alona martinez - university of plymouth, united kingdom;
andrejs edvards rauchut - associate professor at riseba and a fulbright grant recipient, latvia;
audrey mckee - renzo piano building workshop, france;
brittany utting - thomas phifer and partners, usa;
carlos m guimarães – depa, correspondent of a10 magazine, portugal;
collin anderson - renzo piano building workshop, france;
daniel jacobs - shop architects, new york city, usa;
daphné karaiskaki - renzo piano building workshop, france;
gemawang swaribathoro - oma, hong kong;
gia-hy hoang - agence christian de portzamparc, france;
jenna dezinski - university of texas, austin, usa; alterstudio architecture, austin, texas, usa;
john paul rysavy - shop architects, new york city, usa; and-either-or austin, texas and brooklyn, new york, usa;
john simons - kpf, usa;
mandy too - dpa, singapore;
pangalos dugasse feldmann - école spéciale d’architecture, france;
pierre-henri baudart - studio akkerhuis, france;
rajiv j. fernandez - tamarkin co, usa;
simon mcgown - co-office, usa.
iceland is a small and mysterious nordic island country located between the north atlantic and the arctic ocean. with a landscape filled with lava fields, hot springs, mountains and glaciers, iceland is a land filled with legends, as well as some of the most beautiful and rugged terrain on earth.
the iceland trekking cabins architecture competition, in partnership with cds nord property developers, is looking to construct a series of modern trekking cabins that could be located in various spots across some of iceland’s most famous trekking paths. participants are tasked with creating clever and inventive designs for the trekking cabin that can be duplicated in all sorts of terrain, and help improve access to harder to reach areas of this incredible country.
the iceland trekking cabins must be representative of iceland’s identity, with a design aesthetic that could become an icon on its own. it’s purpose is to provide safe, comfortable and inviting lodgings, where trekkers and their guides can rest, refuel and, if necessary, wait out troublesome weather.
the cabin should be an innovative concept that provides a comfortable shelter for a maximum of 10 occupants for up to one week in all weather conditions and the potential onslaught of extreme elements [eg heat, cold, wind, rain and snow]. taking into considerations for construction and maintenance in remote areas with limited access to resources.
What is the proposed construction budget for such kind of a cabin when it is actually built.
This project has no set budget
Can the program of the building/ building complex be extended?
You can extend the building program if you find it beneficial to your proposal.
Will the cabin potentially be constructed on permanently frozen ground?
The potential sites are NOT permanently frozen and construction is easy outside the actual winter months.
competition website: https://icelandtrekkingcabins.beebreeders.com/