FuturArc Prize 2017 for Architecture Professionals and Students

FuturArc Prize 2017 for Architecture Professionals and Students

Deadline: November 30, 2016

The FuturArc Prize 2017 is Asia’s leading competition. Applicants are invited to ensivage an Architecture for the Common Good. The goal of this competition is to craft a vision for a new kind of urban development, one that is generous, restorative and net-positive.  Can each project – if it engages systems in a positive way – turn the Asian city around, restoring natural and social capital that has been eroded in recent decades?

Applicants are required to design a residential or commercial development on a site within an Asian city of their choice. The total built-up area of the development should be between 60,000 and 80,000 m2. The site selected should be between 1.5 and 2 ha in size. Each entry shall make a case for how a standalone development might connect with, and restore, the systems within which it is embedded. Site selection and details of the project brief are at the entrant’s discretion and should be explained clearly in the submission.

Prizes

All winners will be awarded with the FuturArc Prize Trophy and the following cash prizes.

Professional

  • First Place: Cash prize of SGD15,000 plus 2-year subscription to FuturArc;
  • Second Place: Cash prize of SGD8,000 plus 1-year subscription to FuturArc;
  • Third Place: Cash prize of SGD4,000 plus 1-year subscription to FuturArc;
  • Citations (several citations will be given at the discretion of the jury): 1-year subscription to FuturArc.

Student

  • First Place: Cash prize of SGD10,000 plus 2-year subscription to FuturArc;
  • Second Place: Cash prize of SGD5,000 plus 1-year subscription to FuturArc;
  • Third Place: Cash prize of SGD2,000 plus 1-year subscription to FuturArc;
  • Citations (several citations will be given at the discretion of the jury): 1-year subscription to FuturArc.

Eligibility

The Competition is divided into two categories: ‘Professional’ and ‘Student’.

Professional

  • Individual Entrants
    • The Competition may be entered by any person who is registered as a qualified architect with a recognised professional body in his/her country of practice or with a degree or diploma in architecture from a recognised tertiary institution.
    • The Individual Entrant is regarded as the author of the project he/she submits and will be acknowledged as such in all announcements, displays, exhibitions and publications associated with the Competition.
    • Each Individual Entrant is his/her own representative in all liaisons with the Competition Registrar.
  • Team Entrants
    • Each Team Entrant may comprise up to five members.
    • All members of a Team Entrant must be identified on the Team’s Entrant profile page. A member of the Team Entrant must be designated as leader and identified as such on the Team’s Entrant profile page. S/he is the Team’s sole representative in all liaisons with the Competition Registrar.
    • All members of a Team Entrant are regarded as co-authors of the submission; they will be acknowledged as such in all announcements, displays, exhibitions and publications associated with the Competition, in the order in which their details are listed on the Team’s Entrant profile page.

Student

  • Individual Entrants
    • The Competition may be entered by any undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral student of any recognised tertiary institution of architecture, engineering, planning, urban design, landscape design, environmental design, etc.
    • The Individual Entrant is regarded as the author of the project he/she submits and will be acknowledged as such in all announcements, displays, exhibitions and publications associated with the Competition.
    • Each Individual Entrant is his/her own representative in all liaisons with the Competition Registrar.
  • Team Entrants
    • Each Team Entrant may comprise up to five members.
    • All members of a Team Entrant must be an undergraduate, post graduate, doctoral student at any recognised tertiary institution of architecture, engineering, planning, urban design, landscape design, environmental design, etc.
    • One member of a Team Entrant must also be designated as leader and identified as such on the Team’s Entrant profile page. S/he is the Team’s sole representative in all liaisons with the Competition Registrar.
    • All members of a Team Entrant are regarded as co-authors of the project they submitted together and will be acknowledged as such in all announcements, displays, exhibitions and publications associated with the Competition, in the order with which their details are listed on the Team’s Entrant profile page.

Judging Criteria

  • Embeddedness
  • Impact
  • Innovation
  • Replicability

Application Process

  • All Individual and Team Entrants are required to register online.
  • See submission materials needed for a successful appilcation.
  • In the case of a Team Entrant, the leader of the team will undertake registration formalities.
  • A unique user identity number (ID) and password will then be sent to the Entrant’s email address indicated on the entry form. With these, s/he can log in onto the Competition website, access Entrant profile and upload submission materials.
  • Entrants must register more than once if they intend to make multiple submissions. Each user ID can be used for making one submission only. The use of a single user ID to submit more than one submission is forbidden and may lead, at the Jury’s discretion, to the disqualification of all submissions marked with this user ID.

Important Dates

  • Competition Opens – September 2016
  • Closing Date for Submission – November 2016
  • Judging Period – January/February 2017
  • Result Notification – March 2017
  • Announcement/Award Ceremony – May/June 2017

For more information, visit FuturArc Prize 2017.

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