Tafer Resort Competition: Master Plan 2017, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

31 Jan 2017

31 January 2017 – Submission deadline

Sponsor: Tafer Hotels and Resorts
Type: Open, international, ideas
Eligibility: The competition is open to students, designers, urban planners, sociologist or professionals around the world, individually or in teams. Teams may be up to five people per group. Each team must submit only one proposal. It is not necessary to have a record or affiliation with any architecture associations of any kind.
Language: English
Students: $1; Professionals: $50
No fee if registered by 30 October, 2016.
30 October 2016 – Phase One Registration deadline (free registration)
5 January 2017 – Phase Two Registration deadline
31 January 2017 – Submission deadline

• Fernando González Corona – Owner, Founder and President of Tafer Hotels & Resorts
• Robert Kistner – President of Garza Blanca Residence Club and Club Caribe
• Fernando González, Jr. – Project Director for the Cancun and Riviera Maya Region
• Javier Moreno – Interior – Design Director at Tafer Hotels & Resorts
• Carlos Palomera – Architect. Design research partner at Kreative Room
• Karoll González – Creative Director at Kreative Room & Founder of Mindfulhabits
• Odín López – Architecture Project Coordinator at Tafer Resorts
• Rubén Hernández – Architecture Project Coordinator at Tafer Resorts
• Devin Gharakhanian – Creative Director, Experience Designer and Entrepreneur

Design Challenge
TAFER is a forward thinking leisure and hospitality company with an ever-growing and evolving collection of award-winning hotels, resorts and boutique villas. Tafer’s founders have launched this competition because their brands rely on excellent design as well as being at the forefront of what is happening in the field of architecture and design.

The site that is open for intervention neighbors Tafer’s existing Garza Blanca luxury beach resort development, contouring the Sierra Madre Occidental Mountain range and fronting a sandy Pacific Ocean beach. Taking these factors into consideration, the site is open to a vast range of opportunities for commercial and residential use.

Participants are asked to create ground-breaking and inventive projects with the intention of provoking and questioning our perceived notions of hospitality.

The proposal can range in size, form and function and is therefore open to any number of creative projections, including but not limited to: a series of pavilions, a collection of buildings, a thematic park, a residential project, urban landscapes and more.

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