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Architecture Competitions

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

Architecture Competitions, chronological:

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

Architecture Tenders

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

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

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

Dancing - Alternative Designs for Clubs Design Competition

15 Apr : Regular registration period deadline
27 Apr : 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 ‘earchitect’

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

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

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.

Late registration: 11 Mar to 4 Apr 2018

Competitions deadline: 25 Apr 2018

Kaira Looro Architecture Competition

24h competition- bigData

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

April 7th 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

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:

24h competition 23rd edition – bigData

Ideasforward wants to give young creative people from around the world the opportunity to express their views on the future of societies through their innovative and visionary proposals. Ideasforward is an experimental platform seeking progressive ideas that reflect on emerging themes:

24h Architecture Competition

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

Triumph Architectural Treehouse Award 2018
image courtesy of ArchTriumph

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

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

13 May 2018 – Results


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

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
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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

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
image from architecture competition organisers

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

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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