MANHATTAN WILDSCRAPER now is over!
CALL FOR ENTRIES: In this competition, we encourage participants to come up with visionary concepts for a green skyscraper – Only 3 drawings, absolute freedom of scale and program dimensions.
Participants are asked to propose conceptual ideas to bring biodiversity back to New York City, more specifically to Midtown Manhattan, through a futuristic green skyscraper. As the world becomes more urbanized, this competitions’ purpose is to emphasise the importance of providing a synergy between architecture and biodiversity. By imagining a world where nature and people coexist as much as possible, it’s up to the participant to come to a very high degree of interaction between these two entities in many possible ways. As designers, how can we bring biodiversity into architecture through the use of new technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations? Manhattan Wildscraper aims to answer those questions with a particular focus on biodiversity, with a particular focus on the relationship between humans and nature.
The participants are asked to submit 1 ZIP folder, named with the registration code and the title of the project (CODE_Title), containing: 01. A section (.JPEG) showing the qualities of your design, in one catchy and representative impression. File name: “CODE_Title of the project_Section”. 02. A floorplan (.JPEG) one image to highlight the main approach of the project. File name: “CODE_Title of the project_Floorplan”. 03. A presentation image (.JPEG) showing the qualities of your design, in one catchy and representative impression. File name: “CODE_Title of the project_Presentation”. 04. A text document in Word (.DOC), that clearly states / the title and subtitle of the project (maximum of 10 words) / 5 keywords, at least 1 from the given list (page 5-6), that better explain your project, / a short project description (maximum of 200 words, must be written in English). File name: “CODE_Title of the project_Text” 05. A team document in Word (.DOC) with the team’s info in the following format: / Name + Surname of each team member (separated clearly), / Nationality (multiple options can be added), / Institution/company (company or university attended, to be included just in case you want it to be visible once your project is published). There is no need to create a team name. One team should consist of 1-4 people. File name: “CODE_Title of the project_Team”
The core values of the competition are: / Innovation - In terms of program management, technology and originality of the formal solution proposed. / Communication - Clarity, appeal and experimentation in the presentation of the proposal. / Relevance - The degree to which the proposal is related or useful to the proposed theme.
06 -10 September Winner announcement.
01 - 14 May Special registration period (40€). 15 May - 14 June Early registration period (55€). 15 - 30 June Regular registration period (70€). 01 - 15 July Late registration period (85€). 16 - 31 July Final registration period (100€). 01 - 15 August Last Minute registration period (115€).
Who can participate? ⇣
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 4 people. The registration fee is paid per team, regardless of how many members form it. Personal information of all the team members can be uploaded during the submission procedure of the final drawing.
WINNER (2 PRIZES) / 1.000 euros worth in gift cards from one of the major online shops chosen by the winner / publication in the Non Architecture Competitions books and website / reviews in digital magazines and several architecture blogs HONOURABLE MENTIONS (6 PRIZES) / publication in the Non Architecture Competitions books and website / reviews in digital magazines and several architecture blogs NON ARCHITECTURE EDITORIAL PICK (MINIMUM 6 PRIZES) / publication in the Non Architecture Competitions books and website FINALISTS (UP TO 36 PRIZES) / publication in the Non Architecture Journal SPECIAL PRIZE The organization might establish additional special prizes and awards during the competition development and in the evaluation phase.