Register: AUG/02/2020, Submit: AUG/03/2020, Eligibility: Professionals, architects, planners, designers, students; individually, (interdisciplinary) teams up to 4 members, Fee: 55 USD (FEB/03 – APR/05/2020), 75 USD (APR/06 – JUN/07/2020), 95 USD (JUN/08 – AUG/02/2020), Awards: Overall Winner: 5,000 USD, Prevent Award: 1,000 USD, React Award: 1,000 USD, Honorable Mentions, Directors Choice
Our world is changing. Imagine Miami Beach permanently underwater, hurricanes constantly clashing against Manhattan, devastating droughts in London, and heatwaves that render Barcelona unlivable. A future like this currently occupies our imagination but inches closer to reality each day. How will our built environment react to rising sea levels, extended droughts, climbing temperatures, and other symptoms of global warming? How can our buildings and cities prevent the severity of natural disasters, degrading air quality, melting ice caps, and climate change at large? Warming calls on students and professionals from the fields of architecture, planning, and design to create and imagine the future of our built environment as it responds to our world’s greatest challenge.
Warming competition participants are asked to propose new or adapted architecture that addresses issues of global warming. Participants are free to experiment and explore the subject – designs can be of any program, any scale, and on any site.
Participants may propose strategies that prevent the rise of global warming or strategies that react to the changing world we will inhabit. Participants may also take a combined approach.
Prevent – designs and strategies can address issues such as renewable energy, recycling, sustainable farming, alternative transportation, or many others.
React – designs and strategies can address issues such as sea level rise, droughts, wilderness fires, severe weather, habitat destruction, or many others.