We usually like to leave the competition news to Bustler, but our friends at Dwell Magazine and Inhabitat have an interesting Reburbia Design Competition in the works. It's a competition to re-envision the suburbs — a call to all future-forward architects, urban designers, renegade planners, and imaginative engineers. You can submit up to five (5) images and a statement about your design proposal. Entries will be judged on clarity of idea, usefulness of design, and visual/aesthetic appeal of renderings. Here's a little more:
From the Reburbia website:
Show us how you would re-invent the suburbs! What would a McMansion become if it weren’t a single-family dwelling? How could a vacant big box store be retrofitted for agriculture? What sort of design solutions can you come up with to facilitate car-free mobility, ‘burb-grown food, and local, renewable energy generation? We want to see how you’d design future-proof spaces and systems using the suburban structures of the present, from small-scale retrofits to large-scale restoration—the wilder the better! You can submit as many entries as you like, but each individual entry should be focused on one singular design problem/solution (i.e. a McMansion farm rehab, a bicycle transportation hub, a piezoelectric, energy-generating freeway paving system).
Good Luck! Submit entry by August 1, 12 am EST.