architectural competition 2018

AM I Included? Open Call: Innovative Ideas for the Inclusive City

Submission: August 27, 2018
Registration: August 27, 2018
Language: English, Dutch
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


Area and property developer AM has launched the competition ‘AM I Included?’ AM chose a competition as a way to generate innovative ideas that shed new light on the ideas behind the inclusive city.

Hilde Blank, director of AM Concepts: ‘We invite all parties who feel called upon to take part, whether they are designers, urban sociologists or city makers. For us, this is about generating fresh insights and perspectives that can help make cities belong to everybody.’
AM feels committed to its social responsibility and wants to deepen its understanding of this subject by connecting with design parties with a progressive view of this topical issue. AM will reward the winner with a concrete design project. The bilingual competition is being organized in collaboration with Architectuur Lokaal.
Working method
AM is looking for a working method with feasible proposals for area and living concepts, based on an urban vision, that make the city more inclusive. The inclusive city was developed as a social concept whereby inclusivity denotes the participation of all groups in the social, cultural and economic life of the city. Within the social domain, there are programmes to shape and strengthen the inclusive city. Within the spatial domain, however, there is relatively little knowledge about what aspects can make the inclusive city a success.
The jury will select eight visions and invite the entrants to present their ideas. On the basis of these presentations, the jury will then select four participants for a studio round, in which the proposals will be tested in consultation with property developers and development managers from AM. These four participants will each receive a fee of € 2,400 excluding sales tax. This is the final round of the Open Call. In the follow-up, AM will select one participant for a follow-up in which they tackle a design commission from its portfolio.

The jury consists of Hilde Blank, director of AM Concepts (chair), Elma van Boxel, landscape architect at ZUS, Like Bijlsma, spatial researcher at Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL), Emilie Vlieger, city maker / location marketer and programmer Vliegerprojecten and Edwin Oostmeijer, developer at Edwin Oostmeijer Projectontwikkeling bv.

About AM
Conceiving and developing inspiring and sustainable living environments is AM’s passion. We actively involve all interests and all those interested in our open planning process, which is aimed at exploiting all – at times hidden – strengths of locations in both rural and urban settings. And we do it creatively, professionally, in our own particular style, throwing ourselves into it whole-heartedly. We collaborate with local authorities, housing corporations, social organizations and consumers to create extraordinary areas rich in the qualities necessary for living, working, shopping and recreation. AM, part of Royal BAM Group, provides quality of space and quality of life.

About Architectuur Lokaal
We are an independent, non-commercial foundation with a small team of motivated and professional individuals. We respond flexibly and effectively to issues and developments in the professional field and maintain direct personal contacts with an extensive international network. Our informal and pragmatic service, allied to our expertise and precision, have earned us a solid reputation at home and abroad. Based on the cultural and architectural policy of the government.

Go to the competition’s website