NAPAVILION 2016 Competition

Submission: April 30, 2016
Registration: April 30, 2016
Language: English
Location: Xi’an Jade Valley, China
Prizes: Winning design will be built at Xi’an Jade Valley
Type: Open


A “Pavilion” is a space defined specifically for a non-specific purpose. The specificity is the location and non-specificity is its use. A “Pavilion” is also a prototype of tech-crafted tradition and represents a geo-cultural transformation throughout all cultures. NAPAVILION challenges this typical ideal of a Pavilion by providing specificity in use and non-specificity or adaptability in site. NAPAVILION is a Pavilion for a nap in any location you choose. This can be within your home, backyard, on a tree, by a tree, on top of a hill, at the foot of a hill, by a river, or floating on a river.

NAPAVILION is unique with a single purpose to nap, with unlimited possibilities of location.

Design a prefabricated structure for individual shelter.
The design should have the ability to be disassembled and reconstructed.
Use wood as the main material.

• Design will be built at Xi’an Jade Valley.
• Selected winners will receive airfare to attend the Nap Festival 2016 at Xi’an Jade Valley.
• 50 Best Entries will be published and exhibited worldwide.


The competition is open to EVERYONE and may be submitted as integrated groups.

Go to the competition’s website