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6 Architecture and Design Competitions Focusing on Urbanism, Climate Change, and Community-Driven Design

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Photo by Nancy Bourque from Pexels

By Katherine Guimapang

Much is changing in the world, and if there is anything the last several months have taught us, it’s that “returning to normalcy” can’t be the goal for a more progressive future. As an industry, we need to dissect and rework design methods to help all communities thrive. As firms and designers aim to move forward, here are six competitions that can help you be a part of the movement towards fostering change.

For this week’s roundup of new and exciting challenges featured on Bustler, Archinect’s sister site, we’ve selected competitions that address themes of urbanism, community-driven design, and environmental issues. For the complete list of newly listed competitions, click here.

*The following competitions are organized by registration and submission due date.


Reimagining Museums for Climate Action
Registration Deadline:  Friday, Jul 31, 2020
Submission Deadline:  Tuesday, Sep 15, 2020

Reimagining Museums for Climate Action asks designers, architects, academics, artists, poets, philosophers, museum professionals and the public at large to radically (re)imagine and (re)design the museum as an institution, to help bring about more equitable and sustainable futures in the climate change era. The competition aims to explore how museums can help society transform to a low carbon future, adapt to the impacts of climate change, and safeguard ecosystems.


Tactical Urbanism NOW!
Registration Deadline:  Saturday, Nov 21, 2020
Submission Deadline:  Sunday, Nov 29, 2020

Tactical Urbanism proposes an alternative method to achieve an urban regeneration that works mainly as the small scale of a street, a block or a building. Similar to the way acupuncture inserts needles into one part of the body to boost the well-being of the entire organism, a “tactical” project can lead to positive changes in a whole neighborhood. The challenge of this competition is to encourage participants to imagine a city where public space goes beyond the traditional conception of a park, square or a street. The idea is to experiment with new urban scenarios, which are able to promote social exchange, community activities and citizens interaction through the implementation of multifunctional designs. Use your imagination and propose a concept that takes urban space into another level, transforming it to become more playful, lively and welcoming!

Read on >>>> Source: Bustler 6 Architecture and Design Competitions Focusing on Urbanism, Climate Change, and Community-Driven Design

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