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The president of DOM3, Laura Pou, together with Architects Rafael de la Hoz, Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra, Antonio Cruz and Juan de Gavilanes, members of the final Jury of the DOM3 PRIZE 2016.

The Association of Businessmen for High Quality Homes (DOM3) starts the organization of the III International Architecture Award DOM3 Prize

The plot where the contest construction project will be developed is located within the Estepona municipality, reaching the objective of promoting DOM3 area, which includes Marbella, Estepona, and Benahavís.

In this third edition of the DOM3 PRIZE the contest winner will be included in the team in charge of final execution of the construction project.

The objective of the DOM3 PRIZE first edition was to build a villa in La Zagaleta, Benahavis. Its second edition, celebrated in 2016, consisted of the development of a plot in the Santa Clara area, Marbella. The organisation of the third edition has already started, which final result will be available next June, 2018. Its aim is to build in a plot within the Estepona municipality.

As explained by the president of DOM3, Landscape Architect Laura Pou, the purpose of this new edition of the III International Architecture Award DOM3 PRIZE 2018 is to continue increasing this prize prestige, as seen in its second edition with massive participation, 140 participants from 25 international cities including 17 different nationalities. This allowed achieving well above the desired results expected by the DOM3 Association.

Pou has reported that the exact location of plot included in this contest will be announced in the coming weeks, as well as the name of the main sponsor company, together with all details needed by participants, and the amount of the prizes to be granted. For this reason, the technical team of the DOM3 Association is already working on the competition rules, but for now, it can only be mentioned that the winning project Architect or Architects’ studio will be part of the future team to build the construction project. For the president of DOM3, this represents an important bet of the Association, answering this way to the demands of many participants from previous editions.

According to the planning set by DOM3 for the development of the III International Architecture Award DOM3 PRIZE 2018, official rules of the competition will soon be published, and broadcasted to all professionals, public administrations and universities within the sector, among other institutions. Afterwards, official notice will be opened for submitting proposals, which, according to plan, will probably end by the last weeks of May 2017. After that, the jury will start deliberation until the month of June, when the gala will be held and awards granted.

Quality, Excellence and Good Work as principles.

The Association of Businessmen for High Quality Homes DOM3 is an association formed by around thirty companies related to the design, promotion, construction, and sales of high quality homes located in Marbella, Estepona and Benahavís. The objective of the businessmen part of DOM3 is to create initiatives that promote improvement of competitiveness of companies in the sector, and influence public administrations so that QUALITY becomes the industry engine in the area.

In this way, two important events are being organised alternatively bringing international prestige to this group: DOM3 PRIZE, and the DOM3 STRATEGIC FORUM, both initiatives have already celebrated their second edition.

The I DOM3 PRIZE was celebrated in 2014, with a prize of 40.000 €, whose winners were Architects Simón Francés Martínez and Judith Sastre de Arce from the Architecture Studio Francés + Sastre. In April, 2015, DOM3 organised the “DOM3 STRATEGIC FORUM. CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR HIGH-END HOMES” at the Auditorium Philip VI in Estepona. Here, the Present and Future of Residential Tourism was discussed. In 2016, the II International Architecture Award DOM3 PRIZE 2018 took place, sponsored by Urbania International with 70.000 € in prizes, whose winner was Architect David Tuan, responsible of Arquitects´ Studio Tuan and Co, together with MathieuLébre. The II DOM3 STRATEGIC FORUM theme was about the Challenges and Opportunities for High quality homes. The III DOM3 PRIZE will be held in 2018.