Submission: April 15, 2014
Registration: April 15, 2014
Language: English or Chinese
Location: Badaling, China
Prizes: Tend Legend Design Award US$ 8.000 ECO Legend Design Award US$ 5.000 Lifestyle Legend Design Award US$ 5.000 Architectonic Legend Design Award US$ 5.000
Type: Open competition for architects and architecture students
In order to explore new model of lifestyle vacation and promote sustainable development concepts, AIM competition are presenting ecological tent hotel design competition.
Since 2005, the hotel industry in China is developing in a high speed, with the growth of disposable wealth Per capita, more and more families are devoting their attention on lifestyle vacations. To meet these requirements, there are growing trends of tourist hotels in scenic spots. However being always a heavy impact on the ecological environment, especially in remote naturally sensitive areas, hotel architectures in terms of energy consumption, pollution and carbon footprints accumulated in the construction make us worry.
Setting virtual sites at three landscapes including the foot of Badaling Great Wall, South Peak Hengshan, Changbai Mountain Forest Sea, we are calling architects to propose tent-themed hotels which can adapt to various climates, convenient to build up, with local cultural flavors and inspire a new style of holiday.
The site for the tent design competition is located in the northwest of the Badaling Great Wall. Tent hotel as special residential area combines natural scenery and cultural relics, help visitors experience the Great Wall culture and its related extension depth of Chinese cultures both efficiently and profoundly.