Architecture Competition to Conceive a Parliament: One World – Imagining parliament for an unified world
The notion of a nation and sovereignty was established around the 16th Century when the European States wanted to end decades of war to sign a treaty and followed the principle of territorial integrity. Years of war and destruction of humanity had convinced the leaders to look for a permanent resolution. Since then proponents of the world government have been offering distinct reasons for why it is ideal for a political organization to have a single governing body. They believe humanitarian crisis, climate change, natural calamities, terrorism, pandemics, and economic meltdowns, are only some of the issues in a pool of crisis that could be solved better with a global involvement on common ground.
In a world with a diversity of billions can a single entity address it all?
The concept of “One World” began with the idea of having a supreme power that controls all under a single political authority. So far it has not yet existed in human history but has been a farsighted ambition of ancient rulers to conquer the world to rule, although it was not aimed at the greater good but power.
Ideas of the world government constitute exercises in utopian thinking. A political agreement on a scale this large would be one of the biggest challenges to overcome. A gradual dissipation of power and ideologies can be expected in the realist approach, where the sovereign states have joined powers, to share knowledge and move ahead together.
Can One World overcome this?
Launch 31st January 2020
Submission Deadline: 15th Sep 2020
Public Voting begins: 6th Oct 2020
Public Voting Ends: 31st Oct 2020
Result Announcement: 12th Nov 2020
The challenge here is to conceive a parliament for the future world. It would accommodate the results of a balanced thinking where the current calamities have been vanquished by human intelligence and we are now looking at more universal and cosmic challenges.
Link to Competition
Link to Registration form
Prize pool of worth 20,000$
First Prize: 5000$ (For students and professionals)
Runner Up: 6 x 1100$ (For students and professionals)
People’s Choice: 4 x 600$ (Open for all)
Honorable Mention: 12 x 500$ Each
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
The minimum eligible age for participation is 18 years.
There is no restriction on the degree of design disciplines to participate in the challenge.
Participation in the competition can happen in a team as well as an individual.
The maximum numbers of participants in a team are 4.
The challenge is open worldwide for anyone to participate.
Dates and Time Frame
Registration Closes August 31, 2020
Deadline to Submit Project September 15, 2020
Winners announcement Date November 12, 2020
Location of Competition