CASH PRIZE 15.000 € Deadline 24th June 2020

TREE HOUSE MODULE

Brief

We all dreamt about it, designed it and longed for it. The luckiest ones owned one. For sure, few people can say that the tree house was not one of their greatest childhood aspirations.  

 

In fact, the tree house is maybe one of the first and most shared archetypes of architecture. It is the shelter of childhood. It is the safe place. It is the stronghold where to feel independent and keep the adult world at a distance. It is an inaccessible place suspended between sky and trees. It is the scenery and projection of extremely exciting adventures. 

 

Once children become adults, the tree house often turns into a distant memory or an unfulfilled dream. Among all adults, architects have an extraordinary privilege. They can build their own childhood desires. 

 

 

This is the opportunity that Tree House Module offers to participants. This is the challenge that Dartagnans poses to architects. They will have to design and create their own concept of tree house. 

This invitation goes beyond the mere architectural practice. It is actually an inner experience. This competition invites architects to rediscover through the folds of memory the moments spent imaging what their refuge would be like. Architects will evoke those days spent sketching it on sheets of paper. Consequently, through the language and knowledge of adults it will be possible to dream again of a world of silence brushed by the wind and populated by squirrels and birds.  

 

Indeed, the tree house is more than a place. The suspended shelter is more than a space. The tree house is the materialization of a desire for adventure, a spurt of creativity, reconciliation with nature. It is a desire for peace and serenity that any adult in any part of the world has never stopped dreaming about.    

 

Yac thanks all the architects who will take part in this challenge. 

 

 

1st PRIZE
8.000 € + REALIZATION

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + international exhibitions  

2nd PRIZE
4.000 €

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + international exhibitions  

3rd PRIZE
2.000 €

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + international exhibitions  

n. 2 GOLD MENTIONS
500 €

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + international exhibitions  

n. 10 HONORABLE MENTIONS

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + international exhibitions  

30 FINALIST MENTIONS

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + international exhibitions  

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PHOTOS
Mothe Cahendeniers
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RULES
ITA_ENG_FR_ES_PT_RU_ZH
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2D DRAWINGS
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3D MODEL
Ebaupinay_Mothe Chandeniers_Vibrac
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PHOTOS
Vibrac
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PHOTOS
Ebaupinay
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Jury

Romain Delaume
DARTAGNANS
Angelo Luigi Marchetti
MARLEGNO s.r.l.
PATRICK LÜTH
SNØHETTA
Marco Lavit
ATELIER LAVIT
Tue Hesselberg Foged
EFFEKT ARCHITECTS
Matthew Johnson
DILLER SCOFIDIO + RENFRO
Peter Pichler
PETER PICHLER ARCHITECTURE
Paolo Tranquillini
STARPOOL
Espen Surnevik
ARCHITEKT ESPEN SURNEVIK
Giulio Rigoni
BJARKE INGELS GROUP

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FAQ

Is it required to include all the functions listed in the program for each module?

Yes, it is required to include all the functions listed in the program for each module. It is possible to take micro-standard into consideration or conceive hybrid solutions with combined functions.

Is it allowed to consider the total volume of the required modules as the result of separate volumes, which is 65m3 (for the first module) and 100m3 (for the second module)?

Yes, it is possible to consider the total volume required for the modules as the result of two or more independent or combined sub-modules.

 

The maximum volumes mentioned in the brief refer to the external or net dimensions of the modules?

The maximum volumes (65m3 and 100m3) mentioned in the brief refer to the external dimensions of the modules. 

Shall we include the external areas (i.e. balconies, terraces..) in the maximum volumes mentioned in the brief?

No, the external areas shall not be included in the maximum volumes mentioned in the brief. The maximum  65m3 for the first module and 100m3 for the second module refer to covered, enclosed volumes.

Is it allowed to design the modules inside the existing buildings?

Yes, it is allowed, as long as the new structures do not touch or affect the ruins. The main aim of the competition is to design new structures that shall enhance the ruins of the Ebaupinay, Mothe Chandeniers and Vibrac castles, in the full respect of the existing buildings and the surrounding landscape.

CALENDAR / FEES / DEADLINES

Calendar

30 March 2020
26 April 2020
Early Bird Registration
60 €/ team *
27 April 2020
24 May 2020
Standard Registration
80 €/ team *
25 May 2020
21 June 2020
Late Registration
110 €/ team *
MATERIAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE
24 June 2020
Jury summoning
29 June 2020
Results announcement
3 August 2020
*+22% VAT. Fulfilling an “Early bird”, “Standard” or “Late” registration does not affect submission deadline.

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