International Contest of Ideas


The Municipality of Asunción, the Ministry of Public Works and Communications, the National Secretariat of Culture, the National Administration of Navigation and Ports, the Chamber of Deputies of the National Congress convene teams or professional service companies  related to urban discipline, national as well as international, to THE INTERNATIONAL CONTEST OF IDEAS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE MASTER PLAN OF INTERVATIONS IN THE FRAMEWORK PROCESS OF REVITALIZATION OF THE HISTORIC DOWNTOWN OF THE CITY OF ASUNCIÓN, capital of the Republic of Paraguay.

The international contest of ideas counts with the technical advice, the organization and management from the School of Architects of Paraguay/Regional Capital through the Inter-institutional cooperation agreement subscribed in Asunción, on January, 2014.

The proposals will be received from Monday, July 14 until Saturday, July 19, 2014, between 9:00 and 12:00 hrs. local time in Asunción, at the headquarters of the Ballario House, located in la Manzana de la Rivera, O´Leary Street and El Paraguayo Independiente, Asunción.

The registration of the proposal submission will close at 12:00 noon on Saturday, July 19, 2014, not being able to accept any proposal that is submitted after the established time and date.

It is hereby established to award contract of US$ 100,000 (One hundred thousand US. dollars) for the winner of the contest; the amount of US$ 8,000 (Eight thousand US. dollars) for the second, and US$ 6,000 (Six thousand US dollars) for the third finalist, and honorable mentions for the 4th and 5th place. The proposals will be evaluated by members of the jury, as set forth in the request for proposal.

The contest seeks to obtain the best proposals to serve as guidance in order for Asuncion to recover its coastal city vocation, revitalized with new population living in the historic downtown area, with productive economic options as in the cultural area as well as in technology, tourism, and others, to make it sustainable, environmentally friendly and respectful of its historic legacy.

Registration takes place in the website of the contest and/or and it is open until June 23, 2014. The request for proposal and additional information are available on-line.

The official language of the contest is Spanish.


Colegio de Arquitectos del Paraguay—Regional Capital
San José 233, Asunción
Phone (595 21 206 804)