Great designers have always found ingenious ways to resolve contradictions and conventions, merging the present
with the future in ways that surprise, delight, and stand the test of time.
Today, the challenges facing designers go far beyond the traditional tension between form and function. How can we balance the needs of urbanisation and sustainability? The natural world and the built environment? Take advantage of digital connectivity while maintaining interpersonal bonds? Be locally relevant but globally applicable? And give equal weight to the needs of the community and the individual?
Your architectural design proposal should portray spaces that positively impact the individual, society and our environment as a whole. Your project must be both beautiful and feasible from an architectural and engineering perspective.
Forward: Human-Centred Design 2020
Below 10 Acres
Young architecture professionals in their 3rd year and above, enrolled in an architectural and/or other relevant courses at an educational institution at the time of submission.
At least 3, but not more than 5 A2 sized sheets are to be submitted as soft copies in pdf format. Your submission must meet the following criteria:
All entry submissions need to include existing site photos (if applicable)
Does your design successfully fulfill a need or solve a problem?
Does your design offer originality in its execution?
Does your design facilitate better functionality and purpose for its inhabitants or visitors on a human scale?
Could your design be implemented using processes, materials and technologies available or in development today?
Is your design able to deliver and demonstrate commercial or social values?
Does your design maximise or leverage tech-enabled connectivity and/or intelligence?
Does your design comprise sustainable and eco-friendly elements which help preserve the natural environment?
Does your design contribute not only to its users, but also the communities that surround it?
Will your design stand the test of time, from both an aesthetic and a physical perspective?