International Architecture Competition

The Big
Tiny Coffee
House Challenge

US$ 5,000 Prize
25 April, 2018 Registration deadline
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Competition

It’s hard to remember a time when there wasn’t a coffee shop perched on every corner. With the boom of coffee culture in the late 90s, mornings seem unbearable without the support of a caffeine kick. Emulating the cosmopolitan New York lifestyle of shows like Friends, Seinfeld, and Sex and the City, ambiance-inspired cafés that encourage its customer to linger were a big step away from the greasy spoons of yesteryear.


With the boom of coffee culture in the late 90s, mornings seem unbearable without the support of a caffeine kick

Coffee culture was then further cemented by the emergence of the digital age, when workers were freed from their desks and took to working from any coffeeshop with a strong WiFi signal and an even stronger Arabica blend. And despite what the US sitcoms would have you believe, Americans are not the biggest coffee drinkers in the world. The Times recently mapped the world according to coffee consumption per capita, with Finland taking the top spot averaging 12 kg of coffee per person per year. Their fellow Scandinavians Norway, Denmark, Iceland, and Sweden all also appearing in the top 10.


Finland taking the top spot averaging 12 kg of coffee per person per year

The Big Tiny Coffee House Challenge is asking participants to design a coffee shop kiosk that could be replicated in capital cities across Northern Europe. In partnership with “Kremm Coffee and Gelato”, we are looking for iconic designs that can be easily constructed and transported, while at the same time being sophisticated enough to have the potential to become a recognised landmark in their own right.

The kiosk should accommodate one barista and be suitable for all weather conditions. Winning designs will be put forward for consideration for construction, with “Kremm Coffee and Gelato” committed to construct the series of the coffeehouses in 2018/2019

Download full competition brief for more information!


ELIGIBILITY: 

Competition is open to all. No professional qualification is required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (4 team members maximum).

LANGUAGE: 

- Correspondence with organizers must be conducted in English.
- All information submitted by participants must be in English


Prizes

Total prize fund
US$ 5,000
1st prize

US $3,000

Publications
Certificate of Achievement

2nd prize

US $1,500

Publications
Certificate of Achievement

3rd prize

US $500

Publications
Certificate of Achievement

+ 6 HONOURABLE MENTIONS


CONSTRUCTION:

Winning designs will be put forward for consideration for construction, with “Kremm Coffee and Gelato” committed to construct the series of the coffeehouses in 2018/2019

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 communication regarding the competition should only be carried out with Bee Breeders staff. For any questions please contact us on [email protected]

FULL JURY PANEL AVAILABLE HERE

KEY DATES & REGISTRATION FEES

Closing date for registration
25 April, 2018
Closing date for project submission
29 May, 2018 (11:59pm GMT+0)
Announcement of the winners
27 June, 2018

preliminary registration deadlines

Registration fees

Early Bird Registration
26 October - 09 January
Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
US $80
Students
US $60
Advance Registration
10 January - 28 February
Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
US $100
Students
US $70
Last Minute Registration
01 March - 25 April
Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
US $120
Students
US $80

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