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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

24h competition 26th edition – Ocean

22 Sep 11:59: Late period of registration deadline – Fee € 30

After the competition starts: Fee € 50

Competition date: September 22 – 23 12:00 noon (London GMT + 0:00)

24h architecture competition 26th edition Ocean

1st Place – € 500
2nd Place – € 150
3rd Place – € 50
7 Honorable Mentions

This is an architecture competition in 24 hours so you only have access to the brief on the contest day Download on September 22th 12:00pm (noon) (London GMT+0:00).

24H Architecture 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

# 018 Tokyo Parking tower Architecture Contest

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.

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

2020 Expo Dubai Korea Pavilion

Architectural Design Competition for the Korea Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

– A design competition for a unique and innovative Korea Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai, opening in October, 2020
– Anticipation of a design that raises Korea’s national brand value by creatively interpreting the Korean meaning of “mobility”
– Registration for the design competition can be found on the Korea Pavilion website

2020 Expo Dubai Korean Pavilion Architecture Competition

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

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

Les informamos de que IFEMA en colaboración con el CSCAE y el COAM, ha lanzado la 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

Call for Papers and Design Awards Competition

October 15, 2018: deadline

56th International Making Cities Livable Conference on A Healthy City for ALL Portland, OR, June 17-21, 2019

We rejoice that many cities now are becoming more healthy, by making great improvements in sociable, walkable, and bike-friendly streets, public transit, fine-grained mixed use, high density, human scale housing, and access to community places, nature and healthy food. At this conference we are looking to review the best models around the world in presentations and in the design competition.

The BIG challenge is that these goals are not reaching the population groups most in need. The poorest neighborhoods suffer the greatest health problems. Moreover, many cities face an unprecedented housing affordability crisis, gentrification, and increasing homelessness. We especially want to hear from you – in presentations and in the design competition – if you are introducing innovative strategies to rein in housing commodification, improve poor neighborhoods, and end homelessness!

Call for Papers:
Those wishing to give a presentation should submit a 250-word abstract for consideration before October 15, 2018. Please submit online, following the Call for Papers Guidelines on the web at:

Please prepare proposals for blind peer review. Notification will be sent within 4 weeks of submission. Final accepted papers are due March 2019. Papers must be presented in person at the conference and will be published in the digital conference proceedings. Selected papers will also be published in eReports on focused topics.

Design Awards Competition:
For more details about the Design Awards Competition, please see:

The 2019 IMCL Design Competition jury will consider all submissions that speak to Designing a Healthy City for All. Projects that emphasize Health, Equity, Community, and Sustainability are actively sought, and will be given particular consideration. The review procedure will be conducted by blind peer review.

To qualify, projects may be already constructed, or in design, but must be real projects commissioned with the intention to build. There are no restrictions as to where these projects may be located.

Paper proposals and design projects are invited from practitioners and scholars in architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, and planning concerned with the following issues:

• Designing high density, human scale, mixed use urban fabric
• Sustainable, equitable housing
• Inclusionary housing, shared equity, and land trusts
• Designing affordable family housing in the city
• Ending homelessness
• Combatting inequitable gentrification
• Transforming suburbs into walkable neighborhoods
• Community participation

• Public Places for Social Life
• Hospitable streets
• Multi-functional city and neighborhood squares
• Urban pedestrian networks, bicycle planning, buffered bikeways
• Complete streets, green streets, greening urban arterials
• Promoting the urban forest; incidental nature: streets, walls, roofs
• Restoring urban watercourses/streams/rivers

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
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SqrFoot House Housing For One Architecture Competition

Aquatecture 2018 Design Competition

Aquatecture 2018 Design Competition


31 Aug 2018: Early Bird Registration deadline
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

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

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

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

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

Architecture Competition – Design Contest Archive

Sommer Pavilion 2018, Jardim da Parada, beside Casa Sommer, Cascais, Portugal

The design competition is launched by the Cascais City Hall and assessed by the South Regional Section of the Architects Association (OASRS) and its goal is to select one idea for an ephemeral architectural intervention at Jardim da Parada, beside Casa Sommer, in the centre of Cascais.

Architecture Competition in Cascais

Marstopia Design Competition
Marstopia Architecture Competition
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Marstopia Architecture and Design Competition

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

Architectural Competitions : Design Contest Archive

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