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Competition Archive

What If NYC archive

In 2008, the NYC Emergency Management, in partnership with the Department of Design and Construction, Rockefeller Foundation, and Architecture for Humanity, held a competition — the What If New York City... Design Competition for Post-Disaster Provisional Housing — challenging participants to propose innovative designs for temporary urban housing for use after a disaster.
Read the press release

Competition Gallery

What If New York City... Competition Gallery

In January 2008, the What If New York City... design competition jury selected 10 winners and 10 honorable mentions from more than 100 submissions. To see all the valid entries, visit the online submissions gallery.

Learn more about the competition

Competition overview
Sponsor and support
Judging criteria
Disaster scenario
Complete competition materials (in PDF)

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