Tafer Hotels & Resorts
TAFER is a forward thinking leisure and hospitality company with an ever-growing and evolving collection of award-winning hotels, resorts and boutique villas. Tafer’s founders have launched this competition because their brands rely on excellent design as well as being at the forefront of what is happening in the field of architecture and design.
The site that is open for intervention neighbors Tafer’s existing Garza Blanca luxury beach resort development, contouring the Sierra Madre Occidental Mountain range and fronting a sandy Pacific Ocean beach. Taking these factors into consideration, the site is open to a vast range of opportunities for commercial and residential use.
Participants are asked to create ground-breaking and inventive projects with the intention of provoking and questioning our perceived notions of hospitality.
The proposal can range in size, form and function and is therefore open to any number of creative projections, including but not limited to: a series of pavilions, a collection of buildings, a thematic park, a residential project, urban landscapes and more.
- 1º Prize$5000 USD
- 2º Prize$3000 USD
- 3º Prize$2000 USD
- 4º Prize$1000 USD
- Coral Forest Society
- Eco Life
- Las Islas Club
- Vertical Landscape
- Boat Towers
- Natural Terraces
- Eco Resort Park
- Frozen Clouds
- Samsara Wheel
- Horizontal Landscape
- Sky Journey
- Nature Creates
The Jury and Tafer Hotels & Resorts would like to thank all of the candidates who submitted entries for the competition and to commend participants for their creativity and ingenuity.
Fernando González Corona
Owner, Founder and President of Tafer Hotels & Resorts
Robert KistnerPresident of Garza Blanca Residence Club and Club Caribe
Fernando González, Jr.Project Director for the Cancun and Riviera Maya Region
Javier MorenoInterior Design Director at Tafer Hotels & Resorts
Carlos PalomeraArchitect. Design research partner at Kreative Room
Karoll GonzálezCreative Director at Kreative Room & Founder of Mindfulhabits
Odín LópezArchitecture Project Coordinator at Tafer Resorts
Rubén HernándezArchitecture Project Coordinator at Tafer Resorts
Devin GharakhanianCreative Director, Experience Designer and Entrepreneur
OpeningOctober 22, 2016
Registration - phase 1October 23 to 30, 2016 - FREE!
Registration - phase 2October 31, 2016 to Jan 5, 2017 - Students: $1 USD | Profesionals: $50 USD
Submissions deadlineJanuary 31, 2017
Jury summoningFebruary 7, 2017
Winners announcementFebruary 8, 2017
- Publications and prizes February 16, 2017
Thanks to all of the candidates who submitted entries for the competition.