Lifeguard towers will become architectural reference points for tourist cities, adding value to the natural and urban environment.
Register: JUL/24/2020, Submit: AUG/08/2020, Eligibility: Architects, architecture students; individually, teams up to 5 members, Fee: 52 USD (APR/20 – MAY/22/2020), 72 USD (MAY/23 – JUN/23/2020), 97 USD (JUN/24 – JUL/24/2020), Awards: 1st Place: 2,500 USD, 3 Honorable Mentions
It is well known that safety is your most important issue among populations in large and small cities, and more so in tourist areas, where it houses people from all over the world, who do not necessarily know every road they cross. With this reasoning we want to propose an architectural element, easy to identify, with a light and removable structure and considerable height that allows you to have a clear vision of the proposed environment and help to reduce the insecurity in the area. It is intended to be replicable in massive events such as beaches, parks and squares. A high confinement project (lifeguard tower) will be conceptualized as an architectural element that, with its visual art, will become reference points for tourist cities, adding value to the natural and urban environment. The lifeguard tower will serve as a watchtower on beaches for lifeguards and will have a first aid area and a tourist information pavilion on the ground floor. The same prototype could be replicated in parks, urban squares and massive events such as concerts or sporting events.