Urban Design Challenge 2020 is a competition that invites students from across the country to come up with design concepts for important sites in Canada’s Capital Region. The competition is organized by the National Capital Commission (NCC), the federal Crown corporation dedicated to ensuring that Canada’s Capital is a dynamic and inspiring source of pride for all Canadians, and building a legacy for generations to come.
The NCC is challenging students to propose innovative planning and design ideas for two important destinations in the Capital Region.
The two proposed sites are NCC lands in the Capital Region - 1 on the Ontario side, and 1 on the Quebec side. Registration and all relevant planning and policy documents are available through the competition web page.
There will be one winning project for each site. The first-place award for each site is $750.
The two winning projects will be announced on April 3, 2020.
(The jury may determine runners-up and honourable mention awards as well. There are no monetary prizes associated with these awards.)The winning teams will be invited to present their ideas at a special awards presentation session of the NCC’s Urbanism Lab on April 30, 2020. Travel and accommodation expenses for the two winning teams will be covered (see details that follow under Terms of Reference, Eligibility, to learn about the rules).
February 14, 2020: Last day for registration
February 28, 2020: Last day to send questions
March 23, 2020: Submissions due
March 30 to April 1, 2020: Jury Consideration
April 1 to 3, 2020: Winners will be contacted
April 3, 2020: Winners will be announced
April 30, 2020: Awards Presentation
For more information visit: Urban Design Challenge 2020