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INTERNATIONAL DESIGN COMPETITION

OLFACTORY GARDEN

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Wednesday, 10 January, 2024

Competition Introduction

Introduction
We are embarking on the design competition of an olfactory garden, a unique sensorial experience that focuses on stimulating and engaging the sense of smell. The garden will be a carefully curated space where visitors can explore and appreciate a diverse range of fragrances in a harmonious natural setting. The primary objective of the project is to create an immersive environment that celebrates the olfactory sense, providing visitors with a memorable and enchanting experience.
Competition Goals:
1. Sensory Stimulation: The olfactory garden should captivate and stimulate visitors' sense of smell through a variety of scents, ranging from floral and herbal to woody and earthy notes. The aim is to create a multi-layered experience that engages visitors on a deep emotional level.
2. Curated Fragrance Palette: Careful selection of plants, flowers, herbs, and other natural elements will be made to ensure a diverse and pleasing range of fragrances. The garden should offer a balanced mix of familiar and exotic scents, allowing visitors to discover new aromas and appreciate the beauty of different olfactory profiles.
3. Harmonious Integration: The garden design should seamlessly integrate with the surrounding environment, whether it is a natural landscape or an urban setting. The layout, plant selection, and overall aesthetic should complement the existing context, enhancing the overall visual appeal of the space.
4. Accessibility and Inclusivity: The olfactory garden should be designed to accommodate visitors of all ages and abilities. Considerations such as wheelchair accessibility, clear signage, and pathways that allow for easy navigation should be incorporated into the design to ensure a pleasant experience for everyone.
5. Educational and Informative: The garden should provide educational value, offering visitors an opportunity to learn about the various plants and their associated fragrances.
6. Sustainability and Maintenance: The garden design should prioritize sustainable practices, such as water conservation, use of native or low-maintenance plants, and organic gardening techniques. Additionally, a maintenance plan should be developed to ensure the long-term upkeep of the garden, including periodic pruning, replanting, and fragrance monitoring.


Deliverables:
1. Conceptual Design: Develop a visual concept that illustrates the layout, pathways, and key features of the olfactory garden. This should include the arrangement of plants, seating areas, and any additional structures or installations.
2. Plant Selection: Identify a curated collection of plant species that will contribute to a diverse fragrance palette. Consider factors such as seasonal variations, compatibility, and maintenance requirements.
3. Material and Structural Recommendations: Propose suitable materials for pathways, seating areas, and any other built elements within the garden. Ensure that these materials align with the overall aesthetic vision and environmental sustainability goals.
4. Interpretive Elements: Design and recommend interpretive signage, audio guides, or interactive displays that will enhance the educational aspect of the garden. These should provide information about the plants, scents, and other relevant topics.
5. Drawings: Plans, sections, elevations, axonometric views, rendered views (based on your design req.).

.Site
Select a site that best suits the design theme. Site location can be in any part of the world.

Participation:
• This competition is open to all.
• You can participate individually or as a team (Maximum 4 members in a team)

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Detailed Competition Brief

The brief can be downloaded as often as required. It contains all the information about this competition; no additional information will be provided after registration.

BRIEF + SUBMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

Prizes

Prizes & Recognition

Recognition is the key to success for any design professional. Archiol is providing an opportunity to showcase your creativity at the global level. This opportunity is open to all.

TOP 3

CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

PUBLICATION ON OUR PARTNERING MEDIA PLATFORMS

INTERVIEW

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PUBLICATION OF AN ARTICLE / DESIGN ON ARCHIOL.

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PUBLICATION
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

+3  HONOURABLE MENTIONS

+10  SHORTLISTED ENTRIES

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