Vancouver Chapter Launching "NEXT BIG ONE"

Vancouver Chapter Launching "NEXT BIG ONE"

Architecture for Humanity's Vancouver Chapter has launched an international open ideas competition, "NEXT BIG ONE."

Meant to raise awareness on the high-magnitude earthquake and tsunami events that plague cities around the world, the aim of this competition is to bring out the potential in the design community to offer fresh perspectives and innovative ideas in designing for disasters.

The challenge of this single-stage open-ideas competition is to propose an innovative design solution that can mitigate natural disasters while simultaneously providing community permanence.  The proposal must satisfy the following criteria: 

1) Exemplify INNOVATION in disaster design, 

2) Promote COMMUNITY RESILIENCY before and after disasters,

3) Meet the MULTI-HAZARD PARAMETERS for the worst-case scenario.

Entrants can register as teams of Design Professionals or Emerging Designers (Students).  Registration closes at 11:59PM PDT on August 31, 2014.  Submissions are due at 11:59PM PDT on September 30, 2014.  Winners will be announced on October 31, 2014.


Take a look at their website for entry information including evaluation criteria and other details at and register today!