The Cambodia Remote Hideout Huts competition is a collaboration with The Vine Retreat, a health and wellness retreat, located in the idyllic rural countryside between Phnom Vour Mountain and the south coast of Cambodia. For this competition, participants are asked to design a series of self-sustained hideout huts to be located in The Vine Retreat.
Cambodia is a country abundant in natural wonders with 23 conservation areas and seven national parks, over 20% of Cambodia is protected area. As tourism is such a vital part of the Cambodian economy, ecotourism is more important than ever to protect the country’s delicate environment, while still providing jobs and income for local communities throughout.
Each hut should be able to accommodate two people, offering them simple and humble living conditions during their stay. The hut's main purpose is to give guests a chance to live completely isolated within a community-based concept, allowing them the option to retreat on their own while still enjoying the facilities within The Vine Retreat.
As The Vine Retreat is well known as an ecological retreat - and in order to support the country’s desire to grow ecotourism - designs for the new complex should focus on eco-friendly and cost-effective building techniques, with the potential to become an example of green building practice in Cambodia.
There will be an infrastructure in place that provides access to a water supply from solar pumps, solar electricity and a sewage system. The huts can be constructed out of any material, however if they are made from wood the foundations would need to be either concrete or metal to prevent any insect infestation.
Competitions winners will be put forward for consideration for construction, with remote hideout huts planned throughout the property. Therefore winning designs will need to be adaptable to different environments while still utilising best practices for eco-friendly construction and operation.
Total Prize Fund: 10,000 € + Construction
1st Prize: 5,000 € + Publications + Certificate of Achievement
2nd Prize: 2,000 € + Publications + Certificate of Achievement
3rd Prize: 1,000 € + Publications + Certificate of Achievement
The Vine Retreat Favourite: 1,000 € + Publications + Certificate of Achievement
ARCHHIVE Student Award: 500 € + 50 € ARCHHIVE BOOKS Gift Card Publications + Certificate of Achievement
BB GREEN Award: 500 € + Publications + Certificate of Achievement
6 Honourable mentions
Closing date for registration: 18 November, 2020 Closing date for project submission: 17 December, 2020 (11:59pm GMT+0) Announcement of the winners: 02 March, 2021