Envisioning Architectural Solutions for Climate Destruction and Endings: FuturArc Prize 2024 Awards its Winners and Merit Recipients

Envisioning Architectural Solutions for Climate Destruction and Endings: FuturArc Prize 2024 Awards its Winners and Merit Recipients

HO CHI MINH CITY, 31 MAY 2024 – Following over 700 registrations from more than 20 countries, the international Green design competition FuturArc Prize (FAP) 2024 has announced its winners and merit recipients on 31 May 2024 at the first awarding gala event of BCI Asia Awards, held at the Sheraton Saigon Grand Opera Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

The 2024 cycle, open to professionals and students alike, was held from September 2023 to February 2024 with the theme of Architecture for Life After. The theme asked entrants to propose architectural solutions within Asia for the continuation of life after either one or both of the following scenarios: Climate Destruction and/or Endings.

Climate Destruction scenarios entail any significant climate-related disasters triggered by hydrometeorological or climatological causes, including floods, storms, heat waves, droughts, wildfires, etc. Meanwhile, Endings scenarios refer to the end of lifespans—be it of humans, non-human species or ecosystems such as forests, coral reefs, drylands, etc.

To assess the hundreds of received entries, this cycle’s jury panel was selected to comprise multidisciplinary built environment experts across Asian contexts: Dzung Do Nguyen, Co-Founder and CEO of enCity and enfarm Agritech; Farizan d’Avezac de Moran, Senior Partner and leader at GreenA Consultants; and Dr Tony Ip, Founder of Tony Ip Green Architects.

Following two rounds of judging, the First, Second and Third Place winners and six merit recipients have been selected as follows:


1. First Place: Arkansyah Farras Setiawan (Indonesia)
Entry Title: Ouroboros – The Architectural Gamification to Terraforming Tangerang Trashscape

2. Second Place: Lyvia Simano (Singapore)
Entry Title: Coastal Reform – Muara Angke 2100

3. Third Place: Kamil Muhammad, Raushan Fikri, Gerald Djunaedy and Novita Anggraini (Indonesia)
Entry Title: The Spatialisation of Salt

Merits (in no particular order)

Hà Nhựt Anh and Nguyễn Gia Huy (Vietnam)
Entry Title: Reviving Mines – The Tan Cang Ecosystem

Phạm Nguyên Hưng, Lê Xuân Vĩnh Khang, Hồ Nghiêm Thuý Quỳnh and Nguyễn Thành Tấn (Vietnam)
Entry Title: Circulation of Life

Nguyễn Chí Dũng, Phạm Dương Đăng Huy, Thạch Trần Xuân Anh and Lê Quốc Thái (Vietnam)
Entry Title: Haven to Heaven

Ian Chung (Singapore)
Entry Title: The Commons Cooperative

Chai Yi Yang and Ng Yi Ming (Malaysia)
Entry Title: Living Traces, Leaving Traces 

Abraham Chintianto, Andianto Mahdi Prasasya, Adika Ramaghazy, Kenzy Arandha Irdham and Tasyarin Hasnaa Prisidiyani (Indonesia)
Entry Title: Mangrupuncture – The Tale of Coastal Remediation

They will be awarded at the respective local BCI Asia Awards 2024 to be held across the seven BCI Central countries through to September 2024. The awardees will receive cash prizes, trophies, certificates and recognition on FuturArc print and online platforms.

The jurors lauded the competition theme and entries: “The Architecture for Life After theme is a powerful reminder that endings can be beginnings. While we strive to prevent ending, it is crucial to plan for rebuilding and reusing. The competition entries truly showcased this spirit. I was struck by the immense variety of ‘afters’ envisioned, from post-disaster scenarios to entirely new realities,” said Dzung Do Nguyen.

“The entries are of high quality and most are comprehensive. A lot of thoughts and efforts are involved, with a sound research process,” said Farizan d’Avezac de Moran. “Some designs explored the realm of imagination and surrealism, pushing the boundaries of conventional architecture. Others took a pragmatic approach, pinpointing and addressing specific local issues,” said Dr Tony Ip.

The awarded entries alongside jurors’ comments will be featured in the 3rd Quarter 2023 issue of FuturArc magazine, and the full panels will be available as an exclusive supplement on FuturArc app.

For more information and to view reports of the awarding events as they unfold, visit www.futurarc.com/competitions.

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