Competition introduction

Competition organisers

Iceland 
Greenhouse  Restaurant

In Partnership With

Iceland 
Greenhouse  Restaurant

Despite its name, Iceland is much more than just a land of ice. Formed in part by volcanic eruptions, Iceland is home to around 130 volcanic mountains, many of which are still considered active to this day. Iceland’s geothermals waters naturally heat many of its beautiful, mineral-rich lagoons, such as the secluded and peaceful Mývatn nature baths in northern Iceland, which sit in between Lake Mývatn lake and the Hverfjall volcano.


Aerial view of Hverfjall crater and Rocky landcape of Dimmuborgir, Iceland
The Iceland Greenhouse Restaurant competition is a collaboration with Vogafjós Farm Resort, located east of lake Mývatn. For this competition, participants are tasked with designing a greenhouse concept restaurant. Fresh, locally grown foods are scarce in Iceland, particularly during the winter months. The Greenhouse Restaurant competition is calling for submissions for designs of a greenhouse that would also function as a dine-in restaurant. The green house would allow Vogafjós Farm to grow salad vegetables, fruits, and berries that could then be served in the restaurant, offering the guests an immersive experience as well as delicious, locally -produced food.


The green house would allow Vogafjós Farm to grow salad vegetables, fruits, and berries that could then be served in the restaurant


The Vogafjós Farm Resort offers an up close and personal experience for diners and The Cow Café visitors are able to watch the cows from the café
Designs for the Greenhouse Restaurant would need to accommodate around 100 guests and include standard amenities, such as an appropriately-sized kitchen, storage facilities, and toilets. The owners would like to develop a restaurant in which customers could see how the food that they’ll be eating is grown, combined with a view of the milky blue mineral water of Mývatn Nature Baths on one side and Hverfjall volcano on the other.


The owners would like to develop a restaurant in which customers could see how the food that they’ll be eating is grown
The owners are also looking to include a multipurpose hall that can be used for a number of different events, such as movie nights and yoga classes. Any additional functionality can be suggested where appropriate. The naturally heated hot springs can be used as a heating source, but it is not a mandatory requirement.

As winning designs will be put forward for consideration for construction, the jury will be looking for projects that focus on eco-friendly and cost-effective building techniques, in keeping with Iceland’s reputation as one of the greenest countries in Europe.

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.

  • - (!) FULL COMPETITION BRIEF [ENG]
    • Reglas de la competencia
    • Regras do concurso
    • Regolamento del concorso
    - SITE PHOTOGRAPHS & VIDEO
    - SITE PLAN CAD & PDF

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
“Vogafjós Farm Resort Favourite” Award
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

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] 

Bee Breeders is committed to selecting the most qualified industry professionals to comprise its jury panels. Jury panels consist of architect, in addition to professionals from other professionals backgrounds that are relevant to the competition topic, to guarantee the most objective competition results.

You may find the invited jury list from previous competition here - https://architecturecompetitions.com/guest-jury

Key dates

Closing date for registration

11 November, 2021

Closing date for project submission

15 December, 2021 (11:59pm GMT+0)

Announcement of the winners

24 February, 2022

Competition Q&A deadline: 17 November, 2021

In order to guarantee equal opportunities to all competition participants,
no new questions will be answered after this deadline!

Registration fees

  • Advance Registration
    14 July - 16 September
  • Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
    110 €
  • Students
    90 €
  • Last Minute Registration
    17 September - 11 November
  • Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
    130 €
  • Students
    110 €

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

The height difference between two contour lines is one meter, however please note - due to the constant sand movement it is not possible to provide precise site topography, therefore participants are asked to use the site topography as a general guide only.
Participants are not required to design an overnight accommodation. “Accommodate 100 people”, in this case refers to restaurant visitor capacity.
2-5,000sqm is the total building area (restaurant+greenhouse) requirement.
Myvatn Baths and Greenhouse would need to be treated as two separate entities as they are owned by different owners.
The crop type is not defined.
As for the general greenhouse concept - market gardening would be preferred.

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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