Banaue Lodge Competition

Submission: 5th July 2024 Registration: 5th July 2024 Location: Banaue Rice Terraces Language: English Prizes: 5,000 € total Type: Open

TerraViva Competitions launches BANAUE LODGE. This new architecture contest aims to design small scale accommodation structures that allow the most curious backpackers to immerse themselves in a 360-degree experience within the Banaue Rice Terraces. Prizes up to 5.000 € will be awarded to the winners selected by an international jury panel composed, among others, Alban Wagener (Alban Wagener Architecture), Alexandra Papadaki (FBW), Nikhil Calas (Faire), and Liwei Shen (Sasaki Associates).

The majestic Banaue Rice Terraces, a unique landscape shaped by the hand of man over the centuries and home to the Ifugao community, today has become one of the favourite destinations of thousands of backpackers in search of an authentic adventure.
With the idea of promoting a kind of slow and sustainable tourism, capable not only of respecting local traditions but also of guaranteeing care for the environment, this competition aims at imagining a whole new design of lodging that fits perfectly into this amazing context.
Participants are therefore asked to envision creative proposals focused on a unique and functional type of struc-ture capable of redefining accommodation options for hikers. The essence of the “Banaue Lodge” contest lies in its emphasis on harmonising architectural design with the breath-taking beauty of this UNESCO Site.

Prizes & Mentions
• 1st Prize: 3.000€
• 2nd Prize: 1.000€
• 3rd Prize: 500€
• 2 Golden Mentions: 250€ each
• 10 Honourable Mentions: 1 free competition in 2024
• 30 Finalists

In the pursuit of innovative concepts, this competition encourages participants to explore various architectural solutions and layouts. The general program is based on the design of cabins capable of accommodating those adventurous tourists who intend to live an immersive experience on the site.
The primary objective is to steer clear of large-scale constructions that often disregard the local environment. Instead, the focus is on crafting modest-sized structures that enhance the natural beauty of the area and seamlessly integrate with the existing natural and built surroundings.
The project itself must be located on a specific plot within the Batad village that will be indicated in the contest’s download package.
Requested Material
Competitors have to submit two A1 panels (59,4 x 84,1 cm) landscape oriented + a brief text describing the proposal (up to 500 words) + 10 images extracted from the panels & a team photo.

• Bahar Partovi | Bahar Partovi Design Studio (Houston, USA)
• Alban Wagener | Alban Wagener Architecture (Porto, Portugal)
• Liwei Shen |Sasaki Associates (Boston, USA)
• Nikhil Calas | Faire (Paris, France)
• Mingshan Fang | Gensler (Los Angeles, USA)
• Alexandra Papadaki | FBW (Utrecht, Netherlands)
• Ronay Baris Civas| Karaca Architekten (Berlin, Germany)
• Maryam Mahvash | Emily Carr University (Vancouver, Canada)

• Competition Opening on March 6th
• 69 € “Early” Registration from March 6th to May 3rd
• 89 € “Standard” Registration from May 3rd to June 7th
• 109 € “Late” Registration from June 7th to July 5th
• Submission Deadline on July 5th (h 3.00 pm CET)
• Results Announcement on July 22nd

Download full brief here: https://www.terravivacompetitions.com/banaue-lodge-competition-2024/

Requirements & Eligibility
The competition is open to architects, designers, students, urbanists, engineers, artists, makers and anyone interested in the fields of architecture and design. Participants can join the competition either individually or with a team.

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