Design For a Better Future – Surge 2020

9 Dec 2020, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Address Hotel, Dubai Marina, United Arab Emirates

Event Description

Each year, during the searing summer months, we wait with excitement for the announcement of Surge’s next Design, Dine, Make a Difference challenge. And true to form, Surge comes up with better, more unique ways of engaging the region’s A+D community towards a singular purpose – to provide sustainable and safe water, sanitation and hygiene solutions to the world.

The Surge journey starts with a design challenge, where designers battle it out in a thrilling race to create the best, most unique piece of lighting or furniture, and it culminates in a glamorous and giving awards night gala event.

This year too, starts with a challenge, but with a unique twist – it will be a team collaboration towards a creative, innovative solution. Read on for details…

The Design Challenge 2020

This year has been, let’s just say, different. A global pandemic continues to revolutionise the way we live, work and play. A rising demand to meet the needs of more than seven billion people has transformed land use and generated unprecedented levels of pollution, gravely affecting biodiversity, forests, wetlands, water bodies, soils and air quality.

The theme for this year’s Design Challenge is ‘Design for a Better Future’.

For the first time, DDD will take on a collaborative team approach, where design firms can sign up individually. They will be assigned a partner (a manufacturer, a supplier, etc), but the firm will lead the process.


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Participating Design Teams

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9 Dec 2020 - 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM


The Address Hotel, Dubai Marina



United Arab Emirates
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