CHICAGO GREENING JUNGLE CONCRETE
AWRcompetitions proposes the design of a new skyscraper inside the Near North Side, Chicago.
Chicago is the city where some of the first skyscrapers were built, but since a few years, the city is tryingto make a change in favor of the environment.One of the goal is to avoid the Urban Heat Island Effect.
The city of Chicago was forced to consider this option after a heat wave in 1995 claimed a number of livesdue to extreme inner city temperatures. These extreme temperatures were caused by the “Urban HeatIsland effect”, in which heat in the city is absorbed by pavements, buildings, and asphalt.Stormwater in Chicago is also a major problem because the city’s stormwater and sewage systems arecombined. This means that during a downpour, the system is overwhelmed, resulting in overflows andsewage pollution.This contest wants to propose an integrated idea of high quality architecture with a focus on the environmentaltheme, choosing among the many possible options, also the green roof, to integrate the new building withthe initiative of the city and Greening the Concrete Jungle.
|1st prize||3.000 €|
|2nd prize||1.000 €|
+ 5 honorable mentions
|Sep||10, 2017||Promotional registration begins|
|Sep||30, 2017||Promotional registration deadline|
Special registration begins
Question period is open
|Dec||1, 2017||Special registration deadline|
|Dec||2, 2017||Early registration begins|
|Jan||2, 2018||Early registration deadline|
|Jan||3, 2018||Late registration begins|
|Feb||3, 2018||Late registration deadline|
|Feb||10, 2018||Project submission deadline|
|Feb||17, 2018||Jury meeting - Evaluation period begins|
|March||3, 2018|| Winner's announcement
- Teams will be registered between September 10, 2017 and February 03, 2018 and all projects, without any exception, must be delivered on February 10, 2018 (23:59 GMT+1).
|Promotional registration||September 10, 2017 - September 30, 2017||40 €|
|October 01, 2017 - December 01, 2017
|December 02, 2017 - January 02, 2018||75 €|
|Late registration||January 03, 2018 - February 03, 2018||100 €
Who can participate to the competitions?
The AWR competitions are international contests for architecture, engineering and design students or neo-graduates and professionals from all over the world. Participations may be individual or in groups working to a single project.
I still have not graduated, however, should I participate to AWR competitions?
Absolutely yes. AWR Competitions is created to encourage young students to participate with their ideas and talents to the work proposed.
Can I partecipate with mixed groups?
Absolutely yes. Groups can be composed by participants from different disciplines as well as from different professional areas.
Is there a fee to join the AWR competitions?
Yes, the fee is indicated into the brief of each competition. The entry fees are necessary to offset the cost of running competitions. AWR do not take any profit from them.
Registration fees are per team or per person?
The registration fees are per team. For each competition it is set the maximum number of participants per team. Each team will receive a unique code. The participation to the competitions is made anonymous by codes. Codes will be the only way to identify the team at the trial stage.
What's NIN number?
The NIN, National Insurance Name or the TAX CODE, is an identification number. If you don't have a tax code you can insert your ID card number or similar.
Is it possible to submit more than one project?
Yes, it is possible to do it, but each project must have a registration code. The registration code is unique and not transferable.
Is it possible to submit the boards or any material in Spanish or French?
No, English is the only language accepted.
Is it possible to submit more than one board?
For each competition it is set a maximum number of boards to be submitted. If it is necessary, the request for other material will be clearly mentioned in the brief of each competition.
How can I send my work?
Entrants must submit their proposal via email no later than February 10, 2018 (23:59 GMT +1) to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
All the files must be placed in a ZIP folder named after your registration number. For example:
The folder must also contain: The official contest form containing participants personal information (available for download in the download section on the Website awrcompetitions.com).
Participants will be able to produce or use one external documentation provided by the website www.awrcompetition.com or personal resources.
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