This challenge has been one in the series of open calls inspired by the UN’s SDG Programme, a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.
The awardee of the Founder’s Choice Prize has been selected by Founder of BE OPEN Elena Baturina: €3,000 go to Dharan Koruduvar of CEPT University, India. Dharan is a taking a Bachelor course in Urban Design. Sva: A Vision of Self-sustenance pivots on the link between city, food and productive landscapes. Dharan proposes to design and introduce an ‘ideal sector’ for producing food on an everyday basis that deals with waste, water, energy, food on its own, and therefore is sustainable and self-sufficient.
BE OPEN is launching its next global open call across social media. With open calls, by asking the participants to share their vision in the most graphic form, BE OPEN aims to identify innovative approaches, and build creative bonds for people around the globe.
The international expert jury of the “Design for Sustainable Cities” student competition, co-held by BE OPEN and Cumulus in support of the United Nations SDG Programme, have selected two of the four competition winners – the awardees of the Main Prize and the Safe City Prize. And the votes of people passionate about sustainability and design from all over the world have defined the fate of the Public Vote Prize!
Now that our amazing jury have selected the top 52 entries, it is time for you to decide which project deserves the Public Vote prize of €2,000 in the Design for Sustainable Cities student competition!
The global online open call #BEOPEN_at_home called for ideas of how creativity and unconventional thinking can help us stay open while staying at home – open to our communities, new ideas and experiences despite physical limitations.
That’s a wrap everyone! Dear friends, we are done collecting submissions for the Design for Sustainable Cities competition!
Thank you everyone for sharing your remarkable creative thinking with us, and most importantly for dedicating your time and talent to researching solutions for the better future for all of us.
‘Design for Sustainable Cities’ is an international student competition held by BE OPEN and Cumulus in support of SDG11: Sustainable Cities and Communities. Its objective is to recognize and promote top design projects developed by the younger creative generation that are able to tackle the tasks set by the United Nations’ SDG Programme.
Season’s Greetings to all creatives around the globe from BE OPEN team!
We wish you a joyful holiday season and a new year filled with happiness, positivity, prosperity, professional and personal accomplishments!