Radical Urban Intervention Competition from ArcDeck 2020

Radical Urban Intervention Competition from ArcDeck 2020



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Date limite
30 nov. 2020
Niveau d'études
Type d'opportunité
Financement d'opportunité
Financement complet
Pays éligibles
Région éligible
Toutes les régions

ArcDeck is seeking proposals for 'Radical Urban Intervention' competition for urban core or downtown areas from planners, urban designers, architects, creatives, design students, and anyone related to the real estate industry. Applicants should select a city anywhere in the world and suggest a design intervention that could radically improve its sense of place and quality of life for residents and visitors. 

The intervention can be any one of the following proposals:

  • a new building typology that is missing in an existing city downtown area/town center (infill site);
  • tear-down and rebuild of an existing building(s) to create a new one in its place or an agglomeration -- but one which retains and houses the original uses in a creative way;
  • suggest a mass transit intervention by way of improving/appending access to downtown and/or connect existing landmarks;
  • propose park(s)/ open space(s)/ linear park network(s) on infill site(s) without tearing down any existing buildings or structures.

ArcDeck is looking for conceptual ideas only and not detailed architectural or technical drawings. The intent is to generate design concepts that can potentially upgrade the character of the downtown/ city center and infuse new life in the urban core. The proposals should include innovative, original, previously unpublished ideas or concepts supported with diagrams, sketches, renderings, etc.on a single A1 size sheet along with a maximum 500-word text description. ArcDeck's goal is to push the envelope and generate a dialogue about design-thinking at a city scale. Note that these proposals are *not* meant for realization.

Submittal Requirement: 

  • 1 (one) A1 size PDF format sheet (landscape orientation); and
  • 500 word write-up in .docx format (no images in word document).

Note: No names, insignia, logos, company details or participant information should appear on the submission sheet OR word document. Only add the unique code (you should receive it via email upon registration) on the top right corner of the sheet. Combined PDF and word document file size shall be less than 10 MB. All materials should be in the English language.


  • ArcDeck will select Top 3 entries from 2 categories: 'professional' and 'student'.
  • The top 3 entries from both categories will receive 50% discount vouchers towards registration fees for ArcDeck's next paid competition.
  • The top 3 entries from both categories and Top 10 entries will be featured on ArcDeck's website and social media handles (Twitter/ Facebook/ Instagram) with credits to the author(s). Selected others may be a part of an online publication/ E-book to be published at a later date.
  • Participation certificate (via email) for all participants.

About ArcDeck:

ArcDeck.net is a premier online platform for generating interesting, contextual, and thought-provoking ideas by way of crowd-sourcing design concepts, challenges, and projects. ArcDeck seeks truly radical/interesting ideas with the intent to generate fresh perspectives and challenge the status quo within the design industry. ArcDeck does not intend to realize any of the ideas but further the design dialogue in our built environment.

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