FuturArc Prize 2022
– Pick a city in Asia. This may be a city where you live or one that you are familiar with.
– Choose a current project with a site area of up to 100,000 square meters (10 hectares), with an existing underutilized/empty building. At the point of submission, this must be the case and entrants should provide the actual images of the site or the geographical coordinates. Both privately and government owned project sites are acceptable.
– Understand the potential impact of reinterpreting this project on the community & the environment—this means firstly understanding the project’s current architecture & structure before evaluating the motivation for reinterpreting it with a new function.
– Decide on reinterpretation. Propose new elements & networks that will help achieve the project’s new goals.
You may decide on the types of intervention, but collectively the area must amount up to 100,000 square meters (10 hectares). Your proposal should justify your decision on the basis of necessity, impact and repeatability.
Remember that this challenge cannot be solved with ad hoc addition of greenery and water to an existing development. It also cannot be solved by architecture alone. You are encouraged to consult a sociologist, a biologist or an ecologist, where possible, or at the very least, make inroads into available knowledge on social sciences. The creation of safe, sustainable and equitable community public spaces can only be reached if there is an understanding of how social and urban systems can be integrated. Your approach should illustrate a win-win solution for both social needs and physical contextualization.
The jury is looking for solutions that are plausible, rooted in local conditions and cross-disciplinary. Decisions that are made on scale and delineation of site boundaries must be clearly explained. Entrants must also explain context in terms of why a particular current development is selected, what the community needs are and the known impact on the environment. The submission must be presented clearly as a proposed reinterpretation of a private project to a public one with relevant re imagined natural and social layers as well as their contributions or purposes to the greater good.
Judging will be based on a clear explanation of the following corresponding to the task:
– REINTERPRETATION: The intervention in terms of design and functions
– INTEGRATION: Layers of interacting natural and human-made systems
– IMPACT: How a proposed solution affects community and the natural environment
– REPLICABILITY: How a proposed solution might be replicated across the city or to other cities
– 22 November 2021: Registration & submission start
– 25 February 2022: Registration & submission end
– End of April 2022: Results & individual notification
– May & June 2022: Awards*
– September & December 2022: Publication in FuturArc
*Awards ceremony dates are to be confirmed.
FuturArc Prize (FAP) 2022: Reinterpretation asks how corporate/private/state-owned entities in Asia could be reinterpreted as civic/public spaces that are good, inviting, safe and sustainable.
Could we turn them, for example, into: high-rise community farms to contribute to the local food supply; solar PV or hydro farms that feed power back to the local grid that are also sites for public amenities; or parks with play and learning areas for children, or communal facilities for the elderly?
FAP 2022 asks students to submit ideas to reinterpret an existing built entity as a public property that is safe, inviting, sustainable and gives back to the community.
Link to Competition
Link to Registration form
The jury is looking for solutions that are plausible, rooted in local conditions and cross-disciplinary. Decisions that are made on scale and delineation of site boundaries must be clearly explained. Entrants must also explain context in terms of why a particular current development is selected, what the community needs are and the known impact on the environment. The submission must be presented clearly as a proposed reinterpretation of a private project to a public one with relevant reimagined natural and social layers as well as their contributions or purposes to the greater good.
– All winners will be awarded with the FuturArc Prize Trophy and the following cash prizes*.
– First Place: Cash prize of SGD8,000 plus 2-year subscription to FuturArc app
– Second Place: Cash prize of SGD3,500 plus 1-year subscription to FuturArc app
– Third Place: Cash prize of SGD2,000 plus 1-year subscription to FuturArc app
– Citations (up to 12 citations will be given): SGD500 each plus 1-year subscription to FuturArc app
– Awards will be given based on quality of entry, regardless of the country of origin.
– Awards given to team entrants will be presented to the team representative and are to be shared at the discretion of the team members.
– Each winner/winning team will receive:
One trophy (only 1 trophy will be awarded for each winner or winning team)
Complimentary subscription to FuturArc app
– Each citation recipient/team will receive:
Complimentary subscription to FuturArc app
– In addition to the awards, all projects from winning entrants and citation recipients may be published on FuturArc website and in an upcoming edition of FuturArc.
– The jury shall have full freedom to decide on the awards and citations. The jury decision shall be final and binding on all entrants.
– The competition registrar reserves the right to not award any prize where the jurors agree that submissions are of insufficient quality.
-Provided that physical events are allowed to take place, winners will be recognised at BCI Asia Awards (BCIAA)—a gala event that attracts key architecture, building and construction industry players in all seven BCI Asia countries.
* Competition Organiser reserves the right to change the prizes
Type of Competition
Restricted/Has stricter requirements (Is not open to anyone. Has limitations regarding its participants), Single stage (Winners selected immediately)
Who can Participate
Eligibility: Students Only
– FuturArc Prize 2022 is open internationally to any individual or team meeting eligibility requirements.
– The competition may be entered by any undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral student of any recognised tertiary institution of architecture, engineering, planning, urban design, landscape design, environmental design, etc; or recent graduates with less than 2 years of professional experience.
– Each team may comprise up to five members.
– One member of the team must also be designated as leader and identified as such on the registration form. He/she is the team’s sole representative in all liaisons with the competition registrar.
– All members of the team are regarded as co-authors of the project they submitted together and will be acknowledged as such in all announcements, displays, exhibitions and publications associated with the competition, in the order with which their details are listed on the team’s registration form.
– The individual entrant is regarded as the author of the project he/she submits and will be acknowledged as such in all announcements, displays, exhibitions and publications associated with the competition.
– Each individual entrant is his/her own representative in all liaisons with the competition registrar.
Dates and Time Frame
Registration Closes February 25, 2022
Deadline to Submit Project February 25, 2022
Winners announcement Date May 6, 2022
Location of Competition
Location of Project (if developed)
Asia: Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam
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