NE[O]ASIS /// Australia – Arabian Peninsula – Africa

SAVE NE[O]ASIS /// Australia – Arabian Peninsula – Africa

Last Submission Date: October 17, 2021

Last Registration Date: October 17, 2021

Language: English

Country: International

Type: Idea Level Competition

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About Competition

NE[O]ASIS is an international Design Challenge that invites students and young practitioners to work in women’s inclusive and interdisciplinary design teams to contribute ingenious and creative design ideas to a new interpretation of traditional oasis systems set in locations across Australia, the Arabian Peninsula, and North Africa.

NE[O]ASIS is an urban/architecture/landscape Design Idea Challenge for future desert oases to combat desertification through sustainable urban and architectural development. The aim is to contribute to urban and architectural solutions for the self-resilience of climatically challenged regions in deserts and drylands.

The organizers thank all designers who will take on this challenge and contribute to Ingenious Initiatives for Sustainable Urban Development.


  • 1st prize: 3.000 AU$
  • 2nd prize: 2.000 AU$
  • 3rd prize: 1.000 AU$

Top 10 Finalists: Exhibition at the Australia Pavilion of the Dubai Expo 2020 and mentoring sessions during Sustainable Urban Development Week.

All entries will be digitally showcased at the Australia Pavillon of the Dubai Expo 2020.
All awarded proposals will be published through international platforms, including architectural magazines and websites, and exhibited at the international Dubai Expo 2020.

For more information visit the competition WEBSITE.

Requirements / Eligibility

  • There is no restriction concerning the design disciplines of the team members for participation in the Challenge but at least one team member should be from architecture. A diversity of disciplines is recommended.
  • Both individual and team participation is allowed, with a minimum of 50 % female members.
  • The maximum number of participants in a team is five, composed of students or young practitioners (18–33 years).
  • The Challenge is open for entries worldwide.

Submission / Key Dates

Registration Deadline: October 17, 2021
Submission Deadline: October 17, 2021
1st phase winner Announcement: October 31, 2021

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