The most beloved figure for everyone around the world (kids and adults alike), Santa Claus, needs a new home in the Arctic Circle, and he is looking for a new, young architect to help him build his dream. With the world transforming at a rapid speed, Santa is looking to build a new, improved home that will make his living and working easier. His older house at the North Pole was built keeping in mind his former needs and functions.
As the world’s population expands, Santa needs more space, and a better equipped one, to make more toys for all the kids. One of the jolliest people in the world, he receives many guests every year; ones he would like to entertain at his new place. Also, he would like to invite a few kids every year to spend time with him at his new place, visit his toy factory and enjoy the beautiful Arctic.
We invite all the architects, designers, students, thinkers, engineers around the world to come to help Santa build his dream home using their imagination, innovation and creativity.
BIG IDEA - an inventive solution for Santa and his guests. We want you to translate your imagination into a creative design solution that adapts with today's day and age.
Along with a house the participants are to design a Toy Workshop, one where Santa’s elves will be making toys for the children all over the world. The participants are to design Santa's Home based on the following program:
• Mr and Mrs Santa’s new Home; a house that is a smart combination of creativity, technology, and space design
• Office space and Post office
• Toy Workshop • Dwelling areas for 50 Elves [the spatial configuration and anthropometrics should be feasible from the elves usability point of view]
• Visitor accommodations for 10 guests and 20 kids with Play area
• Garage space for Santa’s sleigh and a stable area for his nine reindeer s
The Arctic Circle is the humble abode of Santa Claus from the early years. One of the coldest regions on Earth, it boasts of unique climate and topography. The site demands an equally distinct architectural style, one that will protect the residents from extreme cold and harsh winds.
Participants need to understand the site and their designs should consider its advantages and constraints. The proposed design concepts must respond sustainably to the given site context.
Prizes of total USD 3200, broken down as follows:
1st Prize: USD 1600 + Certificate + Trophies + Publication
2nd Prize: USD 1000 + Certificate+ Trophies + Publication
3rd Prize: USD 600 + Certificate+ Trophies + Publication
10 Honourable mentions: Certificates
Winners and Honourable Mentions will be published on Volume Zero website and several international architecture and design magazines.
To show our appreciation, all the participants would receive participation certificate.
Advance Registration 20th December 2018 to 3rd January 2019
Early Bird Registration: 4th January 2019 to 3rd February 2019
Standard Registration: 4th February 2019 to 22nd February 2019
Late Registration: 23rd February 2019 to 28th February 2019
Last Day for Queries: 22nd February 2019
Closing Date for Submission: 4th March 2019
Announcement of Winners: 3rd May 2019
HOUSE OF SANTA ARCHITECTURE COMPETITION is open to all. We invite architects, students, engineers, product designers, thinkers, companies, organizations and everyone interested in the mission of the competition to submit their ideas. No professional qualifications are necessary. To join this competition register with us on http://houseofsanta.volzero.com
TitleCall for Ideas: House of Santa Architecture Competition
TypeCompetition Announcement (Ideas)
Registration DeadlineFebruary 28, 2019 11:59 PM
Submission DeadlineMarch 04, 2019 11:59 PM
PriceRegistration: Advance Registration 20th December 2018 to 3rd January 2019 Participants from India: INR 1800 Participants from other countries: USD 60 Early Bird Registration: 4th January 2019 to 3rd February 2019 Participants from India: INR 2100 Participants from other countries: USD 75 Standard Registration: 4th February 2019 to 22nd February 2019 Participants from India: INR 2400 Participants from other countries: USD 90 Late Registration: 23rd February 2019 to 28th February 2019 Participants from India: INR 2800 Participants from other countries: USD 100