The subject of the competition is architectural, urban, technological, or product design that is capable of dynamic interaction with its social, natural, or built surroundings. The main focus of the competition is on solutions developed through a process of changes and adjustments. Achieving such a goal requires an interdisciplinary approach that often goes beyond typical solutions. The winning projects from the previous editions often took advantages from disciplines such as robotics, mechanics, digital fabrication, biodesign and biofabrication, computational design, materials science, bioarchitecture, social sciences, industrial design, mobility, and more. The participants are free to decide the project’s location, scale, size, and program. In 2019, the Laka Competition ‘Architecture that Reacts’ celebrates its fifth edition!
Main prizes and honourable mentions will be selected. The winner for the year 2020 and the laureates of the main prizes will be awarded additional cash prizes and invited to present their projects during the ‘Architecture in Foyer 2020’ conference at the Solarlux Campus (Melle, Germany) on April 23–24, 2020 (learn more about the conference at www.designeducates.com ). Laureates of all recognitions will be presented on Laka’s websites, promoted via Laka's network of partners, and included in future publications related to the competition ‘Architecture that Reacts.’ Moreover, the best projects will be exhibited during ‘Architecture in Foyer 2020.’
The projects of the winners, laureates of the main prizes, and honorable mentions will be exhibited during the ‘Architecture in Foyer 2020’ conference at the Solarlux campus in Germany on April 23–24, 2020. The winner for 2020 and the laureates of the main prizes will have an opportunity to present their designs during the ceremony.
Nominations are an additional channel of access to the awards. Designers who receive a nomination are invited to register for the awards and submit their projects. In this way, the most interesting examples of architecture that reacts are already awarded the label of 'nomination' and moreover have a chance to compete for the main prizes. The nominations are sent out by the organizer until the deadline for registrations specified in the awards' schedule. Join the “responsive design” category in the ‘Design that Educates Awards 2020’ In 2019, the Laka Competition ‘Architecture that Reacts’ celebrates its fifth edition! Together with the curators of the ‘Design that Educates Awards 2020’ (DtEA), we introduced a new category of submissions dedicated to responsive solutions in architecture, design, and technology. The aim is to boost the promotion of the best ideas, find more synergies between Laka Foundation’s programs, and provide more opportunities for participants. Learn more about the ‘Design that Educates Awards’ and the category of “responsive design”.
Laka invites everyone interested in the mission of the competition to submit their ideas. The participants are free to decide the project’s location, scale, size, and program and are encouraged to look for interdisciplinary solutions. Participants may submit multiple projects; each entry must be registered separately. There is no limit as to the number of participants per team. Individual entries are allowed. Interdisciplinary teams are encouraged to join. E
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Registration opens in June 2019
Early Registration until August 1, 2019
Regular Registration until November 1, 2019
Late Registration until December 1, 2019
Project submission deadline: December 20, 2019
Jury deliberation: January 2020
Winners’ announcement: February 1, 2020
‘Architecture in Foyer 2020’ conference: April 23–24, 2020 UTC time zone for all dates.