Seedbank 2.0 – Locking the greenery in
Biodiversity in dangerPlant lives going extinct is not news that one hears often, at least not as much as animal endangerment and extinction. But since the 1750s, around 600 plant species have gone extinct or been pushed to endangerment, due to human interventions and activities. These plants include species that populated a small proportion of a native place. Hence, their loss remains undiscovered or insignificant. But this rate can cause, the most common plant species as well, to go out of existence, creating an imbalance in nature. Humans will be affected by this, in ways that might go undetected until it’s too late. Without drastic measures and changes have taken immediately, we are bound to a path that will ultimately destroy ecosystems and habitats. With the steep curve of deterioration of nature around us, it is important for us to take stock of everything we have and what we are losing.
According to statistics, 75% of land and 66% of ocean systems have already changed significantly, acting as an alarm.
Brief: Design a seed bank to collect and preserve local seeds and plant species. The facility must include storage space, a conservatory to grow and research the plants, and a visitors center. The design must be permeable and transparent to a certain extent, to allow visitors to learn more about the local flora. The ambience must be suitable for plants and visitors.The aim here is to inventories various and if possible, all local plant species of the area, in order to keep track of and restore the green in the event of a disaster. The spatial organization must focus primarily on holding a repository of seeds and plants, then research and public spaces, in order. This facility will help generate awareness of the deteriorating condition of plants and encourage work towards being a sustainable stakeholder, to preserve the integrity of the future.
The form of the structure will be as important as it will become a landmark, representative of the green movement and promotion of conservation habits.
Design a seed bank to collect and preserve local seeds and plant species.
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Runner – Up – 1400$
x 6People’s Choice – 600$
x 4Honorable Mention – 600$ x 12
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.The competitions are open worldwide for designers from any discipline.You can participate as an individual or as a team of a maximum of 4 members.
Dates and Time Frame
Registration Closes February 21, 2022
Deadline to Submit Project February 22, 2022
Winners announcement Date April 21, 2022
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