Entrants are encouraged to use the criteria as a framework for developing their designs and will be judged upon successful incorporation of them in their final proposal.
1. Community Impact. An active and open community design process that engages people, raises awareness and results in understanding, support and closer ties within the community. It has a net positive impact and results in community empowerment and fosters appropriation of initiative by beneficiaries.
2. Economic Viability. It is a pre-development proposal that outlines a viable strategy to finance the project and shows positive economic impact of the proposed project.
3. Ecological Footprint. Shows a sufficient depth in consideration of environmental impact/life-cycle, supporting remediation where necessary, respecting the existing natural and cultural resources and reflecting principles of environmental sustainability.
4. Contextual Appropriateness. Understands and responds to the global context of the Challenge and is at the same time relevant to the local context. A place-specific proposal with concern for identity creation and respect for the existing site, physical characteristics, local cultural and socioeconomic characteristics.
5. General Design Quality. Your idea is innovative, can be employed as a catalyst for positive change, establishes a creative precedent and transferable to other areas. It is graphically compelling, clearly transmits your idea and is understandable across language and cultures, and it looks good.