Iceland Northern Lights Rooms
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Description

Participants for this competition are tasked with designing a guest house experience that allows visitors to watch the splendor of the Northern Lights directly from the comfort of their own beds.

Iceland has a vast, wild landscape, with some of the most unique and incredible natural views in the world. Appropriately known as the land of fire and ice, Iceland’s volcanic fields blend seamlessly into gigantic glaciers and tumbling waterfalls. Iceland is also an ideal location to view the iconic Aurora Borealis, otherwise known as the Northern Lights. 

THE COMPETITION

ICELAND NORTHERN LIGHTS ROOMS

The main purpose of the Iceland Northern Lights Rooms are to function as a guest house, capable of accommodating up to 20 guests, as well as providing a permanent home for the hosts and their family.

Participants will need to design a range of distinct and separate guest bedrooms which range in size from single rooms to double rooms that can sleep up to four people. The guest rooms must be moveable; they have no permanent foundations and can be relocated as necessary.

The layout of each guest bedroom should be simple, providing guests with a bed and a skylight through which to enjoy watching the Aurora Borealis from their beds. Participants will also need to design a dining area that would be able to host and serve all the visitors at once, providing enough room and facilities (i.e. a kitchen and serving facilities) for up to five invited staff members as well the hosts.

The host private accommodation can be connected to the guest house facilities, or entirely separate, however there should be a clear and comfortable division between the two spaces. It should provide a bedroom, living room, bathroom and small kitchen.

Participants should also consider the landscape and additional features, such as a terrace with a roof for hosting summer events in the case of bad weather; as well as a barn for the 10 Icelandic horses owned by the host. The barn will only need to function as a shelter as Icelandic horses tend to live outdoors all year round.

All winning entries will be put forward for consideration for construction, which is planned to take place in 2019.

 

Number of winners

n/a

Status

completed

Category:

Architecture

Sub-category:

Business Architecture

Start date

19 April 2018  -  15 May 2018

Registration

19 April 2018  -  14 May 2018

Voting

19 April 2018  -  15 May 2018

Awards

1ST PRIZE
$3 000
Publications
Certificate of Achievement
2ND PRIZE
$1 500
Publications
Certificate of Achievement
3RD PRIZE
$500
Publications
Certificate of Achievement
BB STUDENT AWARD
$500
Publications
Certificate of Achievement
BB GREEN AWARD
$500
Publications
Certificate of Achievement
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Restrictions

Age restriction: /

Available for citizens: Worldwide