Design ecotourism cabins and project layout

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $161
  • Entries Received: 4
  • Winner: gumenka

Contest Brief

Your brief is to design the concept for the ultimate ecotourist cabins and accommodation. Our prized land is located in a relatively cool climate, set 1000m above sea level in the picturesque Towac Valley in the Upper Molong Creek Catchment and surrounded by apple and cherry orchards, national parks and cool climate vineyards near Orange in NSW, Australia.

We are seeking an energy efficient or even "off the grid" north facing design featuring solar energy, capture and re-use of rainwater.

The design should feature at least some corrugated iron cladding.

We have, in stage 1, an area of 631m2 - so we are seeking a concept layout featuring a mixture of studio rooms, 1 bedroom suites and 2 bedroom (or family suites). The design should appeal to a discerning yet environmentally conscious clientele. Your design/s should reflect your climate awareness.

The awarded freelance designer is expected to be invited back to conduct the detailed design phase for the concept they submit as well as to assist in the masterplan layout of the project in general. Please only submit your concept if you are willing to continue onto the next phase of the project.

For information the community in which we are located, some of the attached information sources may assist:

Our scenery photo album: [url removed, login to view]

Visit Orange website: [url removed, login to view]

The brief ideally sees you submit your design concept, your CV, a portfolio of your works including relevantly some previous exposure to hotels, hospitality and/or eco-tourism in the past. All work must be completed using a .dwg file, with the .dwg file and/or high resolution concept design supplied at the end of the contest.

Contest may close early, so submit at your earliest convenience. More than 1 design submission may be submitted per applicant.

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  • marksmith2073
    Contest Holder
    • 7 months ago

    Hello all, please note this contest has been extended to assist parties to complete there design works per the feedback provided. Please remember that the brief requires that designs be submitted in .dwg format as well as any other formats in which you may want to submit.

    • 7 months ago
  • GhadaJuly
    GhadaJuly
    • 7 months ago

    #extended #extended

    • 7 months ago
  • gumenka
    gumenka
    • 7 months ago

    #7

    • 7 months ago
  • Saurabhtrivedi4
    Saurabhtrivedi4
    • 7 months ago

    just to remind you, please wait for my submission, i will submit the design before the closing time of contest.

    • 7 months ago
    1. marksmith2073
      Contest Holder
      • 7 months ago

      excellent, I look forward to all submissions. All entries are sealed.

      • 7 months ago
  • marksmith2073
    Contest Holder
    • 7 months ago

    Contestants should note the cold winter weather and the need to capture as energy efficiently as possible winter sunshine into the living and bedroom areas of the tourist cabins.

    • 7 months ago
  • marksmith2073
    Contest Holder
    • 7 months ago

    Please see attached a link to weather nearby to our project site: http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/averages/tables/cw_063018.shtml

    • 7 months ago
  • gumenka
    gumenka
    • 7 months ago

    #6

    • 7 months ago
  • gumenka
    gumenka
    • 7 months ago

    #5

    • 7 months ago
  • brianbarreiro94
    brianbarreiro94
    • 7 months ago

    #increaseprize

    • 7 months ago
    1. marksmith2073
      Contest Holder
      • 7 months ago

      prize is increased.

      • 7 months ago
    2. brianbarreiro94
      brianbarreiro94
      • 7 months ago

      Thanks! Please check my entry

      • 7 months ago
  • Saurabhtrivedi4
    Saurabhtrivedi4
    • 7 months ago

    working on the design, request you to wait till last day. Thanks. Saurabh Trivedi

    • 7 months ago
  • Saurabhtrivedi4
    Saurabhtrivedi4
    • 7 months ago

    Working on the project

    • 7 months ago
  • SSInteriorArch
    SSInteriorArch
    • 7 months ago

    #increaseprize

    • 7 months ago
  • Saurabhtrivedi4
    Saurabhtrivedi4
    • 7 months ago

    If possible please provide more details of your requirement.

    • 7 months ago
    1. marksmith2073
      Contest Holder
      • 7 months ago

      Hello, I am seeking an innovative design however I have noticed these styles of cabins and I do quite like. I would like to see a mixture of free-standing and perhaps some adjoining cabins. This is a design competition to design the concept for an ecotourist accommodation development, so really the design is up to you. Whatever you submit must be your own original work.
      https://www.google.com.au/search?q=ecoshelta&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiHzbbZ7tnTAhVFzLwKHTZ8ChUQ_AUICygC&biw=1378&bih=732

      • 7 months ago
  • liviagomeslg
    liviagomeslg
    • 7 months ago

    #increaseprize #sealed

    • 7 months ago
    1. marksmith2073
      Contest Holder
      • 7 months ago

      Hello, I understand your suggestion for sealed work, but in the interest of transparency I decline to do so. You are welcome to submit your design with 5 minutes to go in the contest if you are concerned that your design is SO good that other freelancers will steal your concepts? Alternatively, I reserve the right to end the contest early. I think the only safeguards that you have is to do very high quality work and rely upon by 5 star rating as a Freelancer employer to provide confidence to you that if your work is exceptionally good then I will recognise and reward you perhaps very fast and move to the detailed design with you very promptly?

      • 7 months ago
    2. marksmith2073
      Contest Holder
      • 7 months ago

      as requested, I have increased the prize (which is guaranteed) and sealed the bids for you. I look forward to receiving your design.

      • 7 months ago
  • Saurabhtrivedi4
    Saurabhtrivedi4
    • 7 months ago

    Dear sir, I am keen interested to participate in this contest. it is requested to provide the dwg. format file of site plan as well for better planning. Secondly i wasn't able to find the site location on google earth. Please give the exact latitude and longitude of site. please tell more description of site , the red dotted line coming between the allocated site of 631 sqm . What its depicting?

    • 7 months ago
    1. marksmith2073
      Contest Holder
      • 7 months ago

      PS. Here are some directions using Google Maps: https://www.google.com.au/maps/dir/''/sunnyside+farmstay+guesthouse/@-33.3194985,148.9417877,12z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x6b1031f62c3c1b85:0x525e41ef5972312!2m2!1d149.0118278!2d-33.3195182

      • 7 months ago
    2. marksmith2073
      Contest Holder
      • 7 months ago

      The property should be visible in google if you search Sunnyside Farmstay Guesthouse.

      • 7 months ago
  • Saurabhtrivedi4
    Saurabhtrivedi4
    • 7 months ago

    please give the approx height and species of the trees located on the northern side of the allocated site of 631 sqm

    • 7 months ago
    1. marksmith2073
      Contest Holder
      • 7 months ago

      we are located in the southern hemisphere, so any trees to the north may interfere with sunlight and the panoramic vista. We are not expecting to grow anything to the north of ecocabins in excess of 1-2m.

      • 7 months ago
  • marksmith2073
    Contest Holder
    • 7 months ago

    I am open to freelancers submitting design concept as a high res sketch only provided the freelancer confirms that they have access to provide the detailed design in .dwg in the subsequent intended task/s.

    • 7 months ago

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