One Prize is an Annual Design and Science Award to Promote Green Design in Cities.
This year we announce
Mowing to Growing: Reinventing the American Lawn
A Design Competition for Creating Productive Green Space in Cities
Organized by Terreform 1 http://www.oneprize.org
Seeking architects, urban designers, planners, engineers, scientists, artists, students and individuals of all backgrounds:
How can we break the American love affair with the suburban lawn?
Can green houses be incorporated in skyscrapers?
What are the urban design strategies for food production in cities?
Can food grow on rooftops, parking lots, building facades?
What is required to remove foreclosure signs on lawns and convert them to gardens?
The proposals can be for a real or speculative project, for one or more real sites, and located either in the U.S. or applicable to U.S. sites. Further, the proposals need not be generated exclusively for this competition, provided that they address the intent of the competition.
PROFESSIONALS The winner will receive the ONE Prize of $10,000. The five finalists will receive prominent year-long exposure on the competition website; presentation of designs at the award ceremony and web symposium and will be featured in the media sponsors. The web symposium will provide a platform to match the finalists with leading experts in fields relevant to farming, urban agriculture, planning, market analysis and land use development.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS The winner will receive $1,000 cash award, prominent year-long exposure on competition website; presentation of designs at the award ceremony and web symposium and will be featured in the media sponsors.
The registration fees are $150 per professional team (including college students) and $50 per high school student team.
Dickson Despommier, Ph.D.
Cameron Sinclair + Kate Stohr
Margaret Crawford, Ph.D.
DJ Spooky, AKA Paul D. Miller
William J. Mitchell
Ben Schwegler, Ph.D.