The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has launched ‘RETHINK: 2025’ – a design competition in search of big ideas for our post-pandemic world. With lives across the globe transformed, the RIBA is asking architects and students to consider what life in our new, post-pandemic world could look like by 2025. How will the pandemic have modified the way humans interact with space and one another, and how can design mitigate its worst effects?
“Now more than ever, we need to design spaces and buildings that contribute to the health and wellbeing of everyone,” commented RIBA CEO, Alan Vallance. “Architects have a vital role to play in adapting and redefining our environments in a post-pandemic world. We are looking forward to seeing a range of creative responses to the challenges presented by this unprecedented global situation.”
The RIBA invites architects and designers to submit positive responses to one or any of the following areas, the future of; healthcare spaces, remote learning, high-density living, public transport, high streets vs online shopping, international travel and the use of technology to monitor and control populations.
The first prize of £5000 will be sponsored by Arup. There will be a £2000 second prize and £1000 third prize. All winners will be published in the August 2020 issue of the RIBA Journal.
The competition is open internationally to all RIBA members, from any category of membership including students. The deadline for submissions is June 12, 2020.
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