Urban Transformations Competition: Designing the Symbiotic City

SubmissionSeptember 21, 2014
RegistrationSeptember 21, 2014
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes1st Prize $ 1.000
Type: Open competition for architects and architecture students.

Welcome to the competition brief for the 2014 SymbioticCities International Design Ideas Competition:“Urban Transformations: Designing the Symbiotic City.”

  If you are a planner, urban designer, architect, landscape architect, engineer, or ecologist, we think you may have some important insights to share with the world about how to transform our existing cities into more resilient, climate adaptive, regenerative, symbiotic cities. We have designed this international design ideas competition for you to explore and show the world your ideas.

We believe that success in meeting these challenges will have two important dimensions. First, success will require the transformation and redevelopment of existing physical and social infrastructure systems to meet the new and increasing demands of the future. Second, success will require the transformation of both our economic and political systems in order not only to reduce the harm that our species is now causing our planet’s natural ecosystems, but to facilitate the regeneration of these ecosystems.