Humankind: After Covid-19

Our entire civilisation is facing one of our most challenging times since WWII.

​The results caused by the COVID-19 outbreak are unimaginable and unpredictable yet, but we are already feeling the drastic effects. Richard Kozul-Wright, Director of the UNCTAD, estimates an impact that will cost the world economy around $1 trillion, expecting the worst scenario than the financial collapse in 2008.


Propose a visionary project that helps to revive the economy of a region, city or community affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

In a perfect harmony of architecture, economy, and environment, the competition aims to generate visionary ideas that mark the after of the pandemic and inspire different organisations to draw up a “PLAN B” for the world economy.

(A) Competition is open to all, and no professional qualification is required.

(B) Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (4 team members maximum).

(C) Designs can be of any program, any scale, and on any site. Participants are free to experiment and explore the subject.

(D) The architectural concept helps to reactivate the economy from specific region, city or community.

(E) The proposal address one or more solutions for economic problems that emerged from the COVID-19 outbreak (e.g., jobs generation, unemployment, housing, reactivation for sectors like tourism, cultural or sports, support local business and entrepreneurs, macro-solutions for public spaces, etc).


EARLY BIRD ENTRY deadline: MAY 19, 2020
Closing date for registration: JUNE 21, 2020
Closing date for submission: AUGUST 10, 2020
Announcement of the winners: SEPTEMBER 3, 2020


THE ARK will award a total of £​2500 in prize money to competition winners as follows:

1st Prize - £​1.500
2nd Prize - £600​
3rd Prize - £​400​
+ 7 honourable mentions

​* In addition, the first three winners will receive coverage at international publications, a premium certificate, an exclusive interview, and the project inclusion at THE.ARK ebook *


  • Title

    Humankind: After Covid-19
  • Type

    Competition Announcement (Ideas)
  • Organizers

  • Registration Deadline

    July 21, 2020 12:00 PM
  • Submission Deadline

    August 10, 2020 12:00 PM
  • Price

    £ 45

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: "Humankind: After Covid-19" 20 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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