Play the Future | Ideas Level competition

Play the Future | Ideas Level competition


  • Type: Idea Level Competition
  • Last date of Registration: 15/05/2023

About Competition

Recent demographic studies show that Lugano is experiencing a depopulation of the central areas. Let’s focus on the near future and imagine Lugano as a lively and attractive city for young people, families and innovative companies. With the Play the Future Project, BeSpace is looking for design solutions that take advantage not only of the city itself but also of the lake, imagining it as an extension of the city center, an outdoor space to be experienced in order to repopulate the city.

This is how was born the idea of designing a Floating Park, which will have to be WOW:

  1. Wonderful: a marvel to look at and experience;
  2. Original: with unique lines, bizarre style and innovative concept;
  3. Waving: undulating, elegant, sinuous.

The design site is Lake Lugano, precisely the area in front of Piazza Bernardino Luini, in Lugano. The project will have to comply with 4 of the 17 Global Goals that the UN has set for the planet in Agenda 2030 and which the city of Lugano itself has taken to heart by promoting the Lugano sustainable project.

Objectives for the design project as per UN are 

  1. Objective no. 3: Health and well-being;
  2. Objective no. 11:Sustainable cities and communities;
  3. Objective no. 13:Fight against climate change;
  4. Objective no. 15:Life on Earth.

The history of architecture has always been characterized by the experimentation of innovative housing solutions, in search of new ways of inhabiting and experiencing the nature that surrounds us, adapting both to the needs of society and to changes in the environmental context.

Floating architecture responds to the problem of climate change, and the environmental impact of urbanization, but also to new social needs.


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 26;
  • These conditions must be met at the time of registration.

PRIZES (check the details on the organisers’ website)

1st PRIZE: Total value: 11.285 CHF

2nd PRIZE: Total value:4.785 CHF

3rd PRIZE: Total value: 2.285 CHF



About the Organizer

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