Dencity 2017 Competition

Dencity 2017 Competition
Submit by 4.24.17
Competition Website

The Brief
Shelter is pleased to invite architects, planners, students, engineers, designers, thinkers, NGOs and organizations from all over the world to take part in the third annual Dencity Competition.

Rapid world growth and urbanization is not allowing cities to adapt and provide for their inhabitants. Towns are quickly growing into cities, and some of the densest places in the world are comprised of makeshift homes, otherwise referred to as slums. There are currently over 1 billion slum dwellers in the world. This number is expected to reach 2 billion by the year 2030.

The intent of this competition is twofold: to foster new ideas on how to better handle the growing density of unplanned cities and to spread awareness of this massive problem. Contestants should consider how design can empower communities and allow for a self sufficient future. For this years competition, the focus will be on improving living conditions in urban settings. There are no restrictions in regards to site, program, or size. Projects can be based on a specific urban location or a general concept.

1st Place: $3,000
2nd Place: $1,500
3rd Place: $750
*There will also be 6 special mentions.

Registration Fee is $55/project
until March 13, 2017

Late Registration is $80/project until April 24, 2017

2 Project Boards
1 Text Document
Team Biographies

The Dencity Competition is an original competition presented by Shelter Global | Copyright 2017 | Shelter Global is a 501(c)3