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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 three: INTO THE WILD.

 

BRIEF IN SHORT:

In this competition, we encourage participants to come up with visionary concepts for a green skyscraper – Only 3 drawings, absolute freedom of scale and program dimensions.

Participants are asked to propose conceptual ideas to bring biodiversity back to New York City, more specifically to Midtown Manhattan, through a futuristic green skyscraper.

As the world becomes more urbanized, this competitions’ purpose is to emphasise the importance of providing a synergy between architecture and biodiversity. By imagining a world where nature and people coexist as much as possible, it’s up to the participant to come to a very high degree of interaction between these two entities in many possible ways.

As designers, how can we bring biodiversity into architecture through the use of new technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations?
Manhattan Wildscraper aims to answer those questions with a particular focus on the water crisis as a result of a global water shortage.

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!

 

THIS COMPETITION IS CO-CURATED WITH SOUR.STUDIO

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.
  • 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:

Inanc Eray – Partner at SOUR
Helen Brennek – Director of Sustainability at Michael Green Architecture
Helge Lunders – Architect and Partner at MHD Architects
Paolo Russo – Design Team Leader and Expert in Sustainable Design and Green Architecture at Stefano Boeri Architetti
Francesca Cesa Bianchi – Partner and Project Director at Stefano Boeri Architetti

1 – 14 May 2021 -Special registration period (40 €).
15 May – 14 June – Early registration period (55 €).
15 – 30 June – Regular registration period (70 €).
1 – 15 July – Late registration period (85 €).
16 – 31 July – Final registration period (100 €).
1 – 15 August – Last Minute registration period (115 €).
5 August – Submission opens on our website.
15 August – 23.59 PM – Submission closes.
6 – 10 September – 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

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BRIEF & FAQ

DOWNLOAD THE BRIEF HERE

THEME 3: INTO THE WILD – 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:

  • REMOTE WORK CABIN –  JUNE 22ND
  • RE-NATURE ROME – JULY 15TH
  • MANHATTAN WILDSCRAPER – AUGUST 15TH
ONE COMPETITION
40
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TWO COMPETITIONS
60
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TWO COMPETITIONS
60
  • social disocunted
THREE COMPETITIONS
80
  • social disocunted

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