TheCharette recently has launched Alternate Realities 2020 International Architecture Competition, aimed to explore wild design ideas and spark a conversation regarding issues plaguing the world.
This competition exists in an Alternate Reality. You make the rules in this realm. Does gravity exist? Do humans live on Earth? How far has technology advanced? You decide!
The aim of this competition is to explore wild design ideas – what architecture truly means and what it can achieve without any constraints. Let your imagination run wild and create spectacular designs that grab the world’s attention. The intention is to spark a conversation regarding issues plaguing the world, through design dialogue.
Architecture is a unique amalgamation of the nuances of the art world and the pragmatism of the real world; therefore, it has the power to not only capture people’s imaginations, but also to strongly influence their lives.
For the Alternate Realities competition, participants are required to design an architectural response to an issue that the world is facing – climate change, pandemics, biological warfare, nuclear proliferation, social inequality, etc. Your design doesn’t necessarily have to be a solution. It can also be a visual commentary. Your Architectural Response may fall anywhere on the Utopia – Dystopia spectrum.
Remember, reality can be anything you want it to be in this realm.
➜ Unleash your creativity – Surprise us!
➜ Be critical – Say something about the world.
➜ Striking visuals – Capture the imagination of architects and non-architects alike.
➜ No design is too wild!
The jury panel are architects of international repute as part of the jury panel: Mark Foster Gage, Michael Hansmeyer, Mond Qu, Adrian Welch, Kevin Veehuizen.
The official language of the competition is English.
Entry fee is $45 (USD) (Advance Entry).
Who can participate? ⇣
Alternate Realities 2020 is open to all creative people – architects, planners, interior designers, graphic designers, and all problem solvers! Participation is encouraged from professionals and students alike. Design proposals can be developed individually or in teams of maximum 3 participants from similar or interdisciplinary backgrounds. The official language of the competition is English.
3 winning entries and 10 honorable mentions will be selected. theCharette will award a total of $2,000 (USD) in prize money to competition winners as follows:
➜ 1st Prize: $ 1,000 (USD)
➜ 2nd Prize: $ 600 (USD)
➜ 3rd Prize: $ 400 (USD)
➜ Honorable Mentions: The jury will choose up to 10 honorable mentions.
the Charette will also acknowledge the outstanding performance of all winners and honorable mentions with Certificates & Publications. Winner will also get an exclusive interview.