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Call for submissions to Rural Tourism Accommodation Architecture Competition in Vietnam

Vietnam Architecture News - Nov 20, 2019 - 11:04   2162 views

Call for submissions to Rural Tourism Accommodation Architecture Competition in Vietnam

Arquideas has launched a competition for students and young architects to design a Rural Tourism Accommodation in Vietnam. Participants can send their submissions before 31 January, 2020.

Brief

Vietnam is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula. Vietnam shares its land borders with China to the north, and Laos and Cambodia to the south-west. It has an extensive coastline which borders the South China Sea to the east. Its capital city has been Hanoi since North Vietnam and South Vietnam merged in 1976.

Mù Cang Chải is a rural district of Yên Bái Province, in the Northeast region of Vietnam. The district covers an area of 1,199 km².

The district is located at the foot of Hoang Lien Son mountain range, at an altitude of 1,000 metres above sea level. To get to Mù Cang Chải district, travelers must pass through Khau Phạ Pass, which is one of four imposing passes in the northwest of Vietnam.

The rice terrace fields in La Pan Tan, Che Cu Nha and Ze Xu Phinh have been recognized as national landscapes and have been used to attract both domestic and international tourists.

This region of northwest Vietnam is poor and relatively undeveloped has a rich natural environment. In recent years, Mù Cang Chải has been a popular place to visit, particularly when the rice harvest starts around the beginning of October.

Mù Cang Chải Rice Terrace has been recognized as one of the unique landscapes of Vietnam and one of the most beautiful crops in Asia. 

Aim of the competition 

The objective of the present competition for students of architecture and young architects, Rural Tourism Accommodation (RuTA) Vietnam, consists in proposing lodging for tourists that come to this rural area of the country looking for the beauty of its landscape. A place where nature and rural world, with the help of the rice terrace fields, play a key role in facilitating rest for visitors.

The rationale for this architectural space must be rice fields and its distinctive shape on the slope of mountains. It must highlight the importance of the rural area in which it will be located.

The new lodging must aim to satisfy the need for resting of tourists, most of them photography lovers that travel to this corner of the planet looking to be amazed by the beauty of this landscape of terrace fields, where colors and color shifting along the year provide a unique charm.

In a country with plenty of world-famous iconic images, this new lodging in the countryside, must become an architectural reference for tourists attracted by the beauty of the landscape.

Prizes

The following prizes will be awarded to proposals that best meet the purpose of the competition:

1st Prize

3.750 euros + 1 year free subscription to AV Proyectos magazine + 1 year free subscription to WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell magazine + 1 year free subscription to On Diseño magazine + Digital publication in Plataforma Arquitectura + Digital publication in Arquitectura Viva + Publication in WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell + Digital publication in On Diseño.

The winner or members of the winner team will take part of the Jury in the next architecture competition.

2nd Prize

1.500 euros + 1 year free subscription to AV Proyectos magazine + 1 year free subscription to WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell magazine + 1 year free subscription to On Diseño magazine + Digital publication in Plataforma Arquitectura + Digital publication in Arquitectura Viva + Publication in WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell + Digital publication in On Diseño.

3rd Prize

625 euros + 1 year free subscription to AV Proyectos magazine + 1 year free subscription to WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell magazine + 1 year free subscription to On Diseño magazine + Digital publication in Plataforma Arquitectura + Digital publication in Arquitectura Viva + Publication in WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell + Digital publication in On Diseño.

Arquideas Special Prize

The Arquideas Special Prize will be given, awarded with 500 euros, to the proposal with more votes from Arquideas Community users, among winners, honorable mentions and the finalist projects.

Honorable Mentions

Up to 5 Honorable Mentions will be given to the most interesting proposals in terms of architectural quality, and which have not received any of the first three prizes, and will be awarded with the following prize:

Digital publication in Plataforma Arquitectura + Digital publication in Arquitectura Viva + Digital publication in WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell + Digital publication in On Diseño.

Registrations fees

The registration period falls between September 30th, 2019 and January 17th, 2020.

Early registration: (from September 30th, 2019 to November 15th, 2019)

50 € individual registration
75 € team registration (from 2 to 4 members)

Regular registration: (from November 16th, 2019 to May 17th, 2020)

75 € individual registration
100 € team registration (from 2 to 4 members)

Schedule

Early registration deadline: November 15th, 2019

Regular registration period opens: November 16th, 2019

Regular registration period deadline: January 17th, 2020

Deadline for consultations: January 24th, 2020 

Deadline for submission of proposals: January 31st, 2020

Publication on the web of the Jury results Virtual exhibition: February 28th, 2020

Call for submissions to Rural Tourism Accommodation Architecture Competition in Vietnam

Jury

The Jury of this contest will consist of the following members, whom you may consult their full CV in the website.

Huang Wenjing, Founding partner at Open Architecture

Ingrid van der Heijden, Partner Architect at Civic Architects

Adrian Welch, Editor in Chief of e-architect

Beautell Arquitectos, Director at Beautell Arquitectos

Martín Dulanto, Director at Martín Dulanto Arquitecto

Juan Verdaguer, Ismael Preti and Carlos Brizuela, Winner team of HPMP London competition

The members of the winner team will vote as a single Jury.

Download the competition brief: RuTA Terms and Conditions.pdf

Read more details about the competition here

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