Wildlife Pavilions

Wildlife Pavilions: Architecture Competiton | Wildlife Pavilions proposes a paradigm shift: an architecture conceived to coexist in harmony with the landscape, mainly thought for nature itself instead of for human beings.
The goal of the competition is to think out of the box and to imagine inhabited structures designed for flora and fauna: micro-architectures where man meets wildlife just as a passing guest, as a respectful visitor or simply as an observer.  

With the aim of challenging anthropocentric architecture and with the idea of experimenting a new creative process focused on nature, the contest requires the design of three small-scale pavilions immersed in the breath-taking landscape of the Torbiere del Sebino” Nature Reserve

Today, the only few structures present in the whole complex are just being used for bird watching, whereas the new devices will have to complement the existing ones with an additional feature: providing shelter to nature itself. 

The intention is to go beyond the mere act of designing an observation cabin. In fact, it means much more than that: Wildlife Pavilions is about providing supports for bird nesting, new shelters to reptiles, containers to help the proliferation of autochthonous plants, insects hotels, sunbathing platforms and many more. The key lies in being able to conceive a design proposal centred on nature, which, as a secondary function, allows visitors to observe wildlife in total respect of the ecosystem. 

Wildlife Pavilions: Architecture Competiton | Wildlife Pavilions proposes a paradigm shift: an architecture conceived to coexist in harmony with the landscape, mainly thought for nature itself instead of for human beings. The goal of the competition is to think out of the box and to imagine inhabited structures designed for flora and fauna: micro-architectures where man meets wildlife just as a passing guest, as a respectful visitor or simply as an observer.  

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With the aim of challenging anthropocentric architecture and with the idea of experimenting a new creative process focused on nature, the contest requires the design of three small-scale pavilions immersed in the breath-taking landscape of the Torbiere del Sebino” Nature Reserve

Today, the only few structures present in the whole complex are just being used for bird watching, whereas the new devices will have to complement the existing ones with an additional feature: providing shelter to nature itself. 

The intention is to go beyond the mere act of designing an observation cabin. In fact, it means much more than that: Wildlife Pavilions is about providing supports for bird nesting, new shelters to reptiles, containers to help the proliferation of autochthonous plants, insects hotels, sunbathing platforms and many more. The key lies in being able to conceive a design proposal centred on nature, which, as a secondary function, allows visitors to observe wildlife in total respect of the ecosystem. 

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COMPETITION OPEN

Early Registration

(Launch Promo from November 28th to December 12th)

(From November 28th to January 20th)

Don’t miss the special launch promo: 15% OFF on registration fees using the Promo Code: WLP15XTVC 

To be applied during the registration procedure. Valid only for “Early” registration fees, from November 28th to December 12th.

Download the official brief:
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Available languages: English, Deutsch, Español, Français, Italiano, Русский, 中国人, عربية

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Registrations : from November 28th  to March 17th 2023
Submission
: 2 x A1 panels + a brief text describing the proposal
Results : on April 17th 2023

1st Prize : 3.000 €
2nd Prize : 2.000 €
3rd Prize : 1.000 €

Gold Mention #1 : 250 €
Gold Mention #2 : 250 €
Gold Mention #3 : 250 €
Gold Mention #4 : 250 €

10 Honorable Mentions
30 Finalists

Image © Giovanni Corsetti – Torbiere del Sebino

JURY PANEL

Chosen from well known academic institutions and international firms, our jury members are highly qualified to evaluate the proposals thanks to their specialised knowledge and experience in design, architecture and urbanism. [Download full brief for the complete jury panel]

Architecture competition Wildlife Pavilions

ZAO/standardarchitecture
[Beijing, China]
Zhang Ke

Zhang Ke is the founder and principal architect of ZAO / standardarchitecture. Zhang Ke received his Master in Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) in 1998 and his Master and Bachelor in Architecture from…

Architecture competition Wildlife Pavilions

LAB. PERMANENTE
[Milan, Italy]

Nicola Russi

Nicola Russi is an architect and associate professor at Politecnico di Torino. In 2008 he founded the architectural practice Laboratorio Permanente in Milan with Angelica Sylos Labini. The studio has taken part in numerous international design competitions…

Architecture competition Wildlife Pavilions

FABULISM
[Berlin, Germany]

Giulia Pozzi

Giulia Pozzi (Bologna, 1987) studied architecture at the Faculty of Architecture in Ferrara and at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. Graduated with honours in 2012 with the thesis entitled A-live: agriculture landscape to increase the value of…

Architecture competition Wildlife Pavilions

VAN DIJK ARCHITECTS
[Dundalk, Ireland]

Jan van Dijk

Jan van Dijk is an Irish architect based in Dundalk, Ireland. He studied architecture in University College Dublin (Ireland) and later business in University of Edinburgh (Scotland). Jan along with Ingrid van Dijk founded van Dijk Architects in 1993…

FOSBURY ARCHITECTURE
[Milan, Italy]

Alessandro Bonizzoni

Alessandro Bonizzoni is founding member of Fosbury Architecture (F.A) an Italian collective of architectural design and research based in Milan. Founded in 2013, F.A engages in a wide range of projects, from urban strategies to domestic environments…

Architecture competition Wildlife Pavilions

PESA ARQUITECTURA
[Rosario, Argentina]
Ana Babaya

Born in Rosario, Argentina, in 1988. Ana is an architect from the Universidad Nacional de Rosario, where she gradauted in 2013. In 2017, she obtained the scholarship for the Young Ibero-American Leaders program, awarded by the Carolina Foundation…

Architecture competition Wildlife Pavilions

SUMMARY
[Porto, Portugal]

Samuel Gonçalves

Samuel Gonçalves was born in Arouca, Portugal, in 1988. He graduated in Architecture from the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto in 2013. He worked for a year at the Chilean studio Elemental, directed by Alejandro Aravena…

TORBIERE del SEBINO
[Brescia, Italy]

Stefania Capelli

Stefania is an italian naturalistic scientist, graduated in 1980 from the State Agricultural Technical Institute “G. Pastori” of Brescia. Former member of the technical – scientific committee of “Torbiere del Sebino”, she has been actively collaborating…

Registration

The competition is open to students, architects, designers, urbanists, engineers, artists, makers, activists 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” registration from November 28th to January 20th –  11.59 AM CET 
“Standard” registration from January 20th to February 24th – 11.59 AM CET
“Late” registration from February 24th to March 17th – 11.59 AM CET

 

Registration fees

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

*All prices are excluding vat (22%)

 

Submission

2 x A1 panels (landscape oriented) + a brief text describing the proposal (max. 250 words).
Projects must be submitted through the upload section within March 17th 11:59 AM CET (Central European Time).

Upload section open from February 20th.

 

Results

Results will be published on this website after April 17th 2023.

 

Prizes

1st Prize : 3.000 €
2nd Prize : 2.000 €
3rd Prize : 1.000 €

Gold Mention #1 : 250 €
Gold Mention #2 : 250 €
Gold Mention #3 : 250 €
Gold Mention #4 : 250 €

10 Honorable Mentions
30 Finalists

 

Questions

All the questions related to the competition can be mailed to us at:
info@terravivacompetitions.com indicating the following subject: “FAQ – Wildlife Pavilions”.
Answers to all questions will be published on the FAQ online section, which will be regularly updated until February 28th.

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