Congratulations to Hybrid Architecture for their REtain design, which was selected as the winning design of the Little Footprint Big Forest contest and was announced at the Built Green Conference on September 14, 2011.
King County Parks is now seeking partners to help fund construction and installation of the REtain camping structures. To learn about partnership opportunities, contact Ryan Dotson, Program Manager.
Thank you designers and judges for your participation!
The four top designs:
015 "Hard Tent" Jeff Sander
017 "Re-Tain" Hybrid Architecture
018 "Durability, Utility, Beauty" Batt Lear
019 "Tread Lightly Little Big Foot" Sean Thackston
010 "Origami Cabin" - Urban Green Design Ltd
011 "Lean, Dream, Green" - Art2Arch
012 "Inside Out" Greg Hale
013 "Majestic Nature" Christopher Mosier
014 "Let's Play" Mighty Design Werks III
016 "U_Fold" Team Bossa Nova
020 "Forest Boats" Npechrkoba Presniakova
021 "A Piece of Cave" Yasutaka Yoshimuka Architects Inc
022 "Sketch Pad in the Woods" Red Eye Lab
What do 26,000 acres of open space, public recreation and a cargo container have in common?
Conservation. Sustainability. Public Recreation. Aesthetics. Forest Stewardship.
King County Parks is looking to balance the natural and built environments to create truly inspirational accommodations that:
* use salvaged and locally-sourced materials
* are economically achievable, both for us to build and maintain and
for the public to use
* can be replicated across our 26,000 acre system
King County Parks and the GreenTools Program have teamed up to create a competition that we hope will inspire designers to integrate the principles of conservation, sustainability, public recreation, aesthetics and forest stewardship.
The challenge is to design an overnight structure re-using a surplus cargo container, which can be staged anywhere in King County Parks' 26,000 acres of open space, and more specifically, on our forested lands that have minimal roads or utilities.
All submittals must be received by August 22, 2011 by 4:30 pm PST.
* Dow Constantine - King County Executive
* Stone Gossard - Sustainability advocate and Pearl Jam rhythm guitarist
* Kevin Brown - Division Director, King County Parks
* Art Wolfe - Wildlife and Landscape Photographer
* Eric Corey Freed - Principal, organicArchitect
* Kim Munizza - Principal, Mithun
* Aaron Adelstein - Executive Director, Built Green
* Chris Toher - Executive Vice President and General Manager, Skanska
* Bill Schwartz - Manager, Small Projects - Capital Improvement Program, King County Parks
* Andy Wappler - Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Puget Sound Energy
* YOU! Enter to win a chance to join our all-star judges panel.
For more details, check out these links (PDFs):
* Design Specifications
* Contest FAQs
* Judges Panel
* Competition Release Form
* Energy Standards Addendum 1
* King County Sustainable Infrastructure Scorecard (yellow highlighted items are most relevant to this project)
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