Resilient Communities: Designing for a sustainable and equitable future

Resilient Communities: Designing for a Sustainable and equitable future

The theme for this competition is “Resilient Communities” and it is inspired by the trending topics of sustainability, circular economy, and social equity. The competition is open to all architects, designers, and students interested in creating innovative solutions to the challenges of the 21st century.
By promoting sustainable and equitable design, the competition can help foster more resilient communities that can better withstand and recover from a range of disruptions, including climate change, natural disasters, and pandemics. The competition also provides a platform for sharing best practices and inspiring others to adopt more sustainable and inclusive design strategies in their work.
A panel of experts in the fields of architecture, sustainability, and social equity will judge the competition. The winning design will receive a cash prize of $2,000 and will be featured in an exhibition and publication.


In recent years, the world has experienced a range of challenges and disruptions that have highlighted the need for resilient communities. Climate change, natural disasters, and pandemics have all had a significant impact on communities around the world, and have exposed the vulnerabilities of our built environment and social systems.
At the same time, there are growing concerns about social inequality and exclusion, as well as the impact of rapid urbanization and population growth on our cities and communities. These challenges require innovative solutions to help communities become more resilient, adaptable, and sustainable.

Furthermore, Resilient communities are those that can withstand and recover from these challenges and disruptions. While also promoting social equity, environmental sustainability, and economic prosperity. This requires a holistic approach to community development that incorporates a range of strategies and interventions. Including sustainable design, community engagement, and social and economic empowerment.
Moreover, By designing and building resilient communities, we can help ensure that our cities and communities can thrive in the face of uncertainty and change and that all members of society have access to the resources and opportunities they need to live healthy, happy, and fulfilling lives.


It should serve as a social, cultural, and educational hub. It should be a place where people can come together to learn, create, and connect. The center should also be flexible and adaptable to changing needs and conditions.
The site is located in a dense urban area with a total of 2,000 square meters. The community center should occupy at least 1,000 square meters and should be designed to complement the surrounding urban fabric.
Also, It should be designed to minimize its environmental impact and promote the efficient use of resources. It should incorporate sustainable features such as green roofs, rainwater harvesting, and renewable energy systems.
Moreover, It should promote the reuse and recycling of materials.
The community center should be designed to be accessible and welcoming to people from all walks of life. Also, It should be designed to promote social inclusion and address the needs of underserved communities.

Submission Requirements

  • 2 x A1 Sheets
  • 1 x Video (Optional)

Prizes & Grants

  • Winner x 1 = $1000 + Certificate + Publication in our Annual Issue + Blog Post
  • Runners Up x 4 = $250 + Certificate + Publication in our Annual Issue + Blog Post
  • Participation Certificates for all



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