World Design Capital Taipei 2016 International Design Open Call

Submission: November 30, 2015
Registration: November 30, 2015
Language: English
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Prizes: Design Contract
Type: Open


The World Design Capital (WDC) Taipei 2016 calls for proposals for at least 6 collaborative projects with aims to enhance participation of design communities around the world and broaden the global reach of WDC Taipei 2016’s marketing and communications.

By embedding social design and involving citizens in the design process, the proposed projects should be collaborations between local and international teams to resolve Taipei’s various urban issues with innovative and practical designs.

In correspondence to WDC Taipei 2016, proposals shall be related to themes such as universal design, urban planning, and social design. Proposals shall emphasize on using design to solve social issues and fulfill public’s needs in order to benefit the public; proposals shall be implemented in a manner that attracts social resources and supports to ultimately facilitate improvements of the society (community).
Design projects, exhibitions, research programs, online activities, and any other events on product design, architecture, interior design, industrial design, and food design meeting the aforementioned themes are all eligible.
This proposal is restricted only to the city of Taipei and can be executed in all public areas including exhibition spaces, cultural parks, and local communities etc.
Design companies, design organizations, design colleges, civic groups, social enterprises, innovation enterprises, diplomatic missions of Taiwan.
This project provides a total collaborative budget of NTD 24millions (Approximately 727,000 USD ), which will include at least two major proposals, and a minimum of 4 general proposals. collaborative budget exceeding NTD 5 million are considered Supernova proposals; collaborative budget requiring less than NTD 5 million are considered Planet proposals .

Go to the competition’s website