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MACRO

A New Living Revolution

Welcome to Eleven’s 10th competition. For this challenge, we started a living revolution. ‘Macro to Micro’ was a two-challenge competition looking at revolutionising the way we live from the city to the human scale. In this competition, we focused on the MACRO element and asked the creative community to engage with the idea of new neighbourhoods and greenfield developments on a city scale.

The Living Revolution is here and it is MACRO!

This competition was run in partnership with BETA Housing 2018, an event that brought together some of the most influential voices to provide an insightful and engaging discussion on the future of residential developments and housing. The event was held in Manchester (UK) on the 12th July 2018.


winner

Back to the Future – A New Garden City Paradigm

Justyna Romanowska & Joanna Klimek
(Poland)

Nowadays people live far away, rather than near the nature. 54 per cent of the world’s population lives in urban areas and this number will increase to 66% by 2050. This rapid, most often unplanned urbanization constitute one of the biggest world’s problems in urban planning and may bring great danger for sustainable development. The competition task is to diagnose and redefine a new garden city paradigm based on utopian visions of Ebenezer Howard, that spoke of better future. New image of his radical and exaggerated (unreal and overscaled) system is going to be a balanced structure between town and…

runner up

Tropism: What if a community could grow like a plant?

Alex Cammack & Adam Jones
(UK)

Tropism: the growth of an organism in a particular direction in response to an external stimulus. Our proposal aims to respond to the surrounding environment in order to push urban living in a positive direction. As a result of the requirement for new communities within the greenfield sites that surround our cities, we must change our attitude. In order to succeed, we need to create a future that allows Man and Nature to become harmoniously unified. Historically, Chat Moss was a thriving horticultural centre with crops sold to Manchester wholesale markets and further afield. Since the 1950’s, commercial supermarkets have…


Honourable Mentions:

PLAYGROUND

Anastasia Tsoy
(Russia)

Project playground is a new take on the idea of freely expanding cities. just like the name suggests, it might be interpreted as an endlessly creative space for architects, town planners and even the inhabitants of the area. the town of the future. As imagined in this project, can be characterized by a few definite points: accessibility, customizability and eco- friendliness. Taking a 7.4×7.4 cube as a base and as a module, a unique town is planned, based on the landscape, closeness of the railroad and multiple other factors. A new system of an eco-friendly public transportation is then connected…

City Inside Out

Ovechkin Georgy & Marina Xenofontova
(Russia)

We think a ling time has passed since the beginning of the industrial revolution, and if there was an opportunity to use a futuristic model in housing production, this would already have happened. We can’t forget the past attempts which have been made during the modern times. We think the model ignores the values ​​of architecture: architectural code, language, history, typology, analogy, metaphor, criticism and politics. The given territory in the frame of the project could contain several large residential units, therefore it would be, in our opinion, equivalent to cultural non-motivarian vandalism to build up the whole territory by…

Elevating and Saving

Polina Vayl, Ariadna Kuzhakova & Alexandra Efremova
(Russia)

The main goal of our project was to deliver a new concept of neighborhood within a current greenfield site on the outskirts of Manchester, UK. In addition to this, we tried to create a living and organic system – a settlement representing a symbiosis between «Man and Nature». Our solution is to elevate housing numbers united by huge network of walk and transport ways under big areas of peat bog ecosystems. Thus, such combining of man-made environments and wildlife helps to minimize the disturbance and damage to these existing peat and moss habitats and maximise habitat creation for local species…

SET

Kai-Da Chen, Ming-Hua Tsai, Chih-Husan Tung & Yi-Hisuan Lu
(China, Taiwan)

It is known to all, British are facing the contradiction between high level of housing price and low level of residential incomes. We introduce a new living paradigm as one solution, which the house can be moveable and replaceable as independent residential units, that is, taking all your properties away when you changing your living place. Based on the public funding lands, the costs of the housing will apparently decrease, making the houses affordable for all and the building materials more recyclable and sustainable. This new living paradigm can be effectively copied to solve the housing shortage. Furthermore, we also…

INSIDEOUT

Danila Tsarkov, Maria Romanosova, Sofia Vozova & Ekaterina Danilova
(Russia)

Who is winning, the human or nature? How can the city take care of both nature and inhabitants at the same rate? These questions have led us to a logical decision—by rejecting the existing stereotypes of the configuration of the city we present you the idea that allows us to look at the hierarchy of the city’s structure in a new way. Now the city is built not between the roads but in its network. Minimally changing the existing environment, we are shaping a linear city of a new type that allows people to leave the plane coordinate system. The…

THE LANDSCAPE ACTIVATION PLAN

Bartlomiej Cybula
(Poland)

The concept of the Garden City, initiated in 1898 by Sir Ebenezer Howard, over years has probably had as many supporters as it has had opponents. Initially developed during the industrial revolution in the United Kingdom due to a dire need for improved living conditions, the Garden City was free of industry and full of green spaces, which would become focal points in newly built cities. The idea in itself is indeed noble and at that time was something extraordinary and fresh. What is rather disturbing, to a certain extent, was the direct equivalence given to a landscape, a village…


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INSIDEOUT

Danila Tsarkov, Maria Romanosova, Sofia Vozova & Ekaterina Danilova
(Russia)

Who is winning, the human or nature? How can the city take care of both nature and inhabitants at the same rate? These questions have led us to a logical decision—by rejecting the existing stereotypes of the configuration of the city we present you the idea that allows us to look at the hierarchy of the city’s structure in a new way. Now the city is built not between the roads but in its network. Minimally changing the existing environment, we are shaping a linear city of a new type that allows people to leave the plane coordinate system. The…


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Jury:

Meet your jury, formed by world leading pioneers, designers, architects, planners, decision-makers and academics in the field of architecture and urbanism.

Annalie Riches

Co-Founder, Mikhail Riches Architects

Annalie Riches

Co-Founder, Mikhail Riches Architects

Coming soon....

Katy Lock

Policy Manager at Garden Cities and New Towns, Town and Country Planning Association

Katy Lock

Policy Manager at Garden Cities and New Towns, Town and Country Planning Association

Katy is garden cities and new towns Projects and Policy Manager at the Town & Country Planning Association, where she leads on the association’s campaigns and promotion of garden city principles in policy, legislation, education and the arts. This involves working with a wide range of public, private and third sector organisations and individuals, at all stages of planning, design and delivery.

Katy is a chartered town planner and has a background in planning, urban design and sustainability. Katy is currently a trustee for Planning Aid for London and recently co-authored ‘The Art of Building a Garden City: Designing New Communities for the C21st’ (RIBA Publishing, 2017).

Adam Vickers

Managing Director of Squareyard Landscape Architecture

Adam Vickers

Managing Director of Squareyard Landscape Architecture

Squareyard is a progressive Landscape Architecture and Urban Design Studio based in Manchester, providing professional consultancy services to residential and commercial clients across the UK and internationally.

The practice specialise in creating socially and environmentally responsive designs, with strong connections to the natural landscape.

Adam is a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute with a comprehensive and varied portfolio spanning eighteen years in the industry. Prior to forming Squareyard Adam worked extensively on complex Urban Design, Masterplanning, Public Realm and Infrastructure projects across the UK, The Middle East, Australia and New Zealand. Adam has previously worked for Plincke, BDP, LFA Pacific and Capita and has collaborated with many of the leading construction and consulting firms on large multidisciplinary projects across a wide range of sectors

Lisa Kinch

Associate Architect at Farrells & Lecturer at Manchester School of Architecture

Lisa Kinch

Associate Architect at Farrells & Lecturer at Manchester School of Architecture

Lisa joined Farrells in October 2017 to establish the new Manchester office and is working on the Northern Gateway Masterplan. She is an enthusiastic architect with experience of delivering projects from feasibility through planning to construction with a focus on buildability, whilst remaining true to the original design concept.

Wayne Hemingway

Chairman at CABE & Founder of Hemingway Design

Wayne Hemingway

Chairman at CABE & Founder of Hemingway Design

Over the past decade Hemingway Design have delivered a number of high profile and award winning affordable new build housing schemes, work on “turning round” some troubled estates and have extensive worldwide knowledge of great urban design and architecture.

Wayne has been chairman of the “placemaking campaigning body” Building For Life (part of CABE, Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment) for the past 8 years. www.buildingforlife.org.

He is a trustee board member of Design Council CABE.

His views are political, often controversial, and as Hemingway Design works with some of Britain’s largest housebuilders, are from the “inside” of industry that has a significant impact on the economy and our well being.

Steve Sheen

Housing Strategy and Partnerships Manager at Manchester City Council

Steve Sheen

Housing Strategy and Partnerships Manager at Manchester City Council

Bio coming soon!

Max Farrell

Senior Partner at Farrells

Max Farrell

Senior Partner at Farrells

Max is a Senior Partner at Farrells, internationally renowned architects with offices in London, Hong Kong and Shanghai, where he has led on high profile projects including Earls Court, Old Oak Common and Royal Albert Dock as well as proposals for low cost, lifting bridges in East London and 21st Century mansion blocks as affordable housing. He is an expert in public affairs and urban planning, having previously been Community & Regeneration Leader at ERS the world’s leading provider of electoral services.

Andrea Verenini

Founder, Eleven Magazine

Andrea Verenini

Founder, Eleven Magazine

Andrea founded Eleven Magazine in 2015 and currently works as its Editor in Chief and Creative Director.

He was born in Bologna in 1984 and spent his childhood and teen years growing up in Italy, Hungary, Russia and Austria. At the age of 17 he moved to the UK to pursue his higher education in Architecture.

Andrea holds a BA (Hons) Architecture degree (2006), a Diploma in Architecture (2009), and in 2010 was awarded a fully-funded doctorate studentship, which he successfully completed with a PhD in Architecture and Urban Regeneration in 2014.

His architecture career has seen him active in both research, academia and practice. He has worked for Grimshaw Architects in London and taught at University in both undergraduate and post-graduate levels on subjects ranging from architecture/urban history and theory, sustainable design, emergent architectural trends, modular/movable architecture, responsive dynamic design, and nature-inspired design.

Andrea is a full member of the BSME (British Society of Magazine Editors).

In parallel to Eleven, Andrea works as a freelance designer and architect on experimental projects and international collaborations.

In his spare time Andrea enjoys traveling, photography and (English weather permitting) riding around on his motorcycle avoiding woodland creatures on country lanes.

Eleven's competitions are the ideal arena for generating pro-active international think-tanks in a whole variety of contemporary hot topics and contexts: from social issues to environmental threats, new technologies, shifting urban landscapes, exotic ecological havens, product design, fashion and - why not - even outer space!

We love competitions because they are instrumental in highlighting emerging talent and starting design-led revolutions around the world.

Our challenges have had exhibitions in Europe and the USA,  published in multiple international magazines such as the Architecture Review, the AJ, Dezeen, Archdaily and Designboom, and consistently win awards year after year.

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS:

2015 - Our inaugural competition 'Cambodia' wins the 3rd place in Bustler’s ‘Top-10 Best Competitions of the Year' Awards, and Eleven is officially in business.

2016 - 'Moontopia' is featured as 7th in Bustler’s ‘Top-10 Best Competitions of the Year' Awards.

2017 - Eleven becomes the most popular competition portal in the world with a double-whammy placement two competitions - 'Rome' (winning 3rd place) and 'Planetarium' (arriving in 5th place) - being featured in the top-5 places in Bustler’s ‘Top-10 Best Competitions of the Year' Awards.

2018 - Watch this space...

Cambodia 2015 Jury Team:

Andrew Maynard (Andrew Maynard Architects), Arthur Andersson (Andersson-Wise), Camillo Boano (The Bartlett, UCL), Christine Murray (Editor in Chief, Architectural Review), Elena Douvlou (Metropolitan University of Athens), Ingrid Bille (BilleByeSheid), Massimo Forese (+39 Architects), Mathilde Marengo (IAAC, Barcelona), Perry Hopper (Grimshaw), Shaun O'Rourke (BAC), Tom Kundig (Olson Kundig), Andrea Verenini (Editor, Eleven).

* This event was run in support of the Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC) charity.

San Francisco 2016 Jury Team:

Amy Frearson (Deputy Editor of Architecture, Dezeen), The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI), Carlos Arnaiz (CAZA), Chris White (BIG), Hasdai Westbrook (Editor, Impact Design Hub), John Barton (Dean of Architecture, Stanford University), Jonny McKenna (Metropolitan Workshop), Karen Nelson (Dean, BAC), Leon Roast (BIG), Lewis Knight (Gensler), Kristi Loui (Gensler), Matthew Mazzotta (MIT), NAP+P Architects (Winner of Cambodia 2015: consisting of members Natthapol Pongplanchai, Planin Chantalert, Porncharoen Orbanratmanee, Pratchaya Lertruck Sadee), Roger Hawkins (Hawkins/Brown), Trent Tesch (KPF), Andrea Verenini (Founder, Eleven).

* This event was run in support of the Project Night Night charity. 

Moontopia Jury Team:

ASPECT Studios (Winners of San Francisco 2016), Alberto Villanueva Galindo (IDEA Architecture Office), The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI), Brent Sherwood (NASA), Christina Ciardullo (Carnegie Mellon University), Kriss J. Kennedy (NASA), Andrea Verenini (Founder, Eleven).

Biomimicry Jury Team:

Alexander Walter (Editor, Archinect & Bustler), Jan Utzon (Utzon Associates Architects), Richard James MacCowan (Biomimicry Institute UK), Timothy McGee (LikoLab), Yaniv Peer (Exploration Architecture), Marko Brajovic (Atelier Marko Brajovic), Andrea Verenini (Founder, Eleven).

Rome 2017 Jury Team:

Patrik Schumacher (Director, Zaha Hadid Architects), Francesco Gatti (3Gatti), Francesco Lipari (OFL Architecture / Cityvision Magazine), Emanuel Jalbert (In Situ), Lorenzo Catena, Onorato di Manno and Andrea Tanci (SET Architects), Eloise Carr (Editor & Creative, Eleven), Andrea Verenini (Founder, Eleven).

Planetarium Jury Team:

Christina Ciardullo (Architectural Designer and Educator), Thomas Wang (Partner, Ennead Architects), Lars Lindberg Christensen (Head of Education and Public Outreach, ESO), Dan Goods (Artist in Residence, NASA JPL), Eric Hanson (Founder and Partner, xRez Studio), Jim Sweitzer (Astrophysicist and Museum Consultant), Stephen Dubois (Secretary, Middle Atlantic Planetarium Society), Charles Beichman (Executive Director, NASA Exoplanet Science Institute, Caltech / NASA JPL), Dennis Cohen (Creative Director and Experience Designer, Ralph Applebaum Associates),  Eloise Carr (Editor & Creative, Eleven), Andrea Verenini (Founder, Eleven).

* This event was run in partnership with Christina Ciardullo and sponsored by the Middle Atlantic Planetarium Society (MAPS)

Shelter 48 Jury Team:

Abeer Seikaly (Architect & Cultural Designer), Narinder Sagoo (Partner, Fosters + Partners), Hakan Gürsu (Founder & CEO, Designnobis), Amro Callam (Executive Director, Architecture for Society), Karina Ashrapova (Winner, Eleven's Biomimicry Competition), Eloise Carr (Editor & Creative, Eleven) Andrea Verenini (Founder, Eleven).

* Poster graphics designed by Concept BRE

Safari (Matobo, Zimbabwe 2017) Jury Team:

Beks Ndlovu (CEO, African Bush Camps), Derek Solomon (Animal Behaviour and Communication Specialist/Author/Private Guide), Rob Janisch (Biomimicry and Genius of Nature Guru/Private Guide), Chris Browne (Owner, Fox Browne Creatives), Debra Fox (Owner, Fox Browne Creatives), Charlene Hewat (CEO, Environment Africa), Eloise Carr (Editor & Creative, Eleven), Andrea Verenini (Founder, Eleven).

* This event was run in partnership with African Bush Camps and also in support of their charity African Bush Camp Foundation.

Marstopia Jury Team:

Andrew Aldrin (Son of legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin and Director of the Buzz Aldrin Space Institute), Alberto Villanueva Galindo (Architect and Academic, IDEA Architecture Office), Jessie Andjelic (Founding Partner of SPECTACLE and Head of Mars Studio at the University of Calgary), Marc Guberman (Team Leader of the Mars Habitat Project and Partner at Fosters + Partners), Stefano Boeri (Founding Partner, Stefano Boeri Architetti), SEArch Architects (Awarded first place in NASA’s 3D Printed Mars Habitat Challange), Vera Mulyani (CEO and Founder, Mars City Design), ZA Architects (Directors and Co-Founders Dmitry Zhuikov and Arina Agieieva), Monika Lipinska, Laura Olivier and Inci Ogun (Winners of Eleven's Moontopia Competition), Eloise Carr (Editor & Creative, Eleven), Andrea Verenini (Founder, Eleven).

* Competition friend: Mars City Design

Macro to Micro Jury Team:

Adam Vickers (Managing Director of Squareyard Landscape Architecture), Wayne Hemingway (Chairman at CABE and Founder of Hemingway Design), Max Farrell (Senior Partner at Farrells), Lisa Kinch (Associate Architect at Farrells and Lecturer at Manchester School of Architecture), Katy Lock (Policy Manager at Garden Cities and New Towns, Town and Country Planning Association), Steve Sheen (Housing Strategy and Partnerships Manager at Manchester City Council), Andrea Verenini (Founder, Eleven).

* This event is run in partnership with BETA Events, sponsored by Square Yard, and is part of the event BETA Housing 2018 (12 July, Manchester, UK).

Malecon (Havana) Jury Team:

Peter Noever (Professor, Principle at No/Ever Design and original member of the 'Havana Project'), Wolf D. Prix (Professor, Principle/CEO at COOP HIMMELB(L)AU and original member of the 'Havana Project'), Theodore Hoerr (Founding Principal, Terrain Work), Paul Bulkeley (Design Director, Snug Architects), Carl Prusha (Professor, Director at CP Architects and original member of the 'Havana Project'), Carlos Arnaiz (Founding Partner, CAZA), Eloise Carr (Editor & Creative, Eleven), Andrea Verenini (Founder, Eleven).

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