This is your chance to show the world just how creative you are! We are looking for a unique and awe-inspiring design that appears to define gravity - a chance for some innovative thinking and impressive visuals.
How can humans occupy spaces that inspire harmony with the natural environment? What can we, as designers, do to accomplish this and create architecture that avoids destruction of the natural world while also benefitting our environmental impact?
We now live in a world where architecture takes valuable resources and causes destruction of the natural environment. We are looking for a design scheme that builds a connection between humans and nature and gives back to our natural surroundings, rather than only taking from them.
Our brief asks for an innovative and creative design focusing on the user experience and connection to the surrounding nature, wildlife and existing village with a minimal environmental impact. We are looking for a special and unique piece of architecture that will inspire future designs.
Start defying gravity now.
Tavertet Cliff-Edge Hotel
Challenge: design a vernacular and fully sustainable eco-hotel balancing on the edge of the dramatic cliffs of the Pre-Pyrenees.
The challenge is to create a sustainable, environmentally conscious structure, or set of structures that sit peacefully, teetering at the edge of the cliffs, providing an emotive experience for visitors. The design should take its inspiration from the natural setting and connect with its surroundings, allowing visitors to have an immersive experience, both inside and outside of the hotel, of the dramatic scenery and wildlife that surrounds them.
The architecture should carefully consider the abundance wildlife of the area and the impact that any buildings may have on the natural flora and fauna of the Natural Park.
Suspended Sleeping Pod
Challenge: to design a suspended bedroom for 2 people on the sheer rock cliffs of Tavertet.
Our brief asks for the design of a 2-person sleeping pod that can be suspended on a cliff face or balance on a mountain ridge. The fully sustainable and self sufficient design should provide a comfortable, enclosed, safe space to sleep 2 people and a dog. It should be made of locally sourced, natural materials to sit peacefully within the picturesque landscape, making this the main feature of the experience.
The design will provide a connection between humans and nature and considers its impact on the surroundings including construction, materiality, ecology and views.
All entries will be published and promoted across our global platforms.
SITE ANALYSIS, TOPOGRAPHY & PHOTOGRAPHS included in this purchase.
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Additional images & videos
Project criteria and details
Local Routes & Site information
Flora & Faunal information
3D Topography Model
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