Resilient Communities: Designing for a sustainable and equitable future

Resilient Communities: Designing for a sustainable and equitable future


  • Type: Open Competition
  • Last date of Registration: 25/05/2023

About Competition


The theme for this competition is “Resilient Communities” and it is inspired by the trending topics of sustainability, circular economy, and social equity. The competition is open to all architects, designers, and students who are interested in creating innovative solutions to the challenges of the 21st century.

By promoting sustainable and equitable design, the competition can help foster more resilient communities that can better withstand and recover from a range of disruptions, including climate change, natural disasters, and pandemics. The competition also provides a platform for sharing best practices and inspiring others to adopt more sustainable and inclusive design strategies in their own work.

A panel of experts in the fields of architecture, sustainability, and social equity will judge the competition. The winning design will receive a cash prize of $2,000 and will be featured in an exhibition and publication.


In recent years, the world has experienced a range of challenges and disruptions that have highlighted the need for resilient communities. Climate change, natural disasters, and pandemics have all had a significant impact on communities around the world, and have exposed the vulnerabilities of our built environment and social systems.

At the same time, there are growing concerns about social inequality and exclusion, as well as the impact of rapid urbanization and population growth on our cities and communities. These challenges require innovative solutions that can help communities become more resilient, adaptable, and sustainable.

Resilient communities are those that are able to withstand and recover from these challenges and disruptions, while also promoting social equity, environmental sustainability, and economic prosperity. This requires a holistic approach to community development that incorporates a range of strategies and interventions, including sustainable design, community engagement, and social and economic empowerment.

By designing and building resilient communities, we can help ensure that our cities and communities are able to thrive in the face of uncertainty and change and that all members of society have access to the resources and opportunities they need to live healthy, happy, and fulfilling lives.


It should serve as a hub for social, cultural, and educational activities. It should be a place where people can come together to learn, create, and connect with each other. The centre should also be designed to be flexible and adaptable to changing needs and conditions.

The site is located in a dense urban area with a total of 2,000 square meters. The community centre should occupy at least 1,000 square meters and should be designed to complement the surrounding urban fabric.

It should be designed to minimize its environmental impact and promote the efficient use of resources. It should incorporate sustainable features such as green roofs, rainwater harvesting, and renewable energy systems.

It should be designed to promote the reuse and recycling of materials. It should be built using sustainable materials and designed to be easily disassembled and repurposed at the end of its useful life.

The community centre should be designed to be accessible and welcoming to people from all walks of life. It should be designed to promote social inclusion and address the needs of underserved communities.

Prizes & Grants:

Winner x 1 = $1000 + Certificate + Publication in our Annual Issue + Blog Post

Runners Up x 4 = $250 + Certificate + Publication in our Annual Issue + Blog Post

Participation Certificates for all teams

$2000 USD (1000$ for winner)

Requirements / Eligibility

– 2 x A1 Sheets explaining the value proposition or the design of the NFT House (each PDF with at least 150dpi – Max. 20 MB)

– An optional 1-2 min Video explaining your design/concept (content in the video has been left to the participant’s consideration)

– Participate in teams of 1-3 Individuals (Multiple Registrations Allowed using different Email IDs and Phone Numbers)

– The final PDF must be named ‘team-<team number>.pdf’ (for example, team-1234.pdf if your team code is ‘1234’) and should be uploaded on Google Drive/Dropbox/OneDrive or any similar online file handler with ‘Public Access’ setting as ‘Enabled’ 

– The final video must be named ‘team-<team number> | Seek Fanatic Competition #sfresilience and uploaded as an ‘Unlisted’ video on YouTube (Choose ‘Mark as not made for kids’ while uploading)

– The content in sheets should be free of any plagiarism (except collages and human cut-outs in renders) 

– Submitted content must not include any information which exposes details of the participant or the region the participant resides in

– Seek Fanatic logo must be postfixed to the video for 3 seconds with black background (Download logo:

– Registration must be done on only – using the contact information of the team representative.

– Team Number is the same as your Order Number (4-digit code) after payment of registration fees.

Note: Failing to comply with any of the above requirements will lead to disqualification of the respected team from the competition, with a notification email to the registered email id of the team leader.

About the Organizer is a global platform dedicated to hosting architectural competitions for enthusiasts around the world. Established in September 2020, has quickly become a go-to destination for architecture professionals, students, and enthusiasts who are looking for exciting and challenging design competitions. has already hosted six international architecture competitions, attracting participants from around the world who are eager to showcase their skills and creative ideas. With a commitment to excellence, is dedicated to promoting and celebrating architectural design, fostering a community of talented and innovative designers, and providing a platform for sharing knowledge and ideas.

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