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Architecture Competitions

We feature the latest architecture competitions from around the world, updated daily to weekly.

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We list the latest architecture tenders and requests for architectural services around the World.

Architecture Tenders

24h competition – humanity

26 – 27 May 2018

humanity 24H Competition

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

beginning of the registration period: April 9
Promotional registration period: 9 – 15 April at 23:59 – Fee € 20
Regular registration period: 16 April – 15 May at 23:59 – Fee € 25
Late period of registration: 16 – 26 May at 11:59 – Fee € 30
After the competition start – Fee € 50

24h humanity Architecture Competition

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
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Prague Victory Square Architecture Competition

Reshape18 | Sensing materialities

This year the annual competition extended its category, from the wearable technology design to the Consumer Goods design.

Designer, makers, artists and all the talents are invited to submit their ideas and design proposals for the new Reshape challenge.

Reshape18 | Sensing materialities competition

Reshape18 Design Competition

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

The fee goes up in stages, now 60 euros

e-architect offer you a 10% discount:

Click on the link below, hit the ‘Have a Discount code?’ button

Dancing – Alternative Designs for Clubs Design Competition registration

and type ‘e-architect’

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

RFQ Submission: May. 16. ~ 18. 2018
Invited Teams Announced: May 25, 2018
Contest Notification and Guideline Distributed: 10:00 May 25, 2018
Work Products Received: 17:00 August. 27. ~ 31. 2018

Tongyeong Dockyard Architecture Competition

Shina sb dockyard was founded in 1946 and served as a major source of economic growth in Tongyeong; however, due to stagnation in the shipbuilding industry, the company began to experience a slowdown in business after 2010, eventually becoming bankrupt on November 26, 2015.

As a result, approximately 5,000 workers at the Shina sb dockyard and related businesses lost their jobs en masse, leading to 70% of residential units in the surrounding areas becoming vacant.

The vacant residential units followed by the departure of dockyard workers have led to an overall doughnut-pattern of development in the region, resulting in rapid stagnation and a decline in the regional economy.

Tongyeong Dockyard Architecture Competition

Ibiza Artist House Architecture Competition

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
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Apr 26 2018: Early registration ends

Apr 27 2018: Regular registration starts

May 17 2018: Regular registrations ends

May 18 2018: Late registration starts

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

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

Proposal Collection: March 15, 2018 – May 15, 2018

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

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

Open Call: 7 Petal School, Designing the School of the Future

This is a call for all visionary architects and designers that wish to change the Education in a worldwide scale. Our world urgently needs architectural proposals that foster innovative ideas for the Schools of this third Millennium. The 7 Petal School is such a project, aiming at a re-evolutionary educative transformation, based on the programs of Pedagooogia 3000.

With this purpose, the Architects 3000 Network was co-created in 2008. As a non-profit and pedagogic organisations, the Architects 3000 Network and Pedagooogia 3000 conceived this open call as a solidary competition, based in sharing ideas, establish alliances and open opportunities, in which we all win. All together we are co-creating this network of ideas to transform the Education for the children of Today and Tomorrow. Please share your creative visions!

Innovative architecture for a 7 Petal School for an existing site or an ideal place.
The proposals must integrate the 7 pedagogical areas which are interlaced and complementary.
Please download the 7 Petal School book, at no cost, by Noemi Paymal and Pedagooogia 3000 and refer to the 7 Petal School Web Page (

Design and conceptual guidelines:
The proposals will be appreciated and selected by the following guidelines:
• Layout of the 7 Petals clearly outlined, with its respective 7 colours
• Integration of some universal geometry, related to contemporary design
• Bio-construction (optional)
• Bio-climatic design
• Green areas and open air spaces
• Functional and practical design for children
• Aesthetically harmonious and attractive
• And fun for the students (and teachers)!

Three selected proposals will receive a free registration and hotel accommodation (for one person per team) to participate in the 6-days of the Gathering and to present the project.
Seven selected proposals will be published in the 7 Petal School book, volume III, 2019.
All submitted proposals will be published in this website.
All authors and teams may become part of the Architects 3000 Network, which offers advantages:
• priority for Architects 3000 Network members for future constructions of the next 7 Petal School (at the moment there are 4 schools in preparation worldwide, and 6 functioning)
• special discount on all of Pedagooogia 3000 and Architects 3000 future events.

The jury is composed by members of the Architects 3000 Network (4 architects and one pedagogue).

Who may participate:
Open to all professionals and students.

Your proposal should include:
• Two panels A2 size poster in JPEG 150 dpi
• A text of explanation (maximum 2000 words)
• Name, email, phone, age, title, affiliation, institution
• Optional: you may add an animation.

Registration: Free

Submission: July 9th, 2018
Results announcement: August 3rd, 2018

Please send us your proposal to:

For more information:

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? |

We 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 competition is open to anyone over the age of 18, we particularly welcome submissions 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 the 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

Hidden Homeless: An architectural competition for Young Homeless

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.

For further information see Hidden Homeless Architecture Competition

Pre-launch registration

To express an interest please email homeless(at) with the following information:

– Lead organisation or person
– Others in the team (if relevant)
– Contact Name
– Postal Address
– Email Address
– Phone

Everyone who pre-registers will be sent information once the competition launches.

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:

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

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

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

Tubądzin Design Awards

International contest dedicated to students, architects and interior designers.

The design contest has been divided into three stages, (1st: 30 Oct 2017 – 31 Jan 2018):

2nd: 1 Mar 2018 – 30 Apr 2018

3rd: 1 May 2018 – 31 Jul 2018

The total prize pool amounts is up to 50 000 EUR, and includes:

Grand Prix 2 500 EUR and trip to New York City.

Tubądzin Design Awards 2018

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

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
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Design for Peace Competition

Design Awards Competition for the 55th IMCL Conference on Healthy, 10-Minute Neighborhoods

CALL FOR PAPERS – and – DESIGN AWARDS COMPETITION Deadline Extended to November 30, 2017 55th International Making Cities Livable Conference on Healthy, 10-Minute Neighborhoods

May 14-18, 2018, The Shaw Center, Ottawa, Canada

Join us in Ottawa to share your achievements and learn from others how we can best promote healthy, 10-minute neighborhoods. We shall discuss the best models for encouraging walking, biking and public transit, human scale mixed use, places to foster daily social life and community, opportunities for contact with nature and accessible healthy food, and equitable neighborhood planning.

Paper proposals are invited from practitioners, scholars, and elected officials concerned with issues such as the following:

Generating Community in 10-Minute Neighborhoods
Neighborhood plazas, sociable squares
Reclaiming streets for people
Child- and elder-friendly lifetime community
Form based coding to generate “Eyes on the Street”
Advantages of mixed-use, human scale density
How the built environment shapes social life

The Healthy 10-Minute Neighborhood
Active mobility, walkable, bikable streets, complete streets, etc
Integrating public health and planning
Health impact assessment
Health effects of nature – parks, gardens, rivers, incidental green
Health impact of air pollution, urban noise, light pollution; and mitigation strategies
Fighting crime and anti-social behavior through urban design

Planning 10-Minute neighborhoods
Land-use planning for new neighborhoods
Re-shaping suburbia into healthy 10-minute neighborhoods
Essential elements of 10-minute neighborhoods
Transit-oriented, mixed-use development
Restructuring suburbs: malls, multi-functional schools, mixed-use infill

The Ecologically Sustainable 10-Minute Neighborhood
Fighting climate change by healthy urban design
Sustainability of mixed-use human scale density
Green architecture, green urban design
Combatting food deserts, urban agriculture
Healthy green and blue urban ecosystems

The Equitable 10-Minute Neighborhood
Healing social segregation
Stabilizing low-income home ownership, Shared equity housing, etc
Community participation/ Children and youth involvement
Prioritizing improvements in poor neighborhoods, barrios and favelas
Housing the homeless/preventing homelessness

For more details and to submit a proposal, please see:


London Architecture Competitions

Major Architecture Awards

Stirling Prize

Pritzker Prize

World Architecture Festival Awards

More architectural contests are welcome – please mail info(at) for details

Recent Architecture Competitions

Architecture Competition – Design Contest Archive

Marstopia Design Competition
Marstopia Architecture Competition
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Marstopia Architecture and Design Competition

11th March at 11:00am (UK Time) – Registration Closes / Submission Deadline
13th March – Public Voting Opens Online
10th May at 11:00am (UK Time) – Public Voting Closes Online
11th May 2018 – Winners and Awarded Announced

Eleven’s ideas and design competition ‘Marstopia’, the official sequel to their 2016 award-winning international challenge Moontopia. This latest competition invites creatives from all around the world to imagine Marstopia – the first human colony on Mars – and in doing so, begin to define Martian vernacular design.

eVolo Skyscraper Design Competition
VeVolo Skyscraper Architecture Competition
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eVolo Skyscraper Architecture Competitions

A101 Urban Block Competition, Russia
A101 Urban Block Contest
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A101 Urban Block competition

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