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reTHINKING Notre Dame Competition

Paris, France
Is this global disaster an opportunity to collectively rethink the role of heritage in today’s culture? Are these great monuments, a system of immunity of cities against a culture of waste and immediate obsolescence? What is the dialogue that can be established between the past and contemporary architectures?
reTHINKING Notre Dame Competition 2019 Paris

Prizes – 3.500 Euros

11 July 2019 – Early Registration ends
4 Sep 2019 – 18:00H (Madrid Time) Submission deadline

Rethinking Notre Dame Competition 2019

House Challenge 2019 – Desert House Architecture Competition

House Challenge 2019 - Desert House Architecture Competition

Title: Open Call: House Challenge 2019 – Desert House
Type: Open/International/Architecture
Location: Worldwide/Concept
Language: English
Organizer: House Challenge
Registration Deadline: Sep 30, 2019
Submission Deadline: Oct 1, 2019
Price: USD 35/45/55

“An idea is salvation by imagination.” – Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect.

Annual international design competition designed to challenge and seek the creation of a temporary dwelling with ideas and concepts in architectural design, landscape design and site planning.

The aim is to explore living in harsh environments possibilities, and raise awareness of environmental sustainability.

This year’s competition focuses on the Desert House, an architectural type with creative design methods to adjust the demands of a house to a specific site environment.

The design contest seeks the creation of a temporary dwelling for a group of 4-6 people to live comfortably.

Please visit website for more details

Jun 1 Competition Launch
Jun 1 – Jun 30 Pre-Registration

Jul 1 – Jul 31 Early-bird Registration
Aug 1 – Aug 31 Standard Registration
Sep 1 – Sep 30 Last-minute Registration
Oct 1 Submission Deadline
Oct 1 – Dec 10 Jury Deliberation
Dec 15 Announcement of Winners

Note: All deadlines are 09:00 am GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)

First Prize – $500 + Certificate + Portfolio Publication
Second Prize – $300 + Certificate + Portfolio Publication
Third Prize – $200 + Certificate + Portfolio Publication
10 Honorable Mentions to be published on the official website

Please visit

Eco Park Contest

Venice, Italy
New contest on MetaFin and Desall seek a new concept for a green recreational area to be built near Venice, Italy, conceived as a space for families, a playground for children, an area dedicated to sports, culture, associative activities and events.

The space is due to contain several structures and suitable equipment.

For more info on this architectural contest see

Contest timeline
Upload phase: 13 May 2019 – 9 September 2019 (1.59 PM UTC)
Client Vote: from 9 September 2019
Winner announcement: approximately by the end of November 2019

Total awards: €5000
Participation: free
Open to: creative people at least 18 years of age

MetaFin is the holding society of a group which buys, sells and transports frozen seafood products. is an open innovation platform dedicated to design and innovation, that offers to companies a participatory design tool involving in the creative process an international community coming from all over the world.

National Railway Museum Central Hall Design Competition

National Railway Museum Central Hall Design Competition

16 October 2019, 14.00 BST : Stage 1 deadline

Located in the heart of York, one of the world’s most important railway cities, the National Railway Museum is set for a transformation. The museum is poised to become the cultural anchor for York Central, one of the largest city centre brownfield regeneration projects in the UK, and indeed Europe:

National Railway Museum Central Hall Design Competition

Daylight Award 2020

Nominations for The Daylight Award 2020 closes on 1st of November 2019.

The Jury will undertake deliberations early in 2020

The laureates are due to be announced on 16 May 2020, the UN / UNESCO ‘International Day of Light’

Daylight Award 2020

Learning Lab Architectural Competition

Redefining Learning Spaces – International Architectural Competition, UL Lafayette Campus, Lousiana, USA

October 1, 2019: Stage One Submissions deadline

Three to five unranked winners will be selected by jury, each awarded $1,000.00 USD.

Stage Two of the competition will be composed of joint ventures/partnerships/teams of architecture firms with a local architecture firm.

Each of the three to five selected joint ventures/partnerships/teams will receive a $12,000.00 USD stipend for Stage Two.

Redefining Learning Spaces – International Architectural Competition

RIBA Low Line Design Competition

London, England, UK

2 Sep 2019 – Stage 1 deadline

The initial phase of this open, international, two-stage architecture competition invites teams of architects, landscape architects, designers, ecologists and other design-related disciplines to submit designs anonymously, in digital format only. Five concept designs will then be shortlisted for further development. Each shortlisted designer will receive an honorarium of £4,000 + VAT. The winning team will be invited to develop the vision in greater detail.

The Low Line, London’s emerging world-class walkway and destination which traces the path of the Victorian railway viaducts through Bankside, London Bridge and Bermondsey, is the subject of an international design competition, launched today by Better Bankside and the Low Line Steering Group, working with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The competition is supported by Lund Trust, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin.

RIBA Low Line Design Competition

Room Planner Competition

31 July 2019 deadline

Recreate a room from your favourite film or TV series using a Room Planner.

Anyone who takes part can win a voucher worth up to £300 to spend on

LIT Lighting Design Awards 2019

5% off entry fees with the Regular Deadline: July 31st, 2019

Seeking remarkable lighting product designers and lighting implementers from all parts of the world. LIT believe that lighting is both an art and a science, and it is one of the most important elements of design. Submit before the regular deadline on July 31st, 2019.

“Light in Theory” (LIT) was derived from the theory of light on an abstract, more encompassing level. Without this electromagnetic spectrum of waves that brings color and illumination to the world, we would not have lighting products or implementation of those products. Thus, we draw attention to lighting, designers, and the theory of light that keeps our homes and communities lit.

Being self-taught is a trend, even in design. But designers still need the resources of an international organisation to promote their creations and extend their network. By submitting your work to the LIT, you get a chance to receive significant, international publicity and exposure, so send us your best designs today!

LIT Lighting Design Awards, 1318 E. 7th Street, Ste. 140, Los Angeles, CA 90021, USA

Hyde Park Music Pavilion Architecture Competition

(31 May 2019: Final Registration Deadline)

14 Jun 2019: Final Entry Deadline

Arquideas international architectural competition for students and young architects: you could win up to € 6.375 in economic prizes and several free subscriptions to the most internationally renowned architecture magazines.

Hyde Park Music Pavilion Architecture Competition

This is the prestigious jury that will assess the proposals:

John Enright – Chief Academic Officer at SCI-Arc
Ana D’Apuzzo – Architect, artist and designer
Alejandro Beals & Loreto Lyon – Directors at Beals Lyon Arquitectos
Sofía Botteri & Patricio Connell – Directors at Estudio Botteri-Connell
Paulina Peña – Winner of VOF Norway competition

The following prizes will be awarded to proposals that best meet the purpose of the competition:

1st Prize
€ 3.750
1 year free subscription to AV Proyectos magazine
1 year free subscription to WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell magazine
1 year free subscription to On Diseño magazine
Digital publication in Plataforma Arquitectura
Digital publication in Arquitectura Viva
Publication in WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell
Digital Publication in On Diseño

2nd Prize
€ 1.500
1 year free subscription to AV Proyectos magazine
1 year free subscription to WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell magazine
1 year free subscription to On Diseño magazine
Digital publication in Plataforma Arquitectura
Digital publication in Arquitectura Viva
Publication in WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell
Digital Publication in On Diseño

3rd Prize
€ 625
1 year free subscription to AV Proyectos magazine
1 year free subscription to WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell magazine
1 year free subscription to On Diseño magazine
Digital publication in Plataforma Arquitectura
Digital publication in Arquitectura Viva
Publication in WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell
Digital Publication in On Diseño

Arquideas Special Prize
€ 500
It will be given to the proposal with more votes from Arquideas Community users

Up to 5 honourable mentions
Digital publication in Plataforma Arquitectura
Digital publication in Arquitectura Viva
Publication in WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell
Digital Publication in On Diseño

Hyde Park Music Pavilion Architecture Competition by Arquideas

Architecture Competitions submissions are welcome – email contest info to info(at)

Architectural Competition for Reviving NPAK

25 June 2019 : submission deadline

By the initiative of the Boghossian Foundation, urbanlab announces an open international architectural competition “Reviving NPAK” for all interested individuals and teams.

The purpose of the present architectural competition is to find the best design solutions for the existing building of NPAK located at 1/3 Buzand Street of Yerevan (Armenia), which needs to reflect the aspects of the architecture competition package through contemporary architectural language that is conscious of social and environmental responsibility, the importance for radical technical experimentation and the need to sustain a dialogue with the Centre’s legacy and its traditions.

Serving as a meeting point between the art community, the youth, general public, the creative and business sector, the revived Centre should become a facilitator between innovative artistic thinking, mass culture and industry.

The current redevelopment project is a multi-stage plan for future growth, revivification and expansion of NPAK. It presents an opportunity to create the largest temporary exhibition space in Armenia, which will simultaneously serve as one of the key cultural, entertainment and educational hubs in Yerevan.


The total award budget is 6’000’000 AMD (approx. 12’000 USD), which will be distributed between the below mentioned award categories.

1st: 2’500’000 AMD (approx. 5’000 USD)

2nd: 1’500’000 AMD (approx. 3’000 USD)

3rd: 1’000’000 AMD (approx. 2’000 USD)

Jury’s mention(s): 1’000’000 AMD (approx. 2’000 USD)


The competition Jury consists of nine professionals, the majority being architects from Armenia and abroad. London-based architect Mr. Philip Gumuchdjian will chair over the Jury.

The Jury members are:

  1. Philip Gumuchdjian, Architect, Gumuchdjian Architects (UK)
  2. Albert Boghossian, Boghossian Foundation Co-Chairman (Switzerland)
  3. Arthur Meschyan, Architect, Chief Architect of Yerevan (Armenia)
  4. Eduard Balassanian, Architect, NPAK Co-Founder (Armenia, USA)
  5. Misak Khostikyan, Architect, Art Historian (Armenia)
  6. Nadim Karam, Architect, Artist (Lebanon)
  7. Sarhat Petrosyan, Architect, Planner (Armenia)
  8. Verena von Beckerath, Architect, Chair for Design and Housing at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (Germany)
  9. Vigen Galstyan, Curator, Art Historian (Armenia, Australia)


There is no application fee for participation.

The submission deadline is 25 June 2019, while winners will be announced on 3 July 2019.

For participation and request for competition package please send an email to mentioning “Competition Package” in the subject line, following which you will receive the link needed for participation.

For more information about the competition and how to participate please follow

About urbanlab

urbanlab (sometimes also called urbanlab_am and/or is a Yerevan-based independent urban think-do-share lab, aimed to promote democratization of urban landscape toward sustainable development in its broader understanding.

urbanlab’s multi-disciplinary platform enables the organization to operate in a diverse range of activities of self-initiated and/or commissioned research, content creation for public and professional reference, alternative and informal education, consultation, management and execution of community involvement environmental/urban policy projects.

For more information, visit:

About the Boghossian Foundation

The Boghossian Foundation, created in 1992 by Robert Boghossian and his sons, Jean and Albert, Lebanese jewelers of Armenian origin, realizes  social  and  educational  projects  in  Armenia,  Belgium,  Lebanon,  and  Switzerland. Convinced that the Foundation has to reach beyond humanitarian action Boghossian Foundation promotes humanistic values and better mutual  understanding  between  the  cultures  of  the  East  and  the  West

For more information, visit:


The “Armenian Centre for Contemporary Experimental Art” (ACCEA / NPAK) is a Non-Governmental Organization operating in Yerevan. ACCEA was initiated in the summer of 1992, and was officially incorporated as a non-profit organization in Yerevan, Armenia and New York, USA in 1994. NPAK promotes and supports various contemporary and avant-garde artists in Armenia. The Centre is a unique phenomenon of its kind in the entire South Caucasus.

For more information, visit:

Portici Waterfront Architecture Competition, Bay of Naples, Italy


Two ideas competitions for the waterfront in Portici, Naples, Italy.


Complete the waterfront redevelopment project to connect and enhance the numerous and significant cultural and landscape resources of the area.

The first competition requires a project idea for an area of interchange in disused railway areas near the marina of the Granatello and the ENEA’s scientific pole, for a dock near the Pietrarsa Railway Museum and for connections between the various points of attraction in the city.

1st prize: € 14,000; 2nd and 3rd prizes: € 2,000 each

The second competition instead requires a project idea for detachable seasonal equipment to support the coastal promenade.

1st prize: € 8,000; 2nd and 3rd prizes: € 1,500 each

Subsequently, for both competitions, the winner is expected to be appointed after verification of the requirements.


Architects and Engineers registered in the respective Orders or professional registers of countries belonging to the European Union.


Registration and material submission: 15 Mar 2019 at 12.00
For further information visit website

Portici in Naples.

Napolicreativa, Via A. Manzoni 153/I, 80123 Napoli.

London Festival of Architecture and Architecture LGBT+ launch competition for Architectural Pride float

10 June 2019 midday : deadline for submissions

The London Festival of Architecture (LFA) and Architecture LGBT+ have announced a design competition for a float to represent architecture and LGBT+ architects at Pride in London and Manchester Pride.

London Festival of Architecture Competition for Architectural Pride Float

Woodside Pavilion for the 2019 Year of Culture

The International Finsa Award 2019 aims to encourage and challenge students and short term graduates to explore and redesign the use of wood and other ecological and recyclable materials in construction. We believe that the future in construction should continue developing this way and know it is possible to achieve.

Woodside Pavilion is a temporary structure designed to house practical art activities for the local community. Conceived as an informal, pop-up space, the purpose of the pavilion is to engage and offer dialogue and collaboration between groups of people who do not normally have the opportunity to meet with or collaborate with practical artists.

We want to add value to the competition by building the winner(s) project. Plus, the supervision and management of the construction by the designers with travel and expenses covered. This will kickstart their careers considering that the competition is only for students or recent graduates.

Registration period closes
February 28, 2019
The period to register you or your team closes at this date.

Submission period opens
March 1, 2019
From this date, you can upload all the required and extra data through the site

Submission period closes
May 7, 2019
You can upload your project files to the platform until this date

Winners announcement & Final Event
May 24, 2019
The winners will be revealed according to all the assessments.

Reuse of Ripafratta Castle Architecture Competition

, Tuscany, Italy
Deadline: 15 May 2019

A non-profit initiative on the re-use of a Castle in Ripafratta, Tuscany, consists in an Architecture Competition and anExhibition.

The castle is a medieval fortress abandoned since the XVI century, when it was restored by the famous renaissance architect Giuliano da Sangallo in collaboration with Leonardo da Vinci. The main purpose of this call for projects is to prove that it’s still possible to bring life back inside this walls, after they’ve been a ruin for so many centuries.

Reuse of Ripafratta Castle Architecture Competition, Tuscany, Italy

This initiative is promoted by local cultural associations 120g, and Salviamo la Rocca , with the support of national organizations, as FAI, Italia Nostra Onlus, Municipality of San Giuliano Terme, University of Pisa, Confesercenti, Chambers of the Architects of Pisa and the Castle Italian Institute, through the website

Trailer: Ripafratta Castle Architecture Competition

Reuse of Ripafratta Castle Architecture Competition, Tuscany, Italy

The design competition, open to architects, engineers and students, asks the participants to transform the ruin in a place for the climbing activities, events and conferences, and to design a public park connected with the hiking system of the surrounding mountains.

Just one A1 sheet is required.

The total prize is 2500 euro. The submitted projects will be displayed in an exhibition in a historical villa and the winners, in addition of receiving a prize, will be invited to explain their project to the citizenry during the “Festival of the Castle”, June 8-9th 2019.

Reuse of Ripafratta Castle Architecture Competition, Tuscany, Italy

The International Jury members :

Massimo Alvisi & Junko Kirimoto, Gong Dong (Vector Architects), Werner Tscholl, Mats Andersen & Trond Greve (Mir), Marco Giorgio Bevilacqua, (University of Pisa), Chris Precht (Penda), Marina Tabassum, Ted Baab (SO-IL), Alejandro Guerrero & Andrea Soto (Atelier Ars), Associazione Salviamo la Rocca, Gabriele Cei (Chamber of the Architects of Pisa).

Contact e-mail:

New Cultural Center for Norwegian Waterfront in Oslo Architecture Competition, Oslo, Norway

12 April 2019: Registration deadline

STaRT, a platform for recearch of architecture, has launched #OSLOCALL, a contest of ideas for to project a new Cultural Center on waterfront of norwegian capital. The competition will select projects that will propose innovative solution and an excellent capacity of integration to the site.

Oslo is a unique place in perfect balance between architecture and nature: green landscapes, first among all the Fjords, make this one of the greenest cities in Europe. Great explorers have started to conquer extreme peaks but there are also artistic personalities, Munch and Viegeland, that have characterized Norwegian history. History and tradition are mixed with instances of contemporary design: Astrup Feornley Museu, Operahuslet, Barcode district, are just some of the architectures that have given a new image to the urban waterfront.

In this area of interesting ferment we want to imagine the Oslo Cultural Center, a contemporary sign in a district that with the Forsvartmuseet and the Nasjonallmuseet of Arkitektur has become a small cultural citadel. Auditorium, exhibition halls and photographic archiveswill be part of a new building in which events and performances will allow the local community to share experiences of historical-cultural value. A place for culture that gives continuity to the already started territorial development program.

Who can participate

There is no limit for the competition. I allowed to contest all those who want to deal with the theme proposed, whatever their country of origin. There are no age limits, can enroll graduate students, graduates or professionals. You can participate as an individual or as a group (max 5 components). In the second case it is necessary to elect a leader to have a contact person to which official communications. Each participant may submit only one project and not be part of more than one grouping. All competitors have the same rights and must fulfill the same obligations. Groups can be mixed or use more professional, they may be made simultaneously by graduate and undergraduate students.

Entry process

Registration is open until the last day of delivery processed 12th of April 2019.

The registration procedures are as follows:

Ordinary entry:
7 January – 27 February
the fee entry is of 30,00 euros for team (regardless of the number of competitors) and 20,00 euros if the participant is unique.

Extraordinary entry:
28 February – 12 April
the fee entry is of 40,00 euros for team (regardless of the number of competitors) and 25,00 euros if the participant is unique.

Free entry:
For those who want to take part in the contest by renouncing the final prize the participation fee is of 10,00 euros. The entry is valid for the entire duration of the contest (14 January – 12 April).

There are no refunds in any circumstances.
Sending the registration fee you accept every point of this regulation.
Those taking part in this competition are entitled to a 50% reduction, excluded the participants with FREE ENTRY, for the entry in #GENOVACALL, contest launched by the platform.

The methods of payment are the following:

– PayPal: You can submit your entry fee by referring to the
– Bank Transfer:For those wishing to pay by bank transfer can write to the email and ask specific about the bank.
FAQ: For some questions you can write us before 31th of March at:
The official languages of the competition are: English, Italian, Spanish.

Download & Program

Following the payment, we must send the payment receipt and the model A to email Only after this will send and area photos (no high-resolution images because it shouldn’t uses for rendering) and reference dwg plan in 2D format. It is forbidden to use a different plan than the one provided. Since this is a competition of ideas cannot find any reference to building restrictions do not constrain the work of competitors.

Functional specifications (minimum mandatory equipment that can be supplemented by other functions at the discretion of the participants):

Hall: 100 mq + Auditorium:500 posti + 2 Exhibition halls for temporary photographic exhibitions: 100 mq for each one + 2 Laboratory (picture and sculpture): 100 mq for each one + Bibliotech: 300 mq + Coffee space: 200 mq + Technical room (for water and electric machines) 100 mq + 1 public WC for plan: 3 for man, 3 for woman, 1 for inhables + 4 Offices: 20 mq cadauno + Dressing room for staff: 50 mq + Green public area: free dimension.

There is no limit of height for the new building and it is possible to design underground spaces.

Project Area
Site: Oslo, Norway, Vippetangkaia
Surface: 2900 mq

Drawing & Deadlines

The files in digital format must be sent in a single moment, with each title in the alphanumeric code chosen at the discretion of the participants, by 23:59 (Norwegian timetable) on 12th of April 2019 to the email; if the files exceed the capacity email you can use WeTransfer service to send its. Following the delivery the file cannot be re-submitted; in this case the participant will be excluded from the contest. This is part of the competition documentation:

-Model A: Attached to this announcement and to be delivered in .pdf format after payment of the registration fee, to receive the material, and the delivery of the final project. In addition to it you have to resend the payment receipt.

-Project Table: A digital file format A0 and drawn horizontally. It should be delivered in .jpg format with a resolution not exceeding 150 dpi. Anyone can decide how to draw up their work by inserting the elaborate plans, sections, three-dimensional reconstructions, render etc. The thesis project must contain at the top right an alphanumeric identifier(max 6 units) that each participant will choose freely.

-Relation of project: A folder A4 Word format, maximum 4000 characters including spaces, where not inserted images or graphics design. Internally they are described reasons formal and functional characterization of most of the proposal. In the header you must insert the alphanumeric code.



Evaluation criteria:
Integration context: 1-3 points – Formal and functional choices:1-3 points- Project communication: 1-3 points
The results will be publish not later thanil29th of April 2019. The work of the jury is incontestable. Besides the winners and the eventual mentioned works, the rest of the participants will be consider tied.
The attestate of participation can be requested within 60 days from the announcement of the winners.

Awards & Results

The winners will be announced on the website of the Association no later than the date of 29thof April 2019. Two different rankings will be drawn up.
The first ranking for participants with Ordinary and Extraordinary Entry the the prizes are this:
#The winner will receive a prize of 1000,00 euro (excluding TAX).
#Top three finishers will have an annual subscription to the DOMUS magazine in digital format.
#The winners and mentioned might take part for life at all our future competitions that we will propose on our portal.
The second ranking, intended for participants with Free Entry, provides for the identification of a unique winning project (which is not entitled to any cash prize) which will be recognized an annual subscription to the magazine DOMUS in digital format.

Read more information about the competition, please visit STaRT website:

Annual Q-City International Student Design Competition

(15 May, 2019 – 24:00(GMT+8): Registration Deadline)

31 May, 2019 – 24:00(GMT+8): Submission Deadline

UEDmagazine architecture contest news:

Q-City for this year is Xingtai located in Hebei province, which is full of historical heritage and development potential. Taking public spaces as the fulcrum, it is open to all college students from China and abroad, in urban planning, architectural design, landscape design, art design and so on, and is aimed to solicit creative renewal proposals for urban microscopic spaces.

Q-City International Student Design Competition

First Prize (1 team): Honor certificate + Bonus 100,000RMB (before tax, around 15,000USD)
Second Prize (4 teams): Honor certificate + Bonus 30,000RMB (before tax, around 4,500USD)
Third Prize (10 teams): Honor certificate + Bonus 10,000RMB (before tax, around 1,500USD)
Honorable Mentions (several teams): Honor certificate and UED magazine

Theme Interpretation:
In the future, the competition between cities will go beyond the traditional pattern and direction. This competition which advocates “Quality City”, is an exploration and attempt of transforming methods for urban public spaces. “Quality City” is intended to further enhance the grade and characteristics of a city, show deeper potential inside the city, integrate spirit and culture of the city into the physical construction and development, and form the spiritual essence reflecting the identity of city, making more beautiful the buildings, more convenient the public services, and more delightful the living environment.

The design content include 1) Urban Renovation, 2) Smart City Furniture, 3) Health & Sports Facilities, 4) Public Art Installations and other buildings or installations that can stimulate the vitality of city, offering new perspective, new stage and new focus for the richness and vividness of daily life. The prize-winning works will have the opportunity to be implemented in Xingtai City, and the final decision will be made by local government.

1st Q-City International Student Design Competition official website:

Urban Environment Design (UED) Magazine covers the frontier ideas and practice of architecture, predicts the trend of contemporary architecture, and analyses the profound relations among architectures, events, city and environment. From domestic to international, from established architects to emerging minds, UED Magazine reports the current significant events, competition, ideas, and works.

Dedalo Minosse International Prize for Commissioning a Building

31 May 2019: Final Entry Deadline

Dedalo Minosse Prize 2019 Awards

22 years after its foundation, ALA-Assoarchitetti announces the eleventh edition of the Dedalo Minosse International Prize for Commissioning a Building.

Dedalo Minosse Prize

RIBAJ Spanning Suburbia competition

14 May 2019 11:59 pm: Entry deadline

Design a one-off house with a wide range of lintel features for a chance to win £2,000 and have your work printed in The RIBA Journal.

Suburbia, that early 20th century typology, still holds a fascination for the architect, despite the rise of the larger metropolis and megalopolis. Even in our modern world, the aspirational middle-class values it embodies retain their draw.

Website: RIBAJ Spanning Suburbia competition

2019 COINS Grand Challenge Competition

12 Apr 2019

Could your idea make our built environment more sustainable? This is an opportunity to win funding of over £115k, business support and more.

Enter by 12 April at

2019 COINS Grand Challenge Competition

RIBA London Festival of Architecture installation Design Contest

5 April 2019: deadline for entries

The RIBA invites architects and architecture students to design a temporary installation for the Architecture Gallery at the RIBA at 66 Portland Place, London.

The LFA installation will be on show from 4 June – August 2019.

LFA Temporary Installation for RIBA Architecture Gallery

Romanian Women in Architecture Competition

2 April 2019: deadline for nominations


the Romanian Cultural Institute London (RCI),
the Union of Architects in Romania (UAR) and
the Romanian Architects’ & Urbanists’ Forum (RAUF)

Part of London Festival of Architecture 2019

Call for entry:

RAUF, UAR and RCI London invite you to join the UK’s annual celebration of Women in Architecture with nominations for Romanian Women in Architecture who stand out through their practice.

Romanian architects and urbanists are called upon to put forward the name of a Romanian female architect who has inspired them through their architectural projects, writings or teaching. These proposed architects are expected to have made a significant contribution to architecture, design and the built environment.

A jury will choose the eight most outstanding entries. The jury will be chaired by Rosa Rogina, Head of Programme LFA and will include representatives of the three partner organisations. The selected entries will be included in the exhibition with which we will participate in this year’s LFA, on the theme of ‘Boundaries’, in June 2019.

Entry requirements:

A brief introduction of the proposed architect, setting out her contribution in the field of architecture, through projects, writings or teaching, in Romania or internationally. This should be a maximum 300-word text (preferably in English).

Two or three photographs of the architect’s most representative work, submitted as a single .pdf document or as a web link(s).

How to enter: please fill in the Google Form by clicking on the link:

Deadline: nominations should be received by midnight, on 2 April 2019.


The eight winners will have their entries shared on our social media channels; the entries will be developed into presentation boards, which will form part of the exhibition showcasing the work of Romanian Women in Architecture. They will be shown alongside a display of work by pioneers of architecture Virginia Haret-Andreescu, Henrieta Delavrancea-Gibory and Ioana Grigorescu – three of the most inspiring Romanian Women Architects of the early 20th century.

Queries: please email by 28 March 2019, with the subject title ‘Pioneer Romanian Women in Architecture’.

Partners: the event is a joint initiative of UAR, RCI London & RAUForum in Great Britain and is part of LFA 2019.

Rosa Rogina – Head of Programme, London Festival of Architecture
Magda Stroe – Director ad interim, RCI London
Gabriela Mocan – Head of Architecture Programme, RCI London
Arh. Ileana Tureanu – President, UAR
Iolanda Costide AADipl RIBA, Principal NTA16 Architects – co-founder RAUF
Ana Becheru PGDipArc RIBA, Associate Director CBRE – co-founder RAUF
Iulia Fratila MArch RIBA, Proj. Arch. FletcherPriest Arch – project leader RAUF

Viru Keskus Design Competition, Tallinn, Estonia

The Estonian Association of Interior Architects are about to launch a contest for the interior design concept of the shopping centre that should keep the centre going for the next coming 10 years.

Viru Keskus Tallinn shopping centre Estonia

Feb 25 2019: invitations for submitting the portfolios

Mar 4 2019: deadline for submitting the portfolios

Viru Keskus Architecture Competition

House of Santa Architecture Competition

Mar 4 2019: Closing Date for Submission

By international architecture and design magazine “Volume Zero”, a platform for architects and designers to showcase their exquisite works, vision and passion for innovative ideas and concepts.

Volume Zero has initiated a design challenge to create an innovative, sustainable and one of a kind house for Mr. Santa Claus in the Arctic Circle.

December 20th, 2018 – Launch of Competition

4 March, 2019 – Last date for submission of entries

3 May, 2019 – Announcement of results.


24h competition 28th edition

One day to climb the biggest mountain on earth!

23 – 24 February 2019

everest Architecture Competition

Living with Water – Waterfront Development in Hull, England

Submission deadline: 27 March 2019

RIBA launch Design Ideas Competition on behalf of Hull City Council:

Hull is a city built around water, which brings opportunities and challenges. Whilst
waterside living is seen as an attraction, the risk of flooding is something that needs
addressing through good design.

Humber Quays West and Hull Arena is one of the city’s most prestigious
redevelopment opportunities, and design ideas are being sought for this major
residential-led redevelopment to celebrate the waterfront city centre location. Water
resilient development is a key priority, therefore design ideas should embrace the
principles of ‘Living with Water’ and produce innovative designs to deal with flood

Last year, the RIBA published a report outlining what the government needs to do to
help create homes and communities that are resilient to flood damage. The report,
The value of flood-resilient architectural design, stresses that the UK can no longer
base its approach to managing flood risk on simply keeping the water out.

• Currently 1 in 6 homes in the UK are at risk of flooding – a number that is
expected to double by 2050

• Flooding causes an average of £1.4 billion of damage each year to businesses
and households

Councillor Daren Hale, portfolio holder economic investment and regeneration, Hull
City Council said:

“This is a fantastic opportunity for local, national and international design teams to
develop a brief that complements the extensive work and investment that has taken
place so far to make Hull a flood resilient city.

Preparation is critical for our city, and the team working across the Living with Water
partnership have brought together a wealth of expertise to the forefront of climate
change discussions that will not only help to shape our plans for future developments,
but also impact the city’s position in terms of a becoming a resilient economic driver
for the region.

In order to achieve this, investment in planning and architecture is key, and can make
all the difference.”

This is an international RIBA Competition, open to architect-led design teams. The
first phase of the competition seeks initial design proposals which will be assessed
anonymously. Up to five designs will then be selected to proceed to the second phase
of the competition. Anonymity will be lifted at the second phase and shortlisted
teams will be invited to develop their ideas in response to feedback.

For further details about the competition and how to enter please visit:

The closing date for submission of initial design proposals is 14.00hrs (GMT) on
Wednesday 27 March 2019.

To view Hull and Haltemprice Living with Water website:

Architecture Competition for St Michael le Belfrey Church, York, England, UK

RIBA international Competition for St Michael le Belfrey Church in York

St Michael le Belfrey Church and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) invite architect-led multi-disciplinary teams from around the world to enter a competition for the re-ordering of St Michael le Belfrey church building in York.

The Grade 1 listed church is situated in the heart of York’s historic centre and lies in a conservation area immediately adjacent to York Minster.

The church requires essential works and an opportunity has been identified for the building to be refurbished and altered to create a space better suited to 21st Century worship and mission.

St Michael le Belfrey Church building in York England
photo courtesy of RIBA

The purpose of the re-ordered building is to provide a significant and attractive resource facility for engaging and welcoming people into the family of God requiring a space which provides an open, welcoming, accessible and warm church environment, with a flexible interior arrangement which remains faithful to its heritage. The re-ordering will seek to embrace the use of current technology to its fullest, while at the same time preserving the most significant historical and architectural aspects of the building.

In the first instance, Expressions of Interest are invited in accordance with the requirements set out in the preliminary briefing paper.

The deadline for Expressions of Interest is 14:00 Tuesday 19 February 2019.

Reverend Matthew Porter, vicar at St Michael le Belfrey Church, said: ‘This project is all about making our historic church building better suited for worship and mission in the 21st Century; being better equipped so we, and future generations, can even more effectively worship God and reach out with the love of Christ, to York and beyond.’

Keith Williams, Keith Williams Architects, acting as RIBA Advisor, said: ‘This stunningly beautiful church in its spectacular location next to one of Europe’s greatest cathedrals, is an absolute gem. Dating from the early 16th century, St Michael le Belfrey exhibits many layers of

architectural intervention as patterns of worship and social structures have evolved over time. The great challenge set out in this competition is to create the new legacy, the 21st century architectural intervention which will facilitate evolving patterns of worship for now and for generations to come.’

Full details of the RIBA Competition can be found here:

A shortlist of up to five teams will be selected by an appointed panel to participate in the design phase of the Competition. The evaluation panel will be comprised of Members of the Parochial Church Council (PCC) at St Michael le Belfrey and Keith Williams acting as the RIBA Advisor. Each of the five shortlisted teams will receive an honorarium payment of £7,000 (+VAT).

St Michael le Belfrey Church is a vibrant Christian Church based in the centre of York known commonly as “The Belfrey”. We have an overall congregation of around 800 people, praising God in Christ through various styles, encouraging joyful worship and practical bible teaching. Our vision is to be serving God’s Transformation of the North. We’re part of the Diocese of York and the Church of England. Our main church building is St Michael le Belfrey church (next to York Minster). St Cuthberts’ church (on Peasholme Green) is the venue for our House of Prayer. We believe that life is best lived in relationship with Jesus Christ. For further information visit or follow us on Twitter

House In Forest Design Competition

28 Feb 2019: Registration Deadline

1 Mar 2019: Submission Deadline

Title: Open Call: House In Forest 2019 – Tiny House
Subject: Open architectural/landscape/planning competition
Target: Designers, Architects, Students, Professionals
Type: Open
Language: English
Organizer: HIF Committee
Price: USD 35/45/55
Keywords: House, Forest, Architecture, Design, Landscape, Planning

“Less is More” – Mies Van der Rohe, Architect

The 5th annual international design competition by this organisation is designed to challenge and seek the creation of a tiny house with ideas and concepts in architectural design, as well as landscape design and site planning. The aim of this competition is to promote our ideas of protecting the forest and its environment, as well as focusing on urban design problems, while simultaneously raising awareness of the sustainability.

This year’s competition focuses on houses of a limited site area, seeking an extraordinary architectural style with creative designs.

Your tiny house design must be over no more than two floors with a total amount of 30sqm (320sqft) site plan, and has to feature four basic components: living room, bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom. The competition seeks the creation of a tiny house for one or two people to live comfortably with ideas and concepts in architectural design with site planning.

Whoever you are students or professional architects, or experienced designers, working individually or in teams, we warmly welcome you to take participate in this competition. Winning participants will receive cash prize with certificate.

Total prizes: $1,000, including $500 for the first place winner.
Winning projects will be posted on the official website as a competition portfolio with exhibition launched.

Please visit website for more details


31 Jan 2019 Standard Registration
28 Feb 2019 Last Minute Registration

01/03/2019 Submission Deadline

01/03/2019 – 30/04/2019 Jury Deliberation
01/05/2019 Announcement of Winners

Please visit

eVolo 2019 Skyscraper Competition

eVolo Magazine invite architects, students, engineers, designers, and artists from around the globe to take part in the 2019 Skyscraper Competition. Established in 2006, the annual Skyscraper Competition is one of the world’s most prestigious awards for high-rise architecture.


(Nov 20, 2018: Early registration deadline)

Jan 29, 2019: Late registration deadline

Feb 12, 2019: Project submission deadline (23:59 hours US Eastern Time)

Apr 9, 2019: Winners’ announcement


Melike Altınısık
Vincent Callebaut
Marc Fornes
Mitchell Joachim


1st place: US $5000
2nd place: US $2000
3rd place: US $1000

eVolo 2019 Skyscraper Competition

Fairy Tales Architecture Competition

Fairy Tales Architecture Competition

Winners will be selected by a jury that includes Tatiana Bilbao, Moshe Safdie, Jurgen Mayer and Mark Foster Gage, among many more.

Pan-American Architecture Biennial in Quito 2018 Competition, Ecuador, South America

Social Habitat and Development Competition

The Ecuadorian Architect Association “Colegio de Arquitectos – Provincia de Pichincha” runs the Pan-American Architecture Biennial in Quito BAQ (Bienal Panamericana de Arquitectura de Quito). It provides the space for exchange, comparison and analysis of architectural and urban contemporary tendencies and products.

Pan-American Architecture Biennial Competition

II Edición de los Premios de Arquitectura con Eñe

II Edición de los Premios de Arquitectura con Eñe

Architecture Awards with Eñe

Oficina de Concursos
Colegio Oficial de arquitectos de Madrid

SqrFoot House Housing For One Competition

The growing issue of homeless people around the world is one that needs to be tackled on a war footing. As our cities grow, each of them are occupied by a diverse narrative of migrants who make the city their home. A third of all urban dwellers worldwide – 1.2 billion people – lack access to safe and secure housing.

The gap is worst in lower and middle income countries, where some cities are growing so quickly that governments cannot build out services and infrastructure fast enough to accommodate new arrivals. The result is millions living in inadequate conditions and fraying trust in governments.

SqrFoot House: Housing For One Competition
image courtesy of architecture contest organisers

SqrFoot House Housing For One Architecture Competition

RIBA Competition for Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

Design team sought for a new joint eye care, research and education facility for Moorfields Eye Hospital, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Charity

At the first phase, Expressions of Interest are invited from innovative, multi-disciplinary design teams by completing the Selection Questionnaire. The evaluation of the submitted Selection Questionnaires will lead to a shortlist of up to five design
teams to prepare design proposals, who will each receive an equal honorarium of £15,000 +VAT.


RIBA Competition for Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

Archasm Tokyo (Anti) Library Architecture Contest, Japan
Archasm Tokyo Anti Library Competition
image courtesy of architecture contest organisers
Tokyo Architecture Design Competition 2018
Japan and its people have been at the forefront of a digital revolution since the past four or five decades. The country has long existed between two realms. On the one hand, we have the traditional “old world” of temples, tea ceremonies and calligraphic cherry blossoms.

Prague Victory Square Design Competition, Czech Republic

A new architectural-urbanist competition for an important square in Prague, Czech Republic:

Prague Victory Square Design Competition
image courtesy of architecture contest organisers

Prague Victory Square Architecture Competition

DSGN Workshop Competition, International

This international architecture competition by NGO “DSGN Workshop” is aimed towards students and recent graduates.

DSGN Innovation Hub Scheme in Bali, Indonesia Competition
image courtesy of architecture contest organisers

The winning proposal of their Innovation Hub Development Scheme competition will then be built in 2019 for their partner community organisation “Five Pillar Foundation” in Bali, Indonesia, as part of a voluntary international architecture and design workshop initiative.

DSGN Workshop Architecture Competition

Cities of Tomorrow Architecture Competition
Cities of Tomorrow Architecture Competition
photo : Jared J Kohler
Cities of Tomorrow Architecture Competition
Violent conflict and persecution, compounded by rising food insecurity, environmental degradation, poor governance and countless other factors, drove more than three million people to leave their countries as refugees or to seek asylum in 2016, joining millions of others already in exile.

Design for Peace Competition
DESIGN FOR PEACE is pleased to invite designers, makers, producers, creative entrepreneurs, social innovators from all over the world to take part in the Global Competition THE PEACEMAKERS CHALLENGE.
Design for Peace Competition 2017 Makers Challenge
image from architectural contest organisers
Design for Peace Competition

Nanjing Dajiaochang Airport Renewal Plan - RUNWAY PARK International Competition for Young Designer, East China

RUNWAY PARK International Competition for Young Designer

This architectural competition is a global call open to young designers, artists, teachers and students (below 40-years-old) majoring in urban planning, architecture design, landscape design, and art design. The architectural contest seeks creative renewal proposals for urban public space of Nanjing, the Jiangsu province capital city and the only megacity in the Yangtze River Delta Area.

It is expected to offer a new perspective, new stage and new focal point to enrich daily life and stimulate a discussion about the core value of public space – a totally immersed and shared experience.

This architecture competition is a good opportunity for young designers to show their capabilities.

(Nov 15 2018: Registration Deadline)
Dec 1 2018: Submission Deadline

Competition Website:
Competition E-mail:

First Prize (1 team): Honor certificate + Bonus 100,000RMB (before tax, approx 15,000US$)
Second Prize (4 teams): Honor certificate + Bonus 30,000RMB (before tax, approx 4,500US$)
Third Prize (10 teams): Honor certificate + Bonus 10,000RMB (before tax, approx 1,500US$)
Honorable Mentions (several teams): Honor certificate

Sponsors: Nanjing Urban Planning Bureau; Nanjing South New Town Development and Construction Management Committee
Organizer: CBC (China Building Centre)
Technical Supporters: Urban Planning & Design Institute of Southeast University China Culture and Technology Innovation Service Alliance

Company Address: NO.50, Xingshikou Road, Inside-Out Architecture Artist Colony, Haidian District, Beijing, P.R.C.
Tel: +49 152 5591 4462 E-mail:

Young Balkan Designers 2019: Circular Design

Architecture contest by Mikser organization from Belgrade, Serbia

Young Balkan Designers 2019: Circular Design

20 February, 2019, 23.59

Young Balkan Designers Architecture Competition

What is a Hotel Competition

This architectural competition questions the notion of a hotel and confronts the stereotypes and conventions of this building typology. The design competition encourages participants to explore innovative and unorthodox solutions that develop the boundaries of hotel architecture.

What is a Hotel Competition

31 Dec 2018: Early registration
30 Jan 2019: Standard Registration
31 Jan 2019: Submission deadline

*Deadlines are 11:59 PM- 00:00 IST (India)

What is a Hotel Competition

Design that Educates Awards 2019

The Design that Educates Awards (DtEA) investigate the educational potential of architecture and design. The ability to communicate the implemented solutions and features is the main theme of the awards.

Design that Educates Awards 2019

Outros Territórios – International Call for Urban Intervention, Brasil

Vazio S/A, Coletivo Aurora and Eduardo de Jesus launch the open architecture competition Outros Territórios – International Call for Urban Intervention.

Outros Territórios (Other Territories) is a suite of ephemeral interventions proposed for a hilly neighborhood in Belo Horizonte, Brazil called Buritis. The architectural proposal imagines an instantaneous transformation of the landscape: this will be done via occupation of the numerous stilt systems propping up the hillside buildings.

Outros Territórios Brasil Other Territories Brazil

The array of forgotten spaces, ignored for their unsightly strangeness, will be infused with city life through an event that posits an open field of study: the latent possibilities in the existing city.

Other Territories Brazil

The interventions will be chosen through a public, international open call for projects. Selected ideas will feature in an exhibition at the Viaduto das Artes (Arts Underpass)—Phase I.

Outros Territórios Brasil

Phase II will execute a number of the projects selected during Phase I and organize a free itinerary for visiting the executed works. The idea is to configure a circuit for debate on issues pertaining to the city, explore interfaces between architecture, the visual arts, public lighting and the cityscape, and problematize city management, environmental and architectonic liabilities, urban voids and the real-estate market.

Outros Territórios has the institutional support of Belotur (City Hall of Belo Horizonte) and the Institute of Architects of Brazil – Minas Gerais chapter.

Outros Territórios Brasil architecture event 2018

22 Jan 2019: Close of registration

29 Jan 2019: Release of the results

March 2019: Exhibition Opening

Contact: Vazio S/A, Av. Cristóvão Colombo 550/503, Belo Horizonte, MG30140.150, Brasil 55 31

# 018 Tokyo Parking tower Architecture Contest

3 Dec 2018 deadline

Tokyo Parking Tower Competition

Tokyo Parking tower Architecture Competition

The city, divided into two main areas – the continental and the insular – is the most industrialized zone of the country while being the center of politics, economy and popular culture.

November 13 2018: Regular registrations ends
December 3 2018: Late registration and faq ends
December 3 2018- 18:00h (Madrid time): Submission deadline

PAVE 2018 Student Design Competition

1 Nov 2018: deadline for entries

The annual international competition is only open to college-level students involved in retail planning, design, visual merchandising, and branding programs.

PAVE 2018 Student Design Competition

For the DIY new homeowner or even the seasoned Pro contractor, home improvement projects can be exciting and exhilarating. But getting the right tools, the right materials and the right know-how can make home improvement projects daunting as well.

The 2018 PAVE Design Challenge invites you to rethink and reinvent how The Home Depot stores can give customers the know-how they need to tackle all their home improvement projects with confidence. As a company, we challenge ourselves to bring fresh thinking and customer-centric innovation every day.

Prizes include grants to students and schools and winning students may even see their designs come to life. The competition is open to undergraduate students only.

Prizes Included:
First Place – $8,000
Second Place – $5,500
Third Place – $3,000
Honorable Mention – $1,000
*Winners will also receive a travel stipend to be honored at the 2018 PAVE Gala on December 5, 2018, in New York City
**Prizes awarded to teams of two will be split between both team members

Contest Contact – Dash Nagel 954 241 4834

PAVE 2018 Student Design Competition

RIBA Stand at Futurebuild 2019 Competition

16 October 2018, 2pm: deadline for applications

The Royal Institute of British Architects open call for architects to create a highly visible, dynamic architect-designed stand at Futurebuild.

Futurebuild 2019 Architecture Competition

Aquatecture 2018 Design Competition

Aquatecture 2018 Design Competition


30 Sep 2018: Standard Registration deadline
15 Sep 2018: Queries closing date

10 Oct 2018: Submission closing date


Prizes of total USD 4500, broken down as follows:
1st Prize: USD 2000 + Certificate + Trophies + Publication
2nd Prize: USD 1200 + Certificate+ Trophies + Publication
3rd Prize: USD 800 + Certificate+ Trophies + Publication
5 Honorable Mentions: USD 100 + Certificate
10 Special Mentions: Certificate

Winners, Honorable Mentions and Special Mentions will be published on Volume Zero website and several international architecture and design magazines.
All the participants will receive a participation certificate.


Early Bird Registration:
USD 65 (per team)
INR 1800 (per team) – partcipants from India

Standard Registration:
USD 85 (per team)
INR 2400 (per team) – partcipants from India

Aquatecture 2018 Design Competition

International Urban Design Competition for the Regeneration of Tongyeong Dockyard, South Korea

Competition Schedule

14 October 2018: Submission deadline

Mid-October, 2018: Public announcement of winning entry

Call for Ideas to the

Competition Site: Shina Dockyard District area in Tongyeong, Gyengsangnam-do, Korea

Competition Type: Open International Ideas Competition in one stage

Eligibility: Open to all, free

Competition Contents

Applicants must choose one topic.
(One person can apply for multiple items, only one entry for each item)

① Proposing the use of dock and crain for cultural and tourism attraction
② Proposing a new landmark for the dockyard site
③ Proposing various transportation methods for site approach
④ Storytelling for the regeneration of old downtown
⑤ Any other suggestions for regeneration

Materials to be Submitted Proposal (PDF file, A4 Size 10 to 20 pages)


1st prize (1 team) : KRW 10,000,000
2nd prize (4 teams) : KRW 5,000,000 each
3rd prize (10 teams) : KRW 1,000,000 each

Architectural and Planning Solution of ITMO Highpark Innovation Center, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

JSC ITMO Highpark has announced the contest for an architectural and planning solution the so-named innovation center with a university campus on the territory of Yuzhny satellite-city Project in Pushkin District of St.Petersburg, Russia.

1 October, 2018: finish date

Russian Architecture News

Shaking Up Havana’s Malecon Competition, Cuba

Eleven’s current challenge focuses on Havana’s iconic Malecon in a sea defence and cultural space competition.

Shaking Up Havana’s Malecon Architecture Competition


11 Sep 11:00am (UK Time): Registration Closes / Submission Deadline

Public Voting Opens Online: 17th September
Public Voting Closes Online: 10th November
Winners and Awarded Announced: 11th November


Early Bird: £60
Standard: £90
Late Bloomer: £120


– Winner: £2000
– Runner-Up: £400
– Minimum 6 Honourable Mentions: no cash (boo) but lots of glory (yay)!
– People’s Choice Award (selected by general public voting): £100

Shaking Up Havana’s Malecon Architecture Competition

St Martin’s Church in Brighton Competition

12 Sep 17.00: registration deadline

17 Sep 1300: Stage 1 submission deadline

Location: St Martin with St Wilfrid, St Alban and St Richard Hollingdean, Lewes Road, Brighton, Sussex, England, UK.

A competitive challenge seeking practical, exciting and commercially viable ideas for the innovative reuse of St Martin’s Church in Brighton.

Colander Associates is delighted to announce this intriguing competition to find new uses for this beautiful Grade II* church.

St Martin’s Church in Brighton Architecture Competitions

International Design Competition for Landscape of Columnar Jointing area, Jejn, South Korea

The city of Seogwipo is holding the “International Design Competition for Landscape of Columnar Jointing Area, Jeju” to improve the stunning scenery of the columnar jointing area near Jungmun Daepo Coast that reveals Jeju’s unique geological features, culture, and natural landscape.
It will be conducted in the form of an international competition with 5 to 7 invited teams. Refer bellow for competition outlines.

1. Eligibility for Participation
In order to ensure adequate consideration for the potential of the site’s landscape in producing creative design, each team can be comprised of professionals from diverse fields. HOWEVER, team members must include experts in landscape architecture and architecture for qualification.
Expert may participate ether as individuals or as company. Design Director (an expert in landscape architecture, individual) to supervise the overall landscape design of the columnar jointing area must be appointed.
For survey and design of the cultural heritage repair of the site during the design implementation following the competition, the company listed as the cultural heritage repair engineering (survey and design sector) must be one of the joint participants.

2. Submission of Application
September 6th, 2018 10:00-17:00 (GMT +09:00)

Method: in person
Address: The Korean Institute of Landscape Architecture
Suit 1004 of the New Bldg.,
22, Teheran-ro 7-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea
(The Korea Science and Technology Center)

3. Evaluation Criteria for Invitation
① Adequacy of team composition, member roles and execution plan
② Experience in executing relevant projects
③ Excellency of understanding of the site and the proposed direction for the landscape design

※ Eligibility for participants may be changed during the competition process.
For more details, please refer to the website (

We are looking forward to the passionate participation of professionals with creative design proposals for the “International Design Competition for Landscape of Columnar Jointing Area, Jeju”

Thinking – Alternative Designs for Offices Contest, from Non Architecture Competitions

31 Aug 2018 deadline

We can consider “architecture” everything that has already been designed and/or built. that would define a realm of conventional solutions, often repeated in a self-referential system.

Thinking - Alternative Designs for Offices Design Competition

Thinking – Alternative Designs for Offices Contest, from Non Architecture Competitions

Archasm Wilderness Pavilion Kenya Architecture Competition, East Africa

Archasm Wilderness Pavilion Kenya Competition
image courtesy of architecture contest organisers

30 July 2018: Registration deadline
31 July 2018: Submissions deadline

The aim of the competition is to design a free standing pavilion in the heart of Amboseli National park that would allow visitors new ways to view and experience the wilderness and be close to nature. The proposal must be a poetic response for a pavilion structure in a very sensitive environment that would become the ‘eyes and ears’ for visitors who want to connect with the natural ecosystem and reflect upon nature in its true spirit.

Wilderness Pavilion Kenya Architecture Competition

Hidden Homeless: An architectural competition for Young Homeless

31 Jul 2018: Submission deadline

28 Sep 2018: Public exhibition – winners announced

Architectural design competition sponsored by New Horizon Youth Centre launches in Spring 2018.

Data from the UK government suggests that half of Britain’s homeless people are in London. This design competition challenges designers and architects to propose innovative approaches to decent housing and shelter units for the homeless of London.

This ideas competition offers designers the opportunity to generate innovative design solutions that explore the challenges of youth homelessness in London.

Sponsored by New Horizons Youth Centre, it challenges designers and architects to come forward with innovative approaches to decent housing for homeless youngsters. Although this is an ideas competition, there is the potential and the aspiration to build the best designs generated through this competition on suitable sites in the future.

For further information see Hidden Homeless Architecture Competition

2018 Taipei International Design Award, Taiwan

TIDA are holding an award competition in designing, with three categories:

Visual Communication design, public space design, industrial design.

With no quantities limitation, the maximum group size is 5 people.

25 July 2018: Submission deadline

TEL:+886-2-2698-2989 ext. 2999

24h competition 25th edition – favela

21 – 22 July 2018

A space where the time limit is used to stimulate your creativity. The aim of this competition is to present answers in 24h to social problems, visionary ideas, humanitarian causes and sociologic problems of the contemporary societies.

24h Competition favela design contest 2018

24h Competition favela

Room Within a Room Competition

June 19 2018: Submission deadline

Win £2500 by designing a room within a room, with RIBAJ and Norbord.

A new competition from RIBAJ invites architects to design innovative workspaces inside a room in a house, public building or office.

Inspired by renaissance painting Jerome in his study by Antonello da Messina, which features a ‘room within a room’, the overall idea is to create a space of intense study within a much larger architectural volume.

To have the chance of winning first prize of £2500, the designer must consider the artistic, studious lifestyle of the user and utilise SterlingOSB, produced by Norbord.
Jan-Carlos Kucharek of RIBAJ says: “Judges will be looking for imaginative uses of the product and pioneering, transformative spatial ideas. It is totally open to the imagination, and originality is certainly encouraged. We’re extremely excited to see what creativity is out there.”

Three commended submissions will also receive £250 each and all shortlisted entries will be invited to the prizegiving event on 20th September 2018.
The competition is held in partnership with Norbord Europe and will be chaired by RIBA Journal. The deadline for entries is 19th June 2018.

Submissions should be sent to

For more information including a full brief, please visit:
Room Within a Room Architecture Competition

RTF Global Architecture & Design Awards 2018

After successfully completing the RTF Awards for consecutive five years, Rethinking The Future has launched the Global Architecture and Design Awards 2018 with even more project categories this year.

GADA 2018 Reach Schedule:

15 June 2018 – Submission Deadline

RTF Global Architecture & Design Awards 2018

Ibiza Artist House Architecture Competition

June 8 2018: Late registration and FAQ ends

June 8 2018- 18:00 GMT+1:00 (Madrid time): Submission deadline

Ibiza Artist House Architecture Competition
image courtesy of design competitionorganisers

MArch Valencia relies on reTHINKING competitions to organize a competition where, in addition to the prizes, a scholarship is awarded for one of its Architecture programs.

This new architecture contest is # 016 Ibiza Artist House.

Ibiza Artist House Architecture Competition

24h competition – humanity

26 – 27 May 2018

humanity 24H Competition

A space where the time limit is used to stimulate your creativity.

Late period of registration: 16 – 26 May at 11:59 – Fee € 30
After the competition start – Fee € 50

24h humanity Architecture Competition

Bridge of Entrepreneur International Design Competition, Zhong’an Chuanggu Technology Park, China

May 15, 2018: Proposal Collection deadline

May 16, 2018 – June 30, 2018: Jury Review

First Prize (1 team): Certificate + Bonus 100,000RMB (before tax, around $15,000)
Second Prize (2 teams): Certificate + Bonus 40,000RMB (before tax, around $6,000)
Third Prize (3 teams): Certificate + Bonus 10,000RMB (before tax, around $1, 500)
Honorable Mentions (44 teams): Certificate + Bonus 1,000RMB (before tax, around $150)

Bridge of Entrepreneur Design Competition

Bridge of Entrepreneur Design Competition

The Architecture MasterPrize

Final Deadline on Friday, August 31st

The Architecture MasterPrize is honoring and awarding architects and designers who push boundaries and set new standards, who turn the ordinary into the truly extraordinary and inspire others, today and for generations to come.

The Architecture MasterPrize stands:

  • To advance the appreciation of quality architectural design around the world,
  • To celebrate the greatest achievements in architecture, interior design and landscape design,
  • To showcase the world-class talent and visionaries in these fields.

A jury of esteemed architects, industry professionals and academics considers entries in 41 categories across the fields of architecture, interior design and landscape design.

Architecture MasterPrize entry

School of Architecture Competition

Think Vertical Create Vertical

Archdux School of Architecture Competition


Call me Architecture. I am a product of a way of thinking. Over the years, I have presented myself as a dream of civilizations. I have found myself layered endlessly, while my contemporaries have evolved into rather noteworthy images of their primitive selves.  Although I am interpreted differently in many a space and time, I may mean the same. I see myself as an instrument to elucidate problems. My nature of debates may have changed and my discipline altered, but I have existed with one and only one purpose: to serve. I remember and I do reflect.


Although my learners have significantly cultivated newer spaces over the period of time where I have been transformed, twisted and determined to newer arrangements: it has been hard to perceive them not exploring a comfortable one for themselves. In fact, to be a student of architecture demands to be something other than the student at all the times. Hence, in the event of facilitating such an idea, I bring you an opportunity to paint me in the idea you want.


The open ideas competition invites participation from architects, designers and students to come up with an imaginary story of farming architectural learning into vertical derivative of a building. While there is no limit to one’s imagination, the competition would dwell in the historical city of Milan so as to gain a perspective of context and affairs around the place.

The participants are encouraged to deal with a unique and distinctive approach to the acknowledged domain of identity. We would indeed love to see architectural school as a comedy of individual errors which when unified produce a meaningful setting for ideas. Kindly avoid clichés as different traits of architecture schools and work towards more constructive programs. We ask you to go as much Up as possible to avoid the down.

Archdux School of Architecture Competition 2018

Competition Timeline

31 March 2018 – Last date for queries

12 April 2018 – Standard Registration Ends

16 April 2018 – Submission Deadline


Winner : 2000 $ + Certificate

1st Runner-up : 1000 $ + Certificate

2nd Runner-up : 500 $ + Certificate

15 Honorable Mentions

Top 50 entries will be published on the design contest website.

Top 3 entries may get additional publication at media partners’ web pages.

Website url : School of Architecture Competition

Museum of Language London Architecture Contest, England, UK


31 March 2018 – Early Registration deadline

29 April 2018 – Standard Registration deadline

30 April 2018 – Closing day for Submissions

The architecture competition aims at:

• Preservation of language through the creation of a dedicated language bank that exhibits different world languages in an interactive manner.
• Creation of a dedicated learning platform that will allow a detailed research and innovation in terms of the past, present and future world languages.
• Create a poetic response for a language museum through the means of architecture.
• Creating an icon that will have enrich and contribute to the culture of the city of London.

Museum of Language London Architecture Competition

Matera, city of culture Competition, Southern Italy

15 April – entry deadline

INSTAURA, portal for restoration and recovery, launches an architectural competition of ideas for the enhancement of Matera, acient city in suthern Italy. The architecture contest aims to intervene in the old center of the city with the insertion of a contemporary sign, Museum of Culture, that can becomes a new pole of interest on an urban scale.

Matera, city of culture Architecture Competition

the new Museum of Culture, a container of traditions.

Anyone can participate, without limits of age or country, either individually or in groups. You cannot take part in the contest with more than one project.

SPECIAL ENTRY: from 15th of January – 25nd of February the fee entry is of 30,00 euros for team (regardless of the number of competitors) and 20,00 euros if the participant is unique.

ORDINARY ENTRY: from 25nd of February – 15th of April the fee entry is of 40,00 euros for team (regardless of the number of competitors) and 25,00 euros if the participant is unique.

The winners will be announced on the website of the Association no later than the date of 21th of May 2018. The first three works will be deserving, are not excluded special mentions.

– The winner will receive a prize of 1000,00 euro (excluding TAX).

– Top three finishers will have an annual digital subscription to MARK MAGAZINE.

– The winners and mentioned will be publicate on and (and on all the sector portals that will promote the initiative), participation in future contests, workshops, and tours organized by and

Matera city of culture Architecture Competition

PIAM Architecture Competition

After the success of participation in previous editions, Matimex announces another year of PIAM, the International Architecture Prize dedicated on this occasion to the Contemporary Commercial Spaces.

Rethinking Competitions – Architecture Contest in 2018

This prize is addressed to professionals and students associated with the architecture, technical architecture, design, interior design, engineering and with similar profiles with this characteristics.

Professional category Prizes:
1st prize: 3.000 €
2nd prize: 1.000 €

Students category Prizes:
1st prize: 1.000 €
2nd prize: 500 €

29 Jan – 7 May

PIAM website:

Immortalised: A Design Competition

8 May 17.00 GMT: Submission Deadline

Immortalised a Design Competition

As part of the Immortalised season, Historic England are inviting proposals for new ways of remembering events, people and identities in the public realm.

2018 is a particularly significant year for anniversaries in England, with events up and down the country commemorating the end of the First World War and the victory of the Votes for Women campaign. New statues, plaques and monuments are planned to mark these important historical moments, helping bring to the surface previously overlooked stories and individuals. In response – and recognising that artists, architects and designers have always played a key role in shaping our commemorative landscape – we want to explore alternative approaches to public memory in England.

– What is an appropriate memorial for your chosen region to leave to future generations?

– What stories or individuals deserve greater recognition?

– How might different materials and design approaches change how we think about public memory?

– What creative alternatives might there be to tearing down contested statues?

The organisers are looking for critical and unexpected responses to these questions.

Proposals may be physical, permanent, temporary, preformative, intangible, or a mixture of the above. They should respond to the unique story of the individual, group or event being remembered, and to the proposed location of the memorial.

The ten successful applicants will receive £2,000 to develop their proposals for display in the Immortalised exhibition, and will be invited to the exhibition opening in September 2018.

This architecture competition is open to anyone over the age of 18.

Submissions are particularly welcome from individuals representing the below groups and/or interdisciplinary teams:

Architecture, art and design students
Campaign groups
Artists and other creative practitioners
Young architects and small practices
Local history and heritage groups

For more information on this architectural competition and how to enter, please visit, or alternatively, refer to the Competition Pack, see link below.

Website: Immortalised: A Design Competition

Website: Immortalised: A Design Competition Poster

Dancing – Alternative Designs for Clubs Contest, from Non Architecture Competitions

Dancing - Alternative Designs for Clubs Design Competition

(27 Apr 2018: Late registration period deadline)

30 Apr : Submission Deadline

Dancing Architecture Competition

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Kaira Looro Design Competition

Architecture competition for new cultural center – A tribute to the Africa’s culture in a remote place of the earth.

Hundred-years old cultures give birth to Communities, being transmitted through rhymes of those who are narrating it and interpretating tha past through wisdom. One’s accomplishments result from rituals and metamorphosis, bonding the human being to its own roots through dance, history, music, colours, flavours, materials and landscapes.

(11 Mar to 4 Apr 2018: Late registration)

25 Apr 2018: Competitions deadline

Kaira Looro Architecture Competition

Felixstowe Road Housing Architecture Competition, Bexley, London, England, UK

16 Apr deadline

The Royal Institute of British Architects design competition on behalf of a partnership comprising the London Borough of Bexley, its arm’s length development company BexleyCo, and Peabody (major housing provider).

The Felixstowe Road Housing Architecture Competition seeks to select an architect to design a high-density residential development on a prominent site opposite the Abbey Wood Crossrail station and close to Thamesmead within the London Borough of Bexley.

Up to five bid teams will be shortlisted and invited to participate in the design and tender phase of the selection process. An equal honorarium of GBP £8,000 (+VAT) will be paid to each of the bid teams who submits a compliant final tender and gives a clarification interview presentation.

16 April 2018 14.00hrs (BST) : Deadline for receipt of SQ returns

24h competition – bigData

April 7 at 11:49 am London GMT + 0:00 : Registration deadline:

April 7 12:00pm (noon) London GMT+0:00 : access to the brief on the contest day

24h competition 23rd edition - bigData

A space where the time limit is used to stimulate your creativity. This competition proposes give responses in 24H to the social problems, future visions, climate changes, humanitarian causes and sociologic problems of the contemporary societies. Commitment, perseverance, inspiration and hard work are the necessary bases to develop a proposal that meets the premises that will be released regularly in the brief of the competition.

24H Architecture Competition

Desert Waypoint for Contemplation and Exhibitions Competition

(March 4, 2018 – Registration (late fee $90.00) deadline)

March 18, 2018 – Deadline for proposals submission

Montello Foundation is proud to announce a Student Design Competition for A Desert Waypoint for Contemplation and Exhibitions.

Montello Foundation is a foundation dedicated to support artists who foster our understanding of nature, its fragility and our need to protect it.

The Montello Foundation intends to build a waypoint, so artists’ interpretations of nature and our interactions with nature may be the starting point for travelers’ contemplations.

Montello Foundation Architecture Competition 2018
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The purpose of the structure is threefold: 1) House temporary exhibitions, 2) Create a place of rest and contemplation for travelers and the local community, 3) Provide a place to meet and exchange views and perceptions.

Montello Foundation Competition

Lanzarote Dynamic Square, Arrecife, Canary Islands, Spain

Mar 23 – Late registration and FAQ ends

Mar 23 18:00h GMT+1:00 (Madrid time) – Submission deadline

The Cabildo of Lanzarote has been trying since 1989 to reactivate and enhance the cultural attractiveness of Arrecife. The main objective of this project is to convert the El Almacén plaza (Arrecife) into an urban point of culture and social meeting. And with this contest it is intended to take an important step for it since the proposal will be built.

Lanzarote Dynamic Square Competition
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Lanzarote Dynamic Square Architecture Competition

Triumph Architectural Treehouse Award (TATA) 2018 : Treehouse fit for a Prince, London, England

Triumph Architectural Treehouse Award 2018
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The aim of this international ideas competition is to recognise the architectural and design principle involved in designing a high quality treehouse and the role they sometimes play in shaping our ideas of low-cost, low maintenance and sustainable architectural design in many world communities.
This architecture competition investigates, explores and emphasises the importance of sustainable concept in Treehouse design as they become ever more popular, more intricate and more commercial.


16 Mar 2018 23:59 (GMT) – Late Registration deadline


23 March 2018 23.59 hours (GMT) – Closing Date for Submission

Triumph Architectural Treehouse Award

Concurso de Ideias Desafios Urbanos’17

15 March – submission deadline

The Espaço de Arquitetura portal, sponsored by CS-Tiles, Love, Margres, ATZ, Lummenn and with the institutional support of Fafe City Council, promotes the URBAN CHALLENGES’17 Ideas Contest.

Concurso de Ideias Desafios Urbanos’17
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The aim is to revitalize the area occupied by the former Fafe Municipal Market, located in an area of around 3000m2, through the design of a new building, next to the Square of Communities, which, due to its privileged location and size, requires a reflection and special attention.
It is expected that this challenge will result in solutions that guarantee the revitalization of the urban fabric, the alteration of the strategic positioning of the surrounding area, with direct effects on the cultural and socio-economic dynamics.

Taking into account the dynamics that it intends to promote and the need, on the one hand, to transfer the Automobile Museum which has a collection of about 60 vehicles, on the other hand, to add the history of the Rally de Portugal as an identity of the city of Fafe, considered the “Rally Cathedral”, the design of the Automobile Museum and the Rally of Portugal (MARP) is considered fundamental.


Architect Award:
1st Prize: 5000.00 € (five thousand euros)
2nd Prize: 1000.00 € (thousand euros)
3rd Prize: 500.00 € (five hundred euros)

Student Award:
1st Prize: € 700.00 (seven hundred euros)
2nd Prize: € 300.00 (three hundred euros)


15 Mar 18:00 – Receipt of Works

23 Mar – Publication of Received Proposal Codes

12 Apr – Notification of Selection Decision

Concurso de Ideias Desafios Urbanos’17

House In Forest 2018 – Timber House Architecture Competition

Registration Deadline: 1 March 2018
Submission Deadline: 1 March 2018
Price: USD 35

House In Forest 2018 – Timber House Competition
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House In Forest 2018 – Timber House Architecture Competition

Annual international design competition: House In Forest 2018 – Timber House. This competition is designed to challenge and seek to explore the fantastic ides of architectural design, as well as landscape design and site planning.

Bespoke Access Awards 2017/18

27 Feb 2018 – entry deadline

International design competition for fully accessible hotel rooms, with a prize fund of £30,000.

Paralympic Gold Medalist Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson and RIBA Stirling Prize-winning architect Alan Stanton OBE amongst competition judges.

The deadline for the Bespoke Access Awards competition has been extended to Tuesday 27 February 2018.

Bespoke Access Awards Competition

AZ Awards Architecture Competition, Canada – International

Feb 20, 2018 : Final entry deadline

– Entries are juried by a panel of architects & designers at the forefront of their professions

– Finalists and Winners are published in the AZ Awards Annual issue and are recognized at the AZ Awards Gala in June

– Student winner receives a $5000 cash prize

2018 AZ Awards

AZ Awards 2018

Arch at Zero 2017 Competition

registration deadline: Jan 10, 2018, 1:00 PM PST

submission deadline: Jan 30, 2018, 1:00 pm PST

Location: Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies (RTC), Tiburon, California, USA

Architecture at Zero is a zero net energy design competition open to students and professionals worldwide, engaging architecture, engineering, and planning students and professionals in the pursuit of energy efficient design.

Architecture at Zero 2017 Competition

This year’s architectural competition is a science education facility in Tiburon, California. Student registration is free. Register for updates.

The competition challenge is to create a zero net energy bayside community education and visitor’s center, in support of the mission of the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies (RTC). This facility is San Francisco State University’s center for estuary and ocean science located on 53 acres of bayside property in Tiburon, California.

Architecture at Zero 2017 Competition

New Hsinta Ecological Power Plant Construction Project Conceptual Design Competition

5 Jan 2018 Registration Deadline

23 Jan 2018 Submission Deadline

New Hsinta Ecological Power Plant Construction Project Conceptual Design

International Competition

“Aesthetics” becomes a new dimension of the next-generation power plant.
Taiwan Power Company’s Hsinta Power Plant is looking to expand its natural gas facilities at the No. 2 plant location in Yongan District, Kaohsiung City. To ensure harmony with the surrounding historical architecture and wetland ecology of salt fields, the Company is soliciting a breakthrough ecological power plant design and landscaping program that aligns its design thinking with leading global visions.

The result of the competition will serve to inform the plant’s future design and construction.
This marks the first time Taiwan brings the conceptual design of a power plant into an international competition. Taiwan Power Company cordially invites outstanding professional teams as well as students in architecture, landscape design and spatial design from local and abroad to take part in this competition!

Winners and Awards:

1. Stage One:
Five Shortlists: NT$ 200,000 for each (Approximately US$ 6,600)
(Awarded the right to enter into Stage Two)
Five Honorable Mentions: NT$ 100,000 for each (Approximately US$ 3,300)
Ten Selected Awards: Certificate of Award

2. Stage Two:
One First Prize: NT$ 4,000,000(Approximately US$ 130,000)
One Second Prize: NT$ 2,000,000(Approximately US$ 66,000)
One Third Prize: NT$ 1,000,000(Approximately US$ 33,000)
Two Merit Awards: NT$ 500,000(Approximately US$ 16,000) for each

Qualifications for Participation:
1. Any licensed architect (or architect firm) of Taiwan (R.O.C.) or any licensed architect (or architect firm),
licensed landscape architect (or landscape architect firm) of foreign country, alone or in teams.
2. Any design-related company of Taiwan (R.O.C.) or foreign country, alone or in teams.
3. Any student recommended by design-related department of university of Taiwan (R.O.C.) or
foreign country, alone or in teams.

Registration Acceptance Period 2017/10/24 ~ 2018/01/05

Material Submission Deadline 2018/01/23
Stage One Jury Session 2018/01/25 ~ 2018/01/26
Announcement of the Shortlists 2018/01/26
Stage Two Jury Session 2018/04/26 ~ 2018/04/27
Announcement of the Winners 2018/04/27

Competition Documents Download:
Official launch on Oct. 24th, 2016
Information is for reference only. Subject to the announced tender document.

Host Organization: Taiwan Power Company, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

Coordinator: Barry Cheng Architect
Tel: 886-4-2326-1799 Fax: 886-4-2326-5212 Email:


Safari Zimbabwe Architecture Competition
Safari: Zimbabwe 2017 Competition
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Zimbabwe Architecture Competition
Eleven has announced their latest ideas and design competition: ‘Safari: Zimbabwe 2017’. The magazine’s latest challenge calls on creatives from all around the world to design innovative concepts for a super sensory safari lodge in the heart of Matobo National Park.

Solar Decathlon Europe Architecture Competition
Solar Decathlon Europe Competition
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Solar Decathlon Europe Competition
Deadlines for submissions: Oct 27 2017
The Energy Endeavour Foundation and the SDE19 Organisation are in the midst of the Call for Teams for the ultimate international university-level competition for resource-responsible and energy-efficient architecture. The next edition of the Solar Decathlon Europe will take place in the summer of 2019 in Hungary, beyond Budapest in the beautiful city of Szentendre.

Sahara Eco House Contest
Rethinking Competitions - Sahara Eco House
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Rethinking Competitions – Sahara Eco House Contest
This is an architecture competition where a new concept of housing must be projected that maximizes the passive systems to achieve the necessary comfort in houses in extreme climates such as deserts and in particular in the Sahara.

Archasm Amsterdam Art Bridge Architecture Contest, Netherlands – International
Archasm Amsterdam Art Bridge Architecture Competition
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Archasm Amsterdam Art Bridge Architecture Competition
Amsterdam, the capital of Netherlands is said to be a city with heart. The polycentric city of Amsterdam has its heart and soul lying in its ring of canals and bridges that bind the concentric and infinite loop that the city is. The city is popularly called the ‘Venice of North’, for its more than one hundred kilometers of canals, around 90 islands and about 1500 bridges.

7th Advanced Architecture Contest

7th Advanced Architecture Competition 2017
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Advanced Architecture Competition

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia announce the 7th Advanced Architecture Contest, on the theme of RESPONSIVE CITY.

The aim of the architectural competition is to promote discussion and research through which to generate insights and visions, ideas and proposals that help us envisage what the city and the habitat of the 21st century will be like.

Camus Prague Architecture Competition


The biggest Czech bank is building its new headquarters – changing a brownfield neighbouring Prague’s historical core – supporting creation of a fresh, liveable city district – forming contemporary environment for its employees, visitors and inhabitants of Prague.

The subject of this architecture competition is an architectural proposal for the new headquarters of Česká spořitelna: Campus Prague, including its surroundings. The Announcer’s vision is to develop a building complex, in the inner city of Prague, that will go beyond the norm of a generic office building and that will represent a new model for the administrative organisation by accommodating the Announcer’s activities, as well as public services and amenities accessible to both employees and the general public. The goal is to shift the notion of contemporary office buildings: to prevent the complex becoming a “ghost city” after working hours and to conceive it as a liveable and operational part of Prague.

For all the info, visit – check if you qualify – upload your portfolio – get selected by the jury among 15 to compete anonymously with your design – make the cut among 6 best to present your project in Prague – get a commission!

Website: Camus Prague Architecture Competition

2017 Wood Design & Building Awards

2017 Wood Design & Building Awards is now open and accepting submissions for this year’s competition. The Wood Design & Building Awards is a program that recognizes excellence in wood architecture and international submissions are welcomed. Please visit the for more information on how to submit the projects.

The Wood Design Awards program will publicize the winning projects to architecture professionals and the public through press releases, a special awards section of Wood Design & Building magazine, the Wood Design & Building awards website, industry conferences/tradeshows, and a limited edition hardcover awards book (awarded Gold in the General Audience Book category for the EXCEL Awards).

Website: Wood Design & Building Awards

Fairy Tales Competition

Jan 5, 2017: entry deadline

Check out the website, download the brief, then register and start creating.

Regular Registration ($55) was open until December 7th
Late Registration ($70) is available until the Submission Deadline on January 5th, 2017.

All participants will receive a discount voucher for their copy of Storytelling Architecture, and two complimentary tickets to the final event at the National Building Museum.

Fairy Tales Architecture Competition

Alternative Designs for Restaurants Contest, from Non Architecture Competitions

31 Dec 2017 – Submission Deadline (23.59 GMT+0)

Alternative Designs for Restaurants Design Competition
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Eating – Alternative Designs for Restaurants Design Competition
The aim of the “Eating” competition is to develop a design proposal for the restaurant typology, intended as a place of preparation and consumption of food. It is asked to the participants to create innovative and unconventional projects on this theme, questioning the very basis of the notion of restaurant.

The fee is currently €75.00

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UnBox Architectural Competition

New architecture competition from a team of young enthusiastic architects and founders of an International architecture and design magazine called “Volume Zero”, a platform for architects and designers to showcase their exquisite works, vision and passion for innovative ideas and concepts.

Under this initiative this year Volume Zero is hosting an open design competition with the concept of space utility and sustainable urban development, to encourage and empower young talented designers and students from around the globe to explore their creative limits.

Jan 15: Last date for submission of entries
Feb 15: Announcement of results

Design contest website:

Building for a Billion Architecture Competition

‘BUILDING FOR A BILLION’ is an International competition under the initiative ‘India Next’ by UltraTech Cement. This architectural competition invites Engineers and Architects, to develop innovative solutions to tackle the mammoth task of housing every Indian.

Building for a Billion Architecture Competition

The ‘Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana’ (PMAY) was launched on 25th June, 2015 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, India with a mission to provide a ‘home for every Indian’. The scheme includes regulated homes for the urban poor and robust (pucca) homes for the rural people. The nearest target is 10 million homes by the year 2019 and 20 million houses for the urban poor by the year 2022.

The overarching details of the architecture competition are:

Innovative, contextual, viable, sustainable and most importantly inclusive solution for housing, along the lines of the Government’s Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana

Professionals: Architects & Engineers (Civil/Structural)
Students: 3rd, 4th, & 5th Year (Individuals and Groups)

Registration : Free
Submission deadline: Jan 14, 2018

Prize Money : 15 Lakhs

For more details and to register, log on to

For queries call: 022-26483164 / 49722318 Or mail: /

home 24H Competition

9-10 Dec 2017

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home Architecture Competition

The architecture competition date: Dec 9 – Dec 10

STUDENT ARCH 2017 Architecture Competition
STUDENT ARCH provides a platform for students and young graduates from technical universities as well as from universities of art & design.

First prize: 1000 € and a trip to Admont.

Deadline for submission: 18 Nov 2017

STUDENT ARCH 2017 Architecture Competition

Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition
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Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition

Enter by 24 November 2017

The Government of South Australia is commissioning an international search for a world-class team to design the much-anticipated Adelaide Contemporary – a second site for the acclaimed Art Gallery of South Australia.

Adelaide Contemporary will be a new landmark on the city’s celebrated North Terrace boulevard adjacent to the historic Botanic Garden and close to the parent Gallery.

Shelter International Architectural Design Competition for Students 2017

Shelter International Architectural Design Competition for Students

In rural regions and fishing villages there still exist “commons” such as mountains, forests and water areas that are jointly managed and utilized by the local community. It could be said however, that such commons are almost nonexistent in urban areas (especially in Japan). This is because in the process of modernization, land, building, and objects were designated either under private ownership or public ownership, and a society based on systems of exchange through currency and redistribution through tax had in particular come to shape urban space.

Shelter International Architectural Design Competition for Students 2017


Home is a domain that is intimate to all of us. Beyond its everyday function as a physical shelter for people and their activities, it connects with its user on a personal and emotional level.

The modern day scenario of environmental and financial concerns along with the desire to have more freedom has led people to follow simpler and efficient ways of living. With the rapid growth of technology and smart living there lies an opportunity for efficient spaces with the feeling of homeliness and personal touch points.

Tiny House Design Competition 2017

Tiny House Design Competition

Paris Riverside Restaurant Architecture Competition

Paris and the entire country of France is world-famous for its cuisine, with a non-exhaustive list of delicacies and culinary systems. The culinary reputation of Paris is very rich, cultured and diverse. French food culture, according to UNESCO, is important for ‘bringing people together to enjoy the art of good eating and drinking’ and the power to create ‘togetherness, the pleasure of taste, and the balance between human beings and the products of nature’.

Paris Riverside Restaurant Architecture Competition

COSTA DEL SPRAWL Ideas Competition, Spain

Deadline for entries 23.59 GMT – 31 August 2017

Selected designs announced – 7 September 2017

Exhibition including shortlisted designs – 16 September 2017 – Monday 9th October 2017

Winner announced – 9 October 2017 after judging and public vote

For a second year the Costa del Sprawl ideas competition seeks creative solutions to improve the social, urban, and architectural situation in some of Costa del Sol’s sprawling neighbourhoods. This year’s competition is focused on the theme of ‘identity’ and invites participants to imagine a piece of architecture, whether building or space, which could be adopted as a model of contemporary vernacular architecture specific to the area of Riviera del Sol, and act as a precedent for the future planning and development of the neighbourhood.

COSTA DEL SPRAWL Ideas Competition 2017

Andalucía contains an exciting variety of vernacular and contextual architecture which has grown throughout its tumultuous history and within its diverse landscapes. From the labyrinthine streets of medieval fishing towns and gleaming white walls of hillside villages, to palatial citadels and capitals of once mighty empires, the architecture of Andalucía tells a compelling story and creates a strong sense of place and identity.

This sense of identity and reflection of context has all but vanished from contemporary architecture in Andalucía, and this is most notable in the sprawling neighbourhoods of the Costa del Sol which communicate little more than the capitalist speculation which lead to their existence. Nonetheless, this condition now forms a part of the area’s history and provides the point of departure for any future architectural, urban or planning projects.

COSTA DEL SPRAWL Ideas Competition

Build A Retirement Community on A Shoestring Competition

21 Sep 2017 deadline

This year the organisers are keen to see clever and cost effective ‘Retirement Home/Granny Annexe’ solutions – a 40 sq m home that can be built for £40k (or less). Thirty of the homes also have to be configured as an innovative retirement community (with a max budget of £1.5m)

There is a £5,000 prize and there are a string of ‘TV celebs’ among the judges including Piers Taylor, George Clarke and Charlie Luxton.

Deadline: 21 September 2017.

A unique ideas competition, open to all, where you have to design an innovative Retirement Community of 30 homes that can be built very cost effectively.

Build A Retirement Community on A Shoestring Competition

Jacques Rougerie Foundation – International competition in architecture

Each year the Jacques Rougerie Foundation launch an international competition in architecture desined for architects, engineers, designers, wishing to propose new, innovative solutions according to their 3 main themes : les ans, nous lançons un concours international d’architecture gratuit destiné aux architectes, ingénieurs, designers qui désirent proposer des solutions innovantes selon nos trois thématiques générales:

• “Innovation and architecture for the sea” awards – Louis Vicat
• “Innovation and architecture for space” awards
• “Architecture & Sea level rise” awards

This year, the 3 themes are divided into 6 categories:

• “Innovation and architecture for the sea” awards – Louis Vicat
o Grand Prix: € 7500 (Seven thousand five hundred euros)
o Focus: “Ports of the future” – € 2500 (Two thousand five hundred euros)

• “Innovation and architecture for space” awards
o Grand Prix: € 7500 (Seven thousand five hundred euros)
o Focus: “Solar power satellites” – € 2500 (Two thousand five hundred euros)

• “Architecture & sea level rise” awards
o Grand Prix: € 7500 (Seven thousand five hundred euros)
o Focus: “The African coastline” – € 2500 (Two thousand five hundred euros)

Jacques Rougerie Foundation Architecture Competition

Rethinking The Future Awards 2017

Global Architecture & Design Awards: 35 Categories | 105 Awards | 249 Nations

Rethinking The Future Awards 2017

RTF Awards 2017 are a global architecture awards event with 35 categories and 15 esteemed judges across the globe. It’s your chance to be distinguished around the Best in the profession.

There are three Winners in Each Category Event. Also depending on the Jury’s Decision, Some projects will receive Honorable Mentions. Last year, there were about 5-6 Honorable Mentions in each Category.

Rethinking The Future Awards

Fentress Global Student Architecture Challenge: Design the Airport of 2075

6th edition invites students to re-envision the terminal building in the year 2075

Fentress Architects, based in Denver, Colorado, announces the 2017 Fentress Global Challenge, an international design competition for young and student architects. As in years past, the theme, consistent with the firm’s expertise in airport design and aviation, is envisioning an airport of the future.

Participants are encouraged to re-envision the terminal building in the year 2075 using one of 10 existing international airports, taking into consideration local context, technological trends, and project feasibility and passenger experience.

Fentress Global Student Architecture Challenge

Fentress Global Student Architecture Challenge

Moscow Urban Landscaping and Design Competition

The Open International Urban Landscaping and Design Competition will be held in Moscow

The Open International Urban Landscaping and Design Competition is a part of the “Moscow.Flowers.Sweets” Festival. Participants are offered to suggest solutions for landscape and floral compositions to improve Moscow urban spaces in the city centre and its outskirts.

The competition is organized with support of the Government of the City of Moscow and monitored by The Agency for Strategic Development Center.

Moscow Urban Landscaping and Design Competition

Moscow Urban Landscaping and Design Competition

The Black Taj : An incomplete memory of Mughal Empire

Design contest website:

Volume Zero Competition

Design contest website:

Shopping Mall Competition

The mall should have 15.000 sqm. with approximately 100 shops, cinemas and a large auditorium for 1500 peoples.

Top Hill Mall

Student Competition: Urban SOS: hOUR City

Presented by AECOM and Van Alen Institute, with 100 Resilient Cities — Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, hOUR City is this year’s Urban SOS™ student ideas competition. We’re asking students to propose new solutions to tackle housing, transportation, or economic development challenges and to re-imagine what a future “hour city” boundary can be.

Urban SOS 2017: hOUR City Competition

Visit the official Urban SOS: hOUR City website.

Footbridge Holešovice – Karlín International Design Competition, Czech Republic

The Capital City of Prague has announced The Footbridge Holešovice – Karlín International Design Competition

Footbridge Holešovice - Karlín International Design Competition

Footbridge Holešovice – Karlín Architecture Competition

The Footbridge Holešovice – Karlín International Design Competition should bring an architectural and structural design proposal for a pedestrian bridge across the Vltava River. This bridge will connect the riverbanks of Karlín, Holešovice and the Štvanice Island. Up to this day the Prague districts Karlín and Holešovice suffer from the lack of good pedestrian and cycling connection.

Competition Website:
Footbridge Holešovice – Karlín International Design Competition

Structures of Freedom Architectural Competition, Budapest, Hungary

Structures of Freedom Competition for Sziget Festival

Archtalent, an online architecture platform for Architects, in collaboration with Sziget, one of the largest music and cultural festivals in Europe, make an international call to design a temporary structure within the particular context of a music festival in the city of Budapest in Hungary.

The aim is to use the current model of architectural competition to develop a new contest in terms of format and scope, which should be an opportunity to all emerging talent anywhere in the world to boost their potential in a real competition, and showcase their built project to an audience of thousand of people.

Structures of Freedom Architecture Competition

Tuscan Architectural Award, Tuscany, Italy

Architecture, Tuscany launches a challenge to contemporary architecture by means of the 1st Regional Award. This Architectural Award is organised by the Regional Council for Tuscany, Florence and Pisa Orders of Architects and the National Building Contractors’ Association (ANCE) to promote architectural excellence and its culture.

Tuscan Architectural Award

Tuscan Architecture Competition in 2017

International Space Design Award—Idea-Tops

International Space Design Award—Idea-Tops, supported by related government departments, is “the most internationalized and influential design award in China”. It aims to create the most thoughtful and influential space design award, discover and praise the best designers and design works around the world.

International Space Design Award—Idea-Tops 2017 logo

It attracts designers and architects from 35 countries or regions, such as USA, UK, France, Italy, Germany, etc. In 2016, we had 6020 entries, including 14 works from the Venice Architecture Biennale; and in 2015, we had 5682 entries, including 11 national pavilions from the Milan Expo 2015.

International Space Design Award—Idea-Tops

HUMAN TRAFFICKING – Tenancingo Square Mediascape competition

Architectural research initiative arch out loud are hosting a competition addressing human trafficking and calling on designers to reimagine the square of Tenancingo Municipality, Mexico where this issue is prevalent.

Tenancingo Square Mediascape Competition

Tenancingo Square Mediascape architecture competition

This architecture competition can be found at this link:

Amphibious Habitats Competition

Amphibious Habitats Competition

This spring, LOBBY is calling for unique, inventive architectural proposals as we excitedly announce the launch of our first international design competition: ‘Amphibious Habitats’.

Amphibious Habitats Architecture Competition 2017

Call to ceramicists to produce bespoke and highly crafted ceramic building components


Bring your unique ceramic skills to a collaborative project for an exhibition organised by ECAlab at the RIBA North

Category: Exhibitions and Collaborations

We are looking to collaborate with ceramicists, ceramic artists, and studio potters in the development of an exciting new exhibition, Moulding Futures, which will be held at the RIBA North during September-December 2017.

We are seeking individuals with a proven track record of delivering bespoke and highly crafted ceramic pieces, showing a strong personal signature style, to offer their creative proposals to a design challenge.

Liverpool Architecture News

Blueprint Competition, Genoa, Italy


Two months after the presentation in Genoa, there is great interest in Blueprint Competition, an international ideas competition for the redevelopment of areas of the former Trade Fair site owned by the City of Genoa and SPIM – the company for valorizing the City’s real estate holdings.

From the design by architects Renzo Piano Building Workshop to a project for the Genoa waterfront capable of attracting the interest of international investors.

Blueprint Architecture Competition

Architects Competitions – archive for 2016

Contemporary Interiors

Dubai Building

German Architecture

Website: e-architect YouTube

Non Architecture Competition
Non Architecture Competition

New Houses

Museum Buildings

Comments for the Architecture Competition page welcome