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November

iF Social Impact Prize

DE
– 20.11.2018
ifworlddesignguide.com/if-socialimpact- prize 

The IF Social Impact Prize awards a total of 50,000 euros per year to projects and initiatives that aim to improve people’s living conditions through design. Companies, design studios, foundations, and institutions can apply for funding with their ideas, divided into two rounds of competition. During the first half of 2018, the winners of a total of 25,000 euros have already been selected, with the next opportunity running until 20 November 2018. The categories are based on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, including, for example, ending hunger worldwide, quality education, gender equality, and responsible consumption and production. There is no charge to take part in the competition. In addition to financial support, the winning projects will receive a permanent place in the IF World Design Guide.

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Andreu World

ES
– 30.11.2018
andreuworld.com 

The Spanish furniture manufacturer Andreu World has been holding an annual design competition since 2001 searching for concepts for a chair and/ or a table. In line with the company’s product portfolio, the entrants’ designs should also be made of wood (beech, oak or walnut); other materials, if used at all, such as plastic, glass or metal, should only be included as a supplement. A changing jury of experts from the fields of design, industry, and media judges the entries according to the criteria of production costs, ergonomics, and fulfilment of the desired function. Both professional designers and students can enter. The winner receives a cash prize of 4,000 euros, the runner-up 2,000 euros.

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Waste

GB
– 16.12.2018
archoutloud.com 

Every day, several tons of waste are produced in the Nigerian megacity of Lagos. In the early 1990s, in order to control this amount, the city council designated a remote area of 100 acres where the Olusosun landfill site was built. As the population has more than tripled since then, the area is now surrounded by inhabited settlements and was closed at the beginning of 2018 due to health risks. Now, the area is to be repurposed as a green space and public park. The competition is looking for concepts on how a stadium could be integrated there. These structures are themselves often a challenge in terms of resources, irregular use, and lifespan, which is why they are intended to serve as an example for the innovative handling of waste production. The first prize is endowed with 5,000 US dollars, the second prize is shared by three submissions receiving prize money of 1,000 US dollars each.

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December

Waste

GB
– 16.12.2018
archoutloud.com 

Every day, several tons of waste are produced in the Nigerian megacity of Lagos. In the early 1990s, in order to control this amount, the city council designated a remote area of 100 acres where the Olusosun landfill site was built. As the population has more than tripled since then, the area is now surrounded by inhabited settlements and was closed at the beginning of 2018 due to health risks. Now, the area is to be repurposed as a green space and public park. The competition is looking for concepts on how a stadium could be integrated there. These structures are themselves often a challenge in terms of resources, irregular use, and lifespan, which is why they are intended to serve as an example for the innovative handling of waste production. The first prize is endowed with 5,000 US dollars, the second prize is shared by three submissions receiving prize money of 1,000 US dollars each.

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