Submission: February 28, 2023
Registration: February 28, 2023
Location: Black Beach Reynisfjara, Iceland
Prizes: Please see details below
We are looking for a unique, dynamic piece of architecture that provides a visitor centre, information point, cafe and thermal pool located within the black beach of Reynisfjara, in the southern coast of Iceland.
This competition will work alongside the Retreat for the Blind competition, and the designs can be joint via the Competition Bundle.
For those who experience vision loss, it can be easy to retreat from the world, to stay indoors and avoid unpredictable surroundings. This is an opportunity to explore your creativity and challenge your design skills to conceive an architectural marvel that will provide a safe, pleasant and stimulating experience through architecture with a sensory journey throughout. The proposal will connect people experiencing vision loss to the dramatic surroundings of the black beaches of Iceland.
Our Visitor centre and Retreat for the Blind ask for a unique, dynamic piece of architecture that provides a tactile and sensory journey for those who are visually impaired.
The incredible location and dramatic characteristics of the site should be evident throughout, taking advantage of the geothermal properties of the area, including the heated water supply, and the fresh glacial drinking water.
The entrance to the retreat should be located above ground and easily visible, it is then up to the designer to decide which areas of the building will be underground and above ground, but the spectacular views of the area should be considered and should play a role in the in the design as not all the visitors will be completely without site.
1ST PRIZE £500 Publication Competition voucher Certificate of Achievement
2ND PRIZE £100 Publication Competition voucher Certificate of Achievement
PUBLIC FAVOURITE £30 voucher Publication Competition voucher Certificate of Achievement
HONOURABLE MENTION £30 voucher Publication Competition voucher
We are providing an opportunity to showcase your skill and creativity. This competition is open to all students, artists, creators, and designers from any creative discipline. Our award winning and multitalented jury work across different sectors of the creative industry.
Early Registration: 8 July – 31 September 2022
Standard Registration: 1 October – 31 December 2022
Final Registration: 1 January 2023 – 28 February 2023
Submission: 11.59pm (UK time) 28 February 2023
Results Announcement: 3 May 2023
Early Registration: £29
Standard Registration: £49
Final Registration £59
Schools/universities/educational institutions contact us for group pricing. There is no limit to the number of submissions, but each submission requires a separate entry fee.