MICRO NATION CHALLENGE – 2 (VACANZA)

Stuck at home, hostel, PG during this pandemic? Life has gone all boring? Haven’t seen outside world for six months now?

Well, Micro Nation is coming up with another challenge where you need to get you mind out of your house and make it wander barefoot on seashore. A challenge through which you can live your dream. A challenge that would make isolation look much more peaceful.

CHALLENGE

We all dream of waking up to the sound of birds chirping, where the first thing you see in the morning is waves. Where there is no traffic noise, no complaining neighbours and no pollution filled air.

Well, now we are asking you to design for something just like this.

Challenge is to design a holiday cottage for a resort on an island.

What is a holiday cottage?

A cottage is a small, single story house used as a vacation rental.

A holiday cottage, is accommodation used for holiday vacations, corporate travel, and temporary housing often for less than 30 days. Such properties are typically small homes, such as cottages, that travelers can rent and enjoy as if it were their own home for the duration of their stay. 

The properties may be owned by those using them for a vacation, in which case the term second home applies; or may be rented out to holidaymakers through an agency.

Imagine there is a small island owned by an agency. The island being 250m in diameter. the agency wishes to make ten cottages and one administration on the island. You have to design the cottage.

Points to keep in mind:

  1. Built up area: 50sqm
  2. Cottages are single floored.
  3. Design for 2 occupants.
  4. For vacation purposes.
  5. Its a part of a resort.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Plan
  2. Section ( Atleast 1)
  3. Interior Render ( Atleast 1)
  4. Concept
  5. Design Explaination ( Word limit : 150 words)
  6. Single A2 Size Sheet

NOTE: This is an individual competition.

MAILING DETAILS

  1. Submit in .jpeg format of size not more than 5mb.
  2. Sheet name: Your unique code ( MNC2-XXX)
  3. Send your entry at: microaintsmall@gmail.com
  4. Subject of your mail: YOUR UNIQUE CODE ( MNC2-XXX)

TIMELINE:

Registration Deadline: 10th August, 2020

Submission Deadline: 20th August, 2020

Result: 25th August, 2020

NOTE: This is a free competition.

PRIZES

  • WINNER
  • 1st RUNNER UP
  • 2nd RUNNER UP
  • 5 HONOURABLE MENTIONS
  • BEST ILLUSTRATION

All these entries will be posted on our social media and website. Also thoughts of the winner behind his design will be entertained on our website.

JUDGING CRITERIA

  1. Plan layout
  2. Concept
  3. Sheet composition
  4. X Factor

RULES

  • Plagiarism is prohibited. The candidate will be disqualified.
  • Do not mention your name or your institute’s name on the sheet.
  • Don’t forget to mention your unique code ( which will be provided by us) on the sheet.

FAQs

Is there any registration fee?

There is no registration fee in the competition.

Are group submissions allowed?

The competition is open to individuals only. No team or group entries will be accepted.

Is there any eligibility criteria?

Entry open to all. 

Is the jury’s assessment open to public?

No, it isn’t.

What is the maximum number of entries per applicant?

Every individual will get 1 unique code and he can submit three different entries with that code only.

Where can I submit my entry?

Mail your entry at microaintsmall@gmail.com. Entry must be a .jpeg  file of size not more than 5MB.

Now, what are you waiting for go ahead and register now it’s free…

83 thoughts on “MICRO NATION CHALLENGE – 2 (VACANZA)”

  1. Hey,
    This message is regarding a query related to the Micro Nation Challenge -2 : Vacanza.

    My question is that are we supposed to design the cottage particularly on the land (island) or can we look forward to design it in the water (ocean/sea) or both (land as well as water).

  2. The site for one cottage as shown in the drawing is 3402 sqm, and the cottage size is 50 sqm. It is actually coming out to be quite small as compared to the areas given. Do we really need to stick to the single plot area for each cottage given in the brief.

    1. Hello,
      Designing something on seashore, especially on an island this small is very different from designing in a city. There are various new aspects one needs to take care of.
      For instance, the setback from front is to be pretty large because of the waves.
      Also, the natural vegetation of an island can not be modified completely. There are huge rocks, fallen trees and what not.
      Therefore, the ratio is kept this big.
      Also please note, we have provided you the built up. There are many other activities that might not come under built up.

      Team MICRO NATION

    1. NO. Design is mandatory to be only on ground floor. You can play with levels remaining on the ground floor. But no mezzanine floor is allowed.

      Team MICRO NATION

  3. Hi. I am wondering if we’re supposed to design only one of the cottages or the entire resort? Does it matter if the design is more economical or not?

    1. Yes, you have to design only one cottage.
      No, it does not matter because its a resort on an island.

      You can follow us on Instagram for FAQs sessions. Also check out our highlights for recent session.
      @micronation_

      Regards,
      Team MICRO NATION

  4. Hi. I’m wondering if we’re supposed to design only one of the cottages or the entire resort? Does it matter if the design is more economical or not?

    1. Yes, you have to design only one cottage.
      No, it does not matter because its a resort on an island.

      You can follow us on Instagram for FAQs sessions. Also check out our highlights for recent session.
      @micronation_

      Regards,
      Team MICRO NATION

  5. IS THERE ANY HEIGHT RESTRICTION KEEPING THE STRUCTURE A GROUND STRUCTURE…FOR EXAMPLE THE CEILING HEIGHT OR A RAISED VIEWING DECK DETTACHED FROM THE HOUSE OR SO ON?
    ALSO, WILL TERRACES OR OTHER OPEN TO SKY AREAS OF THE HOUSE BE COUNTED IN BUILT-UP AREA OR NO?

  6. Brief states “Design for 2 occupants”. Can we allow for the occupants to be partners (e.g. 1 nr double bed) or do we have to allow 2nr. sleeping spaces?

  7. do we have to design the cottages or a single cottage?? Whether it depended on the shape which you have given??

    1. It depends on what type of space you are talking about. For example, a semi open courtyard might not come under built up but a semi open living room will come under built up area.
      At a very basic level, built up areas are the carpet areas with thickness of walls.

      Yes, there can be designed landscape areas.

      Team MICRO NATION

  8. The site for one cottage is 3402 sqm, provided in the brief,so do we need to submit the site plan along with the floor plan of that 3402 sqm site?

  9. Can the roof be used as a raised landscape element for example like a terrace garden or a cantilevered swimming pool or a walkway, since open to sky spaces are not counted in build-up area?

    1. Your design with be replicated 9 times all around the cottage. Therefore, north direction does not matter. But for your convenience you can assume it in whatever direction you want.

  10. Hello,
    1. If, open to sky deck or a swimming pool is designed, will it come under the built-up area?
    2. Are the requirements of spaces according to our choice?

  11. But in my comment of August 1st, you have said there are no such restrictions on a raised viewing deck or so on…….pls give some clarity on this…we are dsigning a structure and not a greeting card so the outlines have to be clear enough so our entries dont get disqualified.

    1. You talked about a deck detached to the house. And there is no restriction in that.
      We know what we have provided and that you are not designing a greeting card.
      Brief is something that needs to be decoded by the participants on their own. Yet we are here answering to all your questions.
      So it would be better if you think before you speak.

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