NEXT BIG ONE: An International Open Ideas Competition

9 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Sunday, August 31, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Tuesday, September 30, 2014.

“NEXT BIG ONE” – an international open ideas competition organized by the Architecture for Humanity Vancouver Chapter – raises awareness on the high-magnitude earthquake and tsunami events that plague cities around the world. The competition calls upon the design community to offer fresh perspectives and innovative ideas in designing for disasters.

The challenge of this single-stage open-ideas competition is to propose an innovative design solution that can mitigate natural disasters while simultaneously providing permanence for the community. The proposal must satisfy the following criteria:

  1. Exemplify INNOVATION in disaster design,
  2. Promote COMMUNITY RESILIENCY before and after disasters,
  3. Meet the MULTI-HAZARD PARAMETERS for the worst-case scenario.


Registration Deadline: Sunday, August 31, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Tuesday, September 30, 2014.
Competition website: Visit website
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