Non Architecture Competition: 'WAR CITIES - UTOPIAN AND DYSTOPIAN VISIONS'

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Non Architecture Competition: 'WAR CITIES - UTOPIAN AND DYSTOPIAN VISIONS'

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Non Architecture Competition: 'WAR CITIES - UTOPIAN AND DYSTOPIAN VISIONS': Non Architecture (NonA) recently has announced its international architecture design competition titled“WAR CITIES – Utopian and Dystopian Visions”, asking participants to develop one image that represents the built environment in a war scenario.

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Non Architecture (NonA) recently has announced its international design competition titled “WAR CITIES – Utopian and Dystopian Visions”.

The aim of the competition is to develop one image that represents the built environment in a war scenario.

The participants are asked to create one image that, going beyond the aesthetic, is able to sharply communicate a strong vision of a war scenario. To do so, designers are asked to envision two scenarios in the same image – half showing a dystopian future, where war is an everyday reality, and the other half a utopian vision, where the world is at constant peace.

Architectural representation plays a fundamental role in how a project is perceived by the audience. In order to enable the viewer to act as the intermediary between image and imagination, building and drawing, reality and representation, architectural representation should be more than a rigid drawing toward objective reality, but rather a multifaceted interpretative lens.

This competition is an opportunity to envision the impact of this crisis on the world. What a world that had never witnessed a war scenario would look like? What would be a world facing a perpetual war? How will the war impact the built environment? How will people live in public spaces? You only have one image to answer those questions.

What a world without war would look like? And a world in constant war? Choose any location in the world and share your vision.

By organizing this competition, Non Architecture aims to raise awareness of the current war events and to help refugees by donating the profits of this competition to an organization directly involved with the Ukrainian crisis.

Submission requirements:

One A3 image, half showing a dystopian future and the other half a utopian vision, based on the current war conflict between Russia and Ukraine. The participants are asked to draft one image, with absolute freedom of scale, site, technique and level of abstraction.

Evaluation Criteria:

Clarity, appeal and experimentation in the presentation of the proposal.
The degree to which the proposal is related or useful to the proposed theme.
Technical quality of the image produced.

The winners will be announced between 06 – 10 June, 2022.

Who may enter?

Non Architecture Competitions are open to all human beings, from every age and cultural background, working in groups or individually. Teams can be formed by a maximum number of 2 people.

Prize:

The first prize winners will receive 1.000 euros, publication in the Non Architecture Competitions book and website, reviews in digital magazines and several architecture blogs. There will be also 6 HONORABLE MENTIONS, up to 43 prizes for finalists and the SPECIAL PRIZE. The organization might establish additional special prizes and awards during the competition development and in the evaluation phase.

Entry fees:

Entry fee is 30€ during the Early registration period (01 – 14 April 2022). After that period ends the amount of entry fee will increase.

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