Tactical Urbanism Now Competition IV

Tactical Urbanism Now!

– IV Edition –

Tactical Urbanism Now! Architecture Competition | For architects, planners and designers, cities have turned into testing canvases for solutions that lead to both short and long-term changes. The paradigm shift in the built environment switches the narrative of how the public realm approaches complex challenges related to climate, urban sprawl, mobility, housing, among others.

The goal of this competition is to experiment with site-specific case studies that can work as open laboratories to test novel approaches on urban transformation. Participants have complete freedom to outline the program, the overall output and the extents of their proposal. Likewise, the size and complexity of the intervention will be defined by each team according to the needs of that specific neighbourhood, plot, city or community.

Tactical Urbanism NOW! does not only encourage designers of radical minds, but also those who can unleash their creativity in the most effective way. This competition, collecting projects from the most ordinary to the most unusual sites, is a proof that urban acupuncture is deemed fitting in any possible context.

In line with the United Nations SDG n° 11 “Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”, this initiative pictures new creative and innovative proposals ready to make a worldwide impact!

Tactical Urbanism Now! Architecture Competition | For architects, planners and designers, cities have turned into testing canvases for solutions that lead to both short and long-term changes. The paradigm shift in the built environment switches the narrative of how the public realm approaches complex challenges related to climate, urban sprawl, mobility, housing, among others.

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The goal of this competition is to experiment with site-specific case studies that can work as open laboratories to test novel approaches on urban transformation. Participants have complete freedom to outline the program, the overall output and the extents of their proposal. Likewise, the size and complexity of the intervention will be defined by each team according to the needs of that specific neighbourhood, plot, city or community.

Tactical Urbanism NOW! does not only encourage designers of radical minds, but also those who can unleash their creativity in the most effective way. This competition, collecting projects from the most ordinary to the most unusual sites, is a proof that urban acupuncture is deemed fitting in any possible context.

In line with the United Nations SDG n° 11 “Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”, this initiative pictures new creative and innovative proposals ready to make a worldwide impact!

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COMPETITION OPEN

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Download the official brief and preview material:
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Registrations : from 13.12.2023 to 12.04.2024
Submission
: 2 x A1 panels + a brief text and 10 best images extracted from the panels.
Results : on 29.04.2024

1st Prize : 3.000 €
2nd Prize : 2.000 €
3rd Prize : 1.000 €

8 Golden Mentions : 500 € each
10 Honorable Mentions : 1 free competition in 2024
30 Finalists

Image © Jan Kattein Architects, BD Landscape Architects

JURY PANEL

Chosen from recognised academic institutions and international firms, our jury members are highly qualified to carry out the evaluation of the submitted proposals thanks to their vast experience in the world of Tactical Urbanism. 
The panel is composed by young architects from different parts of the world, who for years have been dedicated to the realization of projects of high social and public interest.[Download full brief for the complete jury panel]
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ARUP
[Milano, Italy]
Stefano Recalcati

Architect and Ph.D., Stefano has a broad international experience in the field of strategic planning, urban planning, masterplanning and urban design. From 2012 he works in Arup Italia, where he is an Associate director and the Europe Masterplanning…

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Humankind
[Rotterdam, The Netherlands]
Luisina Perassi

Luisina is an architect and urban planner at Humankind, a Rotterdam-based agency for urban change. She helps cities, companies & NGOs to accelerate urban change through creative strategies & activations. She is passionate about exploring the…

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LAAB Collective
[Montreal, Canada]
Michel Lauzon

Michel Lauzon is the leader and founder of LAAB collective, a strategic design firm he founded in 2020, after being President of Ædifica and Chief Creative Officer at Lemay. At age 29, Michel co-founded NOMADE, a Canadian award-winning…

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MIC-HUB
[Buenos Aires, Argentina]
Lucía V. Bocchimuzzi

Lucia Bocchimuzzi is a senior mobility consultant at MIC-HUB, international transport-planning firm based in Milan. Her professional career began in her native city Buenos Aires, working for several years as architect and teaching assistant. After a…

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Urban Design Collective
[Chennai, India]
Vidhya Mohankumar

Vidhya Mohankumar is an architect and urban designer based in Chennai in India. Her 18 years of work experience is focused on creating cities that are people-oriented and centred around transit as part of a sustain- able development agenda that she…

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SuperForma
[Milan, Italy]
Mattia Ciurnelli

Mattia Ciurnelli, an Italian Product Designer and Digital Fabrication Specialist, is making waves in the design world. As CEO of SuperForma, he spearheads innovation in product design and digital production. Starting with a Scientific Informatics diploma…

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USI-AAM
[Mendrisio, Switzerland]
Camilla De Camilli

Born in 1984 in Varese, Italy. Studied at EAVT – Paris Est and at USI – Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio, Switzerland, graduated in 2009. Professional experience between Spain, Italy and Switzerland. Since 2011 she run her own practice in Lugano…

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Supra-Simplicities
[Taipei, Taiwan]
Han Kuo

Han Kuo is the leading architectural designer of Supra-Simplicities, a young studio based in Taiwan and NY. Studio’s projects have been published in reputable architectural media outlets, such as Archdaily and Designboom, including Office for…

Registration

The competition is open to students, architects, designers, urbanists, engineers, artists, makers, activists and anyone interested in the transformation of the contemporary urban space.
Participants can join the competition either individually or with a team.
Please click on “Register Now” and follow the instructions.

 

Schedule

“Early” registration from 13.12.2023 to 16.02.2024 – (h 3:00 pm CET)
“Standard” registration from 16.02.2024 to 15.03.2024 – (h 3:00 pm CET)
“Late” registration from 15.03.2024 to 12.04.2024 – (h 3:00 pm CET)

 

Registration fees

“Early” registration – 69 €
“Standard” registration – 89 €
“Late” registration – 109 €

*All prices are excluding vat (22%)

 

Submission

2 x A1 panels (594 x 841 mm – landscape oriented), a brief text describing the proposal (max. 250 words) and 10 best images extracted from the panels (.jpg | 1080×1920 pixels) + a team photo (.jpg | 1080×1350 pixels)
Projects must be submitted through the upload section within 12.04.2024 – (h 3:00 pm CET).

 

Results

Results will be published on this website on 29.04.2024.

 

Prizes

1st Prize : 3.000 €
2nd Prize : 2.000 €
3rd Prize : 1.000 €
 
Golden Mention #1 : 500 €
Golden Mention #2 : 500 €
Golden Mention #3 : 500 €
Golden Mention #4 : 500 €
Golden Mention #5 : 500 €
Golden Mention #6 : 500 €
Golden Mention #7 : 500 €
Golden Mention #8 : 500 €
 
10 Honorable Mentions : 1 free competition in 2024
30 Finalists

 

FAQ

All the questions related to the competition can be mailed to us at:
info@terravivacompetitions.com indicating the following subject: “FAQ – Tactical Urbanism Now”.
Answers to all questions will be published on the FAQ online section, which will be regularly updated.

 

accessible for free after registration

F.A.Q. Frequently Asked Questions

 

Where can I find my “Registration Code”? 
The “Registration Code” (ex. 12345) will be available after complete your registration. In addition will be sent also at your email address.

 

Who can participate in the competition? 
The competition is open to students, architects, designers, urbanists, engineers, artists, makers, activists and anyone interested in the architectural design.

 

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.

 

Why registration fees? 
Registration fees are used to cover the running costs of the competition and to improve customer care services. The registration fees cover taxes, web services, database services and everything related to computer security and the processing of personal data. Registration fees allow us to organize new initiatives to promote creativity and to feed the debate on present and future issues regarding climate change, natural-based solutions and social engagement.
 
 
Can I enrol to the competition with my Company or Firm? 
Yes, you can participate with your Company. To issue your invoice, we ask you to provide your Tax identification number or your VAT Number on the registration procedure. If your Company is based in Europe, we should verify the correctness of your VAT number via the EU Tax authorities (VIES VAT number validation).
 
 
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.
 
 
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.
 
 
I didn’t receive the confirmation email. Is there a way to check if everything has been uploaded properly? 
If you have not received your receipt please check the spam or junk folder of your e-mail account. For any inquiry, please contact us at: info@terravivacompetition.com