Cool Abu Dhabi Challenge 2020 ( $100,000)

Abu Dhabi DMT ( Department Of Municipality and Transport ) is Inviting Application for it’s Global Creative Idea Competition.

The cool Abu Dhabi Challenge 2020 is to improve outdoor thermal comfort in public spaces by mitigating the impact of the Urban Heat Island Effect in the city.

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These challenge award the most effective ,innovative ideas that attempt to reduce Heat Island Effect in a prototypical urban site in Abu Dhabi through design interventions or material and scientific innovations. Entries are not limited to architectural design interventions and are encouraged to work across scales, technologies, systems, and materials.

Overview Of The Cool Abu Dhabi Challenge

Deadline: 12 May 2020

These prize-winning competition entries shall holistically address the challenges, more specifically Heat Island Effect through design, engineering, scientific, anthropological, and material and planting propositions. While maximising passive means is preferred, rational use of efficient active and mechanical systems for public space comfort is strongly encouraged.

These Outdoor thermal challenge is to offer Improved thermal comfort in public spaces not only results in less time spent indoors and consequently, reduced energy consumption but also valuable outcomes emerge such as wellness, enjoyment, and safety. It helps develop a sense of belonging, an identity for the design and increases peoples’ level of satisfaction.

Outdoor thermal comfort conditions influence several choices that inhabitants make every single day — to walk to a local shop, take public transit, cycle, eat outside at a restaurant, talk with colleagues, friends, and neighbors or simply go to a park. One of the critical issues in designing outdoor spaces is considering human thermal comfort. Making people more comfortable allows them to enjoy and spend more time in outdoor spaces and be a part of a thriving city.

How To Apply

These competition is open to designers, architects, engineers, landscape architects, material scientists, educators, researchers, students, artists and/or inter-disciplinary teams from across the globe, to contribute.

Prize Benefits

$100,000 USD will be distributed to up to ten winning entries (each winning entry will receive $10,000).

Winners may be given the chance to present their concepts to Abu Dhabi policy-makers.

Selection: Winners are selected on the following basis

  1. Visionary: originality of your idea that creatively advances the agenda of the competition.
  2. Anticipatory: Flexibility and forward-thinking strategies enough to succeed, now and in the future.
  3. Replicate: Profer Solutions that can be applied across multiple scales and not be specifically tailored to a particular site.
  4. Robust: Show enough scientific evidence that the solution is reliable in reducing the Urban Heat Island Effect.
  5. Local: Appropriate for Abu Dhabi’s specific climate needs and social-cultural conditions.

How to Apply

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Please note only one proposal is accepted per registration.

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