The Grand Canyon is a splendid and steep gorge carved by the Colorado River in northern Arizona, United States, near the border of Utah and Nevada. It is located mostly within the Grand Canyon National Park, one of the first wilderness parks in the United States.
The Colorado River channel carries water from seven states, undermining the ground for millions of years. It is about 450 km long, with ranges of between 6 and 29 km wide and reaches depths of over 1,600 m.
Due to its importance to ecology, biology, culture and the beauty of its landscape, it was declared a National Park in 1919 and a World Heritage Site in 1979 by the UNESCO.
The Grand Canyon has three main areas. The South Rim is the most developed of these three areas. It is the one that largest range of accommodation offers, both inside and outside the National Park. On the other hand, in the North Rim are two major areas of accommodation, the lodges which are within the park, and the area outside the park with a few hotels. However, in the West Rim, recently popular by the Grand Canyon Skywalk and offers alternative views of the Grand Canyon from Hualapai Indian Reservation just outside the National Park, accommodation is scarce.
The Grand Canyon National Park, besides that offers the possibility of accommodation, offers also many more enjoyable activities and experiences. These activities include mule or horseback rides to the Colorado River, hiking trails, practices rafting or kayaking down the river and the chance to fly over the Grand Canyon by helicopter.
The aim of this competition for architecture students and young architects, Canyon View Accommodation (CaVA) Arizona, is to propose a temporary accommodation space for visitors in such unique and delicate spaces as the Grand Canyon.
Thanks to its privileged location, the proposed spaces aims to become an international benchmark in the world of tourist accommodation, not only for its location but for the characteristics of its morphology in relation to its site and the unique experience offered to visitors.
The proposal aspires to become a “must-stop” point for visitors of the Grand Canyon. An accommodation space that offers visitors a unique experience in the middle of this singular and globally known landscape.
The following prizes will be awarded to proposals that best meet the purpose of the competition:
3.750 euros + one year free subscription to Arquitectura Viva magazine + one year free subscription to WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell magazine + one year free subscription to Diseño Interior magazine + Last issue of The AAAA Magazine + Digital publication in Plataforma Arquitectura + Digital publication in Arquitectura Viva + Publication in WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell + Publication in Diseño Interior + Digital publication in The AAAA Magazine.
The winner or members of the winner team will take part of the Jury in the next architecture competition.
1.500 euros + one year free subscription to Arquitectura Viva magazine + one year free subscription to WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell magazine + one year free subscription to Diseño Interior magazine + Last issue of The AAAA Magazine + Digital publication in Plataforma Arquitectura + Digital publication in Arquitectura Viva + Publication in WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell + Publication in Diseño Interior + Digital publication in The AAAA Magazine.
625 euros + one year free subscription to Arquitectura Viva magazine + one year free subscription to WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell magazine + one year free subscription to Diseño Interior magazine + Last issue of The AAAA Magazine + Digital publication in Plataforma Arquitectura + Digital publication in Arquitectura Viva + Publication in WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell + Publication in Diseño Interior + Digital publication in The AAAA Magazine.
Arquideas Special Prize
The Arquideas Special Prize will be given, awarded with 500 euros, to the proposal with more votes from Arquideas Community users, among winners, honorable mentions and the finalist projects.
Up to 5 Honorable Mentions will be given to the most interesting proposals in terms of architectural quality, and which have not received any of the first three prizes, and will be awarded with the following prize:
Last issue of The AAAA Magazine + Digital publication in Plataforma Arquitectura + Digital publication in Arquitectura Viva + Publication in WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell + Publication in Diseño Interior + Digital publication in The AAAA Magazine.
The registration period falls between October 17, 2016 and January 20, 2016.
Early registration: (from October 17, 2016 to December 9, 2016)
50 € individual registration
75 € team registration (from 2 to 4 members)
Regular registration: (from December 10, 2016 to January 20, 2017)
75 € individual registration
100 € team registration (from 2 to 4 members)
What's going on?
|Open||17 October, 2016|| |
|Early registration||17 October, 2016 - 09 December, 2016|| |
|Registration||10 December, 2016 - 20 January, 2017|| |
|Submission deadline||03 February, 2017|| |
|Jury Deliberations||04 February, 2017 - 27 February, 2017|
|Jury Decision||28 February, 2017|
|Community vote||06 March, 2017 - 31 March, 2017|
|Results Announced||31 March, 2017|
If you have any questions regarding the contest you can not find in the Terms and Conditions of the competition or in these FAQs, we are here to help you at firstname.lastname@example.org
1- Who is this competition for?
This competition is intended for students of architecture and related careers.
2- Who can participate in the Canyon View Accommodation (CaVA) Arizona architecture competition?
This competition is an international contest. In this competition can participate students or graduate degree students and recent graduates, this is, those who have graduated within the 2 last years before the year of the competition launching, in this case, in 2014 or later.
3- Is it possible to participate in a team?
Yes, you can participate individually or form teams of 2-4 participants.
4- How do I form a team?
When formalizing the registration, the team leader sends invitations to other members. After accepting the invitation, the team and the collaborative area will be created.
5- Is it necessary to visit the site for the development of the CaVA?
It is not necessary. All documentation required for the development of the ideas competition can be downloaded from the website.
6 - Do you have to consider some form of regulation when developing the project of the CaVA?
No, as it is an ideas competition, is not necessary to consider regulations that are not included in the Terms and Conditions.
7- Does the ID provided at the time of registration match the number of participants?
No, the ID provided in the registration process does not match the number of entries in the contest. It's an identification code for each competitor to preserve anonymity.
8- Once I have paid the registration fee, how do I know that was successful?
Once you have paid the registration fee you will recieve a confirmation email at your email address. Keep in mind that if the payment is made by bank transfer, it can take a few days to become effective.
9- Once I have registered, how I can find my ID?
At any time you can see the information and manage the participation process in a competition by logging to "My Competitions" from the user profile.
10- Can you provide more information on the project panel than the information described in the Terms and Conditions?
Yes, always accompanying the information required in the Terms and Conditions and to help explain the project better.
11- Can you provide additional information to the panel of the contest?
No, the Jury will consider only the information presented in the panel.
12- Is it necessary to have accurate information of the chosen CaVA location?
No, the competition is not so much about the relationship between the project with a specific place, but about the dialogue between the project and the particular landscape offered by the Grand Canyon. Each participant may freely choose where to set the CaVA.
13- Is any further documentation provided once I register in the competition?
No, all information on the competition can be downloaded without being registered and is considered as necessary and sufficient to make a proposal for an ideas competition. If in the course the competition more information is added, this one can be downloaded from the "downloads" section of the competition page and will be notified through the competition wall.
14- Is it possible to locate the project in a different area of the proposal in the competition?
Yes, you can locate your proposal in a different place of the Grand Canyon´s environment. You must explain correctly the choice of the new location taking into account your project's idea.
The FAQs will be updated with the questions of the participants.