Tourist Accommodation Prototype Santorini 2011

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Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Students, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Hotel
Country Santorini, Greece
RegDeadline 1 May 2011 (See "Entry Fee" below) GoogleCal iCal
30 June 2011(via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All national or international students of architecture


Santorini is a small circular archipielago, formed by volcanic islands, located in south Aegean sea, about 200 Km to the south-east of the Greece’s mainland. It is also known as Thira (Θήρα in greek), forming the southernmost member of the Cyclades group of islands, with an approximate area of 73 Km² and a census population of 13.402.
Santorini is essentially what remains of an enormous volcanic explosion, destroying the earliest settlements on what was formerly a single island, and leading to the creation of the current geological caldera. Santorini has become one of Europe’s leadig touristic destinations because of its spectacular natural beauty. Santorini has a singular architecture of white and blue houses as you can find in Morocco’s or Tunisia’s coast. On the other hand, it has been criticized for its disorganized and excessive recent urban development.
Nea Kameni is a small uninhabited Greek island of volcanic origin of 3,4 Km² located in front of Santorini’s shore line. Along with it’s nearby island Palea Kameni, it becomes a touristic attraction for boats and cruise ships during the summer season.
The objective of the current contest is to contribute with new ideas for a Tourist Accommodation Prototype (TAP), taking as example of its location the singular setting of the Santorini’s coast line and the Nea Kameni and Palea Kameni islands.
A new model for tourist accommodation in which it resolves the problems within its location, in accordance to contemporary bioclimatic criteria and sustainability able to be adapted to other contexts with similar landscapes around the world.

D. Jordi Ludevid i Anglada, architect
Dña. Martha Thorne, urbanist
D. Edgar González, architect
D. Kike Sarasola, hotelier businessman
D. Jorge Arévalo Martín, student of architecture

1st Prize: 2,500 euros and to take part of the Jury in the next academic competition
2nd Prize: 1,200 euros
3rd Prize: 600 euros
Honorable mentions
arquideas special prize(votes from arquideas Network users): 400 euros

Entry Fee
Special Registration: 75 € (from March 1st to April 1st, 2011)
100 € (from April 2 nd to May 1st, 2011)

A single panel(A1)

Publication of the Results of the Jury on the web Virtual Exhibition: July 31st, 2011


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