Competition: European Velo Stops


The EuroVelo 6 route is a path that explores the European rivers. Connecting paths that follow sections of the Loire and the Danube Rivers, EuroVelo 6 runs from the Atlantic to the Black Sea. As one of the network’s most popular routes, cyclists are treated to stunning views of coastlines, rivers, and castles along the 4,400 km long route

EuroVelo 6 route

For the European Velo Stops architecture competition, participants are tasked with creating subtle and intriguing designs for rest stop cabins that can be located along the length of the EuroVelo 6 cycle path. The cabins should reflect the European identity, with a design aesthetic that could become iconic in its own right. Each cabin should provide safe, comfortable, and inviting lodgings, where cyclists can rest and refuel.

Since the cycle routes are a chance for people to get back to nature, the jury are looking for simple designs in keeping with the context. Elegant solutions that require limited resources and can be replicated on a tight budget are the key. While there is no specific location selected for this competition, designs should be applicable to various different sites along the EuroVelo 6 route. These cabins should form a new and unique, quality product for the European Union to be adapted and replicated along this route.

The winning designs for the European Velo Stops competition will be considered for construction as a part of the Bright Blueprint initiative as a way to help support Europe's Velo culture.

Competition is open to all. No professional qualification is required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (4 team members maximum).

Correspondence with organizers must be conducted in English and all information submitted by participants must be in English.

Deadline is 16th October 2018