ReBurbia Design Competition

Sponsor: Dwell Magazine,

Type: open, 1-stage

Language: English

Registration fee: none

Awards: 1st Prize – $1,000 and feature in December issue of Dwell Magazine

1 August, 2009 – submission deadline
1-5 August, 2009 – round 1 of judging, selection of finalists
19 August, 2009 – winners announced

Jill Fehrenbacher, founder of
Sarah Rich, editor at Dwell magazine
Fritz Haeg, Fritz Haeg Studio
Geoff Manaugh, author of BLDGBLOG
Thomas Ermacora, founder and chairman of CLEAR Village Foundation
Paul Petrunia, founder/publisher of and
Eric Corey Freed, executive director of Urban Re:Vsision and principal of organicARCHITECT
Allan Chochinov, partner of Core77

Design Challenge:
What would a McMansion become if it weren’t a single-family dwelling? How could a vacant big box store be retrofitted for agriculture? What sort of design solutions can be produced to facilitate car-free mobility, ‘burb-grown food, and local, renewable energy generation? The challenge of this competition is to design future-proof spaces and systems using the suburban structures of the present, from small-scale retrofits to large-scale restoration—the wilder the better!

Submission Requirements:
Each individual entry should be focused on one singular design problem/solution (i.e. McMansion Farm Rehab, Bicycle Transportation Hub, etc) Each entry requires up to 5 jpegs and a statement of a design proposal.

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