Transiting Cities International Design Ideas Competition

Transiting Cities International Design Ideas Competition

The Office of Urban Transformations Research are calling on renowned international designers and academic institutions from a wide range of disciplines including architects, landscape architects, urban designers, planners, engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs, economists, artists and students to participate in the international design ideas competition titled Transiting Cities – Low Carbon Futures.

How can we rethink, regenerate, rebrand, rework, reactivate cities dominated by singular economies for a vibrant and innovative future?

Designing Possible Futures for growth and adaptation of rehabilitated mines, associated infrastructures and the townships that are dependent on their futures.

Integrated social, economic, environmental and infrastructural design outcomes.

Produce intelligent innovative short and long-term transition strategies for an adaptive and vibrant regional centre.

Re-Think… Latrobe as a network city, Low Carbon Futures, An Integrated Vision!

Re-Generate… The Regional Landscape, the Local Economy, Through Community Building!

Re-Brand… New, Innovative and Alternative Cities of the Near Future, Strengthen Identity!

Re-Work… Rehabilitated Mines, Redundant Infrastructures, Multiple Cultural Hubs of a Local Productions!

Re-Activate… Celebrate the Past, Intensify Town Centres!

Transiting Cities is an international design ideas competition and it is open to everyone. Participating teams can have one or more members. Projects can be real or speculative proposals. Proposals need not be generated exclusively for this competition but reworked to demonstrate how they can be applied to the site of the competition.


Deadline for Early-Bird Registration Monday 29 October, 2012

Deadline for Late Registration Friday 30 November, 2012

Questions and Answers

First Response Period Closes Monday 24 September, 2012

Second Response Period Closes Monday 8 October, 2012

Submission of Proposals

Submission of Proposals Friday 30 November, 2012

Judging and Results

Jury Deliberation Commences: Monday 3 December, 2012

Results Announcement: Friday 14 December, 2012


Official Opening Latrobe City / Latrobe Regional Gallery Thursday 6 December, 2012

Official Opening Melbourne / Design Hub Friday 14 December, 2012

Presentations / Workshops

Finalist Presentations Saturday 9th March 2013

Post Competition workshops Saturday 9th March 2013

* Note: All dates / Time are Australian Eastern Standard time (UTC + 10 hours)

Submission of proposals must be in by 11:59pm


Winner Prize AUD $15,000.00 (Cash Prize)

Runner Up Prize AUD $3,500.00 (Cash Prize)

Student Prize AUD $2,500.00 (Cash Prize)

Three Honourable Mentions

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