By Justine Testado|
Tuesday, Apr 2, 2019
Based on the risky climbs that many have attempted at Mount Everest, the 24H Competition “Everest” edition challenged entrants to design a series of fixed structures that support the five camps of the Everest South Rise. The structures had to be able to withstand Everest's harsh environment, while also leaving little impact on the natural landscape. Like previous 24H Competitions, entrants only had 24 hours to design and submit their proposals.
In the end, the five-member jury — which included Archinect and Bustler's Alexander Walter! — selected three winners and seven honorable mentions. Check out the winning submissions and some jury comments below.
1st place - Team: Jiaqi Wang, Wanzhu Jiang, Pinwen Zhang, Qiuyu Li | City: Xiamen | Country: China
"The proposed structure is extremely realistic for this composition since its materials applications, implementations, rigidity and and structural details are clearly expressed. The architectural language of the structure is quite perceivable and distinguishable from far away. The proposal entirely proposes a nonstandard, dynamic, easily perceivable and fresh camping structure that considers all climatic conditions for different weathers. The internal logic of the structure is also very varied, well-thought and elaborated in detail." — Berrin Chatzi Chousein
"Modular proposal very interesting and that offers all the conditions of adaptability necessary in each case with an innovative design that respects the elements." — Rui Oliveira
2nd place - Team: Brice Franquesa, Julien Marie, Victor Didier. | City: Annecy | Country: France
"Proposal without a negative impact on the nature and that seeks with the simplicity to offer the conditions of support and meditation necessary to the continuation that the adventurers propose. No one would be indifferent to this silent cry." — Rui Oliveira
3rd place - Team: Nikita Werth, Bulat Kalimullin, Samat Sungatullin. | City: Kazan | Country: Russian Federation
"Besides its stunning visualizations, this submission impresses with a highly practical, more product design-y angle: a survival toolkit of ultra-lightweight mobile structures that can increase the chances of making it to the summit and back alive. This entry thinks also about the spaces in between the camps - shelter between the shelters." — Alexander Walter
Don't forget about the honorable mentions in the gallery below!
SneakyPete · Apr 02, 19 8:24 PM
Or, and hear me out on this, we don't. We don't make it EASIER for untrained, unqualified, and unprepared rich idiots to stay at one of the most inhospitable places on the planet.
Alexander Walter · Apr 02, 19 10:08 PM
Some competition entries actually promoted your point, SneakyPete.
One submission simply said "FREE EVEREST" in big, red letters.
Another proposal (listed above, among the Honorable Mentions, designed by Mukul Gupta, Sritoma Bhattacharjee, Varun Sethi, Namita Relan, Siddhant Mathur) called for the "process of ecological restoration" by stopping future expeditions and having a small army of autonomous robots remove all the trash (and frozen corpses). "...with the mountain itself acting as memorial to environmental sanctity, and to the progress the human mind has made in coexisting with its surroundings." Sort of like a WALL-E approach to the Himalaya.
SneakyPete · Apr 03, 19 4:15 PM
Thanks for the heads up.
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