Living City Design Competition

The competition requires participants to select an existing city anywhere in the world and conceptually transform it through photo‐realistic three‐dimensional modeling and renderings.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open
Genre Environment, Sustainability, Urban
Country Seattle, United States
RegDeadline 1 February 2011 GoogleCal iCal
1 February 2011
Eligibility All

Living city Design competition entries should both inspire and inform. The competition is meant to provide powerful but readily accessible models of truly sustainable cities. Members of the general public should be able to view the visualizations and come away with a clear sense of how each city would look, feel and function. At the same time, entries must be grounded in real technology and presented with sufficient information to be useful to skilled designers, engineers and planners. The winning entry should be so compelling that current members of the green building movement will want to devote themselves to achieving its vision.
Contest teams may choose to base their models on either medium density communities (towns or re-purposed now walkable suburbs) or higher density urban cores based within the density and solar rights requirements of the living Building challenge 2.0.

Not yet announced

First Prize: 75,000 USD and 2 tickets to Living Future 2011
Second Prize: 25,000 USD and 2 tickets to Living Future 2011
Building Re-use Award: 25,000 USD and 2 tickets to Living Future 2011
People's Choice Award(selected by vote): 2 tickets to Living Future 2011
Living Building Community Choice Award(selected by registered members of the Living Building community): 2 tickets to Living Future 2011

Entry Fee
$500 (professional)
$100 (students)
All living city competition teams must be members of the living Building challenge community.

2 color boards(24” by 36” ) and a narrative of between 1000 and 1250 words, an abstract statement of no more than 150 words, annotated system diagram(no more than 2 11” by 17” pages)

The International Living Building Institute, the National Trust for Historic Preservation

Official Website