International Architecture Competition

Nemrut
Volcano
Eyes

US$ 6,000 Prize
06 April, 2018 Registration deadline
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Competition

The Nemrut caldera sits cradled within the Nemrut Volcano in Turkey, formed by the collapse of the volcano into itself, creating a large, deep crater. This dramatic formation creates a unique micro-environment, becoming home to plants and animals that thrive in the harsh conditions. Nestled within the caldera is lake Nemrut, a half-moon crater freshwater lake that further adds to the unique biodiversity of the caldera.

The Nemrut Volcano Eyes architecture competition is tasking participants with envisioning an observation point. Positioned at an altitude of about 2,800 metres on the southern edge of the crater, the lookout point will provide visitors with outstanding views overlooking Lake Van and its surroundings.

The competition requires participants to consider both functional and aesthetic properties when designing the observation point, as construction would be complicated and potentially costly in such a harsh environment.

Project submissions will need to consider design of the observation point and how it will function. Designs will need to include a sequential route for visitors to access the lookout point, making their journey from the crater’s base to the top observation point a memorable experience.

Designs should emphasize functional and innovative solutions that show a contemporary understanding of the environment. It is important that the concept of the project fits well within the context of its surroundings, providing technical solutions on how to establish a structure in this majestic, yet inaccessible environment.



Nemrut Volcano Eyes Competition Site


Nemrut Volcano Eyes Competition Site


Nemrut Caldera Lake; View from the competition site


ELIGIBILITY: 

Competition is open to all. No professional qualification is required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (4 team members maximum).

LANGUAGE: 

- Correspondence with organizers must be conducted in English.
- All information submitted by participants must be in English

Prizes

Total prize fund
US$ 6,000
1st prize

US $3,000

Publications
Certificate of Achievement

2nd prize

US $1,500

Publications
Certificate of Achievement

3rd prize

US $500

Publications
Certificate of Achievement

BB STUDENT AWARD

US $500  (more details here)

Publications
Certificate of Achievement

BB GREEN AWARD

US $500  (more details here)

Publications
Certificate of Achievement

+ 6 HONOURABLE MENTIONS


PUBLICATIONS:


The winners will get international art and design media coverage and will be featured on the Bee Breeders website and social pages

CERTIFICATE:

Bee Breeders will also acknowledge the outstanding performance of all winners and honourable mentions with Certificates of Achievement.

Jury Panel

Jury members shall under no circumstances be contacted by competition participants or their representatives. Participants who attempt to contact jury members, shall be disqualified. 


All communication regarding the competition should only be carried out with Bee Breeders staff. For any questions please contact us on [email protected]

FULL JURY PANEL AVAILABLE HERE

KEY DATES & REGISTRATION FEES

Closing date for registration
06 April, 2018
Closing date for project submission
10 May, 2018 (11:59pm GMT+0)
Announcement of the winners
23 May, 2018

preliminary registration deadlines

Registration fees

Advance Registration
07 December - 07 February
Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
US $120
Students
US $100
Last Minute Registration
08 February - 06 April
Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
US $140
Students
US $120


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