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Deadline: October 5, 2020 00:00 (CEST)| Apply here
Eligibility: The challenge is open to everyone

Adaptive Reuse Architecture Design Competition 2020

Adaptive Reuse Architecture Design Competition is your challenge to reimagine an existing and underutilized building into a beautiful piece of architecture that positively impacts your community.

What would you do with an old and empty building?

Would you tear it down, leave it abandoned, or could you transform it into something new? Cities all around the world are wrestling with this very challenge. The question then becomes, what can architecture do about it?

Good design is not exclusive to brand-new buildings, created on empty lots. There are literally millions of buildings around the world, in millions of communities that could be adapted to a new purpose in a beautiful way.

Think of the opportunities that await cities like Detroit, where entire skyscrapers lie empty, waiting for a visionary person to come along. You could be that visionary.

You have the power to impact communities

This is your challenge, reimagine an existing and underutilized building into a beautiful piece of architecture that positively impacts your community.

To showcase your design, you’ll be creating up to 5 images and a written description explaining your reasoning and process.

  • Step 1

The first step is to find a building in your community that you’d like to redefine. Remember, this is more than remodeling and swapping out paint colors, the point is to identify a place that can have a second chance at life through your design.

  • Step 2

Next, think about and analyze what type of design would serve that building. Are you converting an old factory into urban lofts?

Are you adapting a derelict church into a beautiful family home? Maybe you’re transforming a old mall into a sleek office building? The possibilities are endless.

  • Step 3

Once you’ve decided, create an amazing piece of adaptive reuse architecture that showcases your talent and the untapped opportunity in the building you’ve chosen.

Award Criteria

Your submission will include up to 5 images of your design plus a written description explaining your reasoning and process.

They may be plans, details, renderings, or any other type of graphic. You must submit at least one image, with a maximum of 5. Written Design Description, fewer than 500 words, in English.

GRAND PRIZE: $1,000

Interested in applying for the Adaptive Reuse Architecture Design Competition 2020? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.


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