1. FuturArc Prize 2019

FUTURARC PRIZE (http://www.futurarcprize.com) seeks forward-thinking, innovative design ideas for Asia. The Competition offers a platform to professionals and students who are passionate about the environment. Through the force of their imagination it aspires to capture visions of a sustainable future.

The brief for the 2019 competition is HYPER-DENSITY, ASIA.

 The Asian city grows denser by the day.

Where densification is unplanned and under-regulated, there is a sense of overwhelming crowdedness and heightened perception of risk. The city feels less inclusive, public spaces are lost.  There is less water and greenery to share. In the hyper-dense city, the poor suffer the most. There is insufficient investment in resource and mobility infrastructure, especially in low-income areas. There are too few opportunities to make a living.

Density however can be an opportunity. The compact city can be lively and energetic, with businesses and trades thriving on a large consumer base. Urban culture emerges organically, creating a vibrant sense of place.

The FuturArc Prize 2019 asks you to investigate what it means to live in a hyper-dense city in Asia, one with no less than 100,000 people per square kilometre.

This is a quest for balance and reciprocity. Buildings in this context cannot be seen in isolation; they must engage the wider logic of the neighbourhood. Neighbourhoods must leverage on, and contribute to, the city. The production and distribution of energy, water, food must be decentralised. Networks for the movement of people and biodiversity must be unified.

But how is this done? What is the right mix of activities and programmes? How does a new neighbourhood fit into the urban system-of-systems that already exists? What new systems does it bring into the picture? What does hyper-density look like? How does it feel to our senses?

THE TASKS

Select a site within your city in Asia that is approximately 1 km2 in size.

Redesign this to accommodate no less than 100,000 people, who must live and/or work here.

The total built-up area within this site should not be less than 2.5 million m2

The FuturArc Prize 2019 asks you to investigate what it means to live in densities of 100,000 per square kilometre.

The redesigned neighbourhood must do the following:

  1. Produce energy, water and food
  2. Offer inclusive and accessible public space to all groups in the community
  3. Offer space to non-human species and perform ecosystem services
  4. Engage the wider city in positive and generous way

Site selection is at the entrant’s discretion and should be explained clearly in the submission. Only sites in Asia or Australia will be accepted.

Entries should be submitted using the templates provided on the competition website.

CASH PRIZES* INCLUDE:

Professional

Student

First Place: S$15,000

First Place: S$10,000

Second Place: S$8,000

Second Place: S$5,000

Third Place: S$4,000

Third Place: S$2,000

(* Prizes subject to changes.)

Winners will be honoured during the BCI Asia Awards ceremony 2019 (May-June), a gala event that attracts the crème de la crème of the architecture, building and construction industry in all seven BCI Asia countries. The total turnout estimates over 2,500. Winners and their winning projects will appear in FuturArc magazine as well as websites and social media channels. FuturArc is the established leading voice of Green architecture and design in Asia, widely distributed in the region.

The website is now open with details on submission requirements and criteria: www.futurarcprize.com.

Closing date for online registration and submission: 31st December 2018.

Organiser
FuturArc Journal is Competition Organiser. The Journal is a bimonthly publication that recognises the impact of buildings on society and the environment, promoting architecture that is socially and ecologically responsible.

The Competition Registrar is BCI Asia Construction Information Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of the BCI Group of Companies.

 Assessment Committee

The Assessment Committee consists of the following members as appointed by the Competition Registrar:

– Robert Krups, Chief Executive Officer, BCI Asia;

– Candice Lim, Managing Editor, FuturArc

The Assessment Committee will ensure the validity of all entries according to fulfillment of the Competition Conditions and to prepare the materials for the Jury. It has no role in judging the submissions.

 

2. FuturArc Green Leadership Award 2019

FUTURARC GREEN LEADERSHIP AWARD (www.futurarcgreenleadershipaward.com) seeks innovative and ecologically responsible buildings in Asia. The competition recognises the team behind a completed project: developer, architects, consultants and contractors, who have collectively pushed the limits and definition of what a Green building is in Asia.

The 2019 cycle is looking for Green built projects—defined as new, restored, rehabilitated or converted—that must be completed before 31st December 2018. The project must be located within Asia or Australia. 

THE SUBMISSION

Entries are invited in six categories:

  1. Residential – Individual Houses
  2. Residential – Multiple Houses
  3. Commercial
  4. Institutional
  5. Urban*
  6. Socially-Inclusive**

 *The Urban category includes large projects such as townships or neighbourhoods where the network of space or other urban elements are critical to the functioning of the development. In addition to masterplans, this category can apply to infrastructural developments such as parks, roads, transit systems, etc.

 **A Socially-Inclusive development is one with a strong social agenda, issues such as social equity, community ties, livelihood, stakeholder involvement through participatory design, etc.  

In the case of mixed-use developments (where, for instance, the programme is a mix of commercial and residential), the category selected should reflect whichever is the dominant programme, measured as percentage of total floor area.

The Jury seeks to understand how the project delivers specific outcomes. Entrants must make a case against as many of the following criteria as possible:

  1. Resilience | Efficacious management of water, energy, materials | Reliance on renewable resources | Cradle-to-cradle approach | Future proofing
  2. Wellness | Physical, psychological and emotional needs of users | Addressing the aspirations of individuals and communities | Stakeholder engagement
  3. Embeddedness | Preservation of a sense of community, history and Place | Reliance on local know-how and skills
  4. Ecosystems | Repair and regeneration of urban or natural systems | Sustainable food production and preservation of nutrient cycles | Protection and enhancement of biodiversity and habitats | Mitigation of climate change
  5. Replicability | Potential for broad based application | Multiplier effect at the scales of community, precinct or city

Entries should be submitted using the templates provided on the competition website.

Regional Recognition

Winners will be honoured during the BCI Asia Awards ceremony 2019 (May-June), a gala event that attracts the crème de la crème of the architecture, building and construction industry in all seven BCI Asia countries. The total turnout estimates over 2,500. Winners and their winning projects will appear in FuturArc magazine as well as websites and social media channels. FuturArc is the established leading voice of Green architecture and design in Asia, widely distributed in the region

The website is now open with details on submission requirements and criteria: www.futurarcgreenleadershipaward.com.

 Closing date for online registration and submission: 31st December 2018.

Organiser
FuturArc Journal is Competition Organiser. The Journal is a bimonthly publication that recognises the impact of buildings on society and the environment, promoting architecture that is socially and ecologically responsible.

The Competition Registrar is BCI Asia Construction Information Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of the BCI Group of Companies.

 

3. BCI Asia Interior Design Awards

BCI Asia Interior Design Awards (www.bciasiaidawards.com) seeks to recognise excellence in interior design in aesthetics, function and ergonomics. This year, the competition has extended the scope of projects to 7 categories in 7 countries. Not only should they be outstanding in design/appearance, but they must also serve the spatial functions well, and enhance occupant comfort, health and well-being. 

Excellent interior designs within an urban landscape — creating vibrant and comfortable spaces.

Interiors are such an integral part of one’s living, playing and working experience that the design of an interior space has gone beyond solely aesthetics or function. The Interior Design Awards seeks to recognise great interior architectural designs that stand out aesthetically, functionally and ergonomically.

The competition is also a chance for entrants to generate awareness towards responsible designs (human, economic, environmental, ethical) and the importance of good design in our society. 

THE SUBMISSION:

The submitted project should be either in:

  • Concept stage: To be completed construction before 31 December 2019 OR
  • Completed: 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2018

7 COUNTRIES

Indonesia; Philippines; Thailand; Malaysia; Singapore; Vietnam; and Hong Kong
(The projects will be awarded based on where they are located out of the 7 countries.)

7 CATEGORIES

Living; Learning; Working; Retailing; Dining; Lodging; and Socialising

The best designs are selected according to the following equally weighted (20% each) criteria:

  • Spatial design: space usage, user friendliness and functional aspects
  • Comfort: ergonomics, emotional aspects and well-being
  • Aesthetics: appearance of the space
  • Innovation: the use of technology or creative ideas and environmental considerations
  • Realisation efficiency: practicality and ease of actualisation

Entries should be submitted using the templates provided on the competition website.

Celebrating winning project/s in each country, winners will be honoured during the BCI Asia Awards ceremony 2019 (May-June),, a gala event that attracts the crème de la crème of the architecture, building and construction industry in all seven BCI Asia countries. The total turnout estimates over 2,500. Winners and their winning projects will appear in Construction+ magazine as well as websites and social media channels. Construction+ is a well-read magazine that reaches out to all industry professionals in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.
The website is now open with details on submission requirements and criteria: www.bciasiaidawards.com.

Closing date for online registration and submission: 31st December 2018.

 

BCI Asia Vietnam & FuturArc contact in Vietnam:

Ms Loan Nguyen – Event Executive

Email : loan.nguyen @bciasia.com

Phone: 84 28 6256 1010 – Ext: 130

Fax    : 84 28 6256 0880

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