KERB18 Prize - PlastiCity FantastiCity

PlastiCity FantastiCity is the DESIGN COMPETITION of 2010! We are searching for exciting ideas for the city that you would love to live in.Show us, the Editors of the internationally esteemed Landscape Architecture Journal; Kerb18, how peculiar and beautiful your ideas are..

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Cityscape, Landscape, Urban
Country Australia
RegDeadline 18 December 2009 GoogleCal iCal
18 January 2010 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility Design teams must be multidisciplinary with at least one landscape architecture student, professional or academic with a maximum of five members and a minimum of one.

PlastiCity FantastiCity

KERB18 is excited to announce its first ever design ideas competition, PlastiCity FantastiCity This is the search for the future city.

"I thought it was a mountain... I thought it was a TV!"

Sameness is consuming us... We can see it everywhere in rapidly growing cities that place priority on economy, law enforcement, transport logistics and urban sprawl. Such concentration on these areas is causing a loss of identity and an increase in similarity and repetitiveness. How can playful moments be injected into the urban fabric?

According to Worldwatch Institute; the globally-focused research organization, by 2050 over 72% of the earth’s inhabitants will live in cities which use the same building materials and operating systems such as glass monoliths and identical road crossings. Who said a city has to be like this?
Where has the fun gone?

Imagine the limitless world of a child. Creative boundaries have not yet been conceived, limits not yet understood. We want to see your city in all its wildness. A child can compose a world of immeasurable fantasy and pleasure yet the regulations that we currently adhere to have diminished our ability to make this our reality.

What if when you take a lunch break, parks literally broke from the earth, airlifted above the clouds escaping into the sunlight, landing within the hour leaving you at peace with the world?

PlastiCity FantastiCity is remodeling the constructed city at any chosen scale to become a world of playful opportunity, where nothing that manifests itself in today’s cities is present. This ideas competition seeks a multidisciplinary approach to discover new potentials and possibilities within the world and in particular for the Landscape Architecture profession.

PlastiCity (pro-noun)

1. The theory that a space’s most beautiful quality can often be the way in which it is continually made by those who inhabit it.
2. The projection of a speculative world into a pragmatic application.

FanstastiCity (pro-noun)

1. A world of limitless possibilities.
2. The city that exists in your mind, living in your wildest dreams and your most peculiar sketches.

A jury comprised of notable designers and theorists from a wide variety of creative disciplines will be announced soon.

1st place- 10 page spread in KERB18 journal
2nd place- 5 page spread in KERB18 journal
3rd place- 5 page spread in KERB18 journal

Entry Fee
Students: $50 AUD
Academics/Professionals: $100 AUD

Maximum two AO .PDF panels

Announcement of winner: March 2010 at Launch of KERB18 and Competition Exhibition.


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