Repetitive Loss Properties Design Competition
Van Alen Institute (“Van Alen”), in collaboration with the City of North Miami (“North Miami”, “the City”), seeks an interdisciplinary design team to develop a masterplan and pilot project for Keeping Current: Repetitive Loss Properties. The selected design team will reimagine public uses for North Miami’s current and future portfolio of ood-prone vacant lots, formally known as repetitive loss (“RL”) properties. Repetitive Loss Properties builds on Van Alen’s work through Keeping Current, a multi-year initiative to identify and implement innovative solutions to sea level rise in the Greater Miami region. For this competition (“Competition”), we ask: How can we design spaces that promote climate- conscious behavior? How can we reimagine underutilized communal spaces to bring the community together and adapt to climate impacts over time? How can these sites be repurposed to reduce the cost of ood insurance for adjacent communities?
Through a two-stage, seven-month competition, Van Alen and the City of North Miami will select three nalist teams and will ultimately award the winning team $80,000 for masterplan development and pilot design implementation at one RL site.
Van Alen Institute, in collaboration with the City of North Miami, is looking to identify an interdisciplinary team to develop a master plan and pilot project to reimagine public uses for flood-prone vacant lots (formally known as FEMA-designated repetitive loss properties).
This competition asks: How can we design spaces that promote climate-consciousness? How can we reimagine underutilized communal spaces to bring the community together and adapt to climate impacts over time? How can these sites be repurposed to reduce the cost of flood insurance for communities?
Van Alen Institute
Link to Competition
Link to Registration form
Van Alen and the City of North Miami will select three finalist teams and will ultimately award the winning team $80,000 for master plan development and pilot design implementation at one RL site.
Type of Competition
Restricted/Has stricter requirements (Is not open to anyone. Has limitations regarding its participants), More than one stage (Winners selected after at least two selection phases)
Who can Participate
Submissions should include at least one individual from the design community, including: architects; artists; engineers; landscape architects; planners; urban designers, etc. Submissions from international competitors, multi-disciplinary teams, and students are welcome. There is no maximum number of team members, but the recommended number is up to four. Each competitor (“Competitor”) may only submit one Submission, and no individual or rm may be a member of more than one team Submission. There is no entry fee.
Dates and Time Frame
Registration Closes May 26, 2019
Deadline to Submit Project May 26, 2019
Winners announcement Date June 17, 2019
Location of Competition
North Miami, United States
Location of Project (if developed)
North Miami, United States