Submission: July 27, 2021
Registration: July 26, 2021
Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Prizes: Please see details below
The cultural centre should be an example of a green cultural and exhibition city – where usage of energy, alternative energy and recycling and sustainable development is implemented as an example for the rest of the world.
The oasis should take care of environmental issues and reduce waste. The design, construction and operation should have sustainable development in mind. The oasis could be the first cultural centre in the world created on a sustainable basis – and without to compromise creativity, practicality, costs and uniqueness. This will also make it attractive for organizers and visitors to come.
An oasis is a lush green area in the middle of a desert, centred around a natural spring or a well. It is almost a reverse island, in a sense, because it is a tiny area of water surrounded by a sea of sand or rock.
Oases can be fairly easy to spot—at least in deserts that do not have towering sand dunes. The sight of an oasis on the horizon has been a very welcome one for desert travellers.
They vary in size from a cluster of date palms around a well or a spring to a city and its irrigated cropland. Dates, cotton, olives, figs, citrus fruits, wheat and corn (maize) are common oasis crops.
Rivers that flow through some deserts provide permanent sources of water for large, elongated oases. The fertile Nile River valley and delta in Egypt, supplied with water from the Nile River, is an example of this type of large oasis. At 22,000 square kilometres, it might be the largest oasis in the world.
+ The competition is open for students and professionals from all the disciplines of design.
+ The team limit for this competition is 4 members maximum per team.