Internationally adopted in 2015, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction aims to achieve in 2030 “the substantial reduction of disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods and health and in the economic, physical, social, cultural and environmental assets of persons, businesses, communities and countries” (UNISDR, 2015).
In the spirit of this framework, we invite professionals and students in the fields of architecture, urban design, urban planning, landscape architecture, engineering and design to submit their projects and ideas to the Building 4Humanity Resilient Design Competition (B4H RDC).
This international competition is organized by the NGO Building 4Humanity and supported by the 8th International Conference on Building Resilience (ICBR Lisbon ’2018). Interdisciplinary teams composed of students or professionals from private practices, public entities and/or NGOs are welcome.
The programme of the competition is open, covering design for resilience in any stage of the disaster risk management cycle – that is, focusing on either mitigation (“building better from the start”) or recovery (“building back better”). Each team should present its own preliminary programme in the act of registration. Applicants must identify and choose a disaster-prone area and showcase ideas of how resilient buildings and settlements can support the building of communities’ resilience.
Associate partners of the Competition: ISOCARP, Dar Al Uloom University (Saudi Arabia), FAUL (Portugal), ISCTE-IUL (Portugal), London South Bank University (UK), NCKU (Taiwan), UBI (Portugal), UIC-Barcelona (Spain), Universidad Anáhuac Querétaro (Mexico), Universidade da Madeira (Portugal), Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée (France).
All the Competition’s associate partners will designate experienced staff members as Jurors for the evaluation of the proposals.
As a mere suggestion, different baseline scenarios in any part of the world could be thought of, such as:
- A wildfire risk-prone low-density or rural area
- A flood-prone area
- A tsunami-prone area
- An earthquake-prone area
- A drought-prone area
- A hurricane-prone area
- A landslide-prone area
- A refugee camp
- Multifamily houses hosting refugees, concentrated in consolidated urban areas
- A densely built informal area prone to multi-hazard disaster risks
Category 1 (PROFESSIONALS): Best Resilient Building Project (built)
Category 2 (PROFESSIONALS): Best Resilient Building and/or Settlement Project (unbuilt)
Category 3 (STUDENTS): Best Resilient Building and/or Settlement Project (unbuilt)
All building types are accepted: housing, offices, schools, cultural facilities, hospitals etc.
All three categories concern any hazard type(s): floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, wildfires, landslides etc.
Besides prize money for the three best architectural submissions in each category, the B4H RDC offers exhibition and publication opportunities for all shortlisted projects.
In order to register, please visit our website (accessible through the 8th ICBR's website): http://2018.buildresilience.org
TitleResilient Design Competition - call for entries
TypeCompetition Announcement (Ideas)
OrganizersB4H Building 4Humanity NGO
Registration DeadlineOctober 04, 2018 11:30 PM
Submission DeadlineOctober 15, 2018 11:30 PM