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The Winner of "El Pantà de Sau" Competition is...

Updated: Jun 3, 2023

Larsen Liverpool are proud to announce the winner of the international design competition "El Pantà de Sau - A Beacon for Cultural Heritage".

Scroll down to find out who the winner is...

Thank you

We would like to thank all of the participants and everyone who displayed interest on our design competitions. The site of El Pantà de Sau poses challenges to even the most experienced designers. This drone footage gives you some insight about this unique site.

Larsen Liverpool competition winner Sau
El Pantà de Sau - Competition Site

In The Media

Our competition has been mentioned in several prestigious online journals and magazines. Take a look at the Q&A the Architect's Journal published about our competition below.

The Brief and Design Criteria

The objective of this architectural design competition was to conceptualise a vernacular meditation space within the heart of the Catalonian Pyrenees mountains.

We set the brief to give the opportunity for participants to showcase their talents and design a structure that allowed for visitors to feel a deep connection with the cultural heritage of the area.

The Criteria

The Brief Criteria

The Design Criteria

The Awards

The winning entry will receive the following prizes

  1. £500 Cash Prize

  2. A free copy of our upcoming competition booklet

  3. The chance to sit in our judging panel in one of our future competitions

  4. A free entry to one of our design competitions

  5. 100 trees planted in the winner's name

  6. Published across our global platforms



After careful consideration, the design that we believe has most strongly represented the competition criteria for El Pantà de Sau is:


La Cathédrale Engloutie - Route Towards the Church

by Jiayun Xu, Sixing Huang, Haoyang Guo.


Route Towards the Church Design Competition Entry


Your impressive design, your considerations of cultural heritage, and the visitor experience are complex and emotive, and go beyond the essential requirements of the brief. The design strongly demonstrates your talent and creative skills.

More details about the winner and the Route To The Church entry will soon be shared on our website, stay tuned!


The Runners-Up & Honourable Mentions will be coming soon to our website. Stay tuned!

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