Under the Canopy 2 – Call for Applications



Apply to Creative Generation for the chance to design the next CANOPY at F3 (Friends Futures Factory)

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Creative Generation partners again with Friends-International for the second ‘Under the Canopy’ project at F3 (Friends Futures Factory). We are seeking a young creative to propose a new design for a temporary canopy in the courtyard of F3 with its historically-rich buildings and socially-driven community space.

With mentorship from Charles Gallavardin and Dominique Desmet from Kanopea Architecture Studio (France) and T3 Architects (Vietnam + Cambodia), they will design and build a temporary structure from environmentally sustainable materials. The design concept must use materials that are:

Sourced from natural, organic materials OR recovered from waste and repurposed
Can be either safely disposed of OR reused after the project

The design objective is to create a canopy providing shade for visitors and events at F3. A temporary structure that works on the existing site without significant modification.

The winning design will receive a cash prize of $500. With support from the mentors and organizers, and a budget for materials, the designer will have the opportunity to construct their canopy at the end of the year.


  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Designers must submit a full design concept by 16 April 2023 – any application received from 12am 17 April will be automatically disqualified.
  • SHORTLIST OF 3 CANDIDATES: From applications, the Jury will select 3 shortlisted candidates. They will be announced on 29 April 2023 and will each receive a cash prize of $100.
  • FINAL SUBMISSION: The 3 shortlisted candidates will receive feedback from the Jury and will have until 31 May 2023 to submit a full Master Plan and an updated Design Concept based on that feedback.
  • WINNING DESIGN: One of the final submissions will be selected by the Jury as the winning design. The winning design will be announced 8 June 2023 and will receive a $500 cash prize.


The winning designer or design team will be selected by a jury of professionals from different fields.