FAQ

FAQ – TACTICAL URBANISM NOW!

Who can participate in the competition?
The competition is open to students, architects, designers, urbanists, engineers, artists, makers, activists and anyone interested in the transformation of the contemporary urban space.
 
 
Is it possible to participate in a team?
Participants can join the competition either individually or with a team and there is no restriction or limit in the number of members that can compose a team.
 
 
How do I register a team?
During the registration we only need the personal data of the group leader. The other team members will be indicated in the final submission package at the end of the competition. You will find all the instructions after registering, in the folder that will be sent to you by e-mail.
 
 
Is there any discount in registration fees for groups of students?
Regarding groups we have a customised discounts plan that changes according to the number of individual registrations. For more information, please contact at: info@terravivacompetitions.com
 
 
How many projects can be submitted?
The payment of one registration fee allows the participant/team to submit one single project. In order to submit additional projects it is required to pay additional registration fees.
 
 
What is meant by public space?
The concept of “public space” includes a large number of possibilities within a city: streets, sidewalks, squares, parks, corners, seats, bus stops, playgrounds, parking lots and many more.
 
 
Is there a defined project area?
Participants are free to choose their own site and encouraged to be creative and innovative when it comes to the decision of where to locate their project.
 
 
Where can I find the instructions for the submission of the project?
All the necessary material related to the submission is available in the download section after the registration. An additional download link will be sent to you by email.
 
 
What representation techniques can be used?
Diagrams, sketches, 3D visualizations, plans and sections, collages, model photos, etc… All kinds of graphic representations will be accepted.
 
 
Are there alternative payment methods besides PayPal and Credit/Debit cards?
For alternative payment methods you can contact us by email at info@terravivacompetitions.com.
 
 
How the jury evaluates the competition? Does it happen in rounds?
The jury will evaluate the submitted proposals according to the following principles:

– Originality of the concept;
– Flexibility and multi-functionality;
– Creative regeneration of the context;
– Social impact of the proposal;
– Use of  “Tactical” techniques;
– Graphic representation;

Projects that express a special sensitivity towards tactical design and quality architectural solutions will be highly appreciated. Reaching deep technical-constructive details will not be considered extremely important in the evaluation process.
After the submission deadline (29.11.2020), the jury will have 21 days to evaluate all the submitted proposals one by one and select the best ones. There won’t be a second submission round.

 

Should the design proposals be built projects or can I apply with a non-built project?
In this competition it is not necessary that the proposals have been built, projects of all kinds can be submitted. Tactical Urbanism Now! is a design competition of ideas opened to everybody for editorial purposes. All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites and could be hosted in international exhibitions.

 

If I pay the registration fee today I have to submit my project the same day? Or I still have time until the deadline?
The final deadline for the project’s submission is November 29th, regardless of when the registration is made (this means that if you register today you have time until the 29th of November to submit your proposal). An early registration only guarantees a discounted price.
However you can submit your project in advance from August 1st. To upload your project please go to the “upload section” on our website (available from August 1st).

 

Are there any restrictions on the nationality of the participants?
Teams can be composed by members of different nationalities and there are no restrictions about country of residence.

 

Is delivery of a hard copy of the A2 panels required?
Participants are required to submit the A2 panels only digitally, there’s no need to present any king of hard copy.

 

Is this a design only competition?
Yes, it is a design competition. This means that the winning project will not be built. The aim of this competition is to promote economic, social, and environmental sustainability for the development of new urban planning practices. Best proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites and could be hosted in international exhibitions.

 

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