In this competition - Eleven’s seventh international architecture & design challenge - the organizers call on creatives from all around the world to design innovative concepts for an emergency life-support system capable of being deployed rapidly in the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster.
Today, our climate is shifting and, as a result, more natural disasters are triggered around the globe. In the last decade alone, the number of natural disasters recorded worldwide has grown exponentially. Affecting both developed and developing countries, these leave behind a trail of mass destruction, billions of dollars of damages, and an accumulative death toll which hits the thousands.
Perhaps most surprising, is the fact that most often than not, the biggest killer isn’t the actual event itself, but the hours following the calamity. The lack of adequate protection and shelter - a basic human need to survival - coupled with the obliteration of infrastructures and services and the scarcity of provisions, make the 48 hours post-disaster a highly critical zone for survivors and victims. For many, the response within this timeframe will be the determining factor between survival or death.
In this challenge, Eleven invites creatives (professionals and/or students alike) from around the world to design ‘Shelter 48’: a new emergency relief, life-support concept designed to target this critical 48 hour window and beyond.
Participants, who can compete individually or in a team of up to four people, are asked to register and submit their proposals online by the 11th of November 2017, in the form of two digital A1 horizontal sheets and 500 words explanation text. Models are welcomed but not mandatory.
For more information on Eleven’s Shelter 48 challenge and to register, please visit here.
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