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We are excited to announce its second architectural design competition for the backwoods cabin of the future.

Category Project Competition / Open to Students / Competition Result
Type International, Project, Open, Single-Stage, Onymous
Genre Housing, Sustainability
Country New Brunswick, Canada
RegDeadline 16 March 2016 GoogleCal iCal
16 March 2016 (via Online)
Eligibility All

Community Forests International (CFI) is excited to announce its second architectural design competition for the backwoods cabin of the future. The first, hosted in 2014, drew in over 50 entries from 11 different countries and served as a platform for exploring how humans can get back to nature in the 21st century. Bringing together visionary architects, artists, green builders and DIYers, this new challenge addresses the climate crisis and will help transform the organization’s 235 hectare (580 acre) organic farm and forest outside of Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada into a Rural Innovation Campus.
The winning design will be constructed in the summer of 2016 and will accommodate students, guests, and innovators-in-residence on campus. The winning team will receive a $1,000 cash prize.

Kate Wallace:Journalist, Writer, Founder of Ignite SJ
John Leroux: Architect, AANB
Kim Thompson: Natural Builder, Teacher, Executive Director of the Deanery Project
Nathan Fisher: Architect, Defending Champ
Judith Mackin: Founder and Creative Director of Punch Productions, Punch Inside, and Tuck Studio
Craig Applegath: Architect, PPOAA, AAA, Architect AIBC, NSAA, FRAIC, LEED® AP
Estelle Drisdelle: CFI Co-founder, Homesteader, and Permaculture Designer

$1,000 cash prize

Entry Fee

Illustration: up to six (6) illustrated pages of letter-sized paper (8.5 × 11 inches)
Project Description (up to 2 pages, max 500 words)
Materials & Price List (one page): must not exceed $10,000 CAD

People’s Choice Voting / Jury Deliberation: March 30th - April 13th, 2016
Winners Announced & Released to Press: Apr. 15th, 2016

Past winners

Community Forest International

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