Competition: Alternate Realities 2020

Deadline 25.11.2020

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This competition exists in an Alternate Reality. You make the rules in this realm. Does gravity exist? Do humans live on Earth? How far has technology advanced? You decide!

The aim of this competition is to explore wild design ideas – what architecture truly means and what it can achieve without any constraints. Let your imagination run wild and create spectacular designs that grab the world’s attention. The intention is to spark a conversation regarding issues plaguing the world, through design dialogue.

Participants are required to design an architectural response to an issue that the world is facing – climate change, pandemics, biological warfare, nuclear proliferation, social inequality, etc. Your design doesn’t necessarily have to be a solution. It can also be a visual commentary. Your Architectural Response may fall anywhere on the Utopia – Dystopia spectrum. Remember, reality can be anything you want it to be in this realm.

Alternate Realities 2020 is open to all creative people – architects, planners, interior designers, graphic designers, and all problem solvers! Participation is encouraged from professionals and students alike. 

Design proposals can be developed individually or in teams of maximum 3 participants from similar or interdisciplinary backgrounds. The official language of the competition is English.

Sheets 1 to 4: Graphic Representation
Sheet 5: Text Summary

1st Prize: 1000$ USD
2nd Prize: 600$ USD
3rd Prize: 400$ USD

The winners and honorable mentions will be published on the Charette’s website and other international architecture magazines and websites partnered with the Charette. The Charette will also acknowledge the outstanding performance of all winners and honorable mentions with Certificates of Achievement.

Closing date for registration: 25 November 2020
Closing date for project submission: 30 November 2020
Announcement of the winners: 30 January 2021

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