The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced three joint winners of the Rethink: 2025 international design competition. Looking for designs for a post-pandemic world, the competition invited architects and students to consider what life and our built environment could look like by 2025. In total, there were over 147 entries from 18 countries that were submitted to reimagine daily life.
Entrants were given seven categories from which to generate ideas – the future of; healthcare spaces, remote learning, high density living, public transport, high streets vs online shopping, international travel and the use of technology to monitor and control populations. The judging panel, made up of six design leaders and chaired by RIBA Journal Editor, Hugh Pearman, choose three joint winners in three categories – Building, City and Street. The total prize fund of £8000, sponsored by Arup and the RIBA will be split equally between the winners, with each being awarded £2667.