A waterfront pavilion to bring people together

SAVE Canopy

Last Submission Date: January 04, 2022

Last Registration Date: January 03, 2022

Language: English

Country: San Francisco, United States

Prizes: 24,000$

Type: Open Competition

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About Competition

The design challenge for “Canopy” is to create a resilient urban center in a coastal region. The pavilion designed must be capable of withstanding harsh conditions in the event of a disaster.

Waterfront developments are the heart and soul of coastal places, grounds for public interaction. But their precarious location calls for disaster-resistant structures. We need to find out ways to keep the design of waterfront construction relevant in these circumstances.

The pavilion must consist of a marketplace, food courts, green spaces, and so on, all under one roof. Multi-functional spaces will attract a variety of users to the center, enabling social gatherings.

The aim of the design is to explore a new way of incorporating disaster-proof designing into city planning. The way the construction will behave in the event of a calamity must be anticipated. The design must be a transient and resilient, quality parcel of the public domain.


  • Resilient: The construction on the site must be able to withstand events such as seasonal floods or storms.
  • Multi-functional: Different activities are to be accommodated in this area so flexibility in the spatial design must be achieved.
  • Harmony: The design must establish some harmony or connection with the surroundings while having outstanding features.
  • Context: The design must respond to the (existing) site conditions. The wider socio-cultural, economic, and environmental settings are to be considered in the design approach.

For more information visit the competition WEBSITE.

Requirements / Eligibility

The competitions are open for students and professionals from all the disciplines of design.
This is a design idea challenge only. There is no built commission/realization associated with the problem.

Submission / Key Dates

Registration Deadline: January 03, 2022
Submission Deadline: January 04, 2022
Winner Announcement: March 03, 2022

About the Organizer

Unfuse serves as a unit for Uni in the field of Architecture. It intends to break the fusion of traditional design barriers and methodologies by making it a platform for experimentation and conceptual exchange of ideas in architecture, urbanism, society, culture, and ecology. It is a research initiative dedicated to providing opportunities for designers from all domains to explore ideas that go beyond the boundaries of architectural discipline and enrich our built environment; thereby opening up possibilities for the promotion of architectural thought at a global level.

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