Barcelona 2011

Result

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Overview

The challenge consists of designing a 100 meter tall tower-hostel that includes relaxation areas and stores offering young people’s fashion wear, and at the same time creates a new landmark in the city of Barcelona.

Category Idea Competition / Competition Result / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Hotel
Country Barcelona, Spain
Registration Deadline 31 March 2011 (See "Entry Fee" below) GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 15 April 2011 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

Description
Spain has always been the most important tourist destination in Europe, receiving approximately 100 million visitors a year, but in recent years it has transformed itself into an attraction for young travelers (backpackers) interested not only in culture and studying, but also in the nightlife and bohemian scene of Barcelona. As a result, “hostels” have emerged –although they remain few in number- which provide low cost, clean, and above all well-located accommodation in key locations popular with tourists.
For this reason, the challenge of this competition consists of designing a 100 meter tall tower-hostel that includes relaxation areas and stores offering young people’s fashion wear, and at the same time creates a new landmark in the city of Barcelona. To this end, a site has been chosen for the development of the project in the Plaza del MACBA, given that this is the heart of the Gothic Quarter, opposite the Museum of Contemporary Art designed by the famous architect Richard Meier. This is an incredible opportunity for the winning architect to make he/she known in a market with great potential for growth; the designing of buildings for hostels and fashion outlets in Spain, bearing in mind that once the current recession has ended, architects will be in demand for these types of projects.

Jury
Marc Casany Estrada
Ingrid García Westphalen
Lucas Capelli

Prize
1st Prize: US $ 3,500 and 1 plane ticket to Barcelona and Accommodations for 2 nights in Barcelona
2nd Prize: US$ 1,000
3rd Prize: US $ 500

Entry Fee
Special Registration(from December 30th to January 20th, 2011): USD100
Early Registration(from January 21st to February 28th, 2011): USD150
Late Registration(from March 1 to March 30, 2011): USD200

Entries
1 digital image(3500 width x 2600 height(pixels))

Timetable
JURY EVALUATION: from April 16th to April 30th, 2011
WINNERS ANNOUNCED: May, 2011
BARCELONA EXHIBITION: June, 2011

Organizer
ARQUITECTUM

Official Website
http://www.arquitectum.com/index.php

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