Register: DEC/01/2019, Submit: DEC/20/2019, Eligibility: Students, professionals, architects, engineers, designers, biologists, sociologists, companies, organizations; individually, (interdisciplinary) teams with no limit number of members, Fee: Students 25 USD, student teams 50 USD, professionals 75 USD, professional teams 100 USD (until AUG/01/2019); students 50 USD, student teams 75 USD, professionals 100 USD, professional teams 125 USD (AUG/02 – NOV/01/2019); students 75 USD, student teams 100 USD, professionals 125 USD, professional teams 150 USD (NOV/02 – DEC/01/2019), Awards: Winner: 1,250 USD; Gold, Silver and Bronze Prize: 625 USD each; tax 20% included; Honorable Mention
The subject of the competition is architectural, urban, technological, or product design that is capable of dynamic interaction with its social, natural, or built surroundings. The main focus of the competition is on solutions developed through a process of changes and adjustments. Achieving such a goal requires an interdisciplinary approach that often goes beyond typical solutions. The winning projects from the previous editions often took advantages from disciplines such as robotics, mechanics, digital fabrication, biodesign and biofabrication, computational design, materials science, bioarchitecture, social sciences, industrial design, mobility, and more. The participants are free to decide the project’s location, scale, size, and program.
Entries will be evaluated based on the criteria of (1) overall idea and implementation; (2) an ability to respond to social, economic, or environmental changes; (3) the design’s level of social and environmental engagement; (4) a relationship to a specific social, natural, and built context; (5) the design’s level of flexibility and adaptability; (6) an innovative use of technology and sustainable systems; and (7) the design’s level of self-sufficiency. The submitted ideas should refer to the competition theme.
The projects of the winners, laureates of the main prizes, and honorable mentions will be exhibited during the ‘Architecture in Foyer 2020’ conference at the Solarlux campus in Germany on April 23–24, 2020. The winner for 2020 and the laureates of the main prizes will have an opportunity to present their designs during the ceremony.