Healing – Alternative Designs for Quarantine Cities

Non Architecture (NonA) is looking for visionary concepts for alternative urban life in relation to COVID-19.

You are asked to reimagine urban life through a variety of creative design concepts and ideas – in only 3 drawings, with absolute freedom of scale, site or program.

Non Architecture will award two winners (with 1,000 Euro each) and a total of 6 honorable mentions.

Healing – Alternative Designs for Quarantine Cities is part of a new series of “Pandemic Society” competitions hosted by Non Architecture.

The competition brief is available on the official website.

Our world is changing fast, while ambitions and challenges match in importance. In this context, design can play a huge role. How do we imagine the world to be? What range of possibilities we haven’t discovered yet? What’s a Non-Architecture for a World in crisis?

Cities have historically been hubs for ideas, commerce, culture, science, productivity, social connections, and much more. While being the core of global development, they have faced considerable challenges, becoming the main stage to experience tangible consequences of our society’s biggest criticalities, like scarcity of resources, climate change, natural disasters, health, ecosystems loss, epidemics, education, crime, and poverty.

Their central role in human civilization is expected to gain further relevance since the United Nations predicts that by 2050 two thirds of the world population will be living in urban areas. What kind of role can we play as designers in reimagining urban life? How can we produce new inspiring visions to trigger a discussion around alternative models of urban living?

The Healing – Alternative Designs for Quarantine Cities competition aims to answer those questions with a particular focus on the current emergency related to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Healing – Alternative Designs for Quarantine Cities – Entry Fees

  • 1 — 17 May 2020 — Special registration period: 30 Euro
  • 18 May — 14 June, 2020 — Early registration period: 55 Euro
  • 15 June — 18 July, 2020 — Regular registration period: 70 Euro
  • 19 July — 16 August, 2020 — Late registration period: 85 Euro
  • 17 — 22 August, 2020 — Last-minute: 100 Euro