Buckminster Fuller Challenge 2014: Call for Proposals

The 2012 winner of the was the nonprofit International Living Future Institute’s , a green ratings system for buildings that meet stringent criteria that brings recognition to the greenest buildings on earth. The defines the highest possible level of environmental performance, envisioning a built environment that is fully integrated with its ecosystem.

The Buckminster Fuller Challenge is back and it invites scientists, students, designers, architects, activists, entrepreneurs, artists and planners from all over the world to submit their innovative solutions to some of humanity’s most pressing problems. 

The $100,000 prize will be awarded to support the development and implementation of the project that better shows the following criteria: visionary, comprehensive, anticipatory, ecologically responsible, feasible, verifiable, and replicable. Entries will be accepted until April 11. You can find out more, including all the details on submission in the challenge’s official website.

Buckminster Fuller Challenge 2013: Semi-Finalists Announced

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The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) has shortlisted nineteen, innovative proposals for the 2013 . The annual international design challenge, who crowned The Living Building Challenge as winner last year, awards $100,000 to support the development and implementation of a strategy that has significant potential to solve humanity’s most pressing problems.

The 2013 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Semi-Finalists are:

Buckminster Fuller Challenge: 2013 Search for Solutions Launched

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Calling all students, architects, designers, artists, engineers, scientists, and entrepreneurs!

The Buckminster Fuller Institute is looking for those who are committed to playing a transformative role in addressing the biggest issues in the world today and has announced a Call for Proposals for the 2013 Buckminster Fuller Challenge. This challenge is an annual global design competition known as “Socially-Responsible Design’s Highest Award.” The winner will be awarded a $100,000 cash prize to support the development and implementation of a solution that has significant potential to solve one of humanity’s most pressing problems.

2012 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Winner announced!

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The Buckminster Fuller Institute has announced “The Living Building Challenge” as winner for the 2012 . Dubbed “Socially-Responsible Design’s Highest Award” by Metropolis Magazine, the Buckminster Fuller Challenge annually awards a $100,000 prize to support the on-going development and implementation of a strategy that has significant potential to solve humanity’s must pressing issues.

A quote from the 2012 Jury Statement: “Deeply rooted in ecological design principles, The Living Building Challenge successfully shows how humans and their built environment can be harmoniously, benignly integrated within ecosystems. Above all, its rigorous standards and daringly innovative, revolutionary approach to building are already having a considerable impact on the thinking of designers and architects around the world, influencing all levels of design and technological approaches, radically pushing forward the field.”

Continue after the break to read a comprehensive overview of The Living Building Challenge, provided by The Buckminster Fuller Institute.