Dizining is pleased to invite architects, students, engineers, designers, and architecture fans from around the world to take part in the Dizining Spring 2012 Innovative Competition. Established in 2012, the annual Innovative Competition is one of the world's most prestigious awards for ecological-multi-function program buildings. It recognizes exceptional ideas that redefine the ecological architectural design through the implementation of new fresh technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations along with studies on urban transformation, globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital insurgency. It is an opportunity that examines the relationship between the ecological vs. functional combination and the natural world, architectural-design and the community, and the building and its relationship to the city and citizens.
The participants should take into consideration the advances in technology, the exploration of sustainable systems, and the establishment of new urban and architectural methods to solve economic, social, and cultural problems of the contemporary city including the scarcity of natural resources and infrastructure and the exponential increase of inhabitants, pollution, economic division, and unplanned urban collapse.
The competition is an investigation on the public and private space and the role of the individual and the collective in the creation of a dynamic and adaptive vertical/horizontal community. It is also a response to the investigation and adaptation of new habitats and territories based on a dynamic equilibrium between man and nature – a new kind of responsive and adaptive design capable of intelligent growth through the self-regulation of its own systems.
There are no restrictions in regards to site, program or size. The objective is to provide maximum freedom to the participants to engage the project without constraints in the most creative way. What is an ecological multi-functional building in the 21st century? What are the historical, contextual, social, urban, and environmental responsibilities of these mega-structures?
Dizining is committed to continue stimulating the imagination of designers around the world – thinkers that initiate a new architectural discourse of economic, environmental, intellectual, and perceptual responsibility that could ultimately modify what we understand as a contemporary skyscraper, its impact on urban planning and on the improvement of our way of life.