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The Ecological Community Competition FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. What should be assumed about linkages to the surrounding area?
Other than allowing for at least two means of ingress and egress, for purposes of this study, the assumption is that this is a highly orchestrated core, incorporating as many provisions for daily living in close proximity as possible.

2. What about all the traditional code constraints like density, coverage, height and floor area ratios?
Just keep in mind that you are not fitting into any constraints of the present. You are designing the future.

3. Are there any limitations to the size or qualifications of the team?
As long as all the participants are enrolled and in good standing in a college or university in the U.S., Canada or Mexico, there are no limitations and multi-disciplinary teams are encouraged. While there are no limitations to the size of the teams, for the winners, funds provided by the Foundation for travel and lodging for associates with the Taliesin West event is limited to two persons per team.

4. When does the pursuit of creative solutions become too far-fetched to be relevant?
There are no limits other than the ability of your presentation and reasoning to be convincing. This is the nature of creative, exploration.

5. Can our 30-acre submission have a thematic name and purpose; much like the way Taliesin West was all about the culture and outreach of architecture?
Yes, as long as there are no specifics that get in the way of your ability to convincingly address the ecological pursuit of doing more with less by way of design.

Feel free to ask any other question.



Welcome to Two Worlds Foundation

It is with gratitude to all who have supported this work along with enthusiasm for all that is yet to be that we present this overview of the Foundation’s first two years. To answer a frequently asked question, the Foundation’s name combines the timely transactions of development with the more timeless values required for the shaping of community.