Call For Idea: Arctic Hotel

SAVE Call For Idea: Arctic Hotel

Last Submission Date: 14 July 2021

Last Registration Date: 11 July 2021 

Language: English

Country: Rovaniemi, Finland

Prizes: 1500 €

Type: Open Competition

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About Competition

Brief

Some places may seem straight out of a fairy tale, but they exist in the real world. In some places, a blend of legends, landscapes, memories, creates something that cannot be described in words: something humans perceive but cannot express, something science explains but does not own.

Rovaniemi is one of those places.

Capital of Finnish Lapland, Rovaniemi is one of the few cities in the world located a few kilometers from the Arctic Circle: the legacy of people with colorful clothes and special traditions, reindeer farmers, and sleigh builders. Rovaniemi is a place made of snow, perpetual dawns, and dusks, and it is home to the dancing lights that shine in the sky during cold winter nights – the Aurora Borealis.

Home to Santa Claus- the Scandinavian myth that conquered the world through tales and folklore, the town of Rovaniemi had been considered inaccessible and remote for most of its history. Until last century, it became the destination for visitors and tourists, who wanted to feel its magic and see the fascinating Northern Lights.

Today Rovaniemi is no longer a prerogative of expert travelers and explorers, and new hospitality models are necessary in order to protect the remote identity of this land.
An identity that is characterized by primitive beauty and harmony, and inaccessibility and the absence of humans greatly contributed to its shaping.

How can we make places like this accessible, as inaccessibility is a key part of their charm? What kind of accommodation facilities can combine hospitality and unspoiled nature?

This is the challenge of Arctic Hotel, the competition organized by YAC and Rovaniemi to create a place where people can experience the most authentic North, respecting its isolation and magic.

On Ounasvaara Hill, overlooking one of the most remote bases ever built, architects will have the opportunity to imagine a structure that blends with the forest, the snow, and the sky. A place where visitors can find shelter from the freezing temperatures of the Arctic Circle, gather around a fire, and enjoy the rarest and most mysterious spectacle of nature: the Aurora Borealis.

Prizes

1st PRIZE: 8,000 €
All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + international exhibitions

2nd PRIZE: 4,000 €
All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + international exhibitions

3rd PRIZE: 2,000 €
All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + international exhibitions

2 GOLD MENTIONS: 500 €
All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + international exhibitions

10 HONORABLE MENTIONS

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + international exhibitions

30 FINALIST MENTIONS

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + international exhibitions

For more information visit: https://www.youngarchitectscompetitions.com/competition/arctic-hotel#brief

Eligibility

This is an open competition to participate.

Key Dates

Registration Deadline: 11 July 2021
Submission Deadline: 14 July 2021
Winner Announcement: 6 September 2021

Read More: Architecture Competitions | Hotel Design | Hospitality Architecture | Finland

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