The 2017 Designing Resilience in Asia (DRIA) International Open Competition encourages participants to propose innovative WATER SOLUTIONS at the urban planning, urban design, architecture, building technology or the industrial design scales to tackle the challenge of DROUGHTS & WATER SCARCITY’ in cities, neighborhoods and communities. There are no restrictions in regards to country, site, neighborhood, program, or size. Projects can focus on any city in the world, on a specific urban location or can be a general concept or design without a specific site. Submitted proposals should be original and cannot have been awarded or published previously. 

Rebuild’s Amy Chester will sit on the Jury for the competition and Rebuild by Design has been chosen as a partner. 

The DRIA International Open Competition hopes to promote and foster a substantive discussion about anticipatory, preventive, mitigation and adaptive design solutions, ideas and propositions towards the resiliency of cities in view of the effects of climate change. It will provide a platform to highlight the role of planning, landscape, urban and architectural design, and building and industrial design technologies in enhancing cities and communities’ resilience.

The speculative proposals will engage with design and technology that connect the physical and the social aspects of a community to promote its resiliency in response to droughts and water scarcity as the effects of climate change. Applications are still open, for more information and to apply>>