Open Call: LA+ IMAGINATION Design Ideas Competition

Open Call: LA+ IMAGINATION Design Ideas Competition

Paradisiacal, utopian, dystopian, heterotopian – islands hold an especially enigmatic and beguiling place in our geographical imagination. Existing in juxtaposition to what’s around them, islands are figures of otherness and difference. Differentiated from their contexts and as much myth as reality, islands have their own rules, their own stories, their own characters, their own ecologies, their own functions, and their own forms.

The LA+ IMAGINATION design ideas competition asks you to design a new island. You can locate it anywhere in the world, program it any way you want, and give it any form and purpose you can imagine.

USD $10,000 total prize money and feature publication in LA+ Journal’s LA+ IMAGINATION issue

• Richard Weller, Professor + Chair of Landscape Architecture | University of Pennsylvania
• James Corner, Principal | James Corner Field Operations
• Marion Weiss, Principal | Weiss/Manfredi Architecture
• Matthew Gandy, Professor of Geography | Cambridge University
• Mark Kingwell, Professor of Philosophy | University of Toronto
• Javier Arpa, Urbanist and Curator | The Why Factory

This is an open interdisciplinary design ideas competition - no professional qualifications are required to enter. Follow the links at to the competition website for details.

  • Title

    Open Call: LA+ IMAGINATION Design Ideas Competition
  • Type

    Competition Announcement (Ideas)
  • Organizers

  • Submission Deadline

    June 02, 2017 11:00 PM
  • Price


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: "Open Call: LA+ IMAGINATION Design Ideas Competition" 03 Feb 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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