WIKITOPIA INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION- architecture competition

WIKITOPIA INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

WIKITOPIA INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION – ARCHITECTURE × URBANISM × TECHNOLOGY × DESIGN

BRIEF

Wikitopia Project is an ambitious, cross-disciplinary research project, the goal of which is to realize technologically-enhanced future cities that can be continuously edited and improved by citizens like the online encyclopedia Wikipedia. Primarily funded by the Japanese government (Japan Science and Technology Agency MIRAI Program), the project is an international collaboration between multiple organizations and individuals spread across Japan and the US. As part of our research, we will hold an international competition soliciting a wide range of novel ideas (architectural, technological, regulational, etc.) that can shape the future of urbanism worldwide.

We seek ideas for new designs, technologies, systems, and concepts that we can realistically expect to be implemented in the near- to mid-term future. In other words, what we would like to see is not complete science fiction, but forward-looking ideas that nevertheless can inform or become part of our research agenda in the coming years.

What we call Wikitopia is a vision of future cities that are built not only by the hands of few, select parties (governments, developers, professionals, etc.), but through active, spontaneous participation of citizens. We believe that the ideas submitted to this competition will comprise the fundamental building blocks of such future cities. We look forward to receiving diverse submissions from a variety of perspectives and disciplinary backgrounds, including architecture, urban design, engineering, science, fine arts, activism, and many others.

SCHEDULE
  • Phase 1 Competition Deadline: 24 September, 2018 (23:59 PDT)
  • Phase 2 Competition Deadline: 28 December, 2018 (23:59 PDT)

Competition will be open to submissions in early October 2018.

AWARDS

PHASE I:
Winner (1 entry): 500K yen (approx. 4600USD)
Finalists (2~3 entries): 100K yen (approx. 920USD)
Honorable Mentions (4~5 entries): 50K yen (approx. 460USD)

PHASE II

Winner (1 entry): 500K yen (approx. 4600USD)
Finalists (2~3 entries): 100K yen (approx. 920USD)
Wikitopia Prize (1 entry): 500K yen (approx. 4600USD)

ELIGIBILITY & FEE

WIKITOPIA International Competition is open to all and registration is free of cost. To join this competition register with us on –

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