Register: 04/28/2017, Submit: 05/08/2017, Eligibility: Architecture students, young architects under 32 years old; individually, (multidisciplinary) teams (landscape artists, artists, engineers …), Fee: Free, Awards: 1st Prize 1,000 EUR, 2nd Prize 400 EUR, 3rd Prize 200 EUR
Leaving the stables in the area (summer houses made especially for migrating villagers with animals) began after the year 1995 and is continuing at an accelerated rate. It seems that it has stabilized due to the crisis. However, in a far away world in which every village has its own traditions, sometimes their own language, exists the potential that could be “mobilized” through its inheritance (valley mills from Rudăria, local traditions), its natural perspective (Nera Natural Reserve or Minis canyon … or rare species of butterflies, etc.) and the human one. Local crafts are still kept by the people’s knowledge of working the/with the earth (most fruits and agriculture being natural fertilized) … and their joy to work.
In 2006 we started to draw and build the current major structure in the yard. It has been used for various purposes – dining room, workshop space for theater, music … and during summer nights for sleeping, at the bottom level of terrace, or in the “Lady’s tower” where the magnificent landscape of the Boinitei valley is opening.
After successfully hosting 10 years of workshops, events, dinings, because it was designed as a temporary solution and nature doesn’t ask for permission to intervene … the structure needs to be replaced. Its removal will happen in April 2017.
The new pavilion structure will be designed in the outline given in the situation plan; it will be directly related to the existing house – library and music room/sauna and Japanese garden (ground floor), also at the attic level with the sleeping places.
This new structure is required to protect the space from rain and prevailing winds from the southwest (summer) and northeast (winter).
The required functions are:
- The atelier structure will have the maximum width of the existing house (with front porch) and a maximum length of 16 m from the house walls. The structure will be able to host multi-purpose functions; workshops, mini-concerts, conferences, shelter. It will be carefully visually related to the surroundings – south/east courtyard with mulberry trees, orchard to the south, garden to the west. It is recommended to not close this side of the space (the garden perspective) or, if it is proposed, needs to have strong arguments. Should also be studied the possibility of including an accommodation room (for teachers) in the upper part of the new structure.
- The zipline tower – can be integrated or not in the previously described structure. The rising level of the zipline wires will be min. +3.3 m high. We are asking for a study considering a belvedere/meditation space at a superior level.
- Sleeping space in the upper part of the structure (under the roof) and in direct relation to the attic where there are already 20 beds. It will also be studied the possibility of locating a drinking water reservoir that will be connected to a solar heating system (possibly mounted on existing home or new structure). This will serve the bathroom of sauna, outdoor washing place and summer/winter kitchen.
The maximum budget of the project will be 2200 euros (structure) and 1400 euros for its covering. The budget will be available 100% in summer.