PREFAB Glamping Villa International Ideas Competition Lombok 2020


PREFAB Glamping Villa International Ideas Competition Lombok 2020

Mr. Waris Sinsuebpol


Competition Brief In 2021, Indonesia will host the prestigious motorcycle race Moto GP for the first time.

This world-class motor racing event will be held on a new circuit in the Mandalika Special Economic Zone on the island of Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Currently, Lombok lacks enough places for tourists to stay.

Over 60,000 more hotel rooms are estimated by the government to be needed for this event.

However, community members can build prefab 2 glamping areas around remote villages using locally available materials.

Prefab Glamping Villa is an open-ideas competition to prepare pleasant temporary living areas for the tourists who will watch moto GP racing.

The Prefab glamping villas must be easy to build and dismantle and use as much local material as possible.

The villas will be built one to two hours away from the circuit. Each villa should be 30–60 m2 and able to be easily arranged in groups of 10–15 villas to become one composition with public spaces around it.


The project went into a ZOOM life session hosted by bpa.

institute inviting Takeru Shoji, Riri Jacob, & Budi Pradono to Judge & Select the best 30 finalist of PREFAB GLAMPING VILLAINTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE COMPETITION 2020 from hundreds of works all across the world on Thursday, August 27, 2020 in Jakarta.

Objectives Aims or Purposes

A motor racing is one of niche activities which has their own fans.

A desirability to make them travel across the world to join the event is incredible.

To provide the accommodation for those who have passion for motor racing, the behaviors and needs of those people were delicately studied through.

From my research, the target audience mostly are young, professional, socialized, and could be adventurous.

However, during the competition, there was a situation of COVID19 kicked in therefore another thing to be considered is the social distancing.

Not only in that perspective, the criteria of this project are also mentioning about prefabricated, which is easy and quick to assemble, portable, and easy to move and transport but still comfortable.

And that is why they are a GLAMPING not a CAMPING.

Therefore, the key words of the project are as follows.

Prefab, easy to assemble, movable, able to be easily arranged in groups of 10–15 villas to become one composition with public spaces around it but with social distancing.

Process or Methods

After the design brief being analyzed, first to be considered is the location.

Regarding the concept of the project that need to be in a group of villas, this will need some strategy to deal with the issue of social distancing.

The hypothesis of this is “whether socialized space is made in a social distancing angle”.

According to Edward T. Hall (1966), he described the interpersonal distances of humans (the relative distances between people) in four distinct zones: (1) intimate space, (2) personal space, (3) social space, and (4) public space. It could be described that people tend to have their own personal distance themselves even though socialization needed. Therefore, though we need some public space between those glamping units, it does not mean that they need to physically stay next or close to each other, but they’d rather stay connected visually.

Consequently, the in-between space is the key role. It needs to be a linkage for those units without making people feel that they’ve lost their privacy.

As one of the advantages of this project is the nature in Indonesia, so the nature was the answer to this task.

The location was then considered to be on high area but with a flat terrain and integrating with some trees and plants so we can make use of them as a screen or buffer between each unit.

So, the area nearby Lembah Duan Duan hill, which Is in the North of the island about 2 hours from the Circuit, were selected.

The design of the unit has been considered along with how to layout the units together for a village.

To try to make them in harmony with the nature, the decision was to make it feel like they are not in a grid or pattern BUT they are still in an accurate system in the layout.

The idea of the layout in rows and columns of circular shapes was deliberated, as its condition when they are next to each other, they will implicitly have some distance in between which could apply to the recent situation of a safety public space.

The shapes in circular module could also be adjusted in variation of a half, quarter, or a slice solid mass depending on the radius so that means a flexibility to install.

As the result, the concept of the UMBRELLA, which is recognized as one of Indonesia’s cultural heritage, was studied and used in terms of structure of the glamping.

The assembly of the units will start with to unfold the core, then splay the arms out and fold back and put them in the core and lock with its rings while other ends are to stick in the ground to make it stable.

Once all the structures are put in place, the translucent recycled plastic sheet will complete the process (see attached diagrams).

This case, folded units of a whole set of a village will be fit in a truck in one transport (6-8 units) which all of those could comply with the project’s criteria.

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