Canyon View Accommodation

Canyon View Accommodation

CaVA Arizona
Number of teams participated
149
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First prize

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36°37'01.0"N 111°45'57.2"W.

El proyecto celebra la singularidad geográfica del lugar y estratégicamente se posiciona al borde de la caída vertical del terreno, satisfaciendo la doble función de volcarse al paisaje a la vez que facilitando el acceso al mismo desde la plataforma de terreno llano.

Second prize

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We create a continuous walkway which connects the superior and the inferior of one of the steepest parts of the Grand Canyon, saving a height of 700 meters high. This proposal acts like a breach in the landscape.

Like one of Palazuelo’s paintings, this itinerary ramifies in crevices along the rock, where different parts of the program are arranged, maintaining the continuity of the path.

The motto is to leave a minimum trace in the landscape, and an ephimeral “vertical camping” is created along the strata.

Third prize

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The project goal is to issue a unitary architectural vision on the territory of the Grand Canyon of Colorado. This study aims to create an opportunity in the territory reinventing the instruments that allow their understanding and rediscovery. A network of shelters which provides visitors with a place to find an instant of introspection.
The intention is to propose an architecture, which allows visiting and soaking up the natural wonder of the environment.

Arquideas prize

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El Gran Cañón del Colorado es un emplazamiento único.

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:

1st Prize

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.

2nd Prize

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.

3rd Prize

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.

Honorable Mentions

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)

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Principal of Zaha Hadid Architects
Co-founder, Design Principal and CEO of COOP HIMMELB(L)AU
Head of Mangado and Associates
Head of b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos
Founder partner of GH+A Guillermo Hevia Arquitectos
Professor at EscuelaTécnica Superior de Arquitectura of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Winner of IOA Venice architecture competition

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