URBAN ANIMAL: 2012 Animal Architecture Awards

This award wants your ideas about how synanthropic design can reshape, expand and redefine the context of urban thought and space.

Category Award / Open to Students
Type International, Award, Open, Single-Stage, Onymous
Genre Architecture
Country United States
RegDeadline 13 May 2012 GoogleCal iCal
11 June 2012 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All
Target Field Submissions can include past work, current research and built or unbuilt projects.

Urban areas are quickly becoming the densest concentrations of human life on the planet and with that comes the well documented positive and negative impacts to local biodiversity and ecologies. But humans are not the only urban animals – squirrels, pigeons, mice, rats, crows, raccoons, beetles etc… are all species identified as synanthropes – animals that “live near, and benefit from, an association with humans and the somewhat artificial habitats that humans create around them.” These are highly-urbanized non-human animals and our potential design partners. Expanded hetero-cultures, urban agriculture, and a flexible, more resilient urbanism are all potential benefits of cross species collaborations. What other benefits exist?

Ned Dodington (Director, Animal Architecture)
Simone Ferracina (2012 An.Arch Awards Laureate)
Fritz Haeg (Artist)
Christopher Hight (Assoc. Professor, Rice University RSA)
Jonathan LaRocca (Editor, Animal Architecture)
Kate Orff (Asst. Professor, Columbia GSAPP, Founder of SCAPE)
Susan S. Szenasy (Editor in Chief, Metropolis Magazine)

Publication and Exhibition

Entry Fee
Students: USD 35
Professionals: USD 100

Winner announced: mid summer 2012

Past winners

Animal Architecture

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