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Uncanny Sustainability

ASA International Design Competition



The ASA International Design Competition this year is dedicated to fresh ideas in sustainability – approaches so radical, unanticipated, and transformative they earn the epithet ‘uncanny’.

‘Uncanny sustainability’ should open a route to the logical next steps in eco-friendly architecture : a built environment that is no longer human-centric but dedicated to the well-being of all living beings. Sustainable architecture has taken great strides in minimizing the consumption of energy and other resources, but great challenges remain and they demand bold responses.

‘Uncanny’ solutions are :

vital to capture the public imagination, igniting passion for reconceiving homes and cities.
essential to shift the paradigm from human- to world-centric thinking for the environment where man is in true harmony with the rest of nature.
critical to find big ideas that accelerate change – accessible, holistic solutions with broad applications.

The challenge is therefore to present ideas that surprise and – like any ‘uncanny’ event – challenge our assumptions and widen our views of what is possible. The judges will reward entries that provide this shock of fresh possibilities, whether by their challenge to conventions, their transformative potential, or their capacity to inspire.



Official announcement of competition : January 30, 2019
Online submission for competition begins : January 30, 2019
Deadline for submissions : April 19, 2019
Announcement of shortlisted entries : April 26, 2019
Finalists judging session : May 3, 2019
Announcement of awarded entries : May 4, 2019



First prize : 4,000 USD + Research trip to Japan
Second prize : 2,000 USD
Third prize : 1,000 USD
3 x Honorable Mention : 500 USD






To be announved soon






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