plastiCity fantastiCity (architectural competition)
kerb18 (an RMIT landscape architecture journal) have launched their first ever design ideas competition that stands to break the rising trend of mass sameness and standardization within our evolving cities.
“sameness is consuming us… we can see it everywhere in rapidly growing cities that place priority on economy, law enforcement, transport logistics and urban sprawl. such concentration on these areas is causing a loss of identity and an increase in similarity and repetitiveness. how can playful moments be injected into the urban fabric?
according to worldwatch institute; the globally-focused research organization, by 2050 over 72% of the earth’s inhabitants will live in cities which use the same building materials and operating systems such as glass monoliths and identical road crossings. who said a city has to be like this?”
the competition seeks a multidisciplinary approach to discover new potentials and possibilities within the world and in particular for the landscape architecture profession.
registration deadline ends 18th january 2010 & further info can be found on kerb18′s website.
image courtesty of i-mad architects.