cabin odyssey

The Cabin Odyssey – Design Competition

Submission: February 15, 2019
Registration: February 15, 2019
Language: English, French
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


’Odyssée des Cabanes ”, the project is a competition that offers urban designers, architects, planners, artists, landscapers, either individually or collectively, the opportunity to design and produce cabins, as part of the «ODYSSÉE – Euralens 2019» event, with the aim of promoting the natural spaces of the Chaîne des Parcs area (North of France).

The ‘cabin’ is here conceived as a structure that gives the walker, the tourist, or the user the opportunity to appropriate the landscape, to observe nature, to play, to rest, to meet, to interact or even to experiment. It must be an attraction that encourages the discovery of the parks. It should be eco-constructed, less than 20 m2 of footprint. The projects can be prefabricated and installed on site or built during an on-site residence.

The competition aims to create at least 6 cabins that will be installed during May 2019 in emblematic sites of the Chaîne des Parcs area for a minimum of 5 months and, preferabily, until the end of 2020 (with a potential exposure during the «Lille Métropole, World Capital of Design” event in 2020). In the case of specific agreement with the designers and if allowed to, the cabins could stay on site even longer.