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Nordic Built Cities Challenge

Team SLA won the Nordic Built Cities Challenge Award with the Soul of Nørrebro project.
  • Published 10/04/2018
An open, multidisciplinary, needs-driven competition to develop and visualise Nordic innovative solutions for liveable, smart and sustainable cities.

The Nordic Built Cities Challenge consisted of six independent competitions, in which six Nordic cities were looking for innovative and multidisciplinary solutions to urban challenges connected to a specific urban space.

 

The competitions were launched 7 October 2015 and the deadline for submitting solutions is 17 December 2015. Hereafter, local juries will select up to four finalists from each competition that receive 300.000 NOK and the possibility to develop their solution further in collaboration with the project owner.

 

Nordic Innovation invited finalists from the six competitions to register for the Nordic Built Cities Challenge Awards (the NBCCA), where Nordic prizes of 1.200.000 NOK in total were awarded.

 

An important aspect of the NBCCA was to encourage collaboration across disciplines and Nordic country borders. Therefore, in order to be able to compete for the NBCCA, at least two Nordic countries were required to be represented in the team.

 

 

Competition background

 

The background for the Nordic Built Cities Challenge is the unprecedented urbanization that characterizes the 21st century. Resource scarcity, climate change and population increase pose challenges to the cities of the world. The situation creates a global market for innovative solutions for our urban environment – and the overall aim of the Nordic Built Cities Challenge is to contribute to the development and visualization of Nordic innovative solutions for liveable, smart and sustainable cities.

 

The Nordic Built Cities Challenge is a part of Nordic Built Cities – a lighthouse programme in the Nordic Co-operation Programme for Innovation and Business Policies 2014-2017. Denmark is lead country for the programme and responsible for its implementation in cooperation with the four other Nordic governments, the Nordic Council of Ministers and Nordic Innovation. Nordic Innovation is also responsible for the design and management of the Nordic Built Cities programme.

 

 

The Nordic winners

 

  1. prize: The Soul of Nørrebro
  2. prize: Co-op City
  3. place: The Eyes of Runavik 

 

 

The local winners:

 

 

 

 

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