WARMING Architecture Competition

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WARMING Architecture Competition

April 6, 2020 - August 3, 2020

$75 – $95

Our world is changing.

Imagine Miami Beach permanently underwater, hurricanes constantly clashing against Manhattan, devastating droughts in London, and heatwaves that render Barcelona unlivable.

A future like this currently occupies our imagination but inches closer to reality each day. 

How will our built environment react to rising sea levels, extended droughts, climbing temperatures, and other symptoms of global warming? How can our buildings and cities prevent the severity of natural disasters, degrading air quality, melting ice caps, and climate change at large?

WARMING calls on students and professionals from the fields of architecture, planning, and design to submit projects that respond to our changing climate and the environment.


Participants are free to experiment and explore the subject – designs can be of any program, any scale, and on any site. Architecture may be building types such as homes, parks, skyscrapers, stadiums, schools, museums, libraries, transportation, multifamily housing, and more.

Participants may propose architecture that prevents the rise of global warming or architecture that reacts to the changing world we will inhabit. Participants may also take a combined approach.

PREVENT – designs can address issues such as renewable energy, recycling, sustainable farming, sustainable materials, passive design, or many others.

REACT – designs can address issues such as sea level rise, droughts, wilderness fires, severe weather, habitat destruction, or many others.


Overall Winner: $5,000 + Book Feature + Exhibition (Sponsored by Enscape)

Prevention Award:  $1,000 + Book Feature + Exhibition

Reactive Award: $1,000 + Book Feature + Exhibition

Honorable Mentions:  Book Feature + Exhibition

Directors Choice: Book Feature + Exhibition


April 6, 2020
August 3, 2020
$75 – $95
Event Category:


Arch Out Loud
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