Architecture That Reacts 2020
The subject of the competition is architectural, urban, technological,or product design that is capable of dynamic interaction with its social, natural, or built surroundings. The main focus of the competition is on solutions developed through a process of changes and adjustments. Achieving such a goal requires an interdisciplinary approach that often goes beyond typical solutions.
The winning projects from the previous editions often took advantages from disciplines such as robotics, mechanics, digital fabrication, bio-design and bio-fabrication, computational design,materials science, bio-architecture, social sciences, industrial design, mobility, and more.
The participants are free to decide the project’s location, scale, size, and program. In 2019, the Laka Competition ‘Architecture that Reacts’ celebrates its fifth edition!
Entries will be evaluated based on the criteria of
(1) overall idea and implementation;
(2) an ability to respond to social, economic, or environmental changes;
(3) the design’s level of social and environmental engagement;
(4) a relationship to a specific social, natural, and built context;
(5) the design’s level of flexibility and adaptability;
(6) an innovative use of technology and sustainable systems; and
(7) the design’s level of self-sufficiency. The main focus of the competition is on solutions developed through a process of changes and adjustments.
The submitted ideas should refer to the competition theme.
-Claudia Pasquero (architect, researcher, lecturer, cofounder of ecoLogicStudio)
-David Benjamin (founder and principal of The Living, professor at Columbia GSAPP)
-Daan Roosegaarde (artist, innovator, founder of Studio Roosegaarde)
-Emma van der Leest (biodesigner, product designer, founder of the BlueCity lab)
-Elizabeth Monoian (artist, founding director of LAGI, cofounder of Studied Impact)
-Robert Ferry (architect, founding director of LAGI and Studied Impact)
-Dr. Peter Kuczia (architect, initiator and curator of the ‘Design that Educates Awards’)
The subject of the competition is architectural, urban, technological,or product design that is capable of dynamic interaction with its social, natural, or built surroundings. The main focus of the competition is on solutions developed through a process of changes and adjustments.
Link to Competition
Link to Registration form
Main prizes and honorable mentions will be selected. The winner for the year 2020 and the laureates of the main prizes will be awarded additional cash prizes and invited to present their projects during the ‘Architecture in Foyer 2020’ conference at the Solarlux Campus (Melle, Germany) on April 23–24, 2020 ).
Laureates of all recognition will be presented on Laka’s websites, promoted via Laka’s network of partners, and included in future publications related to the competition ‘Architecture that Reacts.’ Moreover, the best projects will be exhibited during ‘Architecture in Foyer 2020.’Certificates Winner for the year 2020
Laureate of Gold Prize
Laureate of Silver Prize
Laureate of Bronze Prize
1250 USD: Winner for the year 2020*
625 USD: Laureate of Gold Prize**
625 USD: Laureate of Silver Prize**
625 USD: Laureate of Bronze Prize**
Organizer will pay the 20% tax on awards in Poland.
*Net values after taxation: *1000 USD; **500 USD.
Type of Competition
Open to the public/Minimum requirements (Open to anyone that complies with the requirements), Single stage (Winners selected immediately)
Who can Participate
Laka invites everyone interested in the mission of the competitionto submit their ideas. The participants are free to decide theproject’s location, scale, size, and program and are encouragedto look for interdisciplinary solutions. Participants may submitmultiple projects; each entry must be registered separately. Thereis no limit as to the number of participants per team. Individualentries are allowed. Interdisciplinary teams are encouraged to join.
Dates and Time Frame
Registration Closes December 1, 2019
Deadline to Submit Project December 20, 2019
Winners announcement Date February 1, 2020
Location of Competition
Banner, Poster, Brochure or Triptic of Competition