FuturArc Prize 2014 and FuturArc Green Leadership Award 2014

FuturArc Prize, now entering its 7th year, is a design ideas competition open to students and professionals. FuturArc Green Leadership Award, now in its 5th year, recognises built projects for which the project teams are recognised. Both competitions offer a platform for innovative ideas on Asia’s sustainable future.

1) FuturArc Prize 2014:

The brief for FuturArc Prize 2014 calls for a new vision of water in the city. At the building scale this may take the form of new typologies for sourcing, storage and recycling; or it may call a rethink of existing typologies such as homes and offices. At the urban scale, it might manifest itself through new networks or infrastructure that deal with flows and loops. The goal is in part sufficiency (therefore survival); it is also the well-being of settlements and the ecological systems that we depend on.

The Task

A submission may propose one or any combination of the following:

  1. New typologies for sourcing, capture, distribution and/or waste water management
  2. Strategies for land-use or urban regeneration
  3. Adaptation of existing typologies incorporating sourcing and/or waste water management
  4. Urban networks and/or infrastructure for sourcing, distribution and recycling

Each entry shall make a case for how the proposal, through replicability, represents a strategic idea for a sustainable Asian city. Site selection is at the entrant’s discretion and should be explained clearly in the submission. Only sites in Asia and Australia will be accepted.

2) FuturArc Green Leadership Award 2014:

Entries are invited in six categories:

  1. Residential – Individual Houses
  2. Residential – Multiple Houses
  3. Commercial
  4. Institutional
  5. Interior
  6. Socially-Inclusive Development*

Where a development is mixed use (for instance, commercial and residential), the category should reflect whichever of the uses is the dominant component, measured as percentage of gross floor area.

*This is a new category of competition this year that recognises developments with a strong social agenda – for instance, questions of social equity, community resources, informal settlements, creation of livelihood, etc. – and stakeholder engagement. The programme of the said development can be any of the preceding 5 categories (items 1 to 5 above) or a combination of the same.

The project – defined as new, restored, rehabilitated or converted – must have been completed before 31st December 2013. The project must be located within Asia and Australia.

Both competitions will start online on 16 September 2013, viahttp://www.futurarc.com/prize2014 andhttp://www.futurarc.com/greenleadershipaward2014, and end on 20th December 2013.

For more details on the competitions and how to register and submit, please visit the respective websites from 16 September 2013 onwards. Registration and submission of entries are free.
FuturArc Prize 2014 and FuturArc Green Leadership Award 2014
Winners of past cycles can be viewed on this link:http://www.futurarc.com/index.cfm/competitions/.