Cities For A Flying World – International Competition

Deadline: 16 October 2017
Open to: architects, engineers, planners, designers and experts from any discipline
Award: 1st prize of 180,000 Russian ruble (approximately 3,000 EUR), 2nd prize of 120,000 Russian ruble and 3rd prize of 60,000 Russian ruble


HSE Graduate School of Urbanism is hosting its first international contest for students and young professionals, titled: Cities for a flying world. The competition promotes discussion and research, to generate insights and visions about the city to come, and to contribute to the development of flying technologies that will transform our environment in future.

The challenge is to design a project related to the future of cities when flying technologies are widespread. Humanity is trying to achieve new heights and transform the air into the new ground. Even though people already know how to fly, how will the world change when flying devices are everywhere? Who would be new pedestrians in a city of self-driving vehicles and how will social life be changed? What will happen when a window of a house becomes a door to your flying car? There are a lot of scenarios presented in books and the movies about future of cities, but a future like this is coming soon.


Eligible to enter the competition are architects, engineers, planners, designers and experts from any discipline.

Participants are free to decide on the subject, scale and location of the project. The developed project can be for a new city, new building, new device, new social platform or a mix of all of the above.


The best three projects will be awarded with monetary prizes as follows: 

  • 1st Prize of 180,000 Russian ruble (approximately 3,000 EUR);
  • 2nd Prize – 120,000 Russian ruble;
  • 3rd Prize – 60,000 Russian ruble.

How to Apply?

You can apply on the following link.

For more information visit the official website.

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