TIKAL

The goal is to promote a new model of lodging in which tourists, with a minimum of luggage, can enjoy a clean, safe and economical place where they can spend a night and wake up around of the Citadel as well as enjoy, as part of their permanence- a trip inside the Maya's Cultures in special museum incorporated inside the own Hostel.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Hotel, Museum
Country Guatemala
Registration Deadline 5 December 2011 (See "Entry Fee" below) GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 5 December 2011 (via Online)
Eligibility All

Description
The "Ecological Hostel" to be designed is meant to be a new worldwide prototype model of hostel housing, its main purpose being the enjoyment of the landscape and environment, not the level of comfort it brings.
Within this scheme, the "Ecological Hostel" is more a place to be, rather than a place to be in: of enjoyment of the context before the enjoyment of the infrastructure. In this way the environment is freed of excessive contaminating residues produced by the heavy rotation of visitors. Higher value is placed on the temporary and active experiencing of the event itself (observation of the citadel) rather than on the efficiency and complexity that the installations may offer for a longer term stay.
This "Ecological Hostel" is meant to be a next generation type of lodging, a self sufficient refuge whose service plan is based on contemporary parameters of "zero ecological impact" which will promote a new kind of habitability, such as self service or self generation of energy; of basic maintenance, with a minimal team of employees for cleaning and medical needs; and the virtual elimination of waste residue through communal hygienic facilities, classification of residue according to biodegradability, and use of clean energy sources.
The goal of this shelter is to promote a new model of lodging in which tourists, with a minimum of luggage, can enjoy a clean, safe and economical place where they can spend a night and wake up around of the Citadel as well as enjoy, as part of their permanence- a trip inside the Maya's Cultures in special museum incorporated inside the own Hostel.

Jury
ROOZBEH TABANDEH, M. Sc, Arch.
HALEH VEDADI NEJAD, M. Sc, Arch.
SAHAR TABANDEH, M. Sc, Arch.

Prize
1st PRIZE: US $3,000
2nd PRIZE: US $1,000
3rd PRIZE: US $500
NINE HONORABLE MENTIONS

Entry Fee
Special Registration: from October 03rd to October 17th 24th, 2011 : US $100
Early Registration: from October 18th 25th to November 07th 14th, 2011 : US $150
Late Registration: from November 08th 15th to December 05th, 2011: US $200

Entries
One (01) digital image (3510 width x 2480 height (pixels))

Timetable
WINNERS ANNOUNCED: December 19th, 2011

Links
Past winners

Organizer
ARQUITECTUM

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

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