Call for Ideas
Register deadline: February 1, 2018
Submit deadline: May 1, 2018
Project Earth 2 wants to propose a different approach towards refugees and refugee camps. Rather than conceiving refugee camps as storage facilities to fulfil basic human needs and refugees as temporary inhabitants, we encourage you to zoom out and consider the refugee camps as an instrument and an opportunity to activate deserted areas of Europe. Design refugee camps as stable settlements and as a changing structure that can grow, adapt and develop. How can refugee camps be flexible and grow in an organized way as their population increase? How can they transform from a temporary shelter into a stable settlement, providing proper living conditions and becoming the cities of tomorrow?
Solutions created by participants will be delivered to organizations and NGO working on-site, aiming at implementing them.
1st place – 1.500€
2nd place – 1.000€
3rd place – 300€
People’s choice prize: 200€
10 Honorable mentions
– Open Bank of Design Ideas
– International media coverage
Starting date for registration – 1st Feb / 2018
Closing date for project submission – 1st May / 2018
Announcement of the winners – June / 2018
Eliza Montgomery – Ennead Lab, Rethinking Refugee Communities.
Monica Noro – Coordinator Syria Regional Refugee Response for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Michelle Provoost – Director of the International New Town Institute.
Lígia Paula Simões Esteves Nunes Pereira da Silva – Founder of Architects Without Borders Portugal.
Don Weinreich – Ennead Lab, Rethinking Refugee Communities.
Daniel Wiens – Founder of Journeyman International
Early – 40 €
Regular – 60 €
Advanced – 70 €
Any architecture student or actual architect can participate in the competition, regardless of their nationality. Likewise, people from other disciplines can also participate, such as philosophers, sociologists, researchers, etc. The presence of an architect is not necessary, although it is recommended.
All information submitted by participants must be in English
Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (6 team members maximum).
For more information visit the competition website