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SUMMARY

Our world is changing fast, while ambitions and challenges match in importance. In this context, design can play a huge role. How do we imagine the world to be? What range of possibilities we haven’t discovered yet? What’s a Non Architecture for a World in crisis? In 2020 we started the second phase of competitions to address the issues of tomorrow.

In line with our style we propose 9+1 themes – ten critical topics to work on, but this time they come with a framework to make sure that each theme is explored from different design angles. Rather than a program, a research ecosystem composed of various competitions running in parallel and exploring the same theme from different perspectives.

Our exploration journey will continue with theme two: H2O.

BRIEF IN SHORT:

In this competition, we ask participants to design a cycling bridge in the context of Amsterdam, an effective connection over the river Ij for pedestrians and cyclists – 1 design expressed in 3 drawings.

The Netherlands are renowned for their popular biking culture, which made the country a world reference when it comes to cycling infrastructure. The city of Amsterdam embeds the value of slow mobility and biking, but today it lacks a cross river connection for cyclists and pedestrians.

As designers, how can we think of a bridge that would match the conflicting interests of citizens and autorities? How can a bridge become an architectural icon for the waterfront of Amsterdam?

Amsterdam Cycling Bridge aims to answer those questions by inviting designers to create solutions that might visualize new/old opportunities and challenges, bringing the realization of a bridge one step closer.

ELIGIBILITY:

Non Architecture Competitions are open to all human beings, from every age and cultural background, working in groups or individually. The registration fee is paid per team, regardless of how many members form it. Personal information of all the team members can be uploaded during the submission procedure of the final drawing.

WHY PARTICIPATE:

  • Gain experience and recognition, request a participation certificate, and post it on your Linkedin or CV!
  • Design a new puzzle piece to be added to your Portfolio or Behance page, keep developing your assets!
  • Give space to your creativity by solving a given challenge, it is satisfying!
  • Get to know better your team or your own design-thinking skills, it is fun!

PRIZES

Non Architecture Competitions will award two winners, one selected by each jury, and a total of 6 honourable mentions.

  • WINNERS (2 Prizes)
    • 1.000 euros.
    • Publication in the Non Architecture Competitions book and website.
    • Reviews in digital magazines and several architecture blogs.
    • 3 Books by DOM Publisher
  • HONORABLE MENTIONS (6 Prizes)
    • Publication in the Non Architecture Competitions book and website.
    • Reviews in digital magazines and several architecture blogs.
  • EDITORIAL PICK (Up to 6 Prizes)
    • Publication in the Non Architecture Competitions book and website.
  • FINALISTS (Up to 36 Prizes)
    • Publication in the Non Architecture Competitions Journal.
  • SPECIAL PRIZE
    • The organization might establish additional special prizes and awards during the competition development and in the evaluation phase.

Note: The appearence on the involved architectural platforms are subject to the agenda and availability of the external platforms.

JURY & CALENDAR

The jury members are the following:

Marijn Schenk – Co-Founder of NEXT Architects
Jos-Willem van Oorschot – Architect Partner & Director at VenhoevenCS architecture+urbanism
Francisco Leiva – Founder of Grupo Aranea
Markus Appenzeller – Director & Partner MLA+ / Head of Urbanism at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture
Gijs Van Der Velden – CEO at MX3D
Irene Luque Martin – Senior Project Leader at Urban Studio in MVRDV
Katelijne Boerma – Bicycle Mayor of Amsterdam & Programme management at ISMB and SM&O

2 – 14 January 2021 -Special registration period (40 €).
15 January – 14 February – Early registration period (55 €).
15 – 28 February – Regular registration period (70 €).
1 – 15 March – Late registration period (85 €).
16 – 31 March – Final registration period (100 €).
1 – 15 April – Last Minute registration period (115 €).
3 April – Submission opens on our website.
15 April – 23.59 PM – Submission closes.
10 – 14 May – Winner announcement.

The timing always refers to Central European Time (CET)

Registration Bundles:
x2 Competitions: Second competition with 50% discount
x3 Competitions: Third competition for free

TIME LEFT TO REGISTER WITH THE FINAL REGISTRATION:

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BRIEF & FAQ

DOWNLOAD THE BRIEF HERE

THEME 2: H2O – DOWNLOAD THE BROCHURE HERE

DOWNLOAD TEAM DOCUMENT TEMPLATE (.DOC)

DOWNLOAD TEXT DOCUMENT TEMPLATE (.DOC)

READ THE FAQ HERE


TIPS AND SUGGESTIONS

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REGISTRATION&SUBMISSION

For question about the competition, please do contact us at info@nonarchitecture.eu, specifying the competition you are referring to.

Before submitting your question, please check out the FAQ page.

THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS IN A TEAM IS 4 PEOPLE.

COMPETITION DEADLINES:

  • AXO BATTLE – FEBRUARY 21ST
  • WATERLESS WORLD – MARCH 15TH
  • AMSTERDAM CYCLING BRIDGE – APRIL 15TH
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TWO COMPETITIONS
135
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TWO COMPETITIONS
135
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THREE COMPETITIONS
170
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