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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

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


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Thinking – Alternative Designs for Offices Design Competition registration

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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

St Martin’s Church in Brighton Competition

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

14th of August 2018 – 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

24h competition 26th edition – Ocean

Regular registration deadline: September 12 at 23:59 – Fee € 25
Late period of registration deadline: September 22 at 11:59 – 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

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

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.

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

Aquatecture 2018 Design Competition

Aquatecture 2018 Design Competition


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.
To show our appreciation, all the participants would receive participation certificate.


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


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

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

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


1 Sep: Standard Fees change to Late Bloomer Fees

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

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

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

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