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Call for registrations to The WARMING Competition 2021

United States Architecture News - Mar 29, 2021 - 15:38   3945 views

Call for registrations to The WARMING Competition 2021

Our world is changing.

Imagine Mumbai and Miami permanently underwater, hurricanes frequently clashing against Manhattan and Manila, devastating droughts in Los Angeles and London, and fires running rampant in Sydney and San Francisco.

A future like this currently occupies our imagination but inches closer to reality each day. 

How will our built environment react to rising sea levels, extended droughts, climbing temperatures, and other symptoms of global warming? How can our buildings and cities prevent the severity of natural disasters, degrading air quality, melting ice caps, and climate change at large?

WARMING calls on students and professionals from the fields of architecture, planning, and design to submit projects that respond to our changing climate and the environment.


WARMING competition participants are asked to propose new or adapted architecture that addresses issues of global warming.

Participants are free to experiment and explore the subject - designs can be of any program, any scale, and on any site. Architecture may be building types such as homes, parks, skyscrapers, stadiums, schools, museums, libraries, transportation, multifamily housing, and more.

See how designers addressed our changing climate in last years WARMING Competition here.

Participants may propose strategies that prevent the rise of global warming or strategies that react to the changing world we will inhabit. Participants may also take a combined approach.

PREVENT - designs and strategies can address issues such as renewable energy, recycling, sustainable farming, alternative transportation, or many others.

REACT - designs and strategies can address issues such as sea-level rise, droughts, wilderness fires, severe weather, habitat destruction, or many others.


Overall Winner: $5,000 / Book Feature + Press Publications

Prevent Award: $1,000 / Book Feature + Press Publications

React Award: $1,000  / Book Feature + Press Publications

Honorable Mentions: Book Feature + Press Publications

Directors Choice: Book Feature + Press Publications

Award Package: $7,000


Alice Britton  |  Squint / Opera

Tei Carpenter  |  Agency Agency

Sou Fujimoto  |  Sou Fujimoto Architects

Rossana Hu  |  Neri&Hu

Asif Khan  |   Asif Khan Ltd.   

Thom Mayne | Morphosis

Sheila Sri Prakash  |  Shilpa Architects

Lola Sheppard  |  LATERAL OFFICE

Neyran Turan  |  NEMESTUDIO

Ken Yeang  |  Ken Yeang Ecoarchitect


Competition Release: March 22

$55 Advanced Entry Ends: May 25 

$75 Early Entry Ends: July 20 

$95 Regular Entry Ends: September 04 (11:59pm EST)

Submission Deadline: September 05 (11:59pm EST)

Results Announced: October 2020

Sponsor: Jakob Rope Systems is an Official Sponsor of The WARMING Competition 2021.

Learn more details on the competition's website and register from this page

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