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The Audi Urban Future Award looks ahead to tomorrow's world. How will mobility, architecture and urban development interact? With this new competition, the Audi brand is promoting visions and concrete proposals for remodelling our cities within the context of mobility issues.
The coming decades hold plenty of challenges in store: the world’s population will continue to expand. Urban spaces will become denser. Economic, demographic and migration-related factors will continue to intensify the social pressure for change in industrialised and emerging nations. This will be compounded by a crisis-prone world economy, together with the need for both an energy turnaround and a sustainable system of food supply. At the same time, many regions of the world are starting to experience unprecedented levels of prosperity with a consumption-driven individualism.
Today’s urban centres make an ideal laboratory for an interlinked examination of architecture, traffic policies, mobility concepts and urban development. Our society is increasingly exhibiting nomadic tendencies. Mobility and power supply concepts therefore need to be rethought – taking a renewable approach that is not based on fossil fuels. The Audi Urban Future Award challenges architects and city planners to analyse the future of our cities in the context of mobility issues. The aim is to elaborate concrete proposals for remodelling them.
The Audi Urban Future Award is essentially a competition between six internationally renowned architectural firms. Entrants are selected based on these criteria: progressive outlook, systematic interdisciplinary approach and past projects. The architects invited to take part receive the following remit: to devise concrete scenarios, models, visions and pictures for a reality that has changed – socially, technically, economically, ecologically and aesthetically. The six visions for the future will be exhibited to coincide with the 12th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice. The award winner will be chosen by an international panel of judges.
The official website: news, facts and background information about the Audi Urban Future Award.
The courage to think differently: the Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG shares his thoughts on the Audi Urban Future Award.
The forward-oriented topic of urban change: the Member of the Board of Management of Stylepark AG talks about the competition.