Accelerate the City: Designing Resilient Urban Futures
The “Accelerate the City” competition provides you a public platform to tackle the need for a more responsive architecture in a city of your choice. We challenge you to set your imagination alight, and consider the systems, spaces, and interactions that could result in more resilient, adaptable urban environments.We ask you to follow a three step process:1: Select any city around the world2: Select a fundamental issue in that city3: Design a more resilient future for that cityWhether this be on the individual or collective, micro or macro, digital or tangible, product or space, is entirely up to you. Following the ethos of Bubble, we ask you to operate across multiple spheres, reaching beyond convention to tackle the issue of urban resilience through a creative, design-led solution. SUBMISSIONSubmissions are to be made of 3no. digital pages measuring 420mm x 420mm. A 300-word description of the project is also to be submitted. DATES AND REGISTRATION FEES06:00 EST Monday 8th June: Early Registration opens (£45)06:00 EST Monday 13th July: Regular Registration opens (£60)06:00 EST Monday 24th August: Late Registration opens (£75)06:00 EST Monday 21st September: Final Registration Opens (£90) 06:00 EST Monday 28th September: Final Registration Closes 06:00 EST Monday 5th October: Submission Deadline
The “Accelerate the City” competition provides you a public platform to tackle the need for a more responsive architecture in a city of your choice. We challenge you to set your imagination alight, and consider the systems, spaces, and interactions that could result in more resilient, adaptable urban environments.
Bubble Futures Platform
Link to Competition
Link to Registration form
40x FINALISTS included in open-source digital publication to be distributed to organisations and thinktanks across the world.
7x HONORABLE MENTIONS, will also be included in press package to be sent to leading design websites and magazines.
3x OVERALL WINNERS will also receive £700 prize 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
Accelerate the City is open to all designers across the world, with no barrier on age, qualifications, location, or background.
Dates and Time Frame
Registration Closes September 28, 2020
Deadline to Submit Project October 5, 2020
Winners announcement Date December 7, 2020
Location of Competition
Location of Project (if developed)
Banner, Poster, Brochure or Triptic of Competition