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d3 Natural Systems 2013 Competition

The New York-based design stewardship organization, d3 has recently opened the d3 Natural Systems 2013 competition. The Competition calls for sustainable design proposals exploring various programs envisioned for worldwide site locations.

All architects, landscape architects, designers, engineers, and students are invited to participate. Submissions by interdisciplinary design teams are encouraged.

The Natural Systems competition awards three main cash prizes and has several Special Mentions categories.

d3 Natural Systems 2013 Competition Opens Registration

Established in 2009, the annual d3 Natural Systems competition is an emerging voice in alternative architecture and one of the most notable awards in speculative, performance-based design. It recognizes exemplary ideas that redefine architecture as an ecological project through the implementation of advanced programs, technologies, materials, and social interventions that engage adaptability, globalization, and emergence.

The 2013 competition calls for innovative proposals that advance sustainable thought and performance through the study of intrinsic environmental geometries, behaviors, and flows. By identifying, examining, and applying their structural order on form and function- -bottom-up, performance-based solutions for limitless building typologies, functional programs, and material conditions may be realized.

Further details can be found through the Intent page on the official website.

Entry Fee

The registration fee is $50 USD per entry.