ARCHITECTURAL CONCEPT DESIGNS
Calivigny Garden Guest House International Architecture Ideas Competition
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
UPDATED_APRIL 30, 2020.
Q: I am writing to obtain a clarification on the design of the project area. As the brief (page 4) states that each partecipant can determine the access, can you please clarify if it would be possible to design the access to the project area on the south-west side of the area?
A: THE ACCESS TO THE SITE SHALL BE FROM AN EXISTENT ROAD (6 METER WIDE) LOCATED AT THE NORTH-EAST SIDE OF THE SITE.
UPDATED_APRIL 15, 2020.
Q: the program reads:
Guest Houses including at least 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Kitchen-Dining Room-Living Room and Terrace/Balcony.
a) May we understand this as that you need 10 separate/detached houses and each should comprise of 1 Bedroom, 1 bathroom etc?
b) on such a tight site with such a steep slope it is impossible to sit all of them on separate foundations, so that the reasonable solution is to provide one wholistic concrete structure as a basis for the units that may look like 1) as separate blocks (huts, bungalows) or 2) a house of blocks. May we interpret the task this way or it will be considered as a violation of the program?
A: THE PROGRAM IS TEN (10) UNITS; EACH ONE WITH ONE (1) BEDROOM, ONE (1) BATHROOM, ONE (1) KITCHEN-DINING ROOM-LIVING ROOM INTEGRATED AND ONE (1) TERRACE/BALCONY. THE CONCEPT COULD BE ONE BLOCK CONTAINING THE UNITS OR SPLITTED; WILL NOT CONSIDER AS A VIOLATION AS LONG AS KEEP THE VOLUME INSIDE OF THE BOUNDARIES.
Q: In the Program there is nothing said about the construction materials. Do you have any intentions about this?
A: PARTICIPANTS CAN USE ANY MATERIALS, BUT WE ENCOURAGE TO USE MATERIALS MOST ACCESSIBLE IN THE CARIBBEAN REGION.
Q: There is a hatched area within the site for intervention purposes. Does this area include buildings as well as driveway, paths, or we can put auxiliary elements such as parking spaces, driveways and site improvements outside this hatched area?
Please pay attention that the width of that band from the access road to the plot is just 5 m. So no vehicle is able to maneuver unless it is allowed to go beyond the hatched area. The other option is to be allowed to construct a pocket or a wide shoulder or a roundabout square for vehicles outside the plot boundaries, but that would be the other's land property.
A: IS POSSIBLE TO ADD A BASEMENT/PARKING AREA WITH THE REQUIREMENTS PARKING SPACE. HATCHED AREA IS THE LIMITED OF THE COMPETITION.
Q: No bar or common food facility is needed according to the Program? Please confirm.
A: NOT OR COMMON FOOD FACILITY. THE CONCEPT IS SELF-CATERING.
Q: In the Program the evaluation criteria are stated as "originality, quality and clarity" and the objective for construction is removed. Does it mean that proposal quality should not account for a feasibility of construction or real necessities and demands to build the houses? In other words a winning proposal may be bright and clear, but not realizable?
A: THE COMPETITION ARE DESIGNED TO ENCOURAGE THOUGHT AND DEBATE, BASED IN THE ORIGINALITY, QUALITY AND CLARITY OF THE IDEA AND PRESENTATION. FEASIBILITY OF CONSTRUCTION IS NOT PART OF THE EVALUATION PROCESS.
Q: Who are imaginary clients of the premises?
A: THE LAND IS PRIVATE AS THE "IMAGINARY CLIENT" TOO.