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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 the theme two: H2O.

 

BRIEF IN SHORT:

In this competition, we encourage participants to come up with visionary concepts for life in a scenario of extreme water scarcity – Only 2 drawings, absolute freedom of scale, site, or program. You are asked to reimagine urban life through a variety of creative design concepts and ideas.

Our water resources are at risk due to a series of human-related issues: water pollution, intensive runoff in urbanized areas, climate change, saltwater intrusion, freshwater waste. Freshwater scarcity might soon be an outcome of all these processes. Participants are asked to propose conceptual ideas to mitigate and cope with the effects of a water crisis in our cities, landscapes, and rural areas.

Waterless World is part of the “Cities of Tomorrow” competition series, developed to reimagine life through a variety of creative design concepts and ideas. What kind of role can we play as designers in reimagining urban life? How can we produce new inspiring visions to trigger a discussion around alternative models of living?

Waterless World 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!

PRIZES

  • WINNER (1 PRIZE)
    • 1.000 euros worth in gift cards from one of the major online shops chosen by the winner.
    • Publication in the Non Architecture Competitions books and website.
    • Reviews in digital magazines and several architecture blogs.
  • HONORABLE MENTIONS (7 Prizes)
    • Publication in the Non Architecture Competitions book and website.
    • Reviews in digital magazines and several architecture blogs.
  • EDITORIAL PICK (Maximum 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:

Joyce Van Den Berg – Chief Designer for Sustainability & Public Space, Urban Planning department Amsterdam Municipality
Karoline Liedtke – Head of Landscape at Cobe
Ad Kil – Founder of Ro&AD Architecten
Rens Wijnakker – Senior Landscape Architect at FABRICations
Megan Born – Senior Associate at James Corner Field Operations


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 €).
5 March – Submission opens on our website.
15 March – 23.59 PM – Submission closes.
3 – 7 April – 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 SPECIAL 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
ONE COMPETITION
55
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TWO COMPETITIONS
82.5
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TWO COMPETITIONS
82.5
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THREE COMPETITIONS
110
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