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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

Hidden Homeless: An architectural competition for Young Homeless

29 Jun 2018: Closing date for queries

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

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


Competition Opens: 14th May 2018
Early Bird Fees change to Standard Fees: 11th June
Standard Fees change to Late Bloomer Fees: 1st September
Registration Closes / Submission Deadline: 11th September 11:00am (UK Time)
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

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

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


The fee is currently 45 €

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Thinking – Alternative Designs for Offices Design Competition registration

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

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)

Competition Schedule

June 1 ~ October 14, 2018: Submission of entries

Mid-October, 2018: Public announcement of winning entry


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

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.


Deadline for receipt of Selection Questionnaire returns: 13 July 2018, 14.00

RIBA Competition for Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

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

Strada Ironmongery Competition

From the 18th of June, anyone who creates a moodboard on the Strada Ironmongery site and titles it with their name and email address will be entered into their Tom Dixon giveaway. Explore the ironmongery collections and pick and choose your favourite pieces for your chance to win.

Archasm Tokyo (Anti) Library Architecture Contest, Japan
Archasm Tokyo Anti Library Competition
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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
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Prague Victory Square 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

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

9 July, 2018: submission deadline

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 your proposal to:

For more information:

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

(May 25, 2018: Invited Teams Announced)

(May 25, 2018 – 10:00: Contest Notification and Guideline Distributed)

August 27 – 31, 2018 – 17:00: Work Products Received

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

Reshape18 | Sensing materialities

31 Aug 2018: submission deadline

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

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

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

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 amount is up to 50 000 EUR, and includes:

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

Tubądzin Design Awards 2018

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


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

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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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