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Chicago Skyscraper Greening the Jungle Concrete

AWRcompetition proposes the design of a new skyscraper inside the Near North Side, Chicago.
Chicago is the city where some of the first skyscrapers were built, but since a few years, the city is trying to make a change in favor of the environment. One of the goal is to avoid the Urban Heat Island Effect.
The city of Chicago was forced to consider this option after a heat wave in 1995 claimed a number of lives due to extreme inner city temperatures. These extreme temperatures were caused by the “Urban Heat Island effect”, in which heat in the city is absorbed by pavements, buildings, and asphalt.

This contest wants to propose an integrated idea of high quality architecture with a focus on the environmental theme, choosing among the many possible options, also the green roof, to integrate the new building with the initiative of the city and Greening the Concrete Jungle.

Students, architects, engineers, and designers are invited to participate to this competition.
Admissions will be accepted for individuals as well as teams. Teams should be made up of no more than five members and can be multidisciplinary.

First Prize 3000 €
Second Prize 1000 €
+ 5 honorable mentions

Team will be registered between September 10, 2017 and February 03, 2018, and all projects, without any exception, will be delivered no later than Feb 10, 2018.

Promotional Registration September 10, 2017 - September 30, 2017 € 40
Special Registration October 01, 2017 - December 01, 2017 € 50
Early Registration December 02, 2017 - January 02, 2018 € 75
Late Registration January 03, 2018 - February 03, 2018 € 100

cash prize award: $ 4,738.00 USD

Call for entry