Submission: February 1, 2022
Registration: January 31, 2022
Location: Wollemi, Australia
The challenge is to design a forest visitor’s centre, which balances with nature and provides spaces of interaction with the local biodiversity. The goal is to be sensitive towards the regional context while designing stable structures. The design seeks avenues for interactive and educational exhibits. Most importantly, the project should reflect what it preaches.
Forest ecology falling prey to human problems is indirectly related to how we have caged ourselves to urban life. Moreover, our ignorance gives unquestionable passages to such activities.
While nature and vegetation may seem far away or are defined only as a small pot of plant on our desks. It still takes just one action of looking up to find an evening lit sky or down to discover a ground covered with jasmine that reminds us of our connection with nature.
In our fast-paced lives, how do we renew this natural connection with forests and nature?
Spaces: Design spaces of information, recreation, and conservation. These spaces can be pavilions, decks, or walkways.
Planning: Macro planning with the interconnection of activities.
Construction: Use materials and building operations that are in tune with the local context.
The centre’s main objective is to move close to nature and not far away by strict boundaries, to develop a balance by merging innovation, creativity, and natural topography.
- The minimum eligible age for participation is 18 years.
- The competitions are open worldwide for designers from any discipline.
- You can participate as an individual or as a team of a maximum of 4 members.
- All students and professionals can participate in the competitions.