RFP: Design New Facilities for the Observation of the Aurora Borealis

  • Commissioning Entity: YAC - Young Architects Competitions
  • Budget: $18314.23
  • Open Date: 05/24/2021
  • Commissioning Location: Finland
  • Geographic Eligibility: All
  • Close Date: 07/14/2021

Brief Description

YAC – Young Architects Competitions – launches ARCTIC HOTEL, a competition of ideas for the design of accommodation facilities combining hospitality and unspoilt nature and offering a unique experience for the observation of the Aurora Borealis.The cash prize of €15,000 will be distributed to the winning proposals selected by an international jury panel. How can we make places like this accessible, as inaccessibility is a key part of their charm? What kind of accommodation facilities can combine hospitality and unspoilt nature? This is the challenge of Arctic Hotel, the competition organized by YAC and Rovaniemi to create a place where people can experience the most authentic North, respecting its isolation and magic. On Ounasvaara Hill, overlooking one of the most remote bases ever built, architects will have the opportunity to imagine a structure that blends with the forest, the snow and the sky.