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Deadline: August 10, 2020 00:00 (CEST)| Apply here
Registration fee: GBP 55,-
Eligibility: The competition is open to all designers, no matter age, location, or experience

theARK Humankind after COVID-19 Competition 2020

theARK Humankind after COVID-19 Competition is looking for visionary projects that help to revive the economy of a region, city or community affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Our entire civilisation is facing one of our most challenging times since WWII

The results caused by the COVID-19 outbreak are unimaginable and unpredictable yet, but we are already feeling the drastic effects.

Richard Kozul-Wright, Director of the UNCTAD, estimates an impact that will cost the world economy around $1 trillion, expecting the worst scenario than the financial collapse in 2008.

What does the impact mean?

  • Thousands of businesses in bankruptcy
  • Millions of jobs lost
  • Unstable political and social environment
  • Fewer opportunities, and more poverty

Challenge

Propose a visionary project that helps to revive the economy of a region, city or community affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

In a perfect harmony of architecture, economy and environment, the competition aims to generate visionary ideas that mark the after of the pandemic and inspire different organisations to draw up a “PLAN B” for the world economy.

Project principles:

  • Competition is open to all, and no professional qualification is required
  • Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (4 team members maximum)
  • Designs can be of any program, any scale, and on any site. Participants are free to experiment and explore the subject.
  • The architectural concept helps to reactivate the economy from a specific region, city or community
  • The proposal address one or more solutions for economic problems that emerged from the COVID-19 outbreak (e.g., jobs generation, unemployment, housing, reactivation for sectors like tourism, cultural or sports, support local business and entrepreneurs, macro-solutions for public spaces, etc)

Awards

  • First place: £1500
    International publications, certificate, an exclusive interview, and the project inclusion at THE.ARK ebook
  • Second place: £ 600
    International publications, certificate, an exclusive interview, and the project inclusion at THE.ARK ebook
  • Third place: £ 400
    International publications, certificate, an exclusive interview, and the project inclusion at THE.ARK ebook
  • +7 honorable mentions
    Certificate and project inclusion at THE.ARK ebook

Interested in applying for the theARK Humankind after COVID-19 Competition 2020? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.


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