YAC (Young Architects Competitions) and WWF launch WWF OBSERVATION CABINS, a competition of ideas for the design of some observation points and a visitors’ center for the WWF Oasis of Orbetello as a unique space to protect and safeguard nature.

The cash prize of € 15,000 will be distributed to the winning proposals selected by an international jury panel consisting of, among others: Kazuyo Sejima (SANAA)Sou Fujimoto, Simon Frommenwiler (HHF), Patrick Lüth (Snøhetta), Raulino SilvaMariana de Delás , Nicola Scaranaro (Foster+Partners), Giulio Rigoni (BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group).

Observation Points and a Visitors’ Center

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Courtesy of YAC – Young Architects Competitions

Soil consumption, deforestation, poaching. If the various species living on Earth had a voice, there would be a deafening cry of pain rising from deserts, mountains, burning forests, and polluted skies.

In the fight for the protection of ecosystems there are not any winners or losers. Yet, citizenry seem to linger. While the fragile balances supporting this planet are eroding, anarchic economic systems linger within the race for a progress with no future and a wealth with no tomorrow.

This is the notice at the bottom of WWF’s initiatives. For sixty years, WWF has been giving voice to the silent cry of these who have none to invite help. WWF’s oases were created to realize this goal. They aim at protecting the abundance of this planet and therefore the right to exist of each living creature.

However, there’s no protection without knowledge. there’s no conservation without access. Protecting means giving access to the wonders of Mother Nature. this is often because only by enjoying the prevailing beauty can one fall crazy with it and only by falling crazy with it can one become a lively player in defending our planet.

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Courtesy of YAC – Young Architects Competitions


This is the goal of WWF Observation Cabins. this is often YAC’s and WWF’s competition to support one among the foremost ancient WWF oases. Such a contest aims at creating an area where, to boost awareness, visitors can reconcile with nature by enjoying and acknowledging the sweetness that lies where citizenry manage to stay silent and listen.

Thanks to this competition, architects will have the chance to play an important role in defending the earth by designing observation points and a visitors’ center. Such elements will represent an ideal combination of beauty, species protection, and training humans to respect the earth . This place are going to be an area to guard and safeguard nature.

This competition aims to rediscover the most identity of architecture, namely as a “tamed” nature where citizenry are often moved by bright sunsets, be amazed by flying pink flamingos, or tremble at the freezing touch of western breezes.

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Courtesy of YAC – Young Architects Competitions



  • 1st Prize: 8.000 €
  • 2nd Prize: 4.000 €
  • 3rd Prize: 2.000 €
  • 2 Gold Mentions: 500 € each
  • 10 Honorable Mentions
  • 30 Finalists


  • 15/03/2021 “early bird” registrations- start
  • 11/04/2021 (h 23.59 GMT) “early bird” registrations- end
  • 12/04/2021 “standard” registrations- start
  • 09/05/2021(h 23.59 GMT) “standard” registrations- end
  • 10/05/2021 “late” registrations- – start
  • 06/06/2021 (h 23.59 GMT) “late” registrations- end
  • 09/06/2021 (h 12.00- midday- GMT) Materials submission deadline

More information at: www.youngarchitectscompetitions.com
Contact: yac@yac-ltd.com

  • Title

    Call for Entries: Design Observation Points for the WWF Oasis of Orbetello
  • Type

    Competition Announcement (Ideas)
  • Organizers

  • Registration Deadline

    June 06, 2021 11:59 PM
  • Submission Deadline

    June 09, 2021 11:59 PM
  • Price


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