The Jacques Rougerie Foundation International Architecture Competition 2020, now in it’s 10th edition is calling for entries and like every year has aim to give a new generation of architects, designers and engineers an opportunity to flourish.
Every year, the international Jacques Rougerie Foundation Awards reward worldwide bold and visionary architects, designers, engineers and urban planners who imagine the habitats of the future in the coastal, oceanic, and outer space fields.
Today more than ever, we must find new forms of habitat and mobility, new ways of life that have to be inventive and efficient for the 10 billion people who will be living on earth in 2050, 75% of whom will live near coastlines and will be therefore particularly concerned by the challenges of the sea level rise. Prospective work on living in space has never been so ambitious. We must act to preserve and build the future of humanity in a sustainable way. To succeed in it, we must dare! Jacques Rougerie Foundation invites you to imagine bold, visionary projects, in accordance to the major issues of humanity. The human being must be at the center of your project which will be based on bio-mimicry, an infinite source of inspiration. Since ever, nature has designed and manufactured the most elegant curves, the most beautiful shapes, and produces the best materials. In addition, your work will be all the more appreciated if carried out in a transversal and in multidisciplinary way.
You can choose among three categories:
❶ Architecture for the Sea
The underwater Village
The Underwater Village will host a community of women and men, the Meriens, aquanauts living in osmosis with an extreme environment for long term stays. It places the human beings at the center of this submarine world and carries values of solidarity. It can be located at different depths and will accommodate a community of 150 to 250 people or more.
The village must be self-sufficient and fully autonomous running on renewable marine energy (tidal power, wave sensor, ocean thermal energy...). The daily life of its inhabitants will cause a minimal impact on its environment (waste...) There will be a general reflection on the submarine mobility. What kind of submarine vehicles to reach the earth?
❷ Architecture for Space
The Lunar village
The objective of the competition is to propose housing systems independent of the Earth, autonomous, utilizing as much as possible in situ resources (ISRU) in a circular economic mode. These closed-loop life support systems should include atmospheric regulation, food and water production, waste recycling, essential equipment for life (exercise, mobility..).
❸ Architecture related to Sea Level Rise
The African coastline
This focus is addressed to any visionary and passionate person or team, to imagine systems of techniques and innovations, design, architecture, concepts and/or scientific models and engineering methods using both modern and ancestral knowledge and technologies, which will respect African civilization and cosmogony, local identity, cultural, social and environmental values in harmony with the way of life of communities and local populations while reflecting our globalized world.
It is therefore becoming important to invent new forms of sustainable, open and resilient coastal cities through innovative architecture and locally adapted coastal engineering in Africa. The aim of this focus is to contribute both to the invention of the future with regard to the development of African coastal cities as well as the preservation of their intangible and tangible heritage.
Boldness and innovation in architecture undertakings is encouraged.
Your project will be evaluated by a prestigious jury, composed of various internationally renowned specialists working in the fields of architecture, as well as marine and space exploration, among others.
There is no entry fee to participate!
No Entry Fee!There is no entry fee to participate!
Who can participate? ⇣
The Jacques Rougerie Foundation International Architecture Competition 2020 is open to architects, designers, engineers, students or professionals. Participants are highly encouraged to build up multidisciplinary teams to foster collective thinking combining sciences and arts to design a biomimicry architecture project.