The Kitesurf School Lençóis Maranhenses competition presents a space where you can experience the relationship between sport, nature and human beings.
The project should highlight the uniqueness of the place and become a space
where there is a respect for the landscape, culture and atmosphere of the place.
This last point is important as the place arrives tourists from Europe or America constantly interested in knowing the place and in fact it is such an inaccessible place that it is normal to make small camping in the area. That is why this kitesurfing school has to allow itinerant accommodation of people but without excessive contamination of the place.
Therefore, the proposed building should consider combining all these
options. Tourists who arrive share experiences with the nature. A unique
and unforgettable experience to get to know this amazing place. In these bases, the designer himself will define the m2 of each area, according to the unique idea he proposes. All ideas proposed will be valid. The project may be on earth, in the sky, buried or flying. It can be developed at the choice of the designer; it can be a compact module or be a dispersion of small buildings that solve the problem.
The competition programme proposes the following spaces, which can be
expanded, simplified and manipulated by the contestant as it sees fit but
- Personal area. Area dedicated to the work of 2 or 3 people who will put
visitors first, give them kitesurfing instructions or the necessary material to
practice the sports.
- Food and rest area. This area can be shared, linked or even the same
as the rest area if you want. It will be small accommodations for up to 10
people who come to practice the sport and want to have this experience
more than 1 day.
- Toilet area. The minimum and indispensable unit needed to do so.
Bathroom, shower and toilet. It is not intended to place a battery of small
toilets as the minimum possible impact and the minimum ecological footprint
possible are required.
-Storage area: All material needed for sports must be stored. This warehouse
may be indoors or outdoors, covered or not. Depends on the idea of the
designer. As mentioned above, the surface of the proposal is free and these spaces can be closed, opened or semi-open depending on the intentions of each
project, and can be set to any dimension of the enclave. Hence, there are
no restrictions that can influence the decisions each participant makes.
The freedom of the project is absolute, this contest proposes that the participant
research the landscape and the different forms of intervention in it. Study
boundaries, scales, views, cross-looking, horizons, accesses. It’s the keys to follow.
* Participants can suggest new areas not proposed in this document, as well
as eliminate or combine some of those already mentioned
All students and architects or related professions anywhere in the
world can participate in the contest. Participation can be individual or in
groups, being eight (8) the maximum number of members. Team members
can be from all disciplines (artists, philosophers, photographers, etc.),
without being necessary, although advisable, the presence of an architect
or architecture student. It is allowed that members are from different
universities and countries.
The amount of 5,000 € will be distributed as follows:
First Prize 3.500 € (1.500 € + 2.000 € Programs MArch Valencia *)
Second prize 1000 €
Third Prize 500 €
+ 10 Honourable Mentions No economic prize
In addition the rethinking team is committed to the dissemination of the
• Publishing in blogs / architecture webs
TitleKITESURF SCHOOL LENÇÓIS MARANHENSES
TypeCompetition Announcement (Ideas)
Registration DeadlineApril 05, 2021 12:00 AM
Submission DeadlineJune 15, 2021 06:00 PM
VenueLençóis Maranhenses National Park Brazil country Maranhão Division Subdivision: North Maranhense Nearby city: Barreirinhas Area: 156,584 ha Latitude: 2 ° 33 ’55’ ’S Longitude: 42 ° 58 ’50’ ’W
PriceInscription periods will depend on the competition publication and will be divided as follows: Periodo Inscripción Individual/ Inscripción Grupal (2-8 personas) Temprana 35 € */ 45 € * Regular 45 € * /60 € * Avanzada 65 € * /85 € *