Shelter is pleased to invite architects, planners, students, engineers, designers, thinkers, NGOs and
organizations from all over the world to take part in the third annual Dencity Competition.
Rapid world growth and urbanization is not allowing cities to adapt and provide for their inhabitants.
Towns are quickly growing into cities, and some of the densest places in the world are comprised
of makeshift homes, otherwise referred to as slums. There are currently over 1 billion slum
dwellers in the world. This number is expected to reach 2 billion by the year 2030.
The intent of this competition is twofold: to foster new ideas on how to better handle the growing
density of unplanned cities and to spread awareness of this massive problem. Contestants should
consider how design can empower communities and allow for a self sufficient future. For this
years competition, the focus will be on improving living conditions in urban settings. There are no
restrictions in regards to site, program, or size. Projects can be based on a specific urban location
or a general concept.
1st Place: $3,000
2nd Place: $1,500
3rd Place: $750
*There will also be 6 special
Registration Fee is $55/project
until March 13, 2017
Late Registration is $80/project until
April 24, 2017