Metropolis Next Generation Design Competition 2008


Architect and Professor Eric Olsen Wins 2008 Metropolis Next Generation® Design Prize

You can learn more about the winner in the May issue of Metropolis.

The 10 Next Generation® runners-up, listed with their entries below, will also be featured in Metropolis issues throughout the year:

Andrea Brivio, Davide Conti and Fabio Galli (Italy)
Yuichi Watanabe, Katz Miyahara and Yoshi Ogawa (Seattle)
Joseph Cory and Eyal Malka (Israel)
Paul Giacomantonio, Vera Templeman, William Sorich and Kat Taylor (Pescadero, CA)
Charles Lee (San Francisco)
Lars Mayer (Germany)
Robyn Perkins (Boston)
Gerald Lindner, Jeroen Tacx, Beate Lendt, Peter Heidman, and Martin Oostenrijk (Netherlands)
Renata Fenton and Enrique Lomnitz (Mexico)
Thomas Kosbau and Tyson Gillard (New York)



カテゴリ アイディアコンペ / 学生が参加できるコンペ / コンペ結果
タイプ International Design Idea Competition
ジャンル Environment
開催地 New York
登録締切日 6 January 2008 GoogleCal iCal
提出締切日 18 January 2008 (via Online)
応募資格 Designer or Architect in practice for ten years or less, as well as design students


The 2008 Next Generation® Design Competition focuses on WATER. In a world of killer floods and rising tides, potable water is a finite resource.

Water is everywhere—in nature, industry, home, our bodies, products, interiors, buildings, landscapes, systems (just to name a few).

With up to one third of the global population living without reliable access to clean water, we need better design solutions that account for potable water, gray water, black water—its uses, re-uses, controls, management, efficiency, and conservation.

We call on your innovative design solutions at all scales and sizes—products, interiors, buildings, landscapes, communication systems, or anything else you’ve dreamed up—for handling this most precious and most threatened natural resource. The time for new thinking on water is now.


The Next Generation® competition was created in 2003 to promote activism, social involvement, and entrepreneurship in young designers.

Lance Hosey
Eric Chan
Fiona Cousins
Pam Light

The winner will be featured in the May 2008 issue of Metropolis and on The runners up will also be announced in the May 2008 issue, and stories about select projects will be featured in the Next Generation section of Metropolis magazine thereafter and posted on the Web site.

Entry Fee
$75 for each submission

Winner Announcement: May 2008

Past winners

Metropolis magazine

Official Website