Design Against the Elements: International Design Competition

on Friday 21 May 2010 - 15:13:37 | by admin
Design Against Elements competition

It's the time to change the climate change. And there are several opportunities around you to get involved in the change. And as architects and designers we have certain responsibilities we should take care of.

The City of Taguig, United Architects of the Philippines and others jointly organizing an international design competition of it's kind you will certainly get the opportunity to get involved in the change-making by architecture. The competition is entitled as 'Design Against the Elements' initiated after the tropical storm Ondoy (Ketsana) in Philippines.

The winning design will be built as a prototype disaster-resistant and livable eco-village in Taguig City, Metro Manila. The village will be the first green and disaster-resistant community in Philippines.

The design task include an urban housing development masterplan which may be replicated in similar areas; an integrated innovative sustainable solution by understanding of the local economy, society and environment.

The competition is divided into two categories of entries,
Category 1 is open to all architects from any country registered according to the relevant laws in their respective countries.
Category 2 is open to all students in architecture in their senior years and to graduates of an architecture degree.
Registration Deadline: September 24, 2010
Submission Deadline: November 19, 2010
For category 1 a 30 USD registration fee applies payable via bank transfers.
There is no registration fee for Category 2 participants.
Awards: Category-1 first prize: $10,000 USD, Category-2 first prize: $3,000 USD and other prizes.

For more details: Visit the competition website,
Download
the competition manual, registration form
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