AIM Competition: The legend of Tent—International Design Competition of Tent Hotel

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

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. But hotel architectures in terms of energy consumption, pollution and carbon footprints during and after the construction usually have a huge impact on the ecological system, especially in a natural environment. This is something we should pay close attention to and this is also what this year’s competition is all about: to minimize the impact on natural environment.

In order to explore new model of lifestyle vacation and promote sustainable development concepts, we are presenting ecological tent hotel design theme. There are three different sites with different landscape and climates located at the foot of Great Wall, the South Peak Hengshan and the Changbai Mountain Forest Sea, we are calling architects to pick one of the three sites and propose the tent-themed hotels which can adapt to various climates, convenient to build up, with local cultural flavors and inspire a new style of vacation.

Design Requirements:

  1. Mobile: Mobile and convenient, with little or no permanent impact on the site.
  2. Culture: Reflecting local cultural elements, providing unique life experiences.
  3. Eco-friendly: Reaching LEED standards, fully embodying sustainable and low-carbon design principles.
  4. Professional: Program layout matches up high-end boutique hotel requirements.

Program:
20-30 rooms
Entrance Lobby and Ball Room
Restaurant
Logistics
(Programs like Library, Cigar Bar, SPA can be added according to the design team, with the premise of ecological tourism.)

Design Awards-[USD 23,000 ]
Tent Legend Design Award           USD 8,000
Eco Legend Design Award           USD 5,000
Lifestyle Legend Design Award        USD 5,000
Architectonic Legend Design Award  USD 5,000

Jury
ZONGBIN CHEN
President of Legend Tourism Investment
Vice President of Beida Jade Bird Group

CLAUS FRIMAND
Senior Vice President of ProFun

JUTTA KEHRER
Former AECOM Landscape Director

MATTHEW PRIDDY
Vice President of Theme Parks and Resort Development in Hill International

THOMAS SCHROEPFER
Professor, Architecture and Sustainable Design in Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

ILHAN ZEYBEKOGLU
President of Zeybekoglu and Associates,Inc
Former Professor of Harvard University



Registration Deadline: Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
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