WHAT IS A HOTEL?

By its dictionary definition, a hotel is ‘an establishment providing accommodation, meals, and other services for travellers and tourists.’  This is a basic idea and perception of what a hotel is at the present. However, the competition encourages participants to debate the course of hospitality in the future or as we can put it, ‘WHAT CAN A HOTEL BE ?

 

The aim of this competition is to question the very notion of a hotel and confront the stereotypes and conventions of this building typology. The competition encourages the participants to explore new possibilities and come up with innovative and unorthodox solutions that can enhance and change the boundaries of hotel architecture. This is an idea competition where the participants are free to create their own vision for a hotel that could be manifested in the form of architecture, art, system, poetry,  product etc. The participants are free to re-interpret the idea of a ‘hotel’ w.r.t  to its program, function, architecture wherein the scale of intervention, functional program, specifications, dimensions and site are not given and they can be arranged by the participants to better suit their proposal.

REGISTRATION

The competition is open to everyone in the world (architects, students, engineers etc.). You can participate individually or in a team. A team can have a maximum of three members only.

Early registration: 60 EUR PER TEAM- 1st October 2018- 31st December 2018

GROUP DISCOUNT

As a part of our initiative to encourage more student participation, we offer great discounts if a minimum of 5 teams register from one particular architecture school/university. Contact us at queries@switchcompetition.com to avail the offer.

We have launched the ‘What is a ……..? series of architecture competitions where we question the conventional approach to prevalent building typologies and seek alternate design ideas. The competition encourages the participants to explore new possibilities and come up with innovative and unorthodox solutions that can enhance and change the boundaries of architecture. There have been set precedents, rules and framework within architecture. We encourage the participants to break all the rules and let their imagination run wild. The competition focuses on investigations into the set notions of architecture , raising questions and creating surreal storylines that can change the present architectural discourse. We seek non-traditional approaches to the issue of functionality in architecture and hope to create some kind of a parallel architecture.

PRIZES

Prizes worth EUR 3000 are up for claim with the distribution as follows:

FIRST PRIZE: EUR 1500
SECOND PRIZE: EUR 1000
THIRD PRIZE: EUR 500

Apart from the winners, the jury will select ’10 Editors’ Choices who will be featured on our website and several other international magazines and websites across the world. The winners and Editors’ Choices will be provided with an honorary certificate.

FAQ

All the questions related to the competition can be mailed to us at queries@switchcompetition.com with ‘FAQ’ as the subject. All the participants are recommended to check our FAQ section by clicking on the ‘FAQ’ button below. All the relevant information about the competition will be updated here regularly.