Announcing the jurors of FuturArc Prize 2024: Architecture for Life After
THURSDAY, 4 JANUARY 2024 – The juror panel for FuturArc Prize 2024 has been announced! This year’s competition with the theme of Architecture for Life After … asks entrants to envision design solutions that can bring renewal following Climate Destruction and/or Endings scenarios.
This year’s panel consists of (from left to right):
Dr Tony Ip, Founder of Tony Ip Green Architects (TiP), is a community-centric, sustainable design architect and urban designer. His practice advocates for Green architecture and a biophilic ‘urbanscape’ in response to climate change. He has a flair for multi-disciplinary practices, with an academic background spanning architecture; civil, structural and geotechnical engineering; to a doctorate in philosophy. Aside from serving on various advisory boards and committees, he acts as a council member of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects and is the Immediate Past Chairman of Hong Kong Architecture Centre. Most recently, he received the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Medal of Honour in 2022 and TiP was bestowed the Pioneer Award of Green Building Leadership in the Hong Kong Green Building Council’s Green Building Award 2023.
Dzung Do Nguyen, Co-Founder and CEO of enCity and enfarm Agritech, is an expert in urban development with comprehensive experience across Asia. His work primarily focuses on strategic city development, smart city planning and water-sensitive urban design, among others. He has led multidisciplinary teams and engaged decision-makers in the real estate sector and government agencies, innovating with market-responsive, context-sensitive and implementation-ready urban solutions. His projects have received awards from the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) and the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). Dzung has contributed articles to FuturArc magazine (click here to read more).
Farizan d’Avezac de Moran, Senior Partner and leader at GreenA Consultants, is involved with sustainable projects in Asia and Africa. An engineer by training, she is a board member of Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) and chairs the Carbon Committee. Some of her notable projects in Singapore include the Super Low Energy Singapore Discovery Centre, Zero Energy Nee Soon South Community Centre and Positive Energy DSTA (Defence Science and Technology Agency) Hangar. She has been conferred the Institute of Engineers Singapore Sustainability Awards 2023 for the project on PSA Tuas Maintenance Base; BCA (Building and Construction Authority)-SGBC Green Building Advocate Award 2015; and Schneider Green Award 2023. Farizan also contributed an article to FuturArc‘s Year-End issue in 2021 (click here to read more).
The submitted proposals will be judged based on four main criteria:
• Relevance: The selected scenario/s (climate disaster and/or ending of lifespans) and solution must be relevant to the site conditions and context, fulfilling the brief in terms of design and functions, supported by thorough analysis.
• Integration: Layers of interacting natural and human-made systems, including but not limited to climate responsiveness/resilience, socioeconomic considerations, etc.
• Impact: How the proposed solution affects the community and the environment, including but not limited to the optimisation of resources, improvement to health and well-being, biodiversity, etc.
• Innovation: Originality of solutions proposed, including but not limited to adoption of technological tools, application of regenerative principles, low-carbon strategies, etc.
As design and creativity are an accumulation of other ideas, research and groundwork that may come from various sources, judging will also look at how much original ideation is put into the proposals; and at effort put into the process, not just the outcome.
Since launched in early September, there is now a month to go until the competition closes for registration and submission on 9 February 2024. Winning entries will be awarded with cash prizes, subscriptions to FuturArc digital magazine via the app and publication across FuturArc’s platforms. For more information, visit www.futurarc.com/fap2024.