Banaue Lodge Competition

Banaue Lodge: Architecture Competition | The majestic Banaue Rice Terraces, a unique landscape shaped by the hand of man over the centuries and home to the Ifugao community, today has become one of the favourite destinations of thousands of backpackers in search of an authentic adventure.

With the idea of promoting a kind of slow and sustainable tourism, capable not only of respecting local traditions but also of guaranteeing care for the environment, this competition aims at imagining a whole new design of lodging that fits perfectly into this amazing context.

Participants are therefore asked to envision creative proposals focused on a unique and functional type of structure capable of redefining accommodation options for hikers. The essence of the “Banaue Lodge” contest lies in its emphasis on harmonising architectural design with the breath-taking beauty of this UNESCO Site.

Banaue Lodge: Architecture Competition | The majestic Banaue Rice Terraces, a unique landscape shaped by the hand of man over the centuries and home to the Ifugao community, today has become one of the favourite destinations of thousands of backpackers in search of an authentic adventure.

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With the idea of promoting a kind of slow and sustainable tourism, capable not only of respecting local traditions but also of guaranteeing care for the environment, this competition aims at imagining a whole new design of lodging that fits perfectly into this amazing context.

Participants are therefore asked to envision creative proposals focused on a unique and functional type of structure capable of redefining accommodation options for hikers. The essence of the “Banaue Lodge” contest lies in its emphasis on harmonising architectural design with the breath-taking beauty of this UNESCO Site.

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COMPETITION OPEN

Early Registration

From March 6th to May 6th
(Extended to HST – Pacific Time Zone)

Don’t miss the special launch promo: 15% OFF on registration fees using the Promo Code: BNL15XTVC

To be applied during the registration procedure. Valid only for “Early” registration fees, until March 25th.

Download the official brief and preview material:
Go to Download Section

Registrations : from 06.03.2024 to 05.07.2024
Submission
: 2 x A1 panels + a brief text and 10 best images extracted from the panels.
Results : on 22.07.2024

1st Prize : 3.000 €
2nd Prize : 1.000 €
3rd Prize : 5000 €

2 Golden Mentions : 250 € each
10 Honorable Mentions : 1 free competition in 2024
30 Finalists

Image © Podere Fedespina

JURY PANEL

Chosen from recognised academic institutions and international firms, our jury members are highly qualified to carry out the evaluation of the submitted proposals thanks to their vast experience in the world of architectural design. [Download full brief for the complete jury panel]

Bahar Partovi Design Studio
[Houston, USA]
Bahar Partovi

Bahar Partovi is a multi-disciplinary designer captivated by the power of art and architecture, weaving narratives of sustainability and social impact into the fabric of human experience. Earning her B.Arch from Pratt Institute, she started a journey spanning…

Alban Wagener Architecture
[Porto, Portugal]
Alban Wagener

Alban Wagener, a native of Luxembourg born in 1985, completed his architectural education at the Technische Universität Wien in 2015. Under the mentorship of Univ. Prof. Arch. DI András Pálffy, he graduated with distinction, honing his skills and insights…

Sasaki Associates
[Boston, USA]
Liwei Shen

Liwei Shen, ASLA, LEED AP, is a landscape designer at SASAKI. She received a Master of Landscape Architecture degree with distinction from Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Architecture degree with distinction from Huazhong…

Faire
[Paris, France]
Nikhil Calas

Nikhil Calas is a French practicing architect and carpenter, he co-founded the architecture practice faire, which he runs with architect and doctor Federico Diodato in Paris. faire explores the practice of architecture in its many forms, developing an interdisciplinary…

Gensler
[
Los Angeles, USA]
Mingshan Fang

Mingshan Fang, certified in LEED AP, WELL AP, NCARB, AIA, and CDT, stands out in the field of architecture for his dedication to sustainable and user-centric design principles. His expertise spans significant projects across top firms like Gensler…

FBW
[Utrecht, Netherlands]
Alexandra Papadaki

Alexandra Papadaki is an Architect Engineer with postgraduate studies in Design for Sustainable Development. She is a director of FBW Urbanists + Architects and an executive associate of African Architecture Matters, a no-profit organization for research…

Karaca Architekten
[Berlin, Germany]
Ronay Baris Civas

Baris is a practicing architect specializing in the field of construction and currently pursuing a PhD at TU Berlin's Department of Architecture Theory. Holding both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Architecture from Politecnico di Milano, he has acquired…

Emily Carr University
[Vancouver, Canada]
Maryam Mahvash

Maryam is an interdisciplinary academic and designer in architecture and urbanism with extensive experience in both practice and academia for over 25 years. Involved in different scales of (re)development and revitalization/regeneration projects, civic plans…

Registration

The competition is open to architects, designers, students, urbanists, engineers, artists, makers and anyone interested in the fields of design and architecture.
Participants can join the competition either individually or with a team.
Please click on “Register Now” and follow the instructions.

 

Schedule

“Early” Registrations from 06.03.2024 to 06.05.2024 — (h 3:00 pm CET)
“Standard” Registrations from 06.05.2024 to 07.06.2024 — (h 3:00 pm CET)
“Late” Registrations from 07.06.2024 to 05.07.2024 — (h 3:00 pm CET)

 

Registration fees

“Early” registration – 69 €
“Standard” registration – 89 €
“Late” registration – 109 €

*All prices are excluding vat (22%)

 

Submission

2 x A1 panels (594 x 841 mm – landscape oriented), a brief text describing the proposal (250-500 words) and 10 best images extracted from the panels (.jpg | 1080×1920 pixels)
Projects must be submitted through the upload section within 05.07.2024 — (h 3:00 pm CET).

 

Results

Results will be published on this website on 22.07.2024

 

Prizes

1st Prize : 3.000 €
2nd Prize : 1.000 €
3rd Prize : 500 €
 
Golden Mention #1 : 250 €
Golden Mention #2 : 250 €
 
10 Honorable Mentions : 1 free competition in 2024
30 Finalists

 

FAQ

All the questions related to the competition can be mailed to us at:
info@terravivacompetitions.com indicating the following subject: “FAQ – Banaue Lodge”
Answers to all questions will be published on the FAQ online section, which will be regularly updated.

 

Credits
Design topic by Mohamed Mekawi
Call for Competitions 2023

 

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F.A.Q. Frequently Asked Questions

 

Are there any specific regulations such as height limitation, building coverage ratio, floor area ratio that I should consider?
No, there are no specific regulations. Since it is an ideas competition you may concentrate on the concept and not on any particular regulation. Feel free to be creative!

 

How big is the project area in sqm?
The total project area is 411 sqm according to the dwg drawing from the Download Package. Please note that the dwg file is a rough/approximative drawing as there are no precise topographical details of the site. Participants have complete freedom to slightly modify the base drawing if they consider it strictly necessary.

 

Where can I find my “Order Number”? 
The “Order Number” (ex. 12345) will be available after complete your registration. In addition will be sent also at your email address.

 

Who can participate in the competition? 
The competition is open to students, architects, designers, urbanists, engineers, artists, makers, activists and anyone interested in the architectural design.

 

Is it possible to participate in a team? 
Participants can join the competition either individually or with a team and there is no restriction or limit in the number of members that can compose a team.

 

Why registration fees? 
Registration fees are used to cover the running costs of the competition and to improve customer care services. The registration fees cover taxes, web services, database services and everything related to computer security and the processing of personal data. Registration fees allow us to organize new initiatives to promote creativity and to feed the debate on present and future issues regarding climate change, natural-based solutions and social engagement.
 
 
Can I enrol to the competition with my Company or Firm? 
Yes, you can participate with your Company. To issue your invoice, we ask you to provide your Tax identification number or your VAT Number on the registration procedure. If your Company is based in Europe, we should verify the correctness of your VAT number via the EU Tax authorities (VIES VAT number validation).
 
 
How do I register a team? 
During the registration we only need the personal data of the group leader. The other team members will be indicated in the final submission package at the end of the competition. You will find all the instructions after registering.
 
 
Are there any restrictions on the nationality of the participants? 
Teams can be composed by members of different nationalities and there are no restrictions about country of residence.
 
 
I didn’t receive the confirmation email. Is there a way to check if everything has been uploaded properly? 
If you have not received your receipt please check the spam or junk folder of your e-mail account. For any inquiry, please contact us at: info@terravivacompetition.com