Celebrating 10 years with $10,000 in prizes! On October 2nd 2015, the Philadelphia Center for Architecture’s Ed Bacon Memorial Committee will launch the 10th annual Better Philadelphia Challenge, an urban design competition open to individuals anywhere in the world. In celebration, we are doubling the size of the competition by opening it up to professionals for the first time. Twice the entrants, twice the prizes! College student and professional entries will be judged separately, with a $5,000 First Prize for each.
Designing Healthy Neighborhoods: Mantua/Belmont. This year’s competition is open to matriculating college-level students (undergraduate, graduate, + PhD) as well as to professionals (design-related or not)! As you begin thinking about this challenge, be sure to consider: Health + Activity What types of health and activity concerns will your proposal address: obesity, mental health, violence, food access, asthma, a combination of these or other issues? Consider how we could measure the success of your proposal.
What could be quantified and how? Are there non-quantifiable benefits that could somehow be captured? By what mechanisms? City of Philadelphia Health Data The Grand Vision How will you address the overall design of the full competition site? What design philosophies will guide your proposal? Which residents will your plan affect – young, old, parents, students, unemployed, retired? Show us your Master Plan and the timed phasing of how you would implement your proposal!
Proposed Competition Site Boundaries | Lancaster Avenue Revitalization Plan The Small Scale How will your plan will impact residents in their daily lives? Show us a detail of your plan – perhaps one or two blocks, a major intersection, or a section of the boundary between the neighborhood and its surroundings to explain the real-life impact of your plan on residents. Show us a day in the life of a few residents, both before and after your interventions! Mantua/Belmont Economic + Social Statistic
Entry fee:-Registration is FREE | A per-entry fee is charged at the time of submission ($25 Student | $50 Professional)
Awards:-$10,000 in cash