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WARMING Competition 2021

WARMING Competition 2021 (total $7,000 prize)

Country: UK
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Applications call for WARMING Competition 2021. WARMING calls on students and professionals from the fields of architecture, planning, and design to submit projects that respond to the changing climate and the environment.

Imagine Mumbai and Miami permanently underwater, hurricanes frequently clashing against Manhattan and Manila, devastating droughts in Los Angeles and London, and fires running rampant in Sydney and San Francisco.

A global future like this currently occupies our imagination but inches closer to reality each day.

How will our built environment react to rising sea levels, extended droughts, climbing temperatures, and other symptoms of global warming? How can our buildings and cities prevent the severity of natural disasters, degrading air quality, melting ice caps, and climate change at large?


Participants are free to experiment and explore the subject – designs can be of any program, any scale, and on any site. Architecture may be building types such as homes, parks, skyscrapers, stadiums, schools, museums, libraries, transportation, multifamily housing, and more.

​Participants may propose an architecture that prevents the rise of global warming or architecture that reacts to the changing world we will inhabit. Participants may also take a combined approach.

  • Prevent: designs can address issues such as renewable energy, recycling, sustainable farming, sustainable materials, passive design, or many others.
  • React: designs can address issues such as sea level rise, droughts, wilderness fires, severe weather, habitat destruction, or many others.


  • Overall Winner: $5,000. Book Feature & Publications
  • Prevent Award: $1,000, Book Feature & Publications
  • React Award: $1,000 Book Feature & Publications​
  • Honorable ​Mentions: Book Feature & Publications
  • Directors Choice: Book Feature & Publications


  • WARMING is open to all designers and disciplines. Architects, planners, and all problem solvers who are looking to take action against climate change encouraged.
  • Teams can be one to four members from similar or interdisciplinary backgrounds.
  • Past projects can be adapted and submitted to the competition.
  • Projects that have received recognition in other competitions are not eligible for submission to the WARMING competition.

More Information Here


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline05 September,2021
Open toAll
OrganizerWarming Competition



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