Resilient Communities: Designing for a sustainable and equitable future

Submission: May 25th, 2023
Registration: May 25th, 2023
Language: English
Location: Free to choose
Prizes: $2000 USD
Type: Open for All


The theme for this competition is “Resilient Communities” and it is inspired by the trending topics of sustainability, circular economy, and social equity. The competition is open to all architects, designers, and students who are interested in creating innovative solutions to the challenges of the 21st century.

By promoting sustainable and equitable design, the competition can help foster more resilient communities that can better withstand and recover from a range of disruptions, including climate change, natural disasters, and pandemics. The competition also provides a platform for sharing best practices and inspiring others to adopt more sustainable and inclusive design strategies in their own work.

A panel of experts in the fields of architecture, sustainability, and social equity will judge the competition. The winning design will receive a cash prize of $2,000 and will be featured in an exhibition and publication.


In recent years, the world has experienced a range of challenges and disruptions that have highlighted the need for resilient communities. Climate change, natural disasters, and pandemics have all had a significant impact on communities around the world, and have exposed the vulnerabilities of our built environment and social systems.

At the same time, there are growing concerns about social inequality and exclusion, as well as the impact of rapid urbanization and population growth on our cities and communities. These challenges require innovative solutions that can help communities become more resilient, adaptable, and sustainable.

Resilient communities are those that are able to withstand and recover from these challenges and disruptions, while also promoting social equity, environmental sustainability, and economic prosperity. This requires a holistic approach to community development that incorporates a range of strategies and interventions, including sustainable design, community engagement, and social and economic empowerment.

By designing and building resilient communities, we can help ensure that our cities and communities are able to thrive in the face of uncertainty and change and that all members of society have access to the resources and opportunities they need to live healthy, happy, and fulfilling lives.


It should serve as a hub for social, cultural, and educational activities. It should be a place where people can come together to learn, create, and connect with each other. The centre should also be designed to be flexible and adaptable to changing needs and conditions.

The site is located in a dense urban area with a total of 2,000 square meters. The community centre should occupy at least 1,000 square meters and should be designed to complement the surrounding urban fabric.

It should be designed to minimize its environmental impact and promote the efficient use of resources. It should incorporate sustainable features such as green roofs, rainwater harvesting, and renewable energy systems.

It should be designed to promote the reuse and recycling of materials. It should be built using sustainable materials and designed to be easily disassembled and repurposed at the end of its useful life.

The community centre should be designed to be accessible and welcoming to people from all walks of life. It should be designed to promote social inclusion and address the needs of underserved communities.

Schedule & Fees

Early Registration Ends: April 15th 2023 23:59 GMT ($15 USD)
Standard Registration Ends: May 10th 2023 23:59 GMT ($25 USD)
Late Registration Ends: May 25th 2023 23:59 GMT ($35 USD)
Submissions End: May 25th 2023 23:59 GMT
Results Announced: June 25th 2023

Prizes & Grants

Winner x 1 = $1000 + Certificate + Publication in our Annual Issue + Blog Post
Runners Up x 4 = $250 + Certificate + Publication in our Annual Issue + Blog Post
Participation Certificates for all teams


>>> Go to the competition’s website <<<

Date: March 23, 2023