The sustainability first steppers contest ARCHI-NOW competition is for the “best” thesis in architecture “personal graduation or academic research work” on themes and issues related to resilience and innovation in the built environment “economics, cultural, environmental and energy sustainability”. All eco-approaches and innovative design, contextual or projected solutions are awaited.
In the evolving context of schools and architectural education, the wish is to distinguish the excellence of skills that nourish, from concept to project architectural and urban thought, to reward originality, creativity or innovation and above all to encourage research and protection of the environment.
The competition focuses on the evaluation of the personal end-of-study project, possibly accompanied by his studies or research dissertation, depending on the option chosen by the student. This award is by nature individual. However, teams can present a collective project if this is the working format chosen by their establishment.