Iceland Black Lava Fields Visitor Center 2019 now is over!
The Iceland Black Lava Fields Visitor Center, international Architecture Competition has been recently opened for entries tasking participants to design a structure that is both welcoming and in keeping with the exotic and mysterious nature of the landscape.
The Iceland Black Lava Fields Visitor Center, is an international Architecture Competition recently opened for entries and organised by Bee Breeders tasking participants to design a structure that is both welcoming and in keeping with the exotic and mysterious nature of the landscape.
Iceland’s volcanic landscapes are captivating and enchanting, with many filled with mythological stories, and the black lava fields in the north of the country are no exception... The Dimmuborgir site near Mývatn Lake and Hverfjall volcano takes its name from the Icelandic word for Dark Castles or Dark Cities, and was formed some 2,300 years ago by a massive eruption that created the unique features and bleak landscape... Dimmuborgir is one of the region’s most popular tourism spots, with thousands of tourists visiting the black lava fields every year. There is currently a simple visitor center constructed from container modules offering basic food & drink options and a gift shop. Guidelines:
With the Iceland Black Lava Fields Visitor Center organisers are looking to reinvent their on-site facilities and create an innovative structure that will act as the face of this incredible tourist attraction.
Participants are tasked with designing a structure that is both welcoming and in keeping with the exotic and mysterious nature of the landscape. In terms of functionality, the new facilities can remain much the same, providing basic amenities such as a small cafe, souvenir shop and information center.
The highly sensitive nature of the surrounding environment would require all designs to exercise sustainable construction practices, while at the same time having the potential to become an iconic landmark that is synonymous with black lava fields.
• Participants are required to upload 4 x A2 landscape-orientated presentation boards (must not exceed 5mb per jpg) with sketches, renderings, plans, sections, elevations, diagrams, and/or other presentation tools to explain their proposal.
• No video files are accepted.
• All information provided in writing must be in English.
• All submissions must be uploaded via the beebreeders.com upload panel.
Registration period close on 22 October, 2019, but you can submit your project until 19 November, 2019, (11:59pm GMT+0).
Consultative jury will select 40 shortlisted from all submitted entries, after that core jury panel will evaluate the 9 finalists and select the top 3 winning projects and 6 honorable mentions.
The winners will be announced on 11 December, 2019.
Registration fees (24 July - 22 October) cost US $140, instead for a students is US $120.
Competition is open to all. No professional qualification is required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (4 team members maximum).