Open Call: Alternate Realities 2022

Submission: January 30, 2021

Registration: December 30, 2021
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


After an overwhelming response to the first edition, theCharette is thrilled to announce the second edition of ‘Alternate Realities’ – the world’s most experimentative architecture competition! This competition exists in an Alternate Reality. You make the rules in this realm. Does gravity exist? Do humans live on Earth? How far has technology advanced? You decide!

The competition aims is to explore wild design ideas – what architecture truly means and what it can achieve without any constraints. Let your imagination run wild and create spectacular designs that grab the world’s attention. The intention is to spark a conversation regarding issues plaguing the world through design dialogue.

The entries to the Alternate Realities 2022 competition will be reviewed by some of the most influential authorities in architecture and design.

Competition Brief – https://thecharette.org/alternate-realities/


Architecture is a unique amalgamation of the nuances of the art world and the pragmatism of the real world; therefore, it has the power to not only capture people’s imaginations but also to strongly influence their lives.

Participants are required to design an architectural response to an issue that the world is facing – climate change, pandemics, biological warfare, nuclear proliferation, social inequality, etc. Your design doesn’t necessarily have to be a solution. It can also be a visual commentary. Your Architectural Response may fall anywhere on the Utopia – Dystopia spectrum. Remember, reality can be anything you want it to be in this realm.

• Unleash your creativity – Surprise us!
• Be critical – Say something about the world.
• Striking visuals – Capture the imagination of architects and non-architects alike.
• No design is too wild!


Custom Designed Trophies, Certificates of Achievement, Exclusive Interview and Publications to honour the best entries. For more details, visit https://theCharette.org

• Top 3 Winners
• 10 Honorable Mentions
• Top 30 Entries


‘Alternate Realities 2022’ is open to all creative people – architects, students, planners, interior designers, graphic designers, and all problem solvers! Design proposals can be developed individually or in teams of a maximum of 4 participants.

• Advance Entry: 15 Sep – 15 Oct 2021
• Early Entry: 16 Oct – 15 Nov 2021
• Standard Entry: 16 Nov – 30 Dec 2021
• Submission Deadline: 30 January 2022
• Results: 28 February 2022

To register for Alternate Realities 2022 and for more detailed information, please visit: https://theCharette.org