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SUMMARY

A free design competition to imagine the future of Urban Communities

 

BRIEF IN SHORT:

Co-organised by the Urban Planning & Design Institute of Shenzhen (UPDIS), the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), the international agency ARQ and curated by Non Architecture, this competition, titled “Community 2050”, aims to gather reflections and design inputs for a more sustainable and equitable progress of cities.

The competition theme proposes to look at communities through the lenses of technology and innovation. What is ahead?

Five overall topics are considered central:

  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Safety and Resilience to Climate Change and Disasters
  • Ecology and Health
  • Urban Regeneration, Densification and Heritage Protection
  • Social Inclusiveness and Community thriving

These five topics can be conjugated into the two competition sites. The sites present common features but also radical differences.

 

TWO SITES:

The two sites selected for this competition are located in Shenzhen High Tech Park (CN) and in Amsterdam Ijplein (NL), one of the first OMA’s projects.

The first is what we define “Innovation Ecosystem”, a complex urban form supporting a community of innovators and corporations in an interconnected system. 

The second was framed as a “Socio-cultural Powerhouse”, for its diverse social composition, value in informality and cultural assets.

Participants can choose the site that better fits their interest and expertise and develop only one proposal, since winners for each site will be awarded separately.

 

TWO PARTICIPATION CATEGORIES:

To take part in the competition, teams must register through the Non Architecture.eu competition website. 

Participation will be allowed in two categories:

OPEN – in the spirit of the Non Architecture Competitions, participants to this category can have any background or level of expertise. They will be asked to develop an idea on one or more of the topics of the competition, without any limitation to scale and site boundary. STUDENTS from ANY LEVEL of education (Bachelor, Master, Phad…) should apply for this category.

PROFESSIONAL – Open only to those practising Architecture, Urban Design and Landscape Design professionally, this category will call for a complete urban vision covering the whole extent of the competition site.

Participants in each category will be also awarded separately.

 

ELIGIBILITY:

Non Architecture Competitions are open to all human beings, from every age and cultural background, working in groups or individually. Personal information of all the team members can be uploaded during the submission procedure of the final drawing. Participating to this competition is totally for free.

AWARDS

AWARDS FOR CATEGORY “PROFESSIONALS”:

FINALISTS: 20 SELECTED – All of them are going to be published on the Non Architecture website.

Including:

  • Best Project – regardless of the site (1 prize) – 8.000 euros
  • Best Amsterdam Site (1 prize) – 5.000 euros
  • Best Shenzhen Site (1 prize) – 5.000 euros
  • Honourable Mentions (3 selected) – no money prize

 

AWARDS FOR CATEGORY “OPEN”:

FINALISTS: 15 SELECTED – All of them are going to be published on the Non Architecture website.

Including:

  • Best Project – regardless of the site (1 prize) – 3.000 euros
  • Best Amsterdam Site (1 prize) – 1.500 euros
  • Best Shenzhen Site (1 prize) – 1.500 euros
  • Honourable Mentions (3 selected) – no money prize

JURY & CALENDAR

The jury for this competition is composed of international experts:

  • Sima Xiao – President and Chief Urban Planner of UPDIS
  • Vicente Guallart – Former Chief Architect of Barcelona and Founder of IAAC
  • Steven Smit – Asia Director of MVRDV
  • Astrid Piber – Partner of UNStudio
  • Zhang Yuxing – Founder and chief designer of ARCity Office
  • Alain Chiaradia – Deputy Head, Department of Urban Planning and Design (DUPAD), Faculty of Architecture, University of Hong Kong

1 November 2021 – Registration opens (FREE OF CHARGE)
25 January 2022 – Registration closes
1 January 2022 – Submission opens on our website
25 January 2022 – 23.59 – Submission closes
28 February 2022 – Winners announcement

The timing always refers to Central European Time (CET)

BRIEF & FAQ

DOWNLOAD THE BRIEF HERE (eng)

DOWNLOAD THE BRIEF HERE (chi)

REGISTER TO THE COMPETITION TO GET ADDITIONAL INFO ON THE BRIEF!

Participants to the competition will receive a download link to access a “Key Competition Insights” document, CAD files, and site photos. We recommend carefully reviewing the documents before starting the design. Additionally, we will share competition updates and insights via our newsletter, so we encourage you to subscribe to not miss any.

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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.

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