Architectural Competition: Epidemic Urbanism Initiative Design Competition
This plan contest is coordinated by the Epidemic Urbanism Initiative, an interdisciplinary community comprising of 1700+ individuals from in excess of 90 nations and established by Dr. Mohammad Gharipour and Dr. Caitlin DeClercq in March 2020. Data about the EUI is accessible at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi40kwiBsOGgaxkqpTNx2Vg.
A. Mission statement
The objective of this plan contest is to give a setting to coordinated effort between understudies, educators, fashioners, masterminds, engineers, specialists, and experts from a scope of disciplines and fields to make and talk about reasonable plan thoughts that unequivocally advance sound spots for weak networks.
The novel Covid sickness (COVID-19) pandemic, as other plague ailments and catastrophic events that went before it, has excessively influenced weak networks across the world including more seasoned grown-ups, racial and ethnic minorities, and low-pay networks.
The frequency of COVID-19, demise rates because of the infection, and admittance to clinical consideration were and are designed along previous social imbalances and frequently supported by disparities in the constructed conditions in which individuals live and work.
Perceiving the job that regular constructed conditions play as both essential spots of weakness and openness just as assets for wellbeing advancement and mediation, there is an earnest need to reconsider engineering, metropolitan plan, and the assembled climate toward more basic, just, and evenhanded arrangements in the post-pandemic age.
Without a doubt, the urban areas, schools, homes, and spaces of entertainment we possess will go through huge and little changes in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and as we expect the inescapable next scourge or pandemic.
What may these progressions resemble? Or then again, more forthright, what would it be advisable for them to resemble? At the end of the day, how should we utilize this season of modifying and reconsidering to imagine, plan, and occupy assembled settings that are all the more and fair? How should we re-focus wellbeing in all plan practices and cycles?
This plan rivalry looks to resolve these inquiries by making a scene to advance coordinated effort across worldwide and disciplinary organizations and by uniting understudies, scholastics, and experts from across the world to envision plan arrangements that:
Purposely focus wellbeing, value, and social equity in a scope of various typologies and
Cultivate flexibility fully expecting future episodes of pandemic sicknesses and other cataclysmic events.
This plan contest will look for entries in four classes: senior lodging, local area facilities, neighborhood schools, and recreational areas. Each plan classification will be investigated by three attendants comprising of personnel and experts from different nations and disciplines. Shortlisted undertakings will be reported on October 1, 2021 and will be examined by the jury and visitor pundits in definite survey gatherings for every theme on:
Friday, October 8, 12-1pm US Eastern Time: Senior Housing
Saturday, October 9, 12-1pm US Eastern Time: Community Clinics
Friday, October 15, 12-1pm US Eastern Time: Neighborhood Schools
Saturday, October 16, 12-1pm US Eastern Time: Public Parks
September 6: Submissions due to firstname.lastname@example.org
October 1: Announcement of shortlisted submissions
October: Final review meetings with shortlisted groups, according to schedule in Part B above
D. Design topics and questions
Submissions should address one of the following categories:
–Senior housing – aging resiliently in community
The COVID-19 pandemic uncovered huge issues in the plan and construction of offices intended for more established grown-ups (otherwise called senior lodging, lodging for maturing networks, retirement networks, and helped living offices); and the older populace was among the networks most altogether affected by the pandemic.
There is a critical requirement for another worldview in senior consideration. How might we plan senior lodging that is available to grown-ups from a wide scope of foundations and pay levels? How might we plan all the more and reasonable lodging for seniors that advance a solid way of life and empower intergenerational relations?
Plan issue: Use the standards above to create metropolitan senior lodging thoughts locally for grown-ups more established than sixty. The proposed configuration can be at any scale however should serve no less than 40-50 clients. The proposed planned home should uphold prosperity and lift a functioning and free life among old grown-ups while stressing various degrees of care.
Foster a plan recommendation that spotlights on cultivating well-being, empowering the feeling of having a place and the feeling of prosperity: enthusiastic security, protection and closeness, communicating individual inventiveness, and empowering various methods of articulation while keeping up with social union.
Plan sections ought to mirror the reason for senior lodging both in its ability to carry out these comprehensive projects of care and as an instrument for molding the living climate, while making responsiveness to every one of the partners.
–Community clinics – increasing healthcare access for underserved communities
Local area facilities can assume an imperative part in supporting helpless and underserved networks, particularly during seasons of emergency. The new COVID-19 pandemic has placed into unmistakable alleviation the imbalances that endure in admittance to medical care.
Perceiving the worth of local area centers in supporting underserved and weak populaces, how might we work with and for networks to plan local area medical services offices that are more successful in metropolitan areas and country settings? How should we guarantee such facilities are reasonable, comprehensive, and inviting to customers from different foundations? How might we plan neighborhood facilities that advance local area well-being through an equivalent accentuation on infection avoidance and treatment?
Plan issue: Use the models above to plan a local area medical care office in your city, town, or town. This patient-focused local area wellbeing focus will unite a scope of clinical benefits under one rooftop to serve people, families and youngsters and further develop wellbeing and health results in an underserved local area.
The proposed configuration can be at any scale however should give spaces to physical and passionate mending just as for instruction and local area outreach. It ought to unequivocally serve no less than one underserved local area. The plan should consider continuous medical care needs locally and what extra administrations or capacities may be fundamental in case of a future flare-up of pandemic diseases like COVID-19.
Plan passages ought to think about the center’s public picture and perceivability inside the local area just as the association with mending and the patient experience.
–Neighborhood schools – building community among diverse groups
Essential and auxiliary schools assume an indispensable part in networks: they give fundamental admittance to instruction and in numerous networks they additionally offer a scope of administrations for the nearby local area, from play regions to food circulation to well-being administrations.
In numerous nations, the new COVID-19 pandemic disturbed this local area building capacity of schools as learning moved to far off conveyance, school grounds were shut, and vis-à-vis communications were fundamentally changed to keep up with well-being for understudies, instructors, and local area individuals.
This absence of local area negatively affected understudies’ psychological well-being. How should we imagine post-pandemic school plans that expressly cultivate local area building and having a place? How could school configuration advance value while establishing a solid and positive climate for understudies and staff? Which job may schools play in the more extensive networks they serve?
Plan issue: Use the models above to plan an essential or optional school in your city, town, or town. The proposed configuration can be at any scale, however should consider no less than two unique gatherings of people and how each can feel a feeling of having a place in the more extensive school local area.
Proposed plans ought to likewise give freedoms to cultivate intergenerational relations inside the more extensive neighborhood local area, make a feeling of local area inside the school, and additionally make solid associations with the metropolitan neighborhood around them through the arrangement of administrations, assets, or different conveniences. Plan sections should consider openings for local area building and incorporation in normal occasions just as how those capacities would proceed securely during future scourges or other catastrophic events.
–Public parks – promoting equitable access to shared, open spaces
The job of public spaces, particularly metropolitan parks, in advancing wellbeing has gotten reestablished consideration lately and a long time. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, recreational areas were commended as fundamental administrations for metropolitan networks who utilized parks as locales of entertainment, actual work, and local area meeting.
However how open are these parks? Who approaches these spaces, and who doesn’t? Whose necessities do these spaces serve- – and whose requirements are dismissed? Considering parks as fundamental administrations all by themselves- – and as spots that house a scope of administrations (from sporting facilities to bathrooms to rancher’s business sectors)- – how might we plan a recreational area that is inviting to and steady of a wide scope of clients?
How might the recreation center plan unite networks and empower social cooperations, sound ways of life, and bliss among clients from a scope of ages, foundations, financial situations with, social gatherings? What administrations may these gatherings require?
Plan issue: Use the models above to plan a local park in your city, town, or town to serve the neighborhood local area. The recreation center can be at any scale yet the accommodation should introduce an unmistakable reasoning for its size and area. The recreation center may be planned in an empty part or may just supplant, repurpose, or adjust existing constructions.
The proposed configuration should include regular components and purposely draw in and offer fundamental types of assistance to somewhere around two unique gatherings who are presently underserved by recreational areas in your specific circumstance. Plan passages ought to consider main points of interest like openness, maintainability, general wellbeing, occasional change, developing ideas of local area, and the development of spot.
E. Submission Guidelines
Context: We empower entries from five landmasses. To frontal area neighborhood issues, requirements, and settings across the globe, each gathering will pick their own site setting for their plan proposition, as verified in Part D above.
Site determination: Choose a site in your city, town, town that is empty, or underutilized, or in any case great for reconsidering and propose a plan for one of the four subjects portrayed above: senior lodging, local area center, neighborhood school, or recreational area. Your decision of typology and scale ought to be the consequence of your plan proclamation.
Scale: The size of your proposed configuration is dependent upon you and might be directed to some degree by the requirements of the local area or networks you are planning for or potentially the restrictions and affordances of the site setting you pick.
Groups: In the soul of this cooperative undertaking, groups should comprise of no less than two individuals, with at least one understudy or late alumni and one employee or expert/proficient. We empower worldwide and interdisciplinary joint efforts. Understudies, staff, and experts from clinical fields, metropolitan plan and arranging, scene configuration, medication, social work, general wellbeing, and craftsmanship are particularly urged to team up. Groups can incorporate members from numerous colleges.
To forefront the specific situation, client needs, and cycles and deliberateness behind proposed plans, entries will appear as account slides that incorporate words and pictures to pass on your thoughts.
Entries ought to be close to 10 slides, submitted as a PDF. Groups whose entries are shortlisted for the plan prize in every classification will be welcome to make a 2-minute video dependent on these slides for show at the October gatherings. We invite a scope of media to make these plans. Hand drawings, composition, PC drawings, and any remaining media welcome, yet the last form should be submitted as PDFs.
All submissions must address the guiding questions below and also must include:
-Title of your proposal
-The category of your submission (e.g., public park)
-Team member names and affiliations
-Submit all materials to email@example.com by September 6, 2021.
All submissions must address the following questions in some way:
Each design prompt asks teams to identify a vacant or underused site in your city, town, or village. This in mind, in what geographical location (country and city, town, or village) do you plan to site your proposed design?
What are the local (or broader societal) needs are you responding to? For example:
-Lack of access to healthcare or other resources
-Isolation or segregation from broader community connections
-Inequitable access to basic, essential services
-Community health issues (e.g., physical health, mental health, social health)
What community/ies of people are you hoping to engage and/or support through your proposed design?
What are the specific needs, strengths, and/or interests of this community with respect to the broader local or societal needs expressed above?
What site have you selected to redesign? Why?
What ideas do you have for the redesign of the site? What designs or other interventions do you propose in support of the community needs and interests described above?
How are these designs in service of user needs? How do they respond to the context of the site and the broader neighborhood, village, town, or city in which it is located?
How does this design promote the following?:
-Health, broadly defined, including and beyond in times of crisis. Special attention should be paid to the progressive destabilization of the existing living and health conditions in the event of the COVID-19 outbreak;
-Equity, inclusion, and/or belonging, including a sense of community for vulnerable populations and minorities.
F. Jury members
Confirmed jurors for each category are as follows:
Lead: Katarina Andjelkovic, Serbia
Jury members: Lynne Dearborn, USA; Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss, USA; Ruzica Bozovic, Singapore
Commentator: Debajyoti Pati, USA
Lead: Louisa Iarocci, USA
Jury members: Rolf Haarstad, USA; Andrea Möhn, The Netherlands; Lusi Morhayim, Israel
Commentator: Thomas Fisher, USA
Lead: Irene Hwang, USA
Jury members: Melinda Silverman, South Africa; Stefanie Eberding, Germany; Claire Latane, USA
Lead: Bud Shenefelt, USA
Jury members: Renelle Sargeant, Trinidad and Tobago; Anna Grichting, Switzerland; Johann (Hans) Sagan, Norway
Commentator: Naomi Sachs, USA
G. Awards and recognition
Submission date: September 6.
Shortlisted submissions will be announced by October 1, 2021.
Recognition: All shortlisted teams will receive a certificate of honorable mention from The Epidemic Urbanism Initiative and will participate in their assigned review session on one of the following dates:
-Friday, October 8, 12-1pm EST: Senior Housing
-Saturday, October 9, 12-1pm EST: Community Clinics
-Friday, October 15, 12-1pm EST: Neighborhood Schools
-Saturday, October 16, 12-1pm EST: Public Parks
Awards: The winning team from each category will earn a prize of $500 USD, courtesy of the competition sponsor, CRGA Design.
The EUI would like to thank CRGA Design for their generous support of this design ompetition.
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