Co-Design Milan

Co-Design Milan

Buildings are often designed aspiring for their long lives. With our modern-day construction materials, the average lifespan of a building can be considered as 40-50 years. However, what happens when a building dies and what if it becomes defunct before that?

Buildings when clubbed together form a locality which in turn add up to build a city. Proper functioning of any such building becomes an asset to a city. Contrarily, a defunct building is eventually a liability to a city.

Technological boost embarks our lifestyle enhancement. With this change, if a building cannot cater to the changing need of the society, it gets abandoned even before its physical death.


Propose a Designer’s Hub in City Life, Milan that can inhabit shared studio spaces for young design firms and freelancers.
The land prices in this district are very high. Hence, if the building designed gets demolished/defunct before its physical death, it would cost a heavier financial loss to the city than any other piece of land in the city today. This challenge is an opportunity to solve the problem of out dating buildings by constructing something evolutionary for the designers by the designers.

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Launch August 5th, 2019
Registration closes: December 18th, 2019
Submission Deadline: December 28th, 2019
Public Voting begins: January 7th, 2020
Public Voting ends: January 28th, 2020
Result Announcement: February 7th,2020


Prize pool of worth 20000$
First Prize: 5000$ (For students and professionals)
Runner Up: 6 x 1100$ (For students and professionals)
People’s Choice: 4 x 600$ (Open for all)
Honorable Mention x 12: 500$ Each

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Cite: "Co-Design Milan" 07 Aug 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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