Iceland Northern Lights Rooms Architecture Competition

Participants for this competition are tasked with designing a guest house experience that allows visitors to watch the splendor of the Northern Lights directly from the comfort of their own beds.

Category Project Competition
Type International, Project, Open
Genre Housing
Country Iceland
Registration Deadline 11 April 2018 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 15 May 2018 GoogleCal
Eligibility All

Description
Iceland has a vast, wild landscape, with some of the most unique and incredible natural views in the world. Appropriately known as the land of fire and ice, Iceland’s volcanic fields blend seamlessly into gigantic glaciers and tumbling waterfalls. Iceland is also an ideal location to view the iconic Aurora Borealis, otherwise known as the Northern Lights.

For the Iceland Northern Lights Rooms architecture competition, participants are tasked with creating the concept for a guest house from which to view this breathtaking spectacle. The guest house would need to be able to permanently accommodate its hosts, as well as providing welcoming temporary accommodation for guests.

The building complex would need to feature a series of separate, detached guest bedrooms, scattered around the site. The key attraction of the each room would be its unobstructed view of the sky, allowing guest to gaze at the Northern Lights from the comfort of their own beds.

All winning entries will be put forward for consideration for construction, which is planned to take place in 2019.

Jury
Audrey McKee - Renzo Piano Building Workshop, France
Brittany Utting - Thomas Phifer and Partners, USA
Carlos M Guimarães – depA, correspondent of A10 magazine, Portugal
Collin Anderson - Renzo Piano Building Workshop, France
Daniel Jacobs - SHoP Architects, New York City, USA
Daphné Karaiskaki - Renzo Piano Building Workshop, France
Emeka Nwandu - Principal Partner at ENA Architects, Board of Architectural Education of the Nigerian Institute of Architects, Nigeria
Eva Cildermane - Sustainability and business development advisor, MSc. Candidate in Sustainable Urban Development, University of Oxford
Gemawang Swaribathoro - OMA, Hong Kong
Gia-Hy Hoang - Agence Christian de Portzamparc, France
Jenna Dezinski - University of Texas, Austin, USA; Alterstudio Architecture, Austin, Texas, USA
John Paul Rysavy - SHoP Architects, New York City, USA; And-Either-Or Austin, Texas and Brooklyn, New York, USA
John Simons - KPF, USA
Dr Louis Gyoh - architect and academic, MCIOB, FRSA, United Kingdom
Marcella Del Signore - Professor of Practice, Tulane University; LEAD practitioner, USA/Italy
Dr Massimo Angrilli - Associate Professor, Pescara University-Landscape expertise, National Prix du Paysage in Paris jury member
Pangalos Dugasse Feldmann - École Spéciale d’Architecture, France
Pierre-Henri Baudart - Studio Akkerhuis, France
Rajiv J. Fernandez - Tamarkin Co, USA
Simon McGown - CO-office, USA

Prize
All winning entries will be put forward for consideration for construction.
Total prize fund: US $6,000

Entry Fee
Early Bird Registration: 12 October - 08 December
Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies: US $90
Students: US $70

Advance Registration: 09 December - 14 February
Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies: US $120
Students: US $100

Last Minute Registration: 15 February - 11 April
Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies: US $140
Students: US $120

Timetable
Winners announced on May 30

Organizer
Bee Breeders

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