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2017 Dencity Competition

  • 13:24 - 17 January, 2017
2017 Dencity Competition
2017 Dencity Competition, Dencity 2017 - Designing for Informal Settlements
Dencity 2017 - Designing for Informal Settlements

Shelter Global is pleased to invite architects, planners, students, engineers, designers, thinkers, NGOs and organizations from all over the world to take part in the 2017 Dencity Competition.

The world’s population is rapidly growing and places all over the world are having to adapt to an unprecedented increase in urbanization. Towns are quickly growing into cities, and some of the densest places in the world are comprised of makeshift homes, otherwise referred to as slums. Right now, well over 1 billion people around the world live in slums. This number is rapidly growing and it is expected to reach 2 billion by the year 2030.

Design has always played a tremendous role in generating new ideas for the future. Now, more than ever, we need to turn our focus to cities and play a central role in the development of substandard neighborhoods. Slums effect much more than just housing; they affect almost all living conditions and communities as a whole.

The intent of this competition is to foster new conceptual ideas about how to better handle the growing density of unplanned cities. Contestants should consider how design can empower communities and allow for a self-sufficient future.
For this year's competition, the focus will be on improving living conditions in urban settings. There are no restrictions in regards to site, program, or size. Projects can be based on a specific urban location or a general concept. The object is to limit constraints and give participants the freedom to think in the most creative way possible. Submissions do not need to be created exclusively for the Dencity Competition, but should not have been submitted or published elsewhere.

Architects, students, engineers, designers, thinkers, NGOs and organizations are all invited to participate in this competition. No professional qualifications are necessary. Interdisciplinary teams are also encouraged to join.
* Registration Fee is $55/project
* Standard registration opens January 09, 2017
* Standard registration closes March 13, 2017
* Late registration goes until April 24, 2017 at midnight and is $80
* Participants may submit multiple projects, but must register each entry
* Individual entries are allowed. All teams are limited to 4 people maximum

For more information please visit: https://shelterglobal.org/competition/2017/

This competition was submitted by an ArchDaily user. If you'd like to submit a competition, call for submissions or other architectural 'opportunity' please use our "Submit a Competition" form. The views expressed in announcements submitted by ArchDaily users do not necessarily reflect the views of ArchDaily.

Cite: "2017 Dencity Competition" 17 Jan 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/803435/2017-dencity-competition/> ISSN 0719-8884