Competition introduction

Competition organisers

Abu Dhabi Flamingo
Visitor Center

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Abu Dhabi Flamingo
Visitor Center

The Al Wathba Wetland Reserve in the United Arab Emirates capital of Abu Dhabi is home to a vibrance of wildlife, the most famous of which are its flamingo population. The magnificent waves of pink flock to the reserve every autumn to spend the cooler winter months residing in the wetlands until spring, as many as 4,000 at a time.


(left) Abu Dhabi - Capital of the United Arab Emirates; (right) Al Wathba Wetland Reserve

Flamingos in the Al Wathba Wetland Reserve © Syed Mohsin, © Ahmed Aldhaheri
The Abu Dhabi Flamingo Visitor Center competition is the second in a series set in the Al Wathba Wetland Reserve; following the success of the Flamingo Observation Tower competition, in partnership with EAD (Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi).

For the Abu Dhabi Flamingo Visitor Center competition, participants are tasked with creating designs for a new visitor centre for the wetland reserve that is in keeping with Al Wathba’s unique environment.

The visitor centre would need to provide a few key facilities such as an information centre with a small cafe, terrace, souvenir shop, display area for specimens, training center, toilets and a car park.


 © Manny Fajutag

The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) is interested in constructing Abu Dhabi Flamingo Visitor Center, as such winning designs will need to strike a balance between bold and sensitive aesthetics, allowing the center to fit into the natural surroundings while at the same time having the potential to become an iconic landmark in its own right.

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. 

(FULL COMPETITION BRIEF updated: March 16 - "Competition Schedule")

  • - (!) FULL COMPETITION BRIEF
    • LAS NORMAS DE COMPETENICA
    • REGRAS DE COMPETIÇÃO
    • REGOLE DI CONCORRENZA
    - CONTEXT VIDEO
    - AL WATHBA RESERVE ANALYSIS
    - DIRECTIONS TO AL WATHBA
    - SITE PLAN

Prizes

US $7,000 + Construction
Total Prize Fund
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
The Client's Favorite
US $1,000
Publications
Certificate of Achievement
BB STUDENT AWARD (more details)
US $500  
Publications
Certificate of Achievement
BB GREEN AWARD (more details)
US $500  
Publications
Certificate of Achievement
+ 6 HONOURABLE MENTIONS


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

Closing date for registration

28 May, 2020

Closing date for project submission

09 July, 2020 (11:59pm GMT+0)

Announcement of the winners

30 July, 2020

Registration fees

  • Registration Deadline
    26 February - 28 May
  • Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
    US $110
  • Students
    US $90
+21% VAT



STUDENT REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS


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F.A.Q.

Competition related questions

Yes, all 3 entrances must be retained, however the change of their potential position can be proposed.

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. Each project is eligible to win multiple prizes.
No. Competition entries are evaluated anonymously. The participant registration type is only revealed upon the announcement of the results.
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