Design that Educates Awards (DtEA) 2020 - Architecture competition

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Design that Educates Awards (DtEA) 2020 is now open for entries!

Design that Educates Awards (DtEA) 2020

CALL FOR ENTRY: Design that Educates Awards (DtEA) 2019, architecture Competition that investigate the educational potential of architecture and design has been recently announced by Laka Foundation, inviting everyone to promote globally the best ideas and implementations of architecture and design that educate.


• About •

Organised by Laka Foundation, architecture Competition titled Design that Educates Awards (DtEA) 2020, an multidisciplinary call for ideas, has been recently announced for entries inviting everyone worldwide to participate.

The objective of the awards is to recognize, showcase, and promote globally the best ideas and implementations of architecture and design that educate. The design itself may provide an informative and educational layer that guides us through the increasing complexity of our environment. It can showcase specific possibilities and challenges, explain sociocultural factors and influences, or even outline new scenarios for future development.

The Design that Educates Awards (DtEA) investigate the educational potential of architecture and design. The ability to communicate the implemented solutions and features is the main theme of the awards. Such an informational layer of design and architecture provides an important (yet not fully explored) opportunity for a dialog between the user and the designer. The result—a new type of learning environment—provides a space for the exploration of both the design itself and its relation to the vaster context.

The design itself may provide an informative and educational layer that guides us through the increasing complexity of our environment. It can showcase specific possibilities and challenges, explain sociocultural factors and influences, or even outline new scenarios for future development.

Categories are:

• architectural design,
• product design,
• universal design,
• responsive design

Participants can submit multiple designs in the same category, multiple designs in different categories, or a single design in more than one category, in teams or individually.

Projects must be submitted in English.

Each year, the esteemed panel of judges selects the outstanding ideas and implementations in the categories of architectural design, product design, universal design, and responsive design.

The projects of the winners and laureates of honorable mentions will be exhibited during the Architecture in Foyer 2020 conference at the Solarlux Campus in Germany on April 23–24, 2020. The laureates will be invited to present their designs during the ceremony. All laureates will be included too in the awards catalog, which will be available at the award ceremony and on the website of the awards starting from the second quarter of 2020.

Entry Fees:

Team of professionals: Early: $125; Regular: $150; Late: $175
Individual professional: Early: $75; Regular: $100; Late: $125
Team of students: Early: $50; Regular: $75; Late: $100
Individual student: Early: $25; Regular: $50; Late: $75

• Eligibility •

The Design that Educates Awards 2020 are open to everyone.

• Prize •

The best projects in each competition category will be awarded with $1,250. In addition the best Emerging designer (student) will receive $625 and the winner of the Solarlux Choice award will receive $1,000. The projects of the winners and laureates of honorable mentions will be exhibited during the Architecture in Foyer 2020 conference at the Solarlux Campus in Germany on 23–24 April, 2020. The laureates will be invited to present their designs during the ceremony.

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