International Architecture Competition

Iceland
Northern Lights
Rooms

US $6,000 Prize
11 April, 2018 Registration deadline
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Competition

Iceland has a vast, wild landscape, with some of the most unique and incredible natural views in the world. Appropriately known as the land of fire and ice, Iceland’s volcanic fields blend seamlessly into gigantic glaciers and tumbling waterfalls. Iceland is also an ideal location to view the iconic Aurora Borealis, otherwise known as the Northern Lights.




Iceland has the most sparsely populated country in Europe, with the majority of that population living in the capital Reykjavik and the surrounding areas.

Iceland’s geography is both varied and extraordinary. The island is volcanically and geologically active, and the entire country is 103,000 km2 in size, of which 62.7% is tundra.

This small island country has an architectural style that is distinctly its own


For the Iceland Northern Lights Rooms architecture competition, participants are tasked with creating the concept for a guest house from which to view this breathtaking spectacle. The guest house would need to be able to permanently accommodate its hosts, as well as providing welcoming temporary accommodation for guests.

The building complex would need to feature a series of separate, detached guest bedrooms, scattered around the site. The key attraction of the each room would be its unobstructed view of the sky, allowing guest to gaze at the Northern Lights from the comfort of their own beds.

All winning entries will be put forward for consideration for construction, which is planned to take place in 2019.


Competition site. Site CAD file available for download.


Competition site. More photographs and videos available for download.


ELIGIBILITY: 

Competition is open to all. No professional qualification is required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (4 team members maximum).

LANGUAGE: 

- Correspondence with organizers must be conducted in English.
- All information submitted by participants must be in English

Prizes

Total prize fund
US $6,000
1st prize

US $3,000

Publications
Certificate of Achievement

2nd prize

US $1,500

Publications
Certificate of Achievement

3rd prize

US $500

Publications
Certificate of Achievement

BB STUDENT AWARD

US $500  (more details here)

Publications
Certificate of Achievement

BB GREEN AWARD

US $500  (more details here)

Publications
Certificate of Achievement

+ 6 HONOURABLE MENTIONS


PUBLICATIONS:


The winners will get international art and design media coverage and will be featured on the Bee Breeders website and social pages

CERTIFICATE:

Bee Breeders will also acknowledge the outstanding performance of all winners and honourable mentions with Certificates of Achievement.

Jury Panel

Jury members shall under no circumstances be contacted by competition participants or their representatives. Participants who attempt to contact jury members, shall be disqualified. 


All communication regarding the competition should only be carried out with Bee Breeders staff. For any questions please contact us on [email protected]

FULL JURY PANEL AVAILABLE HERE

KEY DATES & REGISTRATION FEES

Closing date for registration
11 April, 2018
Closing date for project submission
15 May, 2018 (11:59pm GMT+0)
Announcement of the winners
30 May, 2018

preliminary registration deadlines

Registration fees

Early Bird Registration
12 October - 08 December
Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
US $90
Students
US $70
Advance Registration
09 December - 14 February
Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
US $120
Students
US $100
Last Minute Registration
15 February - 11 April
Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
US $140
Students
US $120


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