The goal of the competition is to stop further ruin of one of the remaining salt-pan houses at Sečovlje Salina Nature Park while using a new intervention to form a spatial model of cultural heritage preservation in the southern area of the salt-pans.

Fifty years ago, when salt-making was abandoned, there were more than a hundred houses standing in the southern part. Today, only around seventy ruins remain, reminding us of the once key economic activity in Piran. Heritage preservation always demands a new intervention, albeit small. The chosen ruin means an opportunity for a fresh take on the balance between the preservation of cultural and natural heritage; it may become a self-confident model for a restored co-existence with cultural and natural heritage in the European sense.

The entrants should design a temporary spatial intervention that will be installed on the site of a salt-pan house.

Participants are to use cross-laminated timber panels (CLT) as the main material for the structure.

The competition is open to all. No professional qualifications are required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (maximum 4 team members).