2021 YAC Competition Desert Accommodation, Young Architects Architecture Contest News
YAC Competitions News 2021
Architecture Contest organised by Young Architects Competitions
18 September 2021
Design Contest by YAC
Desert Accommodation YAC competition
YAC – Young Architects Competitions – and Jarir Development launch Desert Accommodation, a competition of ideas aiming to design a luxury oasis in the Najd plateau overlooking the most brutal and fatal desert of the planet.
The cash prize of € 15, 000 will be distributed to the winning proposals selected by an international jury panel composed of some of the most world-renowned architects: Sou Fujimoto, Eli Synnevåg (Snøhetta), Lorenzo Boddi (BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group), Carlo Ratti, Ben Van Berkel (UNStudio), and Emiliano Roia (MORQ).
YAC Desert Accommodation Competition News
There are no other places on earth that can live up to the vast Arabian desert.
Prophets, treasures, lost cities: Al Sahara is the place of the supernatural. Indeed, only the supernatural can live where not even Bedouins dare to enter.
Al Sahara is the place where exploration stops. Here, human ambitions are annihilated, and vanity is overwhelmed. This is because the desert cannot be tamed, comprehended, or measured. The desert can only be contemplated from a distance in the hope of being ignored by its sands. The same sands that on countless occasions surged to demand a tribute of lives, civilizations, and wealth.
In the desert life is impossible. However, at the desert’s edge one can live some of the most intense experiences humans can ever experience: bitter cold, burning heat, silence, sand dunes singing, mirages, sunsets, skies studded with stars and especially lush oases.
Living at the edge of the desert is a privilege for the few. Such privilege is the origin of Desert Accommodation.
Desert Accommodation is YAC’s and Jarir Development’s competition with the goal of designing a guest house for a new settlement of large villas at the borders of Riyadh. Moreover, it aims at exploring the potential of contemporary architecture in one of the last and most majestic sanctuaries of mother nature.
What kinds of hospitality can be designed in the most inhospitable place by definition?
By providing an answer to such a pivotal question, architects will have the opportunity to design a luxury oasis in the Najd plateau overlooking the most brutal and fatal desert of the planet. It will be a contemporary oasis where to relax in the shade of palm and fruit trees enjoying the immense expanse of the desert. Furthermore, it will be a place where to dive in a fresh swimming pool admiring incandescent sands reflecting the sunset. Here, guests will have the opportunity to watch the imminent shade of sandstorms over the horizon protected by the surrounding architectures.
It will be a refuge for the body but especially a hermitage for the spirit. This is because the oasis and the desert are opposites that involve human beings in all their complexity. In fact, according to an old saying of the nomads of the desert: “God created oases so that people can live in them, and the desert so that they can find their soul again”.
– Sou Fujimoto
– Ben van Berkel (UNS)
– Carlo Ratti
– Eli Synnevåg (Snøhetta)
– Lorenzo Boddi (BIG- Bjarke Ingels Group)
– Emiliano Roia (MORQ)
– Abdulsalam Al-Agil (Jarir company)
– Ammar Atfah (Jarir company)
1st PRIZE 8.000 €
2nd PRIZE 4.000 €
3rd PRIZE 2.000 €
2 GOLD MENTIONS 500 € each
10 HONORABLE MENTIONS
“standard” registrations: 13/09/2021 – 10/10/2021, h 23.59 GMT
“late” registrations: 11/10/2021 – 07/11/2021, h 23.59 GMT
Materials submission deadline: 10/11/2021, h 12.00 GMT (noon)
More information at: www.youngarchitectscompetitions.com
Previously on e-architect:
23 Apr 2021
YAC Arctic Hotel Competition 2021 News
Programme: Accommodation facilities in Rovaniemi, Finland
Arctic Hotel YAC competition
Young Architects Competitions is an international network of professionals aiming at enhancing architecture research and young designers’ skills. Since 2013 they have been organizing numerous competitions joined by hundreds of designers based in 100 countries.
The contests promoted until today have been supported by several international academic and professional partners with the likes of Automobili Lamborghini, Ferrari, National Geographic, Manni Group.
The competitions gathered prominent jury panels featuring, among the others, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Zaha Hadid Architects, Daniel Libeskind, Aires Mateus, Shigeru Ban Architects, Kazuyo Sejima.
YAC are currently promoting the Arctic Hotel competition inviting creatives to imagine accommodation facilities in Rovaniemi, Finland. From there, guests will be able to admire one of nature’s most wonderful phenomenon: Aurora Borealis.
There will be a total amount of 15.000 Euros in prize money for the awarded proposals and the jury of the competition gathers outstanding international personalities like Angelo Micheli (AMDL Circle), Rodrigo Duque Motta, Dagur Eggertsson (Rintala Eggertsson), and many more.
Arctic Hotel is expected to be a moment of significant international participation for combining extremely interesting and up-to-date topics and a well-esteemed Technical Committee.
Some places may seem straight out of a fairy tale, bu they exist in the real world. In some places, a blend of legends, landscapes, memories, creates something that cannot be described in words: something humans perceive but cannot express, something science explains but does not own.
Rovaniemi is one of those places.
Capital of Finnish Lapland, Rovaniemi is one of the few cities in the world located at a few kilometres from the Arctic Circle: legacy of people with colourful clothes and special traditions, reindeer farmers and sleigh builders. Rovaniemi is a place made of snow, perpetual dawns and dusks, and it is home to the dancing lights that shine in the sky during cold winter nights – the Aurora Borealis.
Home to Santa Claus- the Scandinavian myth that conquered the world through tales and folklore, the town of Rovaniemi had been considered inaccessible and remote for most of its history. Until last century, when it became the destination for visitors and tourists, who wanted to feel its magic and see the fascinating Northern Lights.
Today Rovaniemi is no longer a prerogative of expert travellers and explorers, and new hospitality models are necessary in order to protect the remote identity of this land.
An identity that is characterized by primitive beauty and harmony, and inaccessibility and the absence of humans greatly contributed to its shaping.
How can we make places like this accessible, as inaccessibility is a key part of their charm? What kind of accommodation facilities can combine hospitality and unspoilt nature?
This is the challenge of Arctic Hotel, the competition organized by YAC and Rovaniemi to create a place where people can experience the most authentic North, respecting its isolation and magic.
On Ounasvaara Hill, overlooking one of the most remote bases ever built, architects will have the opportunity to imagine a structure that blends with the forest, the snow and the sky. A place where visitors can find shelter from the freezing temperatures of the Arctic Circle, gather around a fire, and enjoy the rarest and most mysterious spectacle of nature: the Aurora Borealis.
YAC thanks all architects who will accept this challenge.
16 May 2021: Early Bird Registration deadline – 65 €/ team *
13 June 2021: Standard Registration deadline – 85 €/ team *
11 July 2021: Late Registration deadline – 115 €/ team *
14 July 2021: Material submission deadline
19 July 2021: Jury Summoning
6 September 2021: Results Announcement
Previously on e-architect:
YAC Competitions News 2020
FITT Future Headquarters
FITT Future Headquarters competition project aunched by YAC.
Young Architects Competitions is an international network of professionals aiming at enhancing architecture research and young designers’ skills. Since 2013 we have been organizing multiple competitions joined by hundreds of designers based in 100 countries.
The contests promoted until today have been supported by several international academic and professional partners with the likes of Automobili Lamborghini, Ferrari, National Geographic, Manni Group. Our competitions gathered prominent jury panels featuring, among the others, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Zaha Hadid Architects, Daniel Libeskind, Crab studio, Aires Mateus, Shigeru Ban Architects, Kazuyo Sejima.
The FITT competition invites creatives to suggest their own vision of future workspace.
There will be a total amount of 20.000 € in prize money for the awarded proposals and the jury of the competition gathers outstanding international personalities like Emmanuelle Moureaux; Nicola Scaranaro – FOSTER + PARTNERS; Carlo Ratti – CARLO RATTI ARCHITECTS; Patrik Schumacher – ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS.
FITT Future Headquarters is expected to be a moment of significant international participation for combining extremely interesting and up-to-date topics and a well-esteemed Technical Committee.
For further details, have a look at the links below:
Previously on e-architect:
28 Apr 2017
YAC Experiential Beer Garden competition Winners News
Design Contest by YAC
Winners of YAC Experiential Beer Garden competition
EXPERIENTIAL BEER GARDEN
CASH PRIZE 15.000 €
OCT 2016 – JAN 2017
Beer has always been a part of human history, from Ancient Egypt (where wages were paid in beer) to Ireland (where beer was the gods’ nectar of immortality), to name but a few examples.
Drinking a glass of beer does not simply mean drinking a beverage, but interacting with a millennium-old history, made of legends, religious beliefs and wisdom. It is a tradition that has been going on since time immemorial, that has come down to us through the work of the monasteries and that has now become an industry in its own right.
Although in the Modern era beer has been produced at an industrial level, today we are experiencing a shift towards artisanal production, in an enthusiastic celebration of taste and secret recipes.
In this spirit, Villa Zarri – one of the leading Italian breweries – wishes to follow the most recent trends of consumption by investing in an ambitious architectural project, which will create a top-quality space for craft brewery.
The centre that Villa Zarri intends to create, within a beautiful mid 16th-century villa, will be a sanctuary for all beer lovers – a place where beer tasting will meet delicious food, culture and entertainment, within the framework of architectural beauty.
Whether German, Belgian, British or Italian, every beer variety will find an ideal place here, a place for both fine palates and less experienced beer lovers. Architectural beauty, cultural events and entertainment will contribute to making the experience of drinking beer unique. Experiential Beer Garden will be a one-of-a-kind brewery, the world’s first centre dedicated to the age-old culture of beer.
Italian passion for beer will be tangible in this centre and will accompany the cultural and entertainment events revolving around beer. Located in the heart of Emilian countryside, this centre will be an observatory that will help the visitors understand the historical and intercultural significance of beer.
All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + international exhibitions
publication per 1st prize
publication per 2nd prize
n. 2 GOLD MENTION
publication per 3rd prize
10 HONORABLE MENTIONS + 30 FINALISTS MENTIONS
publication is per 1st prize
Wilgos and Eciak Architects
Pawel Wilgos, Mateusz Eciak
Louise VALLADIER, Emilie MOUCHEL, Valentin DANCOISNE, Thomas Nougaret, Rémi Clauzel, Anthony Gallien
LIME Team Project
Alessandro Gaffuri, Francesco Penone
Rebecca Billi, William Rowe
Bartłomiej Zdanowski, Helena Szewiola
Dennis Kraft, Jennifer Klähn, Johannes Schulze, Diala Makhlouf, Svenja Abraham, Tim Wallstab, Michele Rückert
Jan Verhagen, priscille rodriguez, Boaz Rotem, Matthew Hykin
Andrada Ispas, Alexandra Sinitaru
Dimitri Longo, Mauro Montis, Luca Frascarolo
Manuel Cano Gómez, Raul Cano Gómez, Miguel Llorens Colera, Mario Gonzalez de la Peña, Ibrahim Casanova Gómez
Dieu Hoang, Maria Petrova, Vishnu Medapati, Vana Boghozian, Nathan Fisher, Breeanna Garcia
Clenda Boonman, Jörgen Haring, Robert Noordegraaf
Arch. Luca Guerra
Luca Guerra, Riccardo Belletti
Lukasz Wojciechowski, Paulina Libiszewska
MA / DIENTRE / TIM / TAG
Laura Ticchioni, Luca Graziani, Samantha Bianchi, Marco Ciscato
Michelangelo Verdelli, Leonardo Palla, Andrea Scalabrelli, Letizia Tralli, Kristi Pali
Mattia Bergamo, Cristian Rossi
Marco Bartolucci, Martina Falleri, Tommaso Gentili
Luke O’Bray, Benjamin Hale
Federico Gazzea, Dirce Concetti
Federico Gazzea, Dirce Concetti
He Dongming, Xie Yi, Li Xu, Zhang Ning
Daniele Ronca, Aleksandr Karpov, Rocco Barbini, Alice Monacelli
Jie Huang, Yidi Yao
Mahan Shirazi, Setareh Salehiarashloo
Lapo Ruffi, Vanessa Giandonati
Lapo Ruffi, Vanessa Giandonati, Nicholas Diddi, Emir Sehic, Nico Fedi
Team B + CP
Maria Reyes, MARTIN GARCIA, Summer Fernquist, Christopher Polaski
Ivan Soh, Li Ying, Siriwan Thongprasert, Lorrie Mendoza Besmonte
ENRICO PINTO, MATILDE VALAGUSSA, LAURA ZURA-PUNTARONI, Mattia Inselvini
Linning Zhang, ZEYU CAI
Alessandro Bergo, Giulia Ferro, Federico Ottogalli, Andrea Merlo
Francesca Orlandi, Riccardo Miccoli
Giuseppe Parisi, Francesco Bonanomi
Guillem Bargues, Rafa Codina
Cristina Iore, Tommaso Miti
Nicola Vesentini, Davide Burro
Pierre-Alain Bouchetard, Etienne Barre
Timeia Marcela Balog, Georgiana Tarlungeanu, Ruxandra Maria Cosmin
Georgios Chatzopoulos, Vasiliki Christakou
YAC Experiential Beer Garden competition Jury
GUIDO FINI ZARRI
UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA
CASTEL MAGGIORE MUNICIPALITY
YAC Experiential Beer Garden competition information / images received from YAC
18 Apr 2017
YAC Castle Resort Competition Winners
Design Contest by Marlegno, YAC and Agenzia del Demanio
Location: Castle of Roccamandolfi, Province Isernia, Molise, Italy
Winners of YAC Castle Resort Competition
Marlegno s.r.l., YAC and Agenzia del Demanio have promoted Castle Resort, an open architectural competition aiming at the landscape renewal of the area around the Castle off Roccamandolfi, in Southern Italy.
Castle Resort official video:
For further information: YAC Castle Resort Competition
Architectural Competitions : links
International Design Competition for Central City Square of Rahovec, Kosovo, Europe
Central City Square of Rahovec Architecture Competition
Render of the Year award
image courtesy of architects
Render of the Year award
International design competition “Castelo de Abrantes”, Portugal
photo from architecture competition organisers
Portuguese Castle Architecture Competition
YAC Italian Wine Centre Contest
Organiser: Young Architects Competitions (YAC)
picture from design competition organisers
YAC Wine Culture Centre Competition
Comments / photos for the YAC Competitions page welcome
Website: Castle of Roccamandolfi