Play the Future | Ideas Level Competition

Play the Future | Ideas Level Competition


  • Type: Idea Level Competition
  • Last date of Registration: 18/06/2024

About Competition


In the Canton of Ticino, tourism plays an important role and is well above the national average.

Specifically, the city of Lugano, the main urban centre in the Canton and in Italian-speaking Switzerland, is working on many fronts to offer efficient services for its citizens and for those who choose Lugano as a tourist destination.

Complex projects, which will change the urban environment and give the city a new face, are matched by numerous construction sites; on the other hand, there are still areas with a high potential for attraction for which no real development plan has yet been launched.

Monte Brè, for example, one of the landmarks of the city of Lugano, offers a wonderful panorama and is a perfect destination for those who want to take a break and immerse themselves in a unique atmosphere in contact with nature.

The funicular to reach the summit of the mountain has recently been in service for 115 years. With a steadily growing tourist attendance, it is the subject of continuous investment, with the aim of offering visitors a complete and sustainable experience.

So, even in BeSpace, with the second edition of this competition, we want to actively contribute and offer new activities and experiences to the citizens and future tourists of the city of Lugano. The aim is to expand the offer of Monte Brè, as well as to promote sustainability and the enhancement of the landscape, always relying on the creativity of young people, in whom we believe a lot.


Architecture and tourism are closely related activities. New buildings and contemporary works, in addition to their intrinsic cultural value, are also factors in attracting tourists and contribute to the redevelopment and recovery of entire metropolitan areas.

With the second edition of Play the Future, BeSpace is looking for design concepts to improve what Monte Brè has to offer, experiencing new ways of tourist attraction and helping to reposition and raise interest in one of Lugano’s greatest iconic landmarks.

This led to the idea of designing STARRY NIGHT EXPERIENCE at the top of Monte Brè, consisting of special living capsules with astronomical observation activities. The aim is creating a place of interest, recreation and relaxation, but also to give people the chance to learn a few rules of orientation to explore the sky.

Requirements / Eligibility

Participants, both single and in teams, must respect the following characteristics:

  • be a graduate or undergraduate student (in the final year of university) in Architecture;
  • must not exceed the age of 30;
  • these conditions must be met at the time of registration.

PRIZES (check the details on organisers’ website)

1st PRIZE – Total value: 11.000 CHF

2nd PRIZE – Total value: 2.500 CHF

3rd PRIZE – Total value: 2.000 CHF


About the Organizer

BeSpace Group was born with the desire to be the first international network of professionals and companies that aims to innovate and enhance the architecture-real estate combination by integrating Italian creativity and entrepreneurship with Swiss organization and finance.

BeSpace is also intended as a reference hub to welcome freelance professionals in the sector, architects and interior designers, who want to experience the profession in a new way and in a young, dynamic and stimulating place.

Within the BeSpace areas, freelancers have at their disposal a prestigious office, meeting rooms, a refreshment area, a terrace with a magnificent view of Lugano Lake and the opportunity to participate both in free training courses held by partner companies and free events, both useful to meet other professionals in the sector.

To find more details & Register visit HERE




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