Globalworth Foundation and Igloo launch international competition 2031 NOW_our cities in 10 years

Globalworth Foundation and Igloo – Habitat and Architecture Association launch the international competition “2031 NOW_our cities in 10 years”Dedicated to architecture, town planning and design students from Poland and Romania. By expressing a vision for the future within a project until January 20, 2022, the winning participants will be rewarded with prizes worth € 11,000, as well as the opportunity to present their proposals to the High Tech Learning Center. within the University of Architecture “Ion Mincu” and Urbanism Bucharest, and to publish them in the catalog of the competition.

Future architects from Poland and Romania are expected to take a visionary approach to shaping our cities in the near future. Competitors are therefore invited to develop an urban vision in which spaces can act as generators of better places for direct users and the neighboring community. This will be illustrated for a generic lot, with an area of ​​20,310 square meters (2,031 ha). The theme asks participants to present in this part of the city mixed-use buildings, community spaces, parks, infrastructure, all connected in a new design that can be built in 2031.

Applications for the competition will be evaluated by the members of an international jury, renowned personalities in the field of architecture. The jury includes renowned town planners, international architects and representatives of the organizers: Bruno Andreșoiu, Arjan Dingsté, Krzysztof Ingarden, Dimitris Pergamalis, Jakub Szczęsny and Andrei Șerbescu.

2031 NOW_our cities in 10 years is the competition through which we take steps towards fulfilling the commitment to build functional, sustainable and harmonious cities for our business communities and not just for them. We are happy to have with us in this company a partner like Igtoilet Association Habitat et Architecture, with the help of which we support the future of architecture in the two countries where Globalworth is market leader: Poland and Romania. Globalworth builds office buildings and in our daily work we have all come to realize the growing importance of architects. They are the ones who shape our homes, office buildings, cIlinks, that is, places where, in turn, we shape our life. We hope that this international competition, with its prestigious jury that it has succeeded in building, will encourage and solidify the future of architecture., noted Georgiana Iliescu, Executiveth Director of the Globalworth Foundation.

For architecture students, competitions are one of the most effective ways to anticipate and meet the challenges of the profession for which they are preparing, and they should definitely be included in the academic curriculum. Ideas competitions enrich the young mind who must continue to dream while working on heavy material, with constraints and, sometimes, with absurd laws. This is why confronting the themes and the rigors of competition for ideas is a deeply formative experience. Being able to create, receive feedback from an experienced jury and win a prize is a great opportunity that no student should be deprived of. 2031 NOW_our cities in 10 years, the competition that we are privileged to organize with the Globalworth Foundation, offers potential architects an opportunity for creative thinking and the opportunity to publicly present the visions that will shape our future cities, added Bruno Andre̱oiu, President of Igloo РAssociation Habitat et Architecture.

Several academic partners from Romania and Poland, more specifically the most prestigious architecture schools and professional associations, joined the competition, supporting the implementation of the project.

Price :

  • 1st Prize: 5,000 € + Publication of the catalog
  • 2nd Prize: € 3,000 + Catalog publication
  • 3rd Prize: € 1,500 + Publication of the catalog
  • 3 mentions of 500 € each + Publication of the catalog

Submissions: January 20, 2022

Announcement of results: March 10, 2022

For more information on the competition theme, requirements and timeline, please visit or contact us at [email protected].

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