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Call for Registrations: Euro Velo Stops Architecture Competition

France - Jun 18, 2018 - 03:34   819 views

Bee Breeders Architecture Competitions has announced the Euro Velo Stops architecture competition, tasking participants with designing rest stop cabins for travellers along Europe’s large-scale EuroVelo cycle path network. 

Designs for the cabins will need to ensure that they can be replicated at multiple locations along the EuroVelo 6 route, which traverses the continent from the Atlantic ocean to the Black Sea.

The jury are looking for simple designs in keeping with the natural surroundings, rather than overly sophisticated projects that have the potential to mar the landscape.

The EuroVelo 6 route is a path that explores the European rivers. Connecting paths that follow sections of the Loire and the Danube Rivers, EuroVelo 6 runs from the Atlantic to the Black Sea. As one of the network’s most popular routes, cyclists are treated to stunning views of coastlines, rivers, and castles along the 4,400 km long route.

For the European Velo Stops architecture competition, participants are tasked with creating subtle and intriguing designs for rest stop cabins that can be located along the length of the EuroVelo 6 cycle path. The cabins should reflect the European identity, with a design aesthetic that could become iconic in its own right. Each cabin should provide safe, comfortable, and inviting lodgings, where cyclists can rest and refuel.

Since the cycle routes are a chance for people to get back to nature, the jury are looking for simple designs in keeping with the context. Elegant solutions that require limited resources and can be replicated on a tight budget are the key.

While there is no specific location selected for this competition, designs should be applicable to various different sites along the EuroVelo 6 route. These cabins should form a new and unique, quality product for the European Union to be adapted and replicated along this route.

The winning designs for the European Velo Stops competition will be considered for construction as a part of the Bright Blueprint initiative as a way to help support Europe's Velo culture.

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

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: US $500 (more details here) / Publications Certificate of Achievement

The competition will select 6 Honorable 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 is composed of Audrey McKee from Renzo Piano Building Workshop in France, Carlos M Guimarães – depA, correspondent of A10 magazine in Portugal, Daniel Jacobs from SHoP Architects, New York City, USA, Gemawang Swaribathoro from OMA, Hong Kong, John Paul Rysavy from SHoP Architects, New York City, USA; And-Either-Or Austin, Texas and Brooklyn, New York, USA. See the competition's full jury panel here.

Key dates for the competition

Closing date for registration: 16 October, 2018

Closing date for project submission: 12 November, 2018 (11.59pm GMT)

Announcement of the winners: 11 December, 2018

Competition brief, photographs and 2D - 3D images of the site can be downloaded from the competition website. Contact Bee Breeders to receive special student rates for group registrations (discount applies for 3+ registrations from one university/school) and to receive further information and support for getting your students involved in architecture competitions. 

World Architecture Community is media partner for Bee Breeders Architecture Competitions. 

All images courtesy of Bee Breeders 

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