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2018 MAINE MASS TIMBER DESIGN COMPETITION

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DESIGN ABSTRACT

Remote Mass Timber Wilderness Lodge

Maine Huts & Trails maintains a network of backcountry trails and remote wilderness lodges woven through the woods and mountains of western Maine that provide a unique opportunity to explore and discover this beautiful region. The goal of this year’s competition is to study and develop a design for a new hut on a established backcountry site, as well as to explore the implementation of mass timber construction technologies in a remote location. A detailed Design Brief is available here and response to questions will be posted to this site until the close of registration in August. 

ELIGIBILITY

  • Open to professionals and students
  • Open to teams of up to four members
  • Interdisciplinary teams are encouraged

DEADLINES

  • Registration Opens: Friday, June 29, 2018
  • Registration Closes: Monday, August 13, 2018
  • Submission Deadline: Monday, September 17th at 5:00 pm E ST

 

FEES

Registration is free

RECOGNITION AND AWARDS

First Prize project will be recognized with a $5,000 award. Winners will be announced at the October 11th Awards Ceremony at University of Maine Mass Timber Conference at University of Maine, Orono, Maine All entries will be displayed at the Awards Ceremony, and on our website.

JURY

The 2018 jury will be based in Portland, Oregon

WEBSITE

Registration and additional information can be found at: mainemasstimberdesign.org

QUESTIONS

Please direct inquiries to info@mainemasstimberdesign.org

Responses related to the the design brief and site information will be posted at: mainemasstimberdesign.org

SPONSORS

This Economic Development Administration-funded design competition is being sponsored through a collaborative effort of the following organizations:

  • AIA Maine
  • Maine Mass Timber Commercialization Center 
  • University of Maine - College of Engineering 
  • University of Maine Augusta's Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) program 
  • Passivhaus Maine
  • Maine Huts & Trails