Stormproof: Design Competition for Building Resilient Cities


Type: Open, international, ideas

Language: English

Eligibility: Open internationally to architects, landscape architects, urban designers, planners, engineers, scientists, artists, students and individuals of all backgrounds. Entries can be submitted by individuals or in teams.


Early Registration – US $100 until 30 June, 2013
Late Registration – US $150 from 1 July, 2013 to 31 August, 2013.


First Prize – $5000
Three honorable mentions – $500 each

Registration and Submission Deadline: 31 August 2013

Design Challenge:

The ONE Prize 2013 competition aims to explore the social, economic, and ecological possibilities of urban transformation and design. In the context of a changing climate and how cities can adapt to future challenges, ONE Prize 2013 is a call to deploy ecologically sound design to mitigate storm impact through urban interventions, protective parks and shoreline, new housing and public space models. We want to reinvigorate cities physical and social infrastructure, repurpose spaces for environmental adaptation and put design in the service of the community.

The proposals can be for a real or speculative project, for one or more real sites, and located either in the U.S. or abroad, but applicable to the U.S. Further, the proposals need not be generated exclusively for this competition, provided that they address the intent of the competition.

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