Eco-Cult – Ecologically Inclined Cultural Center

Submission: December 28, 2021
Registration: December 27, 2021
Language: English
Location: Chile
Prizes: $24000
Type: Open


Culture in every region is unique, and revival of the symbiotic relationship between culture and nature will pave the path to achieve balance in the environment. The challenge is to design a cultural center that is built in response to the climate in the region and will function as a space for the promotion of local talent and culture.

A cultural center consists of multi-functional spaces that can be used for education, performance, or exhibition purposes. Its varied use will make it a popular public destination. The form and spatial design of the structure must be a representation of the local culture and tradition.

The aim of the competition is to create a design that is context-driven. It must be accessible to all citizens. An integrated approach must be taken to create an efficient and resilient structure, physically and socially. The structure must be open and approachable.

Design Objectives

Climate Resilience – The constraints of the site must be taken into consideration. The design must adapt and resolve any environmental issues faced by the site.

Materials – Material selection must be done keeping in mind the local context. The materials selected must not have any adverse impact on the site environment.

Life cycle – The life cycle of the material and construction must be well-planned, anticipating the changing environmental conditions of the site.

Context – The design must respond to the (existing) site conditions. The wider socio-cultural, economic, and environmental settings are to be considered in the design approach.

Sustainable – Reduce the negative impact of design on the environment, by improving building performance, reducing waste, and ensuring comfort for occupants.


  • The minimum eligible age for participation is 18 years.
  • The competitions are open worldwide for designers from any discipline.
  • You can participate as an individual or as a team of a maximum of 4 members.
  • All students and professionals can participate in the competitions.

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