Design Ideas Competition 2009


First Place Winner
“From the Ground Up”
Michael Haggerty & Raj Kottamasu

Urban Design Prize Winner
“The Future is Food”
Robert Shepperd, Gassia Saliban & Yuki Bowman

Architecture Honourable Mentions
1 - "Hydronic Deformation"
L. Garofalo & A. Adderley

2 - "Urban Villas for a Resilient City"
Alexander Eisenschmidt

Urban Design Honourable Mentions
1 - "Lhasa Bioregional Architecture"
Nandi Han

2 - "Eco-Techture"
Shadi Edarehchi Gilani with Kambiz Hashemnejad

3 - "The Hill of the Wind"
Armando Carranco Hernandez

4 - "Hybrid Algorithm"
Bshara Rezik

5 - "Re-Urbia / Revitalising neighbourhoods"
Nick Sweet, Lisa Addiscott & Steve Robins

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To raise awareness in the Planning and Architecture communities of resiliency as a central strategy for dealing with the future impacts of on our cities Peak Oil and Climate Change

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students / Competition Result
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Office, Redevelopment, Renovation, Urban
Country Toronto, Canada
RegDeadline 1 June 2009 GoogleCal iCal
1 June 2009 (via Online)
Eligibility All

Building Design:
- Repurposing and re-skinning an existing multi-story commercial office building to convert it into a low-carbon, net-zero energy, multi-use building
- Design a low-rise (6 or 7 story) mixed-use urban block development. This scenario imagines a building, or complex of buildings, that would occupy a typical urban block
Urban Design:
- Transform an existing suburban low-density residential neighborhood into a higher-density mixed-use, self-sufficient, re-localized neighborhood
- Transform an existing urban residential neighborhood to make it more resilient and self sufficient in providing its own food supply

Craig Applegath (Architect/Urban Designer)
Antonio Gomez-Palacio (Urban Design)
Gregory Greene (Film Maker)
Peter Howard (Environmentalist)
Lyle Scott (Sustainability Engineering)
Kelly Dollan (Architecture and Urban Design)
Gordon Graff (Architecture and Urban Food)

Overall best submission (any category): $1000.00
Urban Design Second Prize: $500.00
Building Design Second Prize: $500.00
Honorable Mentions: Book Prize

Entry Fee
$50 ($20 for students and interns)

A series of between 3 and 5 pages (8.5 x 11) including: a 300 to 500 word description, 1 3D perspective, 1 Site Plan drawing , 1 neighbourhood or community context plan


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