Young architects competition for “tree house” projects, as well as urban life in forests and amongst trees.
Register: MAR/15/2021, Submit: MAR/15/2021, Eligibility: Young architects, landscape architects, planners, designers, students; up to 30 years of age; individually, teams, Fee: Free, Awards: 1st Prize: 8,000 USD, 2nd Prize: 4,000 USD, 3rd Prize: 2,000 USD, 7 Finalists; each of 3 winners and 7 finalists: Casper Via L30 Tablet
The “Tree House Park” competition seeks to extend design insight into architecture embedded and in harmony with the natural world with trees and tree habitation as the focus of ecological design. The competition is set in Istanbul, Turkey, in a forested area in the district of Cekmekoy, a low density residential zone on the Asian side of the city. It is home to 265,000 of Istanbul’s 15.5 million residents and has witnessed rapid urban growth in the 2000s and 2010s. Cekmekoy is today a mix of low and high-density housing but also contains natural areas with wildlife and indigenous forest. The “Tree House Park” competition seeks designs for architecture in this mix of built and natural environment.