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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? 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.

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.

Submission Requirements

A total of 5 sheets of size 30 cm x 30 cm are to be submitted as a combined PDF document, which shall not exceed 5 MB.

  • Sheets 1 to 4: Graphic Representation
    These may include, but are not limited to 3-D views, sketches, sections, isometric views, plans, elevations or any other means of graphical representation. You may include text labels, architectural markings & symbols and short descriptive text but avoid long blocks of paragraphs.
  • Sheet 5: Text Summary
    Write a text summary about your design in under 250 words. The project title must be included as the heading of this sheet (not included in 250 words). There should be no images on this sheet; only text. Your Registration ID should be written in the top right corner of this sheet. Any other information which discloses your identity shall lead to disqualification. All text must be in English. 
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