Iceland Thermal Springs Guest House

In a partnership with the Vogafjós Farm Resort, the Iceland Thermal Springs Guest House architecture competition is searching for designs for an extension to their current property
ICELAND THERMAL SPRINGS GUEST HOUSE

Located on the east coast of Lake Mývatn in Northern Iceland, the Vogafjós Farm Resort is a family-owned guest house surrounded by breathtaking Icelandic landscape. The farm has been owned and operated by the same family for nearly 120 years and operates as a mixed-stock farm of nearly 120 sheep and about 40 cows and cattle.

With views of lava rocks and birch trees set against the stark surroundings, it makes the perfect location to spot the northern lights and visit the nearby geothermal hot springs that Iceland is famous for.

Lake Mývatn is one of Europe’s greatest natural treasures, as within this protected area of fragile beauty is the Myvatn Nature Bath. Visiting these thermal spas is one of Iceland’s most popular pastimes and a tradition that dates back centuries. The geothermal waters contain a unique blend of minerals and properties that soothe the skin and the spirit alike. It is an experience not to be missed, as bathers are able to indulge in a completely natural experience relaxing in warm, soothing waters amidst clouds of steam that rise up from a fissure deep within the earth’s surface.

Nearby Grjotagja Hot Springs Cave and Myvatn Nature Bath;
Nearby Grjotagja Hot Springs Cave and Myvatn Nature Bath

In a partnership with the Vogafjós Farm Resort, the Iceland Thermal Springs Guest House architecture competition is searching for designs for an extension to their current property. Competition participants are asked to create an exclusive guest house with 8 – 10 guest rooms, each of which would incorporate views of the natural surroundings and the Aurora Borealis.

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.

Nearby Lake Mývatn and Dimmuborgir Lava Fields
Nearby Lake Mývatn and Dimmuborgir Lava Fields

Eligibility

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

Prizes

Bee Breeders will award a total of US $6,000 in prize money to competition winners as follows:

  • 1st Prize – US $3,000
  • 2nd Prize – US $1,500
  • 3rd Prize – US $500 
  • 6 honourable mentions 
  • BB Student Award – US $500 
  • BB Green Award – US $500
Two existing Vogafjós Farm guest houses; Resort’s attraction - restaurant and café where you can dine with the cows themselves, and even get fresh milk directly into your morning cup of coffee.
Two existing Vogafjós Farm guest houses; Resort’s attraction – restaurant and café where you can dine with the cows themselves, and even get fresh milk directly into your morning cup of coffee

Schedule

Final Registration: JULY 31 – OCTOBER 29

  • Closing date for registration: OCTOBER 29, 2019
  • Closing date for submission: NOVEMBER 15, 2019 (11:59pm GMT)
  • Announcement of the winners: DECEMBER 16, 2019

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