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Instead of imitating elements of nature, can we try to mimic natural terrains of location in the design of these megastructures? How can the huge scale of these structures blend softly with landscape, instead of standing as an artificial abomination? The challenge is to design a market that can be sunken so the building’s elements blend into the surrounding context in a form of landscape. The design must be inspired by undulating landscapes in nature. The building must be built partially below ground level. The design of the centre must have no negative impact on the site. The centre must aim to promote economic activity in a social and sustainable environment. The aim of the design is to explore ways of creating structures that are mindful of the setting in which they are built. Even though the structure will extend above ground as well, its layout and form must respond to not only the physical terrain but the surrounding context in terms of the vision it creates.

Organizer: UNI
Category: Design/Architecture
Prize: Cash
Region: Global
Eligibility: Open to everyone
Deadline: 2022-10-18

What They Say

Manish Sonal, India
Winner of KTH Masters Challenge 2015 – Full Scholarship and living costs paid for at KTH
“I was always reluctant in applying to foreign Universities due to my financial constraints. Today I am pursuing my Master’s in a subject which I love and feel more confident about my future.”
Saravanan Yuvaraja, India
Winner of GE Light the way Challenge
“GE Light the Way Concepts for the future of Office Lighting Innovation Challenge Competition was one of my best life time experiences. This challenge had given me a chance to know exactly, what the organization is looking from the innovative student community for creating smart and sustainable world in the future.”
Arlisa Febriani, Indonesia
Winner of the Blue Bag Competition 2015 – Full Scholarship and living costs paid for at Lund University
Arlisa’s story is very unique and proof that given the right opportunity, the greatest ideas will succeed. By developing a revolutionary water cleansing system, she proved that anything is possible. This is great news for her, the people of Jakarta, and quite possibly the rest of the world who live in places with little or no access to clean water!
Avon Haughton, USA
Winner of The New School Competition 2014 – Scholarship at The New School in New York
“Winning the competition has been one of my greatest achievements thus far and participating was the most fun I’ve had in a while. I’m very grateful for the opportunity and I can’t wait to go to The New School!”