The ease of travel has enhanced the idea of visiting a foreign land, and fueled the tourism industry. When people choose to travel for recreation, there are a variety of experiences they look for. Apart from architectural wonders, entertainment, luxury and cultural exposure, tourists often visit countries at a specific time of the year for popular temporal attractions like, carnivals, and festivals.
Brazil hosts an annual carnival across its major cities like Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, etc. attended by almost 2 million people per day on the streets out of which a million are tourists. If today travelling is possible to anywhere at any point of time, technology can be utilized to give a glimpse of the special experiences of a country all throughout the year.
Brazil’s potential needs to be explored in more than one dimension to create a niche for tourism growth in the country. The country’s falling economy can also be expected to be rescued, which has been lagging behind significantly. An innovative tourism experience can be used to bring a significant change in the tourist infrastructure.
Challenge: A transient architectural intervention that utilizes technology to create revolutionary spaces would open avenues for a different kind of tourism experience that is perennial. It can also be a one of a kind module that can be adapted for replication throughout the city. It aims to revolutionize a tourist’s experience visiting Brazil at any point of the year. It will also act as a gateway to the city’s history, culture, and architecture. Source and images Courtesy of competitions.uni.
- Launch: February 22, 2020
- Registration Ends: 14th Sep 2020
- Submission Deadline: 29th Sep 2020
- Result Announcement: 26th Nov 2020
- Prize pool of worth: 20,000$
- First Prize: 5000$ (For students and professionals)
- Runner Up: 6 x 1100$ (For students and professionals)
- People’s Choice: 4 x 600$ (Open for all)