Next Generation 2009

Sponsor: METROPOLIS magazine
Type: Open, 1-stage
Fee: US$75 (PST Residents of the following states by law are not required to pay an entry fee: AZ, CT, MD, ND, and VT)
Eligibility: Open to architects and designers in practice for ten(10) years or less.
Deadline for Submissions: 30 January 2009

Prize: $10,000 (winner) + 15 Runners-ups
(The $10,000 prize is intended to support designers whose entries reflect considerations of sustainability, distribution and manufacturing systems, economy, current technologies and materials, function, and provocative form and can speak to any one of the 6 sub-disciplines supported by the magazine—architecture, urban planning, landscape design, interior design, product design, graphic design.)
The submissions must be original works
• Carlton A. Brown, Full Spectrum
• Valerie Fletcher, Director, Institute for Human Centered Design
• Alexandros E. Washburn, AIA, Chief Urban
Designer of the City of New York
• Eileen Jones, Perkins and Will
• Phillip White, Professor, Industrial Design Department, Arizona State University
Design Challenge:
For 2009 the driving question is: How do we fix our energy addiction? It’s a big question with a lot of different kinds of answers. The problems with energy waste are entrenched in many of our systems and products in ways that people are often unaware. An urban plan that promotes walk-able neighborhoods and mass transit is one way to start looking at fuel economy. Fuel is also used to manufacture and transport materials. Think about how we live and work, what we use, how we get where we need to go, hidden costs to our pocket books and the environment, across the whole design spectrum. Focus on one area that needs fixing—products, interiors, buildings and landscape, communication systems, or anything else you can imagine—and develop your idea fully. And above all, think of our energy addiction as a design problem at all scales.
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