Think Sol, International Ideas Competition

Think Sol, International Ideas Competition

As part of the Architecture Week in Madrid, the "Past, Present and Future of Sol" exhibition was inaugurated and the brief for the International Ideas Competition was publicated.

PIENSA SOL is a reflection about the future of Madrid's Puerta del Sol plaza. Its objective is to compile proposals through an international ideas competition to profile the path of its evolution looking to improve the Puerta del Sol context. To get to this objective PIENSA SOL is planned in a structured process base in four complementary phases: COMPETITION, EXHIBITION, CITIZEN PARTICIPATION AND REFLECTION.

The INTERNATIONAL IDEAS COMPETITION for the context of Puerta del Sol is the goal of this process and calls for contributions of anyone who like to share its focus on how Sol and its near context should evolve. The competition is based on the rules of the call and will be complemented with the information from the public participacion.

Courtesy of Piensa Sol

The EXPOSITION is celebrated in the Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid (COAM), throughout the duration of the initiative: from September 30 to January 2014. It recreates the Puerta del Sol through the construction of a model in scale 1:10 of the plaza, its content is audiovisual, presenting historic subjects as well as contemporary information, through relevant data. The COAM Library has prepared a specific space in which you will find the most important books regarding Puerta del Sol and its circumstances, historic and moderns.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION is a consultation through social networks (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) and diverse actions that will take place on the actual Puerta del Sol. This exploration of the citizens feeling seeks to involve madrilenians in ways such as their opinions can help to shape the proposals towards a better result. The conclusions will be incorporated to the competition documentation so they can be a reference in the participants proposals.

Courtesy of Piensa Sol

REFLECTION proposes diverse transdiciplinar debates with participation of the main characters implied in Puerta del Sol and its context. The intervention of this political, technical, historic, commercial encounters will be of great interest to promote the general feeling about what should be the future of one of the icons of Madrid.

Presided by:
Madrid's Mayor
President of the Madrid Community
Dean of COAM and representantives of the administrations

Rafael Moneo
Emilio Tuñón
Juan Herreros
Martha Thorne

Courtesy of Piensa Sol

Three Awards:
- First prize, 24.000 euros.
- Second Prize, 9.000 euros.
- Third Prize, 6.000 euros.

September 30: Brief 
December: RESULTS

More information in:

  • Título

    Piensa Sol, Concurso Internacional de Ideas
  • Sitio Web

  • Organizadores

  • Desde

    September 30, 2013 12:00 PM
  • Hasta

    November 30, 2013 06:00 PM
  • Dirección

    63, Technical University of Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain

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Cite: "Think Sol, International Ideas Competition" [Piensa Sol, Concurso Internacional de Ideas] 28 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. (Trans. Jordana, Sebastian) Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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