Competition :: NEXT BIG ONE

Competition :: NEXT BIG ONE
Registration Deadline - Sunday, August 31, 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.

Design Professional Award: CAD$3000
The Bing Thom Emerging Designers Award: CAD$1500
Winners and Honorable Mentions will be announced on our website as well as social media outlets.

August 31, 2014 - Registration & FAQ Deadline
September 30, 2014 - Submission Deadline
October 31, 2014 - Winners Announced

Open to all designers (professional or student). Team collaboration is encouraged, but limited to 4 people per team.


Design Professionals - CAD$60
Emerging Designers (Student) - CAD$30