Sleeping - Alternative designs for hotels

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Sleeping – Alternative designs for hotels

April 30, 2016


NUNO BRANDÃO COSTA (Founder and director of Brandão Costa Arquitectos, Professor at FAUP (Porto)

INANC ERAY (Founding partner at Eray Carbajo Architects, 8.5 years Architect at Zaha Hadid, Teacher and lecturer at Pratt Institute (New York) and Bilgi University (Istanbul))

FILIPPO MARIA DORIA (Architect and Researcher, PHD and Lecturer at TU Delft, Winner of the Archiprix 2014)


3 winners (1000 euros prize), 14 honourable mentions, 50 Finalists. All selected projects will be published in the Non Architecture competition book.


The aim of the “Sleeping” competition is to develop a design proposals for the hotel typology, intended as a place to sleep. It is asked to the participants to create innovative and unconventional projects on this theme, questioning the very basis of the notion of hotel. Recently many initiatives, such as Airbnb and Couch-surfing, have been proposing new interpretations of the function of hotels, developing extremely successful business models. With similar creative attitude the participants are urged to create an artefact, merging considerable programmatic innovation and valuable design tools. The proposal can be a device, a piece of furniture, an interior design project, a pavilion, a building or a urban plan. Scale of intervention, program dimensions and location are not given and they can be arranged by the participants to better suit their project.


April 30, 2016
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