Streetlife and Landezine call multidisciplinary teams of young designers to submit ideas for redesigning ‘Lost Sites’!

Streetlife and Landezine call multidisciplinary teams of young designers to submit ideas for redesigning ‘Lost Sites’!

Streetlife and Landezine call multidisciplinary teams of young designers to submit ideas for redesigning ‘Lost Sites’!

Where is ‘Lost Site’?
Unfortunately, lost sites are all around us. Fortunately, there are designers like you that know
how to improve them. In times of social and environmental distress, the world is increasingly more aware of the significance of open space and the issues of urbanisation. Qualities of urban sites are lost due to various social changes, rising parking needs, inappropriate design and neglect. The competition is looking for multidisciplinary solutions to spatial issues concerning urbanisation. From urban centres to residential housing on the margins, the competition seeks ideas to improve the quality of urban outdoors and challenges modes of urbanisation. There is no site chosen by the competition organizers and the winning proposal will not be built. Teams need to pick their own site and make a design for improving it. Sites must be publicly accessible and must not exceed the size of 1 hectare (2,4 acres).Your chosen site needs to be publicly accessible open space in European or North American territories: Canada, United States, United Kingdom and the following countries of the European continent: Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine.

Who can participate?
The competition is intended for multidisciplinary teams of landscape architects and other
disciplines (architects, industrial designers, visual artists, biologists, geographers, ecologists, sociologists, philosophers etc.). Registration is open for: 1. universities that will register their student teams (in case team is guided by a professor) 2. independent teams of students (in case team is not guided by a professor)3. independent teams of young professionals 4. independent mixed teams of students and young professionals.
If a group of students will be consulted or guided by a professor, the university/department needs to register that team. Teams that will be shortlisted as finalists will need to present proof of age, residency (and study if they are students). If you were born before 15. December 1986, you can not participate in this competition (even if other team members are younger). The age exception applies to the professors involved in the process. All teams should be multidisciplinary and must include landscape architect(s) and at least one other profile.

Criteria
The jury will award strong and innovative designs that reflect promising creative force and the
ability to think conceptually. A special emphasis will be given to the multidisciplinarity of the team, issues of the quality of public space, social aspects of the design, sustainability, urban biodiversity and climate adaptation.The winning project will be an innovative and strong conceptual work that successfully deal with several spatial issues where the conditions allow: memory of the site / genius loci / sustainability / user-centred design / urban biodiversity / climate resiliency / inclusive social space / empowerment of communities / sustainable mobility ...The jury will also take into consideration the visual quality of the presentations

Timeline
- 20 April – Call for entries opens
– Early Bird Registration: before 30 June
– Main Registration: before 21 October
– Late Registration: before 9 December

- 15 December: Deadline for submissions
- 23 February: finalists announcement

Prizes

1st Prize – €7.000
2nd Prize – €3.000
3rd Prize – €2.000

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3 x Special Mentions – €1.000 each

+ Winners will also be promoted digitally via Landezine.com.

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