Competition introduction

Competition organisers

Romantic Cabin
For Two

In Partnership With

Romantic Cabin
For Two

Earth Energies Sanctuary in New Zealand is a wellness retreat designed to bring about balance of body, mind and soul, set within 200 acres of stunning natural landscape, ideal for seclusion, relaxation and experiencing nature. The sanctuary features a secluded, private, 2-bedroom cabin where guests can enjoy spectacular, awe-inspiring 360-degree views.



The Earth Energies Sanctuary is located on a 200-acre farm in New Zealand

During their stay, guests can be assured of total privacy and seclusion, as the nearest residence is more than 800 meters away from the cabin. Earth Energies offers self-catered or chef-prepared meals, as well as access to deep relaxation therapies that help release stress and anxiety and induce better sleep.





The Earth Energies offers a powerful combination of deep relaxation therapies designed to bring clients to an alpha or even deeper theta brainwave state, thus restoring balance essential for optimum relaxation, creativity, insight, and mindfulness.



Earth Energies Sanctuary Retreat founders Duncan and Marie


The Romantic Cabin for Two competition is the second in a series of architecture competitions in partnership with Earth Energies New Zealand. For this competition, Earth Energies New Zealand is looking to complement its existing cabin with the development of a second accommodation structure.



Earth Energies New Zealand is looking to complement its existing cabin with the development of a second accommodation structure that should provide a comfortable and relaxing escape for two guests where they can connect with nature, as well as with each other.

This smaller retreat for two should offer romantic, open plan luxury accommodation for two within the tranquil setting of the Earth Energies property. It should provide a comfortable and relaxing escape for two guests where they can connect with nature, as well as with each other, all while experiencing the holistic relaxation therapies offered at the retreat.

As Earth Energies New Zealand intends to construct the Romantic Cabin for Two, it is important that participants ensure their designs reflect the best green building practices so that the cabin can be constructed and operated without having a negative impact on the local environment.

Download full competition brief for more information!

Competition is open to all. No professional qualification is required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (4 team members maximum). Correspondence with organizers must be conducted in English; All information submitted by participants must be in English

Full competition brief

All information can be downloaded as often as required; no additional information or material will be provided after registration. 

Prizes

10,000 € + CONSTRUCTION
Total Prize Fund
1st PRIZE
5,000 €
Publications
Certificate of Achievement
2nd PRIZE
2,000 €
Publications
Certificate of Achievement
3rd PRIZE
1,000 €
Publications
Certificate of Achievement
Earth Energies Sanctuary NZ Favorite
1,000 €
Publications 
Certificate of Achievement
ARCHHIVE STUDENT AWARD (more details)
500 €
+ 50 € ARCHHIVE BOOKS Gift Card 

Publications 
Certificate of Achievement
BB GREEN AWARD (more details)
500 €
Publications
Certificate of Achievement
+ 6 HONOURABLE MENTIONS


PUBLICATIONS:


The winners will get international art and design media coverage and will be featured on the Bee Breeders website and social pages


CERTIFICATE:


Bee Breeders will also acknowledge the outstanding performance of all winners and honourable mentions with Certificates of Achievement.

Jury panel

Mari Hunt

partner and co-founder of the architecture office b210, Estonia

Nancy Beka

architectural designer and co-director of Studio Edwards, Australia

Johnathon Little, Zoë Little and Theo Dales

co-founders of Koto studio, UK

Suzanne Hunt

Founder and Principal Architect at Suzanne Hunt Architect, Australia

Pablo Larroulet

architect and founder of LARROU ARQ - Pablo Larroulet Arquitectura, Chile

Marco Lavit

architect and founder of Atelier LAVIT, France

Cristina Verissimo

co-founding partner of CVDB arquitectos, Portugal

Jury members shall under no circumstances be contacted by competition participants or their representatives. Participants who attempt to contact jury members, shall be disqualified. All jury members are involved in the evaluation based on their availability at that time.

All communication regarding the competition should only be carried out with Bee Breeders staff. For any questions please contact us on [email protected]ebreeders.com 

 

Find the extended list of jury panel biographies here!

Key dates

Closing date for registration

14 July, 2021

Closing date for project submission

08 September, 2021 (11:59pm GMT+0)

Announcement of the winners

20 October, 2021

Registration fees

  • Registration Deadline
    29 April - 14 July
  • Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
    110 €
  • Students
    90 €

STUDENT REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS


Contact us to receive special student rates for group registrations (discount applies for 3+ registrations from one university/school) and to receive further information and support for getting your students involved in architecture competitions. Send us request from your university email address along with basic information about yourself and your university/school. Please note that only recognized university staff can apply for the reduced student rate.

 

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F.A.Q.

Competition related questions

General questions

Click on "register now", fill in all the required fields, choose your payment method and submit your information. You will be forwarded to Paypal or CPS secure payment gateway, to cover the competition fee. Once we receive your payment, we'll send you an email with your username and password to upload your submission directly to the website.
You can add/remove/edit team member information as often as you want in the upload panel, up until the submission deadline.
Only one proposal per registration is permitted. Participants are entitled to register multiple times if they wish to participate in the competition with several proposals.
Yes we are in the process of negotiating with multiple international industry-related media representatives. The list of media partners is constantly updated on our website, please check it regularly to find latest updates.
Yes. If the jury panel selects a Student award's submission for the top 3, it will automatically be awarded both prizes.
Yes. If the jury panel selects a Green award's submission for the top 3, it will automatically be awarded both prizes.
No. Competition entries are evaluated anonymously. The participant registration type is only revealed upon the announcement of the results.
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