Iceland Thermal Springs Guest House

Submission: November 15, 2019
RegistrationJune 25, 2019
Language: English
Location: Lake Mývatn, Iceland
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open

 

Located on the east coast of Lake Mývatn in Northern Iceland, the Vogafjós Farm Resort is a family-owned guest house surrounded by breathtaking Icelandic landscape. The farm has been owned and operated by the same family for nearly 120 years and operates as a mixed-stock farm of nearly 120 sheep and about 40 cows and cattle.

With views of lava rocks and birch trees set against the stark surroundings, it makes the perfect location to spot the northern lights and visit the nearby geothermal hot springs that Iceland is famous for.

Lake Mývatn is one of Europe’s greatest natural treasures, as within this protected area of fragile beauty is the Myvatn Nature Bath. Visiting these thermal spas is one of Iceland’s most popular pastimes and a tradition that dates back centuries. The geothermal waters contain a unique blend of minerals and properties that soothe the skin and the spirit alike. It is an experience not to be missed, as bathers are able to indulge in a completely natural experience relaxing in warm, soothing waters amidst clouds of steam that rise up from a fissure deep within the earth’s surface.

In a partnership with the Vogafjós Farm Resort, the Iceland Thermal Springs Guest House architecture competition is searching for designs for an extension to their current property. Competition participants are asked to create an exclusive guest house with 8 – 10 guest rooms, each of which would incorporate views of the natural surroundings and the Aurora Borealis.

As winning designs will be put forward for consideration for construction, the jury will be looking for projects that focus on eco-friendly and cost-effective building techniques, in keeping with Iceland’s reputation as one of the greenest countries in Europe.

PRIZES 

3 winning proposals and 6 honorable mentions will be selected. Bee Breeders will award a total of US $6,000 in prize money to competition winners as follows:

1st Prize – US $3,000
2nd Prize – US $1,500
3rd Prize – US $500

+ 6 honourable mentions

BB Student Award – US $500
BB Green Award – US $500

COMPETITION SCHEDULE

Early Bird Registration: MAY 23 – JUNE 25

Advance Registration: JUNE 26 – JULY 30

Last Minute Registration: JULY 31 – OCTOBER 29

Closing date for registration: OCTOBER 29, 2019
Closing date for submission: NOVEMBER 15, 2019 (11:59pm GMT)
Announcement of the winners: DECEMBER 16, 2019

Go to the competition’s website

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