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Call for registrations to Arquideas' Viewpoint Of The Fjords (VOF) Norway competition

Norway Architecture News - Sep 18, 2018 - 04:43   3866 views

Call for registrations to Arquideas' Viewpoint Of The Fjords (VOF) Norway competition

Arquideas is calling for registrations for a new competition titled "Viewpoint Of The Fjords (VOF) Norway",  proposing a space for contemplation and admiration of the environment that will produce an exchange between landscape and spectator. A space where nature plays a key role.

Norway is considered one of the most beautiful countries in the world thanks to its rugged nature with snaking glaciers, mountain areas in the interior that resemble natural fortresses, rocky islands that emerge from the sea and waterfalls that emanate a sublime and savage energy.

Other natural wonders such as Aurora Borealis, the Midnight sun, the fjords and the tranquillity found in their national parks, showcase Norway’s virtues.

Norway’s main attraction, speaking in terms of natural beauty, resides in fjords. They form islands, islets and huge areas of land surrounded by water.

Thanks to the warm Gulf Stream and air currents caused by the Coriolis force, the Norwegian fjords enjoy a relatively mild climate and remain virtually ice-free. Different activities can be enjoyed such as hiking, climbing, kayaking, and other ways of moving around. The fjords plunge to more than 1,300 metres under the sea, as it is the case of the  Sognefjord. This makes navigation of big cruises possible.

UNESCO has included Norway’s fjords, exemplified by the Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord, in the World Heritage list. Norwegian cities are cosmopolitan and its architecture showcases the famous Scandinavian flair for design.

Object

The objective of the present competition for students of architecture and young architects, Viewpoint of the Fjords (VOF), consists in proposing a space for contemplation and admiration of the environment that will produce an exchange between landscape and spectator. A space where nature plays a key role.

Landscape observation is the fundamental purpose of this architectural space. It must appreciate the virtues of the location and experiment new ways of contemplation.

Thanks to its privileged location, this new proposed space will become an international reference point for all visitors of this natural attraction.

VOF aspires to become the new meeting point for visitors and nature, a new place of understanding and an information point for hikers. In here, observation will become a unique sensory experience.

In a country so full of world-famous iconic images, this new space for contemplation must become an architectural reference for Norway.

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 Diseño Interior magazine + Collection from Experimenta publishing + Digital publication in Plataforma Arquitectura + Digital publication in Arquitectura Viva + Publication in WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell + Publication in Diseño Interior.

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 Diseño Interior magazine + Collection from Experimenta publishing + Digital publication in Plataforma Arquitectura + Digital publication in Arquitectura Viva + Publication in WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell + Publication in Diseño Interior.

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 Diseño Interior magazine + Collection from Experimenta publishing + Digital publication in Plataforma Arquitectura + Digital publication in Arquitectura Viva + Publication in WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell + Publication in Diseño Interior.

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 + Publication in Diseño Interior.

Jury

Call for registrations to Arquideas' Viewpoint Of The Fjords (VOF) Norway competition

Registration Fees

The registration period falls between August 3, 2018 and November 30, 2018.

Early registration: (from August 3, 2018 to October 19, 2018)

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

Regular registration: (from October 20, 2018 to November 30, 2018)

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

Schedule

Early registration: 03 August, 2018 - 19 October, 2018

Registration: 20 October, 2018 - 30 November, 2018

Submission deadline: 19 December, 2018

Jury deliberations: 20 December, 2018 - 31 January, 2019

Jury decision: 01 February, 2019

Community vote: 04 February, 2019 - 28 February, 2019

Results announced: 28 February, 2019

You can download the competition brief and documents from here

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