Competition: The WARMING Competition 2021

COMPETITION INTRO

Our world is changing.

Imagine Mumbai and Miami permanently underwater, hurricanes frequently clashing against Manhattan and Manila, devastating droughts in Los Angeles and London, and fires running rampant in Sydney and San Francisco.

A future like this currently occupies our imagination but inches closer to reality each day.

How will our built environment react to rising sea levels, extended droughts, climbing temperatures, and other symptoms of global warming? How can our buildings and cities prevent the severity of natural disasters, degrading air quality, melting ice caps, and climate change at large?

WARMING calls on students and professionals from the fields of architecture, planning, and design to submit projects that respond to our changing climate and the environment.

CHALLENGE

WARMING competition participants are asked to propose new or adapted architecture that addresses issues of global warming.

Participants are free to experiment and explore the subject - designs can be of any program, any scale, and on any site. Architecture may be building types such as homes, parks, skyscrapers, stadiums, schools, museums, libraries, transportation, multifamily housing, and more.

Participants may propose strategies that prevent the rise of global warming or strategies that react to the changing world we will inhabit. Participants may also take a combined approach.

PREVENT - designs and strategies can address issues such as renewable energy, recycling, sustainable farming, alternative transportation, or many others.

REACT - designs and strategies can address issues such as sea-level rise, droughts, wilderness fires, severe weather, habitat destruction, or many others.

AWARDS

Overall Winner
$5,000
Book Feature + Press Publications

Prevent Award
$1,000
Book Feature + Press Publications

React Award
$1,000
Book Feature + Press Publications

Honorable Mentions
Book Feature + Press Publications

Directors Choice
Book Feature + Press Publications

Award Package
$7,000

JURY

Alice Britton | Squint / Opera
Tei Carpenter | Agency Agency
Sou Fujimoto | Sou Fujimoto Architects
Rossana Hu | Neri&Hu
Asif Khan | Asif Khan Ltd.
Thom Mayne | Morphosis
Sheila Sri Prakash | Shilpa Architects
Lola Sheppard | LATERAL OFFICE
Neyran Turan | NEMESTUDIO
Ken Yeang | Ken Yeang Ecoarchitect

SCHEDULE

Competition Release: March 22
$55 Advanced Entry Ends: May 25
$75 Early Entry Ends: July 20
$95 Regular Entry Ends: September 04 (11:59 pm EST)
Submission Deadline: September 05 (11:59 pm EST)
Results Announced: October 2020

SPONSOR

Jakob Rope Systems is an Official Sponsor of The WARMING Competition 2021.

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