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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

Woodside Pavilion for the 2019 Year of Culture

The International Finsa Award 2019 aims to encourage and challenge students and short term graduates to explore and redesign the use of wood and other ecological and recyclable materials in construction. We believe that the future in construction should continue developing this way and know it is possible to achieve.

Woodside Pavilion is a temporary structure designed to house practical art activities for the local community. Conceived as an informal, pop-up space, the purpose of the pavilion is to engage and offer dialogue and collaboration between groups of people who do not normally have the opportunity to meet with or collaborate with practical artists.

We want to add value to the competition by building the winner(s) project. Plus, the supervision and management of the construction by the designers with travel and expenses covered. This will kickstart their careers considering that the competition is only for students or recent graduates.

Design that Educates Awards 2019

The Design that Educates Awards (DtEA) investigate the educational potential of architecture and design. The ability to communicate the implemented solutions and features is the main theme of the awards.

Design that Educates Awards 2019

Outros Territórios – International Call for Urban Intervention, Brasil

Vazio S/A, Coletivo Aurora and Eduardo de Jesus launch the open architecture competition Outros Territórios – International Call for Urban Intervention.

Outros Territórios (Other Territories) is a suite of ephemeral interventions proposed for a hilly neighborhood in Belo Horizonte, Brazil called Buritis. The architectural proposal imagines an instantaneous transformation of the landscape: this will be done via occupation of the numerous stilt systems propping up the hillside buildings.

Outros Territórios Brasil Other Territories Brazil

The array of forgotten spaces, ignored for their unsightly strangeness, will be infused with city life through an event that posits an open field of study: the latent possibilities in the existing city.

Other Territories Brazil

The interventions will be chosen through a public, international open call for projects. Selected ideas will feature in an exhibition at the Viaduto das Artes (Arts Underpass)—Phase I.

Outros Territórios Brasil

Phase II will execute a number of the projects selected during Phase I and organize a free itinerary for visiting the executed works. The idea is to configure a circuit for debate on issues pertaining to the city, explore interfaces between architecture, the visual arts, public lighting and the cityscape, and problematize city management, environmental and architectonic liabilities, urban voids and the real-estate market.

Outros Territórios has the institutional support of Belotur (City Hall of Belo Horizonte) and the Institute of Architects of Brazil – Minas Gerais chapter.

Outros Territórios Brasil architecture event 2018

22 Jan 2019: Close of registration

29 Jan 2019: Release of the results

March 2019: Exhibition Opening

The Term of Reference in English is available in this link

The Term of Reference in Portuguese: link

More information at the website

Contact: Vazio S/A, Av. Cristóvão Colombo 550/503, Belo Horizonte, MG30140.150, Brasil 55 31

House In Forest Design Competition

28 Feb 2019: Registration Deadline

1 Mar 2019: Submission Deadline

Title: Open Call: House In Forest 2019 – Tiny House
Subject: Open architectural/landscape/planning competition
Target: Designers, Architects, Students, Professionals
Type: Open
Language: English
Organizer: HIF Committee
Price: USD 35/45/55
Keywords: House, Forest, Architecture, Design, Landscape, Planning

“Less is More” – Mies Van der Rohe, Architect

The 5th annual international design competition by this organisation is designed to challenge and seek the creation of a tiny house with ideas and concepts in architectural design, as well as landscape design and site planning. The aim of this competition is to promote our ideas of protecting the forest and its environment, as well as focusing on urban design problems, while simultaneously raising awareness of the sustainability.

This year’s competition focuses on houses of a limited site area, seeking an extraordinary architectural style with creative designs.

Your tiny house design must be over no more than two floors with a total amount of 30sqm (320sqft) site plan, and has to feature four basic components: living room, bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom. The competition seeks the creation of a tiny house for one or two people to live comfortably with ideas and concepts in architectural design with site planning.

Whoever you are students or professional architects, or experienced designers, working individually or in teams, we warmly welcome you to take participate in this competition. Winning participants will receive cash prize with certificate.

Total prizes: $1,000, including $500 for the first place winner.
Winning projects will be posted on the official website as a competition portfolio with exhibition launched.

Please visit website for more details


31 Dec 2018 Early Bird Registration
31 Jan 2019 Standard Registration
28 Feb 2019 Last Minute Registration

01/03/2019 Submission Deadline

01/03/2019 – 30/04/2019 Jury Deliberation
01/05/2019 Announcement of Winners

First Prize – $500 + Certificate + Portfolio Publication
Second Prize – $300 + Certificate + Portfolio Publication
Third Prize – $200 + Certificate + Portfolio Publication
10 Honorable Mentions to be published on the official website

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Nanjing Dajiaochang Airport Renewal Plan - RUNWAY PARK International Competition for Young Designer, East China

RUNWAY PARK International Competition for Young Designer

This architectural competition is a global call open to young designers, artists, teachers and students (below 40-years-old) majoring in urban planning, architecture design, landscape design, and art design. The architectural contest seeks creative renewal proposals for urban public space of Nanjing, the Jiangsu province capital city and the only megacity in the Yangtze River Delta Area.

It is expected to offer a new perspective, new stage and new focal point to enrich daily life and stimulate a discussion about the core value of public space – a totally immersed and shared experience.

This architecture competition is a good opportunity for young designers to show their capabilities.

(Nov 15 2018: Registration Deadline)
Dec 1 2018: Submission Deadline

Competition Website:
Competition E-mail:

First Prize (1 team): Honor certificate + Bonus 100,000RMB (before tax, approx 15,000US$)
Second Prize (4 teams): Honor certificate + Bonus 30,000RMB (before tax, approx 4,500US$)
Third Prize (10 teams): Honor certificate + Bonus 10,000RMB (before tax, approx 1,500US$)
Honorable Mentions (several teams): Honor certificate

Sponsors: Nanjing Urban Planning Bureau; Nanjing South New Town Development and Construction Management Committee
Organizer: CBC (China Building Centre)
Technical Supporters: Urban Planning & Design Institute of Southeast University China Culture and Technology Innovation Service Alliance

Company Address: NO.50, Xingshikou Road, Inside-Out Architecture Artist Colony, Haidian District, Beijing, P.R.C.
Tel: +49 152 5591 4462 E-mail:

What is a Hotel Competition

This architectural competition questions the notion of a hotel and confronts the stereotypes and conventions of this building typology. The design competition encourages participants to explore innovative and unorthodox solutions that develop the boundaries of hotel architecture.

What is a Hotel Competition

31 Dec 2018: Early registration
30 Jan 2019: Standard Registration
31 Jan 2019: Submission deadline

*Deadlines are 11:59 PM- 00:00 IST (India)

What is a Hotel Competition

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

Fairy Tales Architecture Competition

Fairy Tales Architecture Competition

Winners will be selected by a jury that includes Tatiana Bilbao, Moshe Safdie, Jurgen Mayer and Mark Foster Gage, among many more.

Download the brief, check out the website, then register and start creating.

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

II Edición de los Premios de Arquitectura con Eñe

Architecture Awards with Eñe

Oficina de Concursos
Colegio Oficial de arquitectos de Madrid

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

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

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

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

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


Architectural Contests – links to cyclical competitions:

24h competition

24H Architecture Competition

Reshape18 | Sensing materialities

Reshape18 Design Competition

Major Architecture Awards

Stirling Prize

Pritzker Prize

World Architecture Festival Awards

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

London Architecture Competitions

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
eVolo Skyscraper Architecture Competitions

A101 Urban Block Competition, Russia
A101 Urban Block competition

Architectural Competitions : Design Contest Archive

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