An open call for designers to imagine a new sustainable structure.

We’ve invited designers, architects and creators all over the world to create a groundbreaking pavilion that will house an on-site exhibition to showcase our journey and visions.

Teaming up with an international jury of design experts, we’re searching for a creative, innovative design that will act as a centerpiece for a brand new experience in The Fields.




UPDATE 23 Oct: We Have a Winner


Our international panel of architects and designers combed through the finer details of the seven finalists’ developed submissions, and determined the pavilion that will make it to The Fields as part of our Super Green, Super Clean & Super Lean open call for entries. The winning design comes from Jeanne Pasquet and Jessica-Maria Nassif from Trojans Collective, a design practise formed by graduate students from the MA Space and Communication program at HEAD-Genève. Woven House is a vibrant, geometric pavilion inspired by the colorful textile crafts practice of Southeast Asia. Our panel selected the final design based on the structure’s interpretation of social and environmental impacts, as well as consideration of materials and build methods. The winning team will be at Wonderfruit soon to begin construction of Woven House in The Fields.





UPDATE 26 Sep: Seven Finalists


Organic structures, mycelium forms, a rollable sphere—the international pool of designers has more than impressed. Our jury of architectural leaders has distilled the diverse, developed concepts into a group of seven finalists, after being unable to cut the talent down to just six. The shortlist of 23 were all tasked with expanding their ideas further, showing their concept in greater detail and how their pavilion will be realised in a sustainable way at Wonderfruit. Here are our seven finalists:


  • Mycamode by Alexander Favorito, Nicole Farnell, and Stella Yang
  • We.Won.Da.Float by Atelier TuuJ (Tod Zhu Jiqi, George Guu Jin-Yu, and Jasmy Chen Chieh-Hsuan)
  • Wanderoll by Urban Radicals (Nasios Varnavas and Era Savvides)
  • The Woven House by Jeanne Pasquet and Jessica-Maria Nassif
  • Future: Under Construction by Circular Future Lab
  • The Maze of Gaze by Nur Gayretli and Ogul Can Öztunç
  • Living Room by Torsten Sherwood






UPDATE 7 Aug: Our 23 shortlisted designs


After considering more than 100 submissions sent in from around the world, Wonderfruit and Ab Rogers Design have selected a shortlist of designs. Shortlisted designers will develop their ideas further for the next step in the process, selection by our international jury. The diverse and creative talents were so promising that we couldn’t bear to cut down to just 20—our 23 selected designers are:


  • Alexander Favorito
  • Christophe Machet
  • Circular Future Lab
  • Dale Wiebe
  • Dema Taller Creativo
  • Gianmaria Socci
  • Helena Bosch
  • Isabella Ong
  • Jessica Nassif
  • Khomchan Chotivora-anan
  • Nawat Pranveerapaiboon
  • Noah Segal
  • Nur Gayretli
  • Oravee Ilya
  • Pakphum Youttananukorn
  • Parsa Khalili
  • Pat & Co
  • Primary Workshop
  • Pundharee Viryasiri
  • Raphael Libonati
  • Tod Zhu Jiqi
  • Torsten Sherwood
  • Urban Radicals
  • Alexander Favarito
  • Christophe Machet
  • Circular Future Lab
  • Dale Wiebe
  • Dema Taller Creativo
  • Gianmaria Socci
  • Helena Bosch
  • Isabella Ong
  • Jessica Nassif
  • Khomchan Chotivora-anan
  • Nawat Pranveerapaiboon
  • Noah Segal
  • Nur Gayretli
  • Oravee Ilya
  • Pakphum Youttananukorn
  • Parsa Khalili
  • Pat & Co
  • Primary Workshop
  • Pundharee Viryasiri
  • Raphael Libonati
  • Tod Zhu Jiqi
  • Torsten Sherwood
  • Urban Radicals




UPDATE 15 Jul: Entries have been flooding in


By the time we hit the submission deadline on 15 July, we had received a great number of design ideas from creative minds all over the world, artistically expressed on A6-sized digital postcards in the form of illustrations, collages, 3D imaging and more.



We’re looking for ideas that:


  • Embody the Wonderfruit ethos, acting as a striking beacon for its powerful brand and supporting and communicating its ethical values.
  • Are waterproof, sustainable, lightweight, intelligent and evolved.
  • Utilise local materials such as grass, bamboo, timber, mud etc. or other innovative sustainable materials.
  • Are 120sqm.
  • Celebrate craft and engineering practices, employing them to create a world-class but locally relevant final design.
  • Are built to last for at least 5 years, with zero negative environmental impact and a sustainable after-life whether upcycled, reused or disintegrated via gradual, organic decomposition or through a more dramatic ritual dissolution.
  • Consider the structure’s evolution over time and its adaptation to changing environmental conditions in a tropical location.
  • Are radical and functional, curious and surprising, while considering modularity, flexibility, expandability, longevity, lightness vs. solidity, etc.
  • Can be built in one month.



How we’ll choose the winner:


From the postcards received, Ab Rogers Design studio (designer of several projects in Wonderfruit 2018 and 2019) will select the 20 best designs. From there, an international jury of design experts will whittle the responses down to the best six. The final six shortlisted designers will have the chance to develop their design further and after the jury has reviewed these developed designs, the winner will be selected and announced. Two members of the winning team will be flown to Thailand to spend a month on site at Wonderfruit, where they’ll work with the team to realize their pavilion and stay to see it in action when the festival goes live from 12 to 16 December 2019. Stay tuned to this page for updates.






Wonder Facts

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Our esteemed jury is headed up by Ab Rogers Design studio – the brains behind several projects in Wonderfruit 2018, including the Bath House and Theatre of Feasts. They will select the 20 best designs from the initial entries before working with international design experts to choose the finalist, who will join us on site to realize their design in The Fields.

Judges

Ab Rogers
Ab Rogers Ab Rogers Design
Farshid Moussavi
Farshid Moussavi Farshid Moussavi Architecture
Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Deyan Sudjic
Deyan Sudjic London Design Museum
Brooke Hodge
Brooke Hodge Palm Springs Art Museum
Lorenzo Alvarez
Lorenzo Alvarez Lorenzo Alvarez Arquitectos
El Ultimo Grito
El Ultimo Grito Goldsmiths, University of London
MA Space & Communication, HEAD_Genève
Aric Chen
Aric Chen Design Miami & Design Basel
Rachaporn Choochuey
Rachaporn Choochuey all(zone) Chulalongkorn University
Dr. Singh Intrachooto
Dr. Singh Intrachooto Kasetsart University Architecture
Research & Innovation for Sustainability Center, MQDC
Boonserm Premthada
Boonserm Premthada Bangkok Project Studio
Chulalongkorn University