Competition Submission: June 24, 2020
Registration: June 21, 2020
Language: English, Italian
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details under
Type: Open

Hurry-up to register to TREE HOUSE MODULE competitors with a reduced price: early birds will finish on Sunday, 26th April!

TREE HOUSE MODULE is the most recent YAC’s name to design and notice a tree home system to place into the oneiric French castles of Vibrac, Mothe Chandeniers, Ebaupinay. A money prize of € 15,000 (and the conclusion of the first-ranking venturewill likely be awarded to the winners chosen by an excellent jury panel manufactured from, among the many others,  Espen Surnevik, Matthew Johnson (DS+R), Giulio Rigoni (BIG), Tue Hesselberg Foged (Effekt Architects), Peter Pichler, Patrick Lüth (Snøhetta).


All of us dreamt about it, designed it and longed for it. The luckiest ones owned one. For positive, few individuals can say that the tree home was not certainly one of their best childhood aspirations.

In reality, the tree home is possibly one of many first and most shared archetypes of architecture. It’s the shelter of childhood. It’s the secure place. It’s the stronghold the place to really feel impartial and maintain the grownup world at a distance. It’s an inaccessible place suspended between sky and bushes. It’s the surroundings and projection of extraordinarily thrilling adventures.

As soon as youngsters turn into adults, the tree home typically turns right into a distant reminiscence or an unfulfilled dream. Amongst all adults, architects have a rare privilege. They’ll construct their very own childhood wishes.

That is the chance that Tree Home Module presents to contributors. That is the problem that Dartagnans poses to architects. They should design and create their very own idea of tree home.

This invitation goes past the mere architectural observe. It’s really an inside expertise. This competitors invitations architects to rediscover via the folds of reminiscence the moments spent imaging what their refuge could be like. Architects will evoke these days spent sketching it on sheets of paper. Consequently, via the language and data of adults will probably be attainable to dream once more of a world of silence brushed by the wind and populated by squirrels and birds.

Certainly, the tree home is greater than a spot. The suspended shelter is greater than an area. The tree home is the materialization of a need for journey, a spurt of creativity, reconciliation with nature. It’s a need for peace and serenity that any grownup in any a part of the world has by no means stopped dreaming about.


  • Patrick Lüth (Snøhetta)
  • Giulio Rigoni (BIG)
  • Espen Surnevik
  • Peter Pichler
  • Matthew Johnson (DS+R)
  • Tue Hesselberg Foged (Effekt Architects)
  • Marco Lavit (Atelier Lavit)
  • Romain Delaume (Dartagnans )
  • Paolo Tranquillini (Starpool)
  • Angelo Luigi Marchetti (Marlegno)


1st   PRIZE 8.000 €

2nd  PRIZE 4.000 €

3rd  PRIZE  2.000 €

2 GOLD MENTIONS 500€ each




30/03/2020  “early bird” registration – begin

26/04/2020 (h 11.59 pm GMT) “early bird” registration – finish

27/04/2020  “standard” registration – begin

27/04/2020  (h 11.59 pm GMT) “standard” registration – finish

25/05/2020  “late” registration – begin

21/06/2020  (h 11.59 pm GMT) “late” registration – finish

24/06/2020   (h 12.00 pm – Noon – GMT) materials submission deadline