AECOM has launched its international Urban SOS: Transformations student competition
It seeks creative, viable proposals for sites in a range of global cities including: Jeddah, Beijing, São Paulo, and Johannesburg. The five semi-finalists will present their schemes to a jury at the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona. The top prize is US $20,000.
The deadline for submissions is 31 July. Semi-finalists will be announced September 15, and the winner(s) will be announced November 5.
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AECOM has launched its Urban SOS: Transformations competition, offering US $20,000 in prize money for integrated design responses to sites in select global cities. The competition is open to students in the fields of architecture, urban and regional planning, urban design, landscape architecture, economics, environmental science, engineering, and related disciplines.
Urban SOS: Transformations gives students all over the world the opportunity for real engagement with issues facing built, natural and social environments. The competition seeks creative, viable proposals for sites in one of seven cities: Phoenix, Arizona; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Beijing, China; Port au Prince, Haiti; Istanbul, Turkey; São Paulo, Brazil; and Johannesburg, South Africa.
At stake is a trip to the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona, November 3-5, 2010, where five semi-finalists (individuals or teams) will have the opportunity to present their ideas to a jury of industry, academic and AECOM professionals.
The Urban SOS programme continues a long tradition of dialogue between the student community and AECOM practitioners. The digital medium has opened this dialogue to a wider audience—last year more than 1000 entrants from 239 colleges and universities in 64 countries participated. Sabrina Kleinenhammans of MIT won the 2009 Urban SOS: Distressed Cities, Creative Responses competition by exploring a pre-emptive landholding strategy for an agricultural and recreational green space network along transportation corridors in Mumbai, India.