Viewpoint of the Fjords

Viewpoint of the Fjords

VOF Norway
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Norway is considered one of the most beautiful countries in the world thanks to its rugged nature with snaking glaciers, mountain areas in the interior that resemble natural fortresses, rocky islands that emerge from the sea and waterfalls that emanate a sublime and savage energy.

Other natural wonders such as Aurora Borealis, the Midnight sun, the fjords and the tranquillity found in their national parks, showcase Norway’s virtues.

Norway’s main attraction, speaking in terms of natural beauty, resides in fjords. They form islands, islets and huge areas of land surrounded by water.

Thanks to the warm Gulf Stream and air currents caused by the Coriolis force, the Norwegian fjords enjoy a relatively mild climate and remain virtually ice-free. Different activities can be enjoyed such as hiking, climbing, kayaking, and other ways of moving around. The fjords plunge to more than 1,300 metres under the sea, as it is the case of the  Sognefjord. This makes navigation of big cruises possible.

UNESCO has included Norway’s fjords, exemplified by the Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord, in the World Heritage list. Norwegian cities are cosmopolitan and its architecture showcases the famous Scandinavian flair for design.

The objective of the present competition for students of architecture and young architects, Viewpoint of the Fjords (VOF), consists in proposing a space for contemplation and admiration of the environment that will produce an exchange between landscape and spectator. A space where nature plays a key role.

Landscape observation is the fundamental purpose of this architectural space. It must appreciate the virtues of the location and experiment new ways of contemplation.

Thanks to its privileged location, this new proposed space will become an international reference point for all visitors of this natural attraction.

VOF aspires to become the new meeting point for visitors and nature, a new place of understanding and an information point for hikers. In here, observation will become a unique sensory experience.

In a country so full of world-famous iconic images, this new space for contemplation must become an architectural reference for Norway.

The following prizes will be awarded to proposals that best meet the purpose of the competition:

1st Prize

3.750 euros + 1 year free subscription to AV Proyectos magazine + 1 year free subscription to WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell magazine + 1 year free subscription to Diseño Interior magazine + Collection from Experimenta publishing + Digital publication in Plataforma Arquitectura + Digital publication in Arquitectura Viva + Publication in WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell + Publication in Diseño Interior.

The winner or members of the winner team will take part of the Jury in the next architecture competition.

2nd Prize

1.500 euros + 1 year free subscription to AV Proyectos magazine + 1 year free subscription to WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell magazine + 1 year free subscription to Diseño Interior magazine + Collection from Experimenta publishing + Digital publication in Plataforma Arquitectura + Digital publication in Arquitectura Viva + Publication in WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell + Publication in Diseño Interior.

3rd Prize

625 euros + 1 year free subscription to AV Proyectos magazine + 1 year free subscription to WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell magazine + 1 year free subscription to Diseño Interior magazine + Collection from Experimenta publishing + Digital publication in Plataforma Arquitectura + Digital publication in Arquitectura Viva + Publication in WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell + Publication in Diseño Interior.

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:

Digital publication in Plataforma Arquitectura + Digital publication in Arquitectura Viva + Digital publication in WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell + Publication in Diseño Interior.

The registration period falls between August 3, 2018 and November 30, 2018.

Early registration: (from August 3, 2018 to October 19, 2018)

50 € individual registration
75 € team registration (from 2 to 4 members)

Regular registration: (from October 20, 2018 to November 30, 2018)

75 € individual registration
100 € team registration (from 2 to 4 members)

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Open03 August, 2018
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   Early registration03 August, 2018 - 19 October, 2018
Completed
   Registration20 October, 2018 - 30 November, 2018
Completed
   Submission deadline19 December, 2018
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Jury Deliberations20 December, 2018 - 31 January, 2019
Jury Decision01 February, 2019
Community vote04 February, 2019 - 28 February, 2019
Results Announced28 February, 2019
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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 competitions@arquideas.net

 

1- Who is this competition for?
This competition is intended for architecture students and young architects.

2- Who can participate in the Viewpoint of the Fjords (VOF) Norway 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 2016 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 VOF?
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 VOF?
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 VOF 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 Norwegian fjords. Each participant may freely choose where to set the VOF.

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 fjords. 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.

Competition's jury

Founding Partner of Bolles + Wilson
Associate in Amann Cánovas Maruri Architects
Professor at ETSA Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Founding Partner of Lund Hagem Architects
Indibil Solans, Lara Arín, Daniel Varga and Lluis Balcells

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