WWF Observation Cabins

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Sponsor: World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Facilitator: Young Architects Competitions
Location: 

Orbetello in Tuscany, Italy
Awards:
1st Prize – €8,000
2nd Prize – €4,000
3rd Prize – €2,000
Gold Mentions (2) – €500
Timetable/fees:
11 April 2021 – End of early bird registration (€65)
9 May 2021 – End of Standard Registration (€85)
9 JUNE 2021 – Submission deadline
Jury
• Sou Fujimoto, Sou Fujimoto Architects
• Kazuyo Sejima, SANAA
• Patrick Lüth, Snøhetta
• Mariana de Delás, Mariana de Delás
• Raulino Silva, Raulino Silva Arquitecto
• Simon Frommenwiler, HHF Architects
• Nicola Scaranaro, Foster + Partners
• Giulio Rigoni, BIG
• Marco Cattaneo, National Geographic
• Fulco Pratesi, WWF, Italia
• Gilda Roberti, Region Tuscny
• Renato Grimaldi, Italian Ministry of the Environment
• Carlo Alessandro Puri Negri, BLUE SGR
Design elements:
• On-the-ground and raised observation points
• Visitor’s Center ( Reception, Training center, Bookshop, Exhibition space and Guest house + restaurant)

Challenge:

This competition aims to rediscover the main identity of architecture, namely being a “tamed” nature where human beings can be moved by bright sunsets, be amazed by flying pink flamingos or tremble at the freezing touch of west breezes.   
Thanks to this competition architects will have the opportunity to play a crucial role in defending the planet designing observation points and a visitors’ center. Such elements will stand for a perfect combination of species, training place and beauty. This place will be a space to protect and safeguard nature. 

The competition is about exploring the relationship between architecture and nature.

 

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For more information and to enter:
https://www.youngarchitectscompetitions.com/competition/wwf-observation-cabins