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The Roman Forum with a green overlay

This competition encourages participants to come up with visionary concepts to reinvent an urban hotspot for biodiversity, within and beyond urban parks – only 2 drawings, absolute freedom of scale, or program. Participants are asked to imagine a new urban model, to promote biodiversity into the specific context of the city of Rome, Italy. Submissions can be ideas for new green infrastructure, parks, green buildings, or any kind of strategy that would boost biodiversity while enhancing the urban experience of a historical city such as Rome

Increasing biodiversity of urban areas requires a great creative effort, trying to find quality in linking nature and the city. Solutions can be focusing on architectural aspects, green urban systems, parks, public space, and the cityscape as a whole. Natural hotspots serve both citizens and biodiversity. On one hand, they can improve air quality, provide quality public space and generate a unique urban experience. On the other, they can create green links, protect different habitats and restore ecosystems for endangered species.

Eligibility

Non Architecture Competitions are open to all human beings, from every age and cultural background, working in groups or individually. 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.

Prizes

Winner: 1000 EUR, publication in the Non Architecture Competitions books and website, reviews in digital magazines and several architecture blogs.

Honourable Mentions x7: Publication in the Non Architecture Competitions book and website, reviews in digital magazines and several architecture blogs.

Editorial Pick x6: Publication in the Non Architecture Competitions book and website.

Finalists x36: Publication in the Non Architecture Competitions Journal.

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