snow dwell inn

Snow Dwell Inn – Challenge to design a Ski Resort

Submission: March 15, 2022
Registration: March 14, 2022
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: 24000$
Type: Open


The design challenge here is to create a low-emission ski resort that is environmentally aware in the form of its design strategies, and also provides excellent skiing and vacation experience. While delivering a great experience of a vacation and skiing activities, can we sensitize people about climate change through ski resort design?

With this ever-rising demand for ski vacations, ski resort and climate change, there is intense pressure on the ski industry. The industry since its inception is the central economic factor for remote regions in the mountains; its decline will cause direct harm to their livelihoods.

Several technologies, construction processes, and materials have been developed/evolving since the crisis of environmental decline all over the world. This has pushed many typologies to adapt to more sustainable means to harbour recreational activities.

Design Objectives

  • Context – Solution relies on locally available resources, on the immediate environment, and identifiable needs.
  • Environmentally sustainable Strategies – Incorporating traditional as well as new technologies to move towards low-emission designs.
  • Form and Materiality – Apply form and materiality that is culturally and climatically appropriate even if unconventional.
  • Balance – Environmental and recreational balance.

The following objectives can be a point of beginning to conceive this design. Participants can assume their contexts and users before initiating their design process.


  • 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.

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