Jury feedback summary
Diagonal is a proposal for a cabin with a reduced footprint to best preserve the landscape. It is a top-heavy form, angled in shape with a narrow base to ‘raise’ the main living area off of the ground. The base is used for various storage considerations including firewood. The clean form is clad in wood stacked vertically to correspond with the site's riverside grasses. The jury writes: “A modern and smart design with an innovative and compact space that gives an amazing experience to visitors. Thanks to its simplicity, this proposal blends and balances with nature. The unique shape of the building frames views towards the landscape and sky. The scheme is delicate - taking into account its surroundings, integrating with the landscape. It creates two different atmospheres: one directly related with the site, and the other more introspective in relation to the sky.” The jury also commented that the project is easy to understand, with images that express well the design intent. The entrance ladder was noted to limit accessibility and that some form of stairs might be taken into consideration for enhanced access.