WINNER ANNOUNCED: Visualising the Future of the City

The Commonwealth Associate of Architects (CAA) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) have announced the winners for the Open Ideas competition, Visualising the Future of the City, open to students of architecture internationally.

The subject of the competition was inspired by the work of the UK Government’s Foresight Future of Cities project which has been considering the way in which some of these issues will affect the future of cities in the UK. The competition asked entrants to show an understanding of the issues being faced by cities in the future around the globe.

The competition generated a great international response with 33 entries received in total and 18 from outside of the UK.

The winners are:

• 1st Prize: The Cambedoo Solar Estate by John Cook, University of Westminster (C6)

• 2nd Prize: The Floating Square Mile, London by Assia Stefanova, Newcastle University (C19)

• Joint 3rd Prize: Resuscitating Dhaka, Bin Saqyeed Bakhti (Lead) and Manal Anis from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology – BUET (C4)

• Joint 3rd Prize: My Intelligent Efficient City by Ryohei Fukuraha (Lead) and Yuki Abe, Kuniatsu Ishihara, Hiroki Oshima, Kohei Osako, Shonnsuke Seki, Kana Morioka, Zhang Yandong from MIE University, Japan (C13)