Floating Room Competition

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Water isolates, multiplies and reflects.

Living on water is a challenge that humans have been taking up for a long time. The Amsterdam houseboats and the Floating Piers at Lake Iseo by Christo + JC show the charm of creating a relationship with water. Besides being a peninsula in the heart of the Mediterranean sea, Italy is also a country rich of water bodies, like lakes, lagoons, canals and streams.


The competition requires to design a double/twin “special room” with restroom, imagining it to be placed on natural or artificial water bodies, like Lake Iseo or La Darsena (Milan’s city dock) – by way of example, participants are asked to locate the designed room in one or both these reference sites indeed.

The architectural volume should have a maximum size of 25 sq m and a maximum height of 5 m, based on a platform of maximum 30 sq m. The room should be provided with a sleeping accommodation for 2 people, a restroom/wellness area and any possible special spaces.

Project by Small Architecture Workshop


Archistart for FRC2017 offers three prizes for a total of 2,500 Euros.

1st place 1,500 €
2nd place 700 €
3rd place 300 €

Archistart also promotes a social contest on its portal: prizes consist of free participation to IAH events (International Architecture Holiday) or free admission to an Archistart competition.


Competition entries will begin May 11, 2017 and will end October 9, 2017 (submission deadline October 15) and the results will be available in November 2017.

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