1.1 About the Competition
*This competition would be good as a group project.
Organizers: Eleven Magazine
“The urgency to act is the driving force behind this competition: a challenge designed to get the creative community engaged with our plastic world and propose innovative solutions from a design-led solution.
We ask you to think of ways to fight the plastic problem in our waters - from rivers to oceans - and turn a threat into an opportunity. The competition is developed around two themes, each with a specific objective and site typology linked to it.
The first is the theme of ‘prevention’, which is linked to rivers and focuses on the concept of halting the plastic flow through interventions on these massive water infrastructures.
The second theme is ‘action’, which is linked to the oceans and focuses on ways behind the cleaning up of the existing pollution.
Between these two themes, there are infinite degrees of cross-pollination, which you are also free to explore in your designs. For those who are interested in a more comprehensive strategy, there is also the possibility of dealing with the whole plastic pollution route: from source (river) to destination (ocean).”
Two landscape A1 digital sheets and 500 words explanatory text per team.
Early Bird: £60
Late Bloomer: £120
Competition Opens: 11th September 2018
Early Bird Fees change to Standard Fees: 9th October
Standard Fees change to Late Bloomer Fees: 28th December
Registration Closes / Submission Deadline: 11th January 2019 11:00am (UK Time)
Public Voting Opens Online: 16th January
Public Voting Closes Online: 10th March
Winners and Awarded Announced: 11th March
Minimum 6 Honourable Mentions
People’s Choice Award (selected by general public voting): £100
*All of the awarded entries listed above will be published on Eleven’s ‘Elevenses’ feed, social media and Apple News channel. In addition, awarded entries will receive fantastic worldwide attention through Eleven’s media partners.
1.2 About the Jury
- Carl Precht (Director, Penda)
- Michael Pawlyn (Founder and Director, Exploration Architecture)
- Shannon Royden-Turner (Founder and Director, Actuality)
- Safia Qureshi (Founder and CEO, CupClub)
- Luca Maccarinelli (Associate, Spark* Architects)
- Richard MacCowan (Founder and Director, Biomimicry UK)
- Andrea Verenini (Editor in Chief, Eleven)
- Eloise Carr (Editor, Eleven)
“Plastic pollution in our oceans is one of the biggest environmental problems we are facing today on our planet. It is no longer an occurrence reserved to isolated pockets of our earth, but rather a booming global phenomenon. We are now witnessing the exponential growth of a world-wide plastic epidemic, as our planet is becoming covered in man-made waste. Every year, we produce over 300 million tonnes of plastic.”
About the Organizers: Eleven Magazine
“This competition is organized by Eleven, an architecture and creative-lifestyle magazine, design agency and online platform dedicated to creative innovation, architecture and design. Eleven is one of the leading competition generators, creating award-winning international challenges and publishing articles on the industry’s coolest people, places, ideas and designs.”
1.4 Previous Projects
Project Comparison from Eleven: Malecon: A Sea Defense & Cultural Space Challenge
“In this competition, we aimed at breathing new life into Havana’s iconic (but currently tired) Malecon coastal road. Our goal was to add a new layer of urban intervention to Havana’s unique socio-historical context by working on the Malecon’s identity as both a prime hotspot for Havana’s rich social life but also reinforcing it as a sea protection against increasingly violent hurricane storms.”
NATALIA ECHEVERRI Founding Partner of VALECHE Studio
ANNA LENA KORTMANN Exhibition Designer & Interior Architect
PETER NOEVER Professor & Principle, No|Ever Design
WOLF D. PRIX Professor & Principal + CEO, COOP HIMMELB(L)AU
THEODORE HOERR Founding Principal, Terrain Work
CARL PRUSCHA Professor & Director, CP Architects
ELOISE CARR Editor, Eleven Magazine
ANDREA VERENINI Founder, Eleven Magazine
CARLOS ARNAIZ Founding Partner, CAZA
First Place:TURNING THE MALECON by Javier Galindo (USA)
Second Place: In Between the Icon by Sebastian Sowa, Gianluca Torini & Meike Schröder (Germany)