2020 contest subject


The 21st century is the century of the cities. Since 2008, more than half of the world population lives in urban areas, and this trend is expected to continue.

The return to the city is usually accompanied by high-density development, which is associated with environmental disadvantages (e.g. air pollution).

Zoning laws that governed urban planning during most of the 20th century are being criticized as causing social segregation and urban degeneration.

Consequently, new urban paradigms promote mixed-use development, which aims at integrating several uses into a unique project. Such uses may be residential, retail, transportation, cultural, entertainment, public, and other land uses. These can be implemented into a vertical design (i.e. a multi-story building) or a horizontal one (e.g. a unique project that spans over several buildings)

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