Waterfront 2.0


Posted on: March 16th, 2022

Waterfront 2.0

About Competition

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How will we live, work or play along our waterfronts in the future? What happens to the most expensive real estate in the world? How will the waterfronts around the world continue to be attractive and sought-after?


This competition challenges designers, architects, landscape architects, urbanists, urban designers, planners, and design thinkers (professionals as well as students) to imagine the future of waterfronts.

Submit conceptual ideas for design of a futuristic waterfront in any city around the world – by retrofitting it OR proposing a new design – to combat the imminent danger of rising water levels. Participants are encouraged to showcase how their design integrates with the adjacent waterfront development / existing urban fabric.


The primary goal of the competition is to propose a futuristic design concept for a ‘waterfront’ to combat the threat of rising water levels in any city around the world.

The secondary goal of this competition is to showcase how the design integrates with its adjacent ‘waterfront development’.

For the sake of clarity, a ‘waterfront’ is defined as any piece of land on the edge of a body of water (ocean, river, lake, pond, lagoon, harbor, creek, etc.), whereas, ‘waterfront development’ can include any combination of different uses located on the waterfront. Some waterfront developments focus on transportation or industrial uses (such as ports), while others focus on residential, commercial, recreational, parks, promenades and tourism-oriented uses.

The competition proposal shall yield a futuristic design for a ‘waterfront’ that can combat the threat of rising water levels along existing water body anywhere the world. The location can be rural or urban and participants are free to choose the site, size, scale, program, uses and material for this competition along an existing water body such as ocean, sea, river, lake, creek, harbour, ponds, lagoons, etc. The design may be a built solution, ecological design or landscape design (that uses nature and natural systems) as a tool for resiliency.

For more information, visit https://www.arcdeck.net/waterfront.

Submission / Key Dates

Regular registration: US $30 / INR 2,000 until May 31, 2022

Late registration: US $45 / INR 3,500 until June 30, 2022

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2022 (11:59 pm EST)

Results Announced: July 20, 2022

About the Organizer

ArcDeck.net is an exclusive online platform for generating interesting, contextual and thought-provoking ideas by way of crowd-sourcing design concepts, challenges and projects. We seek truly radical / interesting ideas with intent to generate fresh perspectives and challenge the status quo within the design industry. We do not intend to realize any of the ideas but further the design dialogue in our built environment.

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