Competition introduction

Competition organisers

Remote Hideout


Remote Hideout
Huts Cambodia 
Remote Hideout

Cambodia is a country abundant in natural wonders with 23 conservation areas and seven national parks, over 20% of Cambodia is protected area. As tourism is such a vital part of the Cambodian economy, ecotourism is more important than ever to protect the country’s delicate environment, while still providing jobs and income for local communities throughout.

The Cambodia Remote Hideout Huts competition is a collaboration with The Vine Retreat, a health and wellness retreat, located in the idyllic rural countryside between Phnom Vour Mountain and the south coast of Cambodia. For this competition, participants are asked to design a series of self-sustained hideout huts to be located in The Vine Retreat.

The competition participants are asked to design a series of self-sustained hideout huts
to be located in The Vine Retreat


Each hut should be able to accommodate two people, offering them simple and humble living conditions during their stay. The hut's main purpose is to give guests a chance to live completely isolated within a community-based concept, allowing them the option to retreat on their own while still enjoying the facilities within The Vine Retreat.

As The Vine Retreat is well known as an ecological retreat - and in order to support the country’s desire to grow ecotourism - designs for the new complex should focus on eco-friendly and cost-effective building techniques, with the potential to become an example of green building practice in Cambodia.

There will be an infrastructure in place that provides access to a water supply from solar pumps, solar electricity and a sewage system. The huts can be constructed out of any material, however if they are made from wood the foundations would need to be either concrete or metal to prevent any insect infestation.

Competitions winners will be put forward for consideration for construction, with remote hideout huts planned throughout the property. Therefore winning designs will need to be adaptable to different environments while still utilising best practices for eco-friendly construction and operation.

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. 


10,000 € + Construction
Total Prize Fund
5,000 €
Certificate of Achievement
2,000 €
Certificate of Achievement
1,000 €
Certificate of Achievement
The Vine Retreat Favorite
1,000 €
Certificate of Achievement
500 €
+ 50 € ARCHHIVE BOOKS Gift Card 

Certificate of Achievement
BB GREEN AWARD (more details)
500 €
Certificate of Achievement


The winners will get international art and design media coverage and will be featured on the Bee Breeders website and social pages


Bee Breeders will also acknowledge the outstanding performance of all winners and honourable mentions with Certificates of Achievement.

Jury panel

Chris Precht

Co-founder, Studio Precht, Austria

Rok Oman

Founder, OFIS Architects, Slovenia

James Mak

Program Head, AA Visiting School, Cambodia

Vichera Heang

Head of Department of Architecture, Paragon International University, Cambodia

Sean Shen

ZJJZ Atelier, China

Xuanru Chen

ZJJZ Atelier, China

Yu-ying Tsai

ZJJZ Atelier, China

David Cole

Founder, Atelier COLE, Cambodia

Magic Kwan

Co-founder, Orient Occident Atelier, Hong Kong

Kenrick Wong

Co-founder, Orient Occident Atelier, Hong Kong

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]



Key dates

Closing date for registration

17 December, 2020 (extended)

Closing date for project submission

18 December, 2020 (11:59pm GMT+0)

Announcement of the winners

02 March, 2021

Registration fees

  • Overdue Registration
    19 November - 17 December
  • Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
    150 €
  • Students
    130 €
+21% VAT


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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Competition related questions

This project has no set budget.
The 20sqm restriction refers to the building footprint and usable floor area indoors (in the case of having more than one storey, your total footprint will need to sum up all floors). The non-essential external structural elements should not be included in the 20sqm allocation.
There is no specific location set for the huts. Participants must present designs for a hut that is versatile enough to be constructed in different sites within the retreat.

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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