Sustainable Urbanism and Architecture

The XV Quito Pan-American Architecture Biennale invites you to
participate in the International Competition “Galapagos – 0 Latitude:
Sustainable Urbanism and Architecture.” Its purpose is to lend
visibility to human settlement issues on the Galapagos Islands and
provide a place to reflect on alternatives for future sustainable towns.

Competition Components

Proposal for sustainable urban interventions (built and natural
surroundings), aimed at transforming existing conditions into an
“achievable utopia.”

A habitable prototype that is sensitive to its fragile natural context,
with appropriate construction technologies and systems.

Contestants may choose to participate in one or both components with
separate entries. Both components have professional and student
categories. We recommend forming multi-disciplinary teams (architects,
ecologists, engineers, urban planners, biologists, sociologists, etc.)
to ensure that proposals contemplate the broadest possible array of

Participant Categories


                         Urban and Landscape Design

                         Architectural Design


                         Urban and Landscape Design

                         Architectural Design

Requirements to Participate

Architects, urban and landscape designers; as well as students of
architecture, landscape and urban design, are welcome to participate in
Galapagos – 0 Latitude: Sustainable Urbanism and Architecture.

Entry Costs

Professional Category                            US$      95,00

Student Category                                  US$      45,00

Participants can register on-line (

Deadline for receiving entries

Wednesday, November 1, 2006 (6:00 p.m.)

Contact Information

The International Competition Brief can be downloaded from our web-page

If you have any questions, you can contact us at:


Colegio de Arquitectos del Ecuador – Pichincha

Núñez de Vela N 35-204 e Ignacio San María


T  593 2 226.8755

F  593 2 226.8750

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