NAPAVILION - Pavilion for a nap


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We will globally accept design proposals for a Pavilion to nap in the Jade Valley landscape in Xi’an.

Category Project Competition / Open to Students / Competition Result
Type International, Project, Open, Single-Stage, Onymous
Genre Pavilion
Country Xi’an, China
RegDeadline 30 April 2016 GoogleCal iCal
30 April 2016 (via Online)
Eligibility All

A “Pavilion” is a space defined specifically for a non-specific purpose. The specificity is the location and non-specificity is its use. A “Pavilion” is also a prototype of tech-crafted tradition and represents a geo-cultural transformation throughout all cultures.
NAPAVILION challenges this typical ideal of a Pavilion by providing specificity in use and non-specificity or adaptability in site. NAPAVILION is a Pavilion for a nap in any location you choose. This can be within your home, backyard, on a tree, by a tree, on top of a hill, at the foot of a hill, by a river, or floating on a river.
NAPAVILION is unique with a single purpose to nap, with unlimited possibilities of location.
Design a prefabricated structure for individual shelter.
The design should have the ability to be disassembled and reconstructed.
Use wood as the main material.
Semi-enclosed for “napping” and semi-enclosed for seating
Suggested occupancy of 1 to 2 persons
Minimum dimension: 7315 mm x 3658 mm (24 FT X 12 FT)
Minimum height of 3000 mm (9.8 FT)

A Public vote online

Design will be built at Xi’an Jade Valley.
Selected winners will receive airfare to attend the Nap Festival 2016 at Xi’an Jade Valley.

Entry Fee

420 mm X 594 mm (A2) Horizontal in PDF (2-3 PAGES, SINGLE FILE)
250 word description and philosophy of design inspiration

Winner announcement: May 15, 2016
Construction of the winning proposal: Summer of 2016


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