OUTER SPACE
2020


The other-worldly annual architecture competition is back for its 2nd
year. Regular registration ends Thursday July 23rd.

OUTER SPACE 2020


The other-worldly annual architecture competition is back for its 2nd year. Early bird registration is open until Thursday June 4th.

Overview
We are on the cusp of the second great age of space exploration.

Outer space has always captured the imaginations of the public. New advances in technology (including comet landings, the Orion Spacecraft, and large scale social experiments leading to exploration of Mars) mean that outer space is no longer a place only astronauts will get to experience – but something you and I can experience within our lifetimes

For a long time, the fantastical visions of space exploration have been rooted in the scifi proposals of the 50s, 60s and 70s. Ring worlds, death stars and space colonies conjure vibrant, psychedelic visions of the future from yesteryear. Since then, advances in space technology have multiplied exponentially. Are these retro visions still the best representations of our future in the stars?


Architecture has some catching up to do. The Outer Space competition is seeking proposals that envision space exploration in the near future (100-200 years). What kinds of structures will be developed to move, house and sustain people? How will robotics, AI, autonomous spacecraft, and satellites extend our reach?

Let’s get out of here and
go to Outer Space…
REGISTRATION DEADLINE JUNE 4!

REGISTRATION &
SCHEDULE

 

Competition Launched: May 27, 2020
Early Bird: $45 until June 4, 2020
Regular Registration: $65 until July 23, 2020
Late Registration: $85 until August 6, 2020
Submission Deadline: August 6, 2020
Winners Announced: November 2020

REGISTRATION DEADLINE JUNE 4!

REGISTRATION &
SCHEDULE

 

Competition Launched: May 27, 2020
Early Bird: $45 until June 4, 2020
Regular Registration: $65 until July 23, 2020
Late Registration: $85 until August 6, 2020
Submission Deadline: August 6, 2020
Winners Announced: November 2020

Submission Format

The submission requirements are simple – each entry will combine 5 11″x17″ images (landscape or portrait) with a short narrative of 800-1400 words. The narratives can be fictional or non-fictional – they are not a simple explanation of the proposal but should be as immersive as the 5 images. The best narratives are read as a single coherent text and not 5 short sections associated with the 5 images.

Entrants are encouraged to study new technology trends and utilize these as the backbone for their submissions. Take cutting-edge tech, theories and science and use them to power an architectural vision. There are no programmatic or location requirements for the submissions, it is completely up to you to choose the location, time and scale of your project.


Entrants will receive the full competition brief which includes submission instructions after they register.

“Space is hard but worth it.”
– Sir Richard Branson

1st Prize

$2,000 USD

2nd Prize

$1,000 USD

3rd Prize

$500 USD

The ‘Most Likely to Save Humanity’ Prize (New Award!)

$250 USD

The ‘I Want to Live There’ Prize (New Award!)

$250 USD

The ‘Wow – What a Dystopia’ Prize (New Award!)

$250 USD

+10 Honorable Mentions

“Space is hard but worth it.”
– Sir Richard Branson

1st Prize

$2,000 USD

2nd Prize

$1,000 USD

3rd Prize

$500 USD

The ‘Most Likely to Save Humanity’ Prize (New Award!)

$250 USD

The ‘I Want to Live There’ Prize (New Award!)

$250 USD

The ‘Wow – What a Dystopia’ Prize (New Award!)

$250 USD

+10 Honorable Mentions

THE JURY

 

The competition jury will be announced shortly – stay tuned! 

THE JURY

 

The competition jury will be announced shortly – stay tuned! 

Questions?

Email your questions to competitions@blankspaceproject.com with the subject “Outer SpaceQ&A” and we will get back to you as quickly as possible. Questions will be posted on the web page below:

When is the submission deadline?

The final submissions are due on Thursday August 6th, 2020 at 11:59pm EST