Jack and Giant the Hotel

SAVE Jack and Giant the Hotel

Last Submission Date: October 26, 2021

Last Registration Date: October 25, 2021

Language: English

Country: California, Untied States

Prizes: 24000$

Type: Open Competition

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About Competition

Jack and the Giant Hotel_ Concept

‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ is a well-known fairytale, which originated in Britain. It is a story of Jack, and how he discovers the land of a ‘Giant’ in the sky, that is reached by stalks from magic beans. As Jack moves through the giant’s world, we see how he sees and experiences things in a new manner.

Jack and the Giant – An illustration

Giants are common ‘otherworldly’ creatures of British folklore, believed to be human ancestors. Although the entire concept is a myth, it is exciting to envision how the world, our cities, would look like, if we existed with the Giants. This idea is similar to the concept of the worm’s eye view.

When we view things with our eye level on the ground (like a worm), we see the world from a three-point perspective. Every object looks mighty and structures look endless. With the change in scale, our understanding of elements will change as we start viewing them from the bottom up. Our way of perceiving and experiencing the world and its elements will transform drastically.

Can you imagine a scenario where Jack climbs to the top of the giant beanstalk and finds a restaurant there, what would it look like to him?


Challenge: Design a ‘Giant’ restaurant, based on the story of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’, where everything is gigantic, compared to the scale of humans.

This challenge is a play on perception. Using the right tools, the scale of elements can be altered with a skew vision and the image they create. The idea is for visitors to experience navigation and eating in a colossal environment, where all sense of privacy and security may feel lost.

One of the major aspects of creative projects comes with the usage of space. Taking that as the focal point and distorting it, we can create a space where the size is disproportionate to the living elements of the place.

With this theme, challenges of breaking normal anthropometry of the space would come up. These projects require an open mind that would handle structural anomalies with feasible solutions, without changing the initial idea. Taking one of those possibilities onto butcher boards, we will be able to analyze the dos and don’ts for the project, without limiting the creative aspects.

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Requirements / Eligibility

  • The competitions are open for students and professionals from all the disciplines of design.
  • The team limit for this competition is 4 members maximum per team.

Submission / Key Dates

Registration Deadline: October 25, 2021
Submission Deadline: October 26, 2021
Winner Announcement: December 23, 2021

About the Organizer

UNFUSE Serves as a unit block for UNI in the field of Architecture. It intends to break the fusion of traditional design barriers and methodologies by making it a platform for experimentation and conceptual exchange of ideas in architecture, urbanism, society, culture, and ecology. It is a research initiative dedicated to providing opportunities for designers from all domains to explore ideas that go beyond the boundaries of architectural discipline and enrich our built environment; thereby opening up possibilities for the promotion of architectural thought at a global level.

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