or Portugal or have obtained the title outside of said countries and approved in one of them, after April 30, 2021.
THERE ARE TWO MODALITIES OF PARTICIPATION
1. Academic record
NOTES ON PARTICIPATION
a. You can choose to participate in one of them or in both simultaneously. 12 scholarships are announced for the contest modality and the rest for the file modality. To ensure an adequate geographical distribution of the scholarships, they will be weighted proportionally to the number of valid registrations received by the study center and modality.
b. Candidates may choose to carry out internships in all destinations offered by the Arquia Foundation within the Program, selecting their preferences in their registration as long as they meet the specific requirements of each scholarship
ACADEMIC RECORD. Candidates will be selected based on their academic records. This will be assessed by the average of the marks obtained in the subjects passed in the degree, as well as by the average of the marks obtained in the subjects passed in Projects (for this purpose, all those that depend on the Department of Architectural Projects will be considered). Said average grades will be calculated by the applicant, as specified in Annex I of the Bases.
Competition. The students will be selected by virtue of the material contributed to the contest, as specified in Annex II of the Bases.
CONTEST THEME 2022: “A HOUSE, A STUDIO, AN OFFICE”’
Once you have registered, access the private user area by entering your email and password and attaching and completing the required fields.
Everything necessary to understand the project will be summarized in a PDF panel in horizontal A1 format and a maximum size of 10 MB.
THE REQUIRED GRAPHIC INFORMATION WILL INCLUDE:
1. Main images of the project.
2. Planimetry of the environment.
3. Most significant plans, sections, and elevations.
4. Possible perspectives, axonometric views, collages, sketches, and photographs of models.
5. Brief text of 100 words to explain clearly and precisely the design arguments that support the proposal.
6. Participation is ANONYMOUS. Any proposal received after the closing of registrations that has personal data will be directly discarded from the student grant.
THEME OF THE 2022 COMPETITION “A HOUSE, A STUDIO, AN OFFICE”
In a natural or urban environment, characterized by a marked identity, it is proposed to design an architecture for living and working.
The location of the project is a personal choice. The chosen place must be identified with a precise character or with a reference element, such as the relationship with the presence of a river, a lake, a certain view, a topography, etc. Or, explore unique urban conditions: the trace of ruin, an unfinished square, the proximity of a relevant pre-existence, the limit of a historic town or generic urban outskirts without apparent quality.
The program will consist of a house for a family of 5 people with two adjoining workspaces: an atelier for a young architect with an office for 10 people and a studio for a photographer. Each area will have its own access, must preserve some privacy, and may be organized independently or grouped in a single building.
The project must respond in a sensitive and unexpected way to the chosen context, highlighting the specific physical and atmospheric qualities that characterize it, thus trying to shape a place and not just an architecture.
The proposal will reflect on the intimate conditions of living and the collective conditions of working. with economical use of constructive means, it will give shape and meaning to the intermediate spaces: those that mediate between the different programs and those that arise between the architecture and the built or natural landscape.
Everything necessary to understand the project will be summarized in a Pdf panel in horizontal A1 format (72 dpi) and a maximum size of 10 MB.
The required graphic information will include the main images of the project. a planimetry of the environment. most significant plans, sections, and elevations. possible perspectives, axonometric views, collages, sketches, and photographs of models.
Finally, a synthetic text of 100 words must clearly and precisely explain the design arguments that support the proposal.
What benefits do the Arquia Foundation Scholarships offer for professional internships for young architects?
1. During the internship period, the Arquia Foundation will subsidize the beneficiary of the scholarship with an economic endowment of €7,000 (national destinations) and €9,000 (foreign destinations), depending on the city of origin of the beneficiary and the city assigned destination.
2. The Foundation will bear the costs of travel to the place of internship (round trip tickets by plane, train, or vehicle) as a travel bag, of a maximum of €150 (national destinations) and €200 (foreign destinations). Likewise, it will provide the beneficiary with coverage under the terms of the travel assistance policy contracted through the brokerage ARQUIA BANCA MEDIACIÓN OPERATOR DE BANCA SEGUROS VINCULADO, SA and the corresponding Social Security contributions. The European Health Card necessary to use in European destinations must be requested by the beneficiary.
a. The scholarship will be paid monthly to the beneficiary, that is, in six (6) payments of equal amounts during the internship period. The first payment will be made after the first month of the internship, and the last payment will be made at the end of the internship, once the final certificate of stay has been delivered to the Foundation by the study or institution and the report and questionnaire have been delivered by the of the beneficiary. Payments will be made by crediting a current account, opened by the beneficiary in an ARQUIA BANCA office.
b. In any case, the scholarships are non-transferable, and in no case may they be subject to change, alteration or compensation at the request of the beneficiary or third parties. The Arquia Foundation is not responsible for any possible loss, damage, theft, loss, delay, or any other circumstance attributable to third parties that could affect the delivery of the amounts corresponding to the beneficiary.
c. In no case will the Arquia Foundation be liable for possible damages (including consequential damages and lost profits, but not limited to them) suffered by the beneficiary in relation to the scholarship or participation in the Program, except for the inalienable by law. The beneficiary agrees to comply with the corresponding tax obligations.
Registration period: January 3 to April 22, 2022
Results: last week of July 2022
Award ceremony: October 2022
Enjoy the scholarship: from October 2022