Treehouse Competition 2014

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The aim of this international ideas competition is to recognise the architectural and design principle involved in designing a high quality treehouse and the role they sometimes play in shaping our ideas of low-cost, low maintenance and sustainable architectural design in many world communities.

This competition investigates, explores and emphasises the importance of sustainable concept in Treehouse design as they become ever more popular, more intricate and more commercial.

The Project
The competition invites participants to design an Original Contemporary Treehouse for a professional city couple as an escape space and retreat lodging to be used by the couple to recharge and feel close to nature. The Treehouse could be set on any woods, parkland, Island, mountaintop or large garden landscape with great views and connection to nature. It should be a cabin that allows them to connect and enjoy nature – the daylight, moonlight, stars and the sounds of nature (waterfalls, wind, birds, insects and other natural inhabitants).

Treehouses have a magic that stimulates imagination in natural surroundings and an unforgettable adventure. The uniqueness of a every Treehouse based on the unique feature of the host tree or trees adds to the childhood dream fairy tale like hideout, adventure playground or a space of great escape, set high in the sky.

It is also a space of retreat transporting adults from the stresses of everything reality to a world high up the tree-top to be close to nature. The Treehouse can be on any deciduous or coniferous trees such as oak, beech, maple, ash, cedar, hemlock, fir, larch or juniper. Participants are also free to use other strong and healthy trees types for their design proposal. Participants are also free to explore the possibilities of placing the Treehouse module amongst the trees, without directly using the branches or Trunks but project the illusion of it is being carried by the tree.

Eligibility
· Architects
· Architecture Graduates
· Architecture Students
· Landscape Architects
· Team (Architects, Architecture Graduates, Architecture Students)
· Inter-Disciplinary Teams (engineers, designers, city planners or urbanist in-conjunction with an architect).

Submissions can be the work of an individual or a group up to 4 members (architects, architecture graduates or architecture students etc) aged 18 or over at the time of registration. Registration and participation in the competition implies an immediate acceptance by entrants of all terms & conditions governing the site and competition.

Fees
· Special Registration: US$60 from 07th November 00:00 (GMT) to 20th November 2013 23:59 (GMT)
· Early Registration: US$80 from 21st November 00:00 (GMT) to 30th January 2014 23:59 (GMT)
· Standard Registration: US$100 from 31st January 00:00 (GMT) to 31st March 2014 23:59 (GMT)
· Late Registration: US$150 from 01st April 00:00 (GMT) to 18th April 2014 23:59 (GMT)

Submission Deadline
24th April 2014 —Closing Date for Submission

Results
14th May 2014 — Announcement of Winners

Awards
1st Prize
US$ 2,500 (TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED US DOLLARS)
Publication on ArchTriumph website
Publication on various websites and blogs
Automatic Registration for Planned Summer Treehouse Project 2015

2nd Prize
US$ 1000 (ONE THOUSAND US DOLLARS)
Publication on ArchTriumph website
Publication on various websites and blogs
Automatic Registration for Planned Summer Treehouse Project 2015

3rd Prize
US$ 500 (FIVE HUNDRED US DOLLARS)
Publication on ArchTriumph website
Publication on various websites and blogs
Automatic Registration for Planned Summer Treehouse Project 2015

5 Triumphant Mention (subject to Panel’s discretion)
US$ 200 (TWO HUNDRED US DOLLARS)
Publication on ArchTriumph website
Publication on various websites and blogs

For more info: http://www.archtriumph.com/viewcomp.asp?id=50290760095100000

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