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post updated 19 April 2024

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We feature the latest Architecture Competitions from around the world, updated daily to weekly.

Architecture Competitions in 2024

Recently Added Architectural Contests on e-architect – listed chronologically

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Tree House 2024 Architecture Competition

24 July 2024: Standard Registrations deadline

31 July 2024: Submissions closing date

Volume Zero is a unique platform that exhibits numerous innovations by architects and designers from all over the globe. This architecture and interior design magazine represents the vanguard of future-forward design.

Under this initiative, we have come up with New-Age International Design Competitions. After successfully hosting 23 international competitions, we now look forward to hosting the 24th edition of our Architecture Competitions, Tree House 2024, to encourage the creative imagination of young designers and students from around the globe to explore their creative limits.

Tree House 2024 Architecture Competition challenges participants to go on a nostalgic trip down memory lane and picture a lighthearted home that prioritizes solitude and fosters inner tranquility. Imagine sustainability through the innovation of maximum usable space in a minimum footprint, suspended between the earth and sky, on spectacular treetops.

To encourage the creative imagination of young designers and students from around the globe to explore their creative limits.

The scheduled dates are as follows:

Early Bird Registrations: 18th April 2024 to 21st June 2024
Standard Registrations: 22nd June 2024 to 24th July 2024
Closing date for Submissions: 31st July 2024
Announcement of winners: 3rd October 2024

Website: https://volumezerocompetitions.com/treehouse-2024

Masai Mara Conservation Centre Architecture Competition

Masai Mara Conservation Centre, Oloololo Gate, Masai Mara, Kenya, East Africa

Masai Mara Conservation Centre, Kenya

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has today launched an international open design competition for a new Conservation Centre at the Oloololo Gate, Masai Mara, Kenya, on behalf of Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy, the philanthropic arm of travel company Abercrombie & Kent.

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ADAM Architecture 2024 Travel Scholarship

19 April 2024

The ADAM Architecture Travel Scholarship takes winners far and wide to impressive architectural locations.

March 2024 – Entries are now open for students to apply for ADAM Architecture’s annual Travel Scholarship. The scholarship, which was founded in 2005, offers a £2,000 award to support overseas research in architecture, architectural technology and urban design. It aims to increase access to international travel for students who wish to develop their current research or explore new areas of study.

ADAM Architecture 2024 Travel Scholarship

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MOA Design and Build Student Competition- “Land Art: Celestial Architecture”

21 Apr 2024: registration deadline

21 Apr 2024: submission deadline

The Museum of Outdoor Arts (MOA) in Greenwood Village, CO seeks conceptual design proposals for its Design and Build Competition from art, architecture, landscape architecture, design and other creatively focused USA based collegiate students, teams, and/or classes. This year’s theme is Land Art: Celestial Architecture. The competition opens January 5, 2024, and closes April 21, 2024. There is no entry fee!

Prizes:

1st place– $10,000
2nd place– $7,500
3rd place– $5,000
Honorable Mention- $1,000
*Prizes will be split evenly amongst all members of collaborative team entries.

In addition to the above prizes, winning entries will be featured on the Competition archive website.

Jury Panel:

–Cynthia Madden Leitner, President and Co-Founder of the Museum of Outdoor Arts
–Robert Ferry & Elizabeth Monoian, Land Art Generator Founding Co-Directors
–Jill O’Bryan, Artist and Land Light Foundation Board Secretary & Treasurer
–Charles Ross, Artist of earthwork, Star Axis and Land Light Foundation Board President

Eligibility

This architecture competition is currently open to any undergraduate or graduate student or student team currently enrolled in any US university. Students should be studying in the field of art, architecture, landscape architecture, design, engineering, and/or other creatively focused programs.

Entries can be submitted by individuals, teams, or as class projects. Collaborative and interdisciplinary designs are highly desired. Past competition winners must observe a one-year sit out period prior to being eligible to enter future competitions.

Website: https://moaonline.org/design-and-build-2023-competition/

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International Aesthetic Design Competition

IADC2024

Alanya University, Alanya, Antalya, Türkiye

23 April 2024: extended deadline

International Aesthetic Design Competition

Call for Design Projects and Ideas

This is a final call to participate in the transformative “Architectural Alchemy: Aesthetic Design Ideas for a Better World” Competition, proudly presented by Alanya University, Alanya, Antalya, Türkiye.

This prestigious architecture competition is your platform to showcase how aesthetics can not only beautify but also solve critical environmental challenges, enhancing the quality of architecture and urban design across the globe.

Why Participate?

  • Recognition: All projects will be printed and exhibited at Alanya University as an international design exhibition resulting from this competition, and each participant will be awarded an official letter confirming “the exhibition of their projects” within the IADC2024 Architectural Design Competition.
  • Recognition: Each participant will be granted a certificate to acknowledge their participation in the International Aesthetic Design Competition – IADC2024.
  • Publication: All submitted projects will be published in the competition e-book of the conference.
  • Rewards: Cash prizes for the top three submissions, certificates, and publication opportunities await the winners and 40 special mentions.
  • Intellectual Property Rights: You retain the rights to your designs.

Submission Essentials:

  • Theme: We eagerly anticipate understanding how you have shaped a form, place, or space, aiming to appreciate its aesthetic appeal. Additionally, we are interested in your conceptual strategy for crafting architectural space or place. Your project or design ideas should integrate aesthetic solutions to environmental problems in any building category, with no restrictions on the geographical location of your site.

Who Can Enter? Open to both spirited students and seasoned professionals in architecture, urban design, and interior design. We highly encourage students to collaborate with their instructors to bring fresh perspectives and innovative ideas to the forefront. Projects or ideas created within the past five years that possess aesthetic value deserving of global recognition are encouraged to participate in the competition.

Do not miss this last opportunity to be part of a competition that values the power of aesthetics in shaping a better, more sustainable world.

For inquiries, email comp.iccaua@gmail.com

https://www.iccaua.com/page/competition

Department of Architecture,
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Alanya University

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OFF GRID FARM competition

Architectural competition for sustainable farm in the Dominican Republic

OFF GRID FARM competition by Samana Group, Dominican Republic

28 April 2024: Early Birds Registration deadline

26 May 2024: Regular Registration deadline

7 July 2024: Late Registration deadline

7 July 2024: Submission Deadline

OFF GRID FARM competition by Samana Group

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LOM’s travel bursary for architecture students

Friday 3 May 2024: deadline

LOM’s travel bursary for architecture students in memory of Karla Roman

Shoreditch-based practice, LOM architecture and design is accepting entries for its annual travel scholarship worth £2,500.

LOM set up an annual travel bursary in memory of Karla Roman, a talented architect and colleague who was killed while cycling to work in February 2017. As well as the UK, Karla worked in Italy and in her native Brazil. She travelled to build her architectural knowledge, and the Karla Roman Travel Bursary was established to enable other architecture students to do the same.

Open to all UK and international students at any stage of their studies, studying architecture or similar as a full or part-time undergraduate or postgraduate student. The bursary gives future architects and interior design students the opportunity to travel as part of their education and apply up to £2,500. It will be awarded to the applicant providing the most creative and compelling case for support, with financial circumstances and need being taken into account.

LOM’s travel bursary for architecture

Farid Abdulla, a previous bursary recipient, expressed that “Experiencing a change of environment facilitated a cognitive shift and a clarity of thought, particularly regarding my career as a designer and urbanist. I discovered layers of imagination that I will continue to nurture, as well as an appreciation for where best to place myself when I finish my studies. The bursary allowed me to have a beautiful experience that has forever changed me.”

LOM Director, Richard Hutchinson added that Karla Roman was “an extraordinarily talented colleague who rapidly became a key member of our team, set on course for a very promising career but was taken far too soon. It was therefore deeply important to us all at the practice to establish this bursary in 2018 in Karla’s name to help expand the minds and experiences of other aspiring designers.”

Another previous winner of the award, Eleanor Hyde, said that “The opportunity to travel to a country with a very different culture from the UK has proved to be an invaluable experience to my thinking as an architect, informing my design approach, broadening my knowledge and helping to shape my way of thinking in the future.”

LOM would like to hear from applicants for the 2024 bursary by Friday 3rd May 2024 with a view to travel this summer, approximately between June and October 2024.

Please apply to: https://lom-architecture.com/travel-bursary

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150,000€ Kingspan’s MICROHOME

29 Apr 2024: registration deadline

30 May 2024: submission deadline

The MICROHOME Kingspan Edition is an exciting development in the evolution of the MICROHOME architecture competition, marking the seventh edition of this esteemed event. This special edition is hosted by Buildner in a key partnership with Kingspan, a collaboration that showcases a mutual vision and shared objectives, amplifying the reach and impact of the competition with a substantially increased prize fund of €150,000.

The Buildner-Kingspan partnership embodies a united commitment to drive forward architectural design, particularly in the realm of small-scale, sustainable, and affordable living solutions. The shared ethos rests on the belief that innovative design, quality, and sustainability are of paramount importance, and that they can create transformative solutions without being restricted by size.

The MICROHOME Kingspan Edition invites participants to conceptualize an off-grid modular dwelling that would accommodate a hypothetical young professional couple. This scenario serves as the benchmark family size for the competition. The total floor area of the structure should not exceed 25 m2, thereby encouraging participants to push their creativity and innovate within these parameters.

The competition challenges participants to radically rethink spatial organization, to introduce distinctive aesthetics, and to implement state-of-the-art technologies and materials. The end objective is to propel the micro home from a mere architectural form to a revolutionary genre in its own right.

There are no geographical restrictions on the hypothetical sites for these designs, allowing for unlimited creativity. Whether urban or rural, any location worldwide can be the backdrop for these micro homes. Designs that prioritize sustainability and present solutions to economic, social, and cultural challenges through fresh architectural methods will receive preference.

The MICROHOME Kingspan Edition is an opportunity to contribute to the evolution of residential architecture. It looks forward to uncovering visionary designs and innovative ideas that are poised to redefine the future of micro-living.

The MICROHOME Jury:

– Brent Trenga, Director of Sustainability, Kingspan Insulated Panels, USA
– David Basulto, Architect, Founder & CEO of ArchDaily, Germany
– Ben Van Berkel, Founder and Principal of UNStudio, Netherlands
– Paolo Flores, Director at Zaha Hadid Architects, UK
– Flora Lee, Associate Partner at MAD Architects, USA
– Martina Martino, CEO of Mario Cucinella Architects, Italy
– Silvana Ordinas, Founder and Partner at Peter Pichler Architecture, Italy
– Carlo Ratti, Director of the MIT Senseable City Lab and CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati, USA

Competition is open to all. No professional qualification is required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (4 team members maximum). Correspondence with organizers must be conducted in English; All information submitted by participants must be in English.

Website: https://architecturecompetitions.com/kingspanmicrohome

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MAY 2024

The Home of Shadows / Edition #2

2 May 2024: registration deadline

4 Jun 2024: submission deadline

Buildner presents the second edition of the Home of Shadows architecture competition. This event once again highlights the crucial interplay between light and shadow in creating functional and inviting living spaces.

Natural light is not just a vital aspect in home design for its practicality, but it also transforms spaces into welcoming and comfortable havens. It enables architects to infuse emotion and ambiance into their designs, giving life to structures beyond their physical form.

Similarly, shadows are not to be overlooked. They are essential in adding depth, texture, and mood to spaces. The strategic placement of architectural elements like windows or doors can dramatically affect how light and shadow interact, shaping the overall atmosphere of a home.

The second edition of the Home of Shadows competition maintains its unique challenge. Participants are invited to design a home for a fictional couple, with a special condition – the total elimination of artificial light. Every submitted design is expected to demonstrate a deep understanding of how natural light influences architectural choices, and how it can be harnessed to create fully functional and aesthetically pleasing living environments.

Contestants are free to choose any imaginary location for their design projects, offering a diverse backdrop for the exploration of light and shadow. Buildner looks forward to receiving innovative entries that showcase a harmonious blend of technical skill and creative insight, illuminating the endless possibilities that lie within the dance of light and shadow in architectural design.

PRIZES

– 3No. winning proposals
– 2No. special award recipients
– 6No. honourable mentions

Buildner (formerly Bee Breeders) will award a total of 7,000 € in prize money to competition winners as follows:

1st Prize – 3,000 €
2nd Prize – 1,500 €
3rd Prize – 1,000 €
+ 6 honourable mentions

Buildner Student Award – 1000 €
Buildner Sustainability Award – 500 €

COMPETITION SCHEDULE

Final registration deadline: May 2, 2024
Closing date for submission: June 4, 2024 (LONDON TIME)
Announcement of the winners: July 15, 2024

Website: https://architecturecompetitions.com/homeofshadows2/

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Marsception Architecture Competition 2024

9 May 2024 2024: Standard registrations deadline

15 May 2024: closing date for Submissions

Marsception Architecture Competition 2024

The participants are to select a location anywhere on the surface of the planet Mars. With interplanetary travel for humans, not a far-fetched idea and innovations made every day to make it a reality soon. It is now time to imagine and create a new civilization.

Marsception Architecture Competition 2024

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JULY 2024

JBC Masonry Innovation Competition

15 July 2024: registration deadline

15 July 2024: submission deadline

IMI’s JBC Masonry Innovation Competition wants your ideas for transformative masonry design. We’re challenging practicing and aspiring architects and engineers to advance the future of masonry design and construction.

$30,000 in prizes will be awarded across 3 entry categories!

Register today and submit by 15 July 2024 for a chance to win.

The Challenge:

We want to see your bold new concepts that show how masonry can better our built environment.

Are you working on an innovative project or research?

Have ideas about how design can make our communities more resilient, healthy, just, and equitable?

We’re interested in any concepts that add value, usefulness, appreciation, and relevance to masonry design and construction.

Imagined, proposed, and completed structures and systems are welcomed.

The Prizes:

$30,000 in prizes will be awarded across 3 entry categories:

– Young Architects and Engineers (Under 40)
– University Students
– Firms, Individual Architects and Engineers, and Cross-Category Teams

Winners will also receive special publicity and promotion. This includes being highlighted in IMI’s digital publications, presenting on IMI’s webinar series, and being honored during an awards ceremony with industry professionals.

Website: https://imiweb.org/jbcaward/

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C40 Reinventing Cities Global Competition

deadlines vary – many sites across the world.

15 cities join C40’s Reinventing Cities global competition to accelerate zero-carbon, resilient and inclusive urban development

• Reinventing Cities, C40’s global design competition for professionals, launched its fourth edition.

Reinventing Cities, C40’s global competition to transform under-utilised urban sites into innovative, zero-carbon and resilient urban projects, launched its fourth edition today. The new edition invites creative professionals worldwide—including architects, planners, developers, investors, environmentalists and start-ups—to design and develop urban projects of the future.

This year, 15 world-leading cities are calling on the private sector to collaborate, driving wider change in how cities are designed and built. Participating cities include: Almere, Bilbao, Bologna, Brussels, Glasgow, Milan, New York, Palermo, Renca, Rome, San Antonio, San Francisco, São Paulo, Seattle and Venice.

Sites to be transformed include creating a mixed-use, resilient and inclusive development surrounding the canal in Glasgow; supporting the 15-minute city vision in Rome; creating a more vibrant waterfront in Seattle; repurposing downtown office buildings into housing in San Francisco; designing green and thriving public spaces in São Paulo and more.

Winning projects stemming from the competition are highly ambitious regarding environmental and social benefits and go beyond business as usual. To date, Reinventing Cities has engaged over 3,500 businesses worldwide with 40 projects under development globally, demonstrating how urban climate leadership and collaboration with the private sector can enable zero-carbon development to serve the needs of local communities. Through this new edition, Reinventing Cities aims to grow momentum and engage even more actors in rethinking cities globally.

Mayor of New York Eric Adams said: “One of the most valuable resources we have here in New York City is our space — and this innovative pilot programme is the latest way that we’re maximising our space to deliver a healthier, more livable city to working-class New Yorkers. Through this programme, we’ll transform unused rooftop spaces into places that generate green energy and good, healthy food.”

Mayor of San Francisco London Breed said: “Through the Reinventing Cities Competition, we’re transforming underutilised downtown buildings into a range of reimagined and sustainable spaces, including housing. This initiative not only reflects our dedication to meeting San Francisco’s unique challenges but also our commitment to advancing bold environmental goals as a global climate partner. Through C40, San Francisco joins cities around the world to think big by setting new benchmarks for sustainable development, greener economies, and a more resilient future for all.”

Deputy Mayor of Seattle Adiam Emery said: “Seattle is thrilled to partner with Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to create an exemplary redevelopment of the WOSCA site. This site presents unique opportunities because of its connections to the maritime sector, our new world-class waterfront open spaces, and the stadium district where we will host 2026 FIFA World Cup games. Redevelopment of this site can play an important role in the reactivation of downtown, which is a high priority for Mayor Bruce Harrell.”

Secretary of Transportation, Washington State Department of Transportation Roger Millar said: “C40 offers an incredible opportunity to bring together innovative and creative minds from around the world to leverage and re-imagine dormant property in the heart of Seattle. It’s fitting that a parcel of WSDOT owned land will now be part of a global collaborative process to re-imagine this space for multiple uses. WSDOT looks forward to working with all of the partners and neighbours we serve in the Seattle area to best leverage this opportunity for an outcome that best serves us all.”

Mayor of San Antonio Ron Nirenberg said: “The City of San Antonio is thrilled to partner with C40 for this year’s competition, which will demonstrate the climate and cultural impacts of reinvesting in existing buildings while creating a first-of-its-kind circular economy campus focused on cultivating a green workforce, improving public health, and advancing affordable housing repair and production. We look forward to project proposals from visionary teams that are eager to invest in San Antonio, and who share our vision of making our city a national and global leader in demonstrating how reuse results in resilience.”

Mayor of Milan and C40 Vice Chair for Europe Giuseppe Sala said: “In its fourth Reinventing Cities participation, the City of Milan will test joint interventions with Agenzia del Demanio, the national Public Property Agency, focusing on student and social housing. This is key to enhance local cooperation among stakeholders at all levels for the acceleration of Milan’s transition towards a more inclusive, green and liveable urban environment.”

Mayor of Rome Roberto Gualtieri said: “It is with great enthusiasm that Rome reaffirms its participation in Reinventing Cities, continuing to consolidate the climate action commitments towards a safer and better life for our citizens. As in previous editions, we will start from under-utilised urban areas and buildings to initiate urban regeneration processes aimed at zero-emission transformation, while continuing to foster the growth of the city’s economy in a sustainable, resilient and equitable way.”

Deputy Mayor of Bologna Raffaele Laudani said: “After the first and positive experience of our city’s participation in the C40 Reinventing Cities programme, this year we joined the call together with the Italian Public Property Agency with the project of the former Perotti barracks. A project focused on the answer to the growing pressure on inclusive housing, in particular supporting young people and students in our city. A project in line with the City of Knowledge and Green Footprint city-wide initiatives, which fully reflect the ambitious goals of the Reinventing Cities programme.”

Glasgow City Councillor Susan Aitken said: “The regeneration of Glasgow’s Canal has been truly transformational, delivering economic, environmental and social benefits in the shape of new workplaces, homes, cultural and leisure facilities, green and public space, a water management system and better connections for active travel. The development of the Applecross site will mark the next stage in the regeneration in a quarter of Glasgow that is an exemplar of how urban development can help us achieve net zero.”

Scottish Canals CEO John Paterson said: “We are excited to be given this opportunity to take part in the C40 Cities Reinventing Cities competition. Our vision is to create ‘better lives by water’, the successful regeneration of North Glasgow has made great strides in achieving this goal. We must continue to revitalise Glasgow’s canal corridor through resilient developments that are zero carbon and look forward to seeing some of the unique entries this competition brings.”

Citydev.brussels CEO Benjamin Cadranel said: “It’s with great enthusiasm that citydev.brussels takes part in Reinventing Cities, which is for the first time running in Belgium! We are sure that the site in competition, LionCity II located in the Brussels-Capital Region, will benefit from the exchange of skills that comes with participating in this international competition.”

Agenzia del Demanio Director Alessandra dal Verme said: “Agenzia del Demanio (the Italian Public Property Agency) shares the same inspiring principles of Reinventing Cities, which sees in the regeneration of disused assets an opportunity to contribute to making our cities more ecological, efficient, resilient and citizen-friendly. The Agency’s participation represents a unique perspective in this initiative, and we are proud to present today, alongside the Municipalities of Bologna, Milan, Palermo, Rome and Venice, our strategic assets that will benefit from the international exposure of this C40 programme, to find original reuse ideas, focusing on public-private partnerships and new investment opportunities.”

This C40 initiative is made possible thanks to the support of Ingka Group.

Website: https://www.c40reinventingcities.org/

C40 Cities

C40 is a network of nearly 100 mayors of the world’s leading cities working to deliver the urgent action needed right now to confront the climate crisis and create a future where everyone, everywhere, can thrive. Mayors of C40 cities are committed to using a science-based and people-focused approach to help the world limit global heating to 1.5°C and build healthy, equitable and resilient communities.

We work alongside a broad coalition of representatives from labour, business, the youth climate movement and civil society to support mayors to halve emissions by 2030 and help phase out fossil use while increasing urban climate resilience and equity.

The current co-chairs of C40 are Mayor Sadiq Khan of London, United Kingdom, and Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr of Freetown, Sierra Leone; three-term Mayor of New York City Michael R. Bloomberg serves as President of the Board. C40’s work is made possible by our three strategic funders: Bloomberg Philanthropies, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation and Realdania.

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Kaira Looro Architecture Competition 2024

A non-profit event by Balouo Salo Humanitarian Organization in Senegal

Kaira Looro Architecture Competition 2024 Maternity Centre in rural areas of Africa

Kaira Looro 2024 Competition, Africa
image courtesy architecture competition organisers

14 May 2024 : registration deadline

11 June 2024 : submission deadline

1st prize: € 5,000 + Internship at Kengo Kuma Associates + Construction
2nd prize: € 2,000 + Internship at Miralles Tagliabue EMBT
3rd prize: € 1,000 + Internship at SBGA | Blengini Ghirardelli
Honorable mentions – 5 mentions – 20 finalists – 20 Top 50

Kaira Looro Architecture Competition 2024

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The Underbridge Housing Challenge

(16 Apr 2024: registration deadline)

28 May 2024: submission deadline

As cities expand, vertical and horizontal spaces are continually redefined, adapting to the pressing demands of urban living. Yet, beneath the expanse of our infrastructure lies a matrix of underutilized spaces, often overshadowed by their towering counterparts – the bridges that stitch our cities together. These underbridge spaces, ranging from small niches to vast expanses, remain dormant, echoing the hum of the traffic above, waiting for visionaries to tap into their latent potential.

In our relentless pursuit to address urban housing needs, Buildner is proud to unveil its 17th competition in the Affordable Housing Series. This time, we venture into the overlooked and underexplored – diving deep into the spaces beneath bridges around the world. “The Underbridge Housing Challenge” beckons architects and visionaries globally to reimagine these spaces, to transform them into dynamic, thriving communities that resonate with the city’s heartbeat.

Beneath city bridges worldwide lies untapped potential, vast spaces brimming with opportunity. “The Underbridge Housing Challenge” invites visionaries to transform these areas into thriving communities. Buildner is searching for designs that can cater to a wide array of residents, ensuring a perfect blend of scalability, affordability and eco-consciousness. It’s an invitation to revolutionize these overlooked spaces with a fresh, practical perspective.

Participants have the liberty to pinpoint any underbridge site across the globe for their visionary designs. Essential considerations include the site’s accessibility, available amenities, and how the proposed solution harmonizes with the existing community. The designs should showcase adaptability, ensuring they cater to various needs while remaining both cost-effective and sustainable.

With this challenge, the boundaries are set by your own creativity. Buildner urges entrants to think big, think different, and present housing solutions that challenge the norm. The underbridge spaces await your transformative touch. Let your imaginations run wild, and let’s craft a vision where these spaces become the heartbeat of urban communities.

PRIZES

3 winning proposals, 2 special award recipients and 6 honourable mentions will be selected. Buildner (formerly Bee Breeders) will award a total of 7,000 € in prize money to competition winners as follows:

1st Prize – 3,000 €
2nd Prize – 1,500 €
3rd Prize – 1,000 €
+ 6 honourable mentions

Buildner Student Award – 1000 €
Buildner Sustainability Award – 500 €

COMPETITION SCHEDULE

Final registration deadline: April 16, 2024
Closing date for submission: May 28, 2024 (LONDON TIME)
Announcement of the winners: July 2, 2024

Website: https://architecturecompetitions.com/underbridge/

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Iceland Ski Snow Cabin Design Contest

(17 Apr 2024: registration deadline)

29 May 2024: submission deadline

Iceland’s raw, untamed beauty presents a canvas like no other—a place where the snow whispers stories of old and the Northern Lights dance overhead. The “Iceland Ski Snow Cabin” competition, organized by Buildner, invites architects and designers to contribute to this magnificent landscape by creating a haven for the skiing community. This contest is not just about building a structure; it’s about crafting an experience that embodies the spirit of Icelandic winters.

Participants are tasked with designing a small-scale cabin that will serve as a warm, inviting pit stop for skiers. This structure should blend functionality with the enchanting Icelandic aesthetic, providing facilities that cater to comfort and practical needs, while also framing the stunning vistas of the surrounding environment. The cabin must integrate features such as a rest and warmth area, a self-serve refreshment station, changing rooms, toilets, equipment storage, and a maintenance garage for a snow groomer.

This competition is an open invitation to imprint your vision upon the Icelandic snow. It’s a chance to mold a small yet significant addition to the skiing landscape—a place that will stand as a testament to thoughtful design and the joy of winter sports.

PRIZES

To be selected – 3 winning proposals + 2 special award recipients + 6 honourable mentions. Buildner will award a total of 10,000 € in prize money to competition winners as follows:

1st Prize – 5,000 €
2nd Prize – 2,500 €
3rd Prize – 1,000 €
+ 6 honourable mentions

Buildner Student Award – 1,000 €
Buildner Sustainability Award – 500 €

COMPETITION SCHEDULE

Final registration deadline: 17 April 2024
Closing date for submission: 29 May 2024 (GMT – London time)
Announcement of the winners: 3 July 2024

Iceland’s striking geography is characterized by its varied and extraordinary landscapes. As a volcanically and geologically active island, Iceland spans 103,000 km2, with 62.7% of it being tundra. Its coastline features numerous fjords, which host the majority of the country’s settlements. Iceland’s interior, a blend of sand and lava fields, mountains, and glaciers, is inhospitable, and glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands on the island’s exterior.

The Mývatn region, located in the north of Iceland, boasts some of the country’s most breathtaking natural wonders.

The Krafla caldera, a monumental testament to Iceland’s raw geothermal power, stands majestically in the Mývatn region. This seismic marvel is not just a scenic wonder but also an emblem of the island’s vibrant volcanic activity. Krafla’s caldera, the result of centuries of eruptions, spans approximately 10 kilometers and is part of a larger volcanic system that includes a striking lava field and the renowned Víti explosion crater, filled with a strikingly blue geothermal lake.

The competition site is a scenic spot just northeast of Lake Mývatn, near the majestic Víti crater, at the foot of a popular skiing slope (Skíðasvæði Mývetnings í Kröflu). Here, amid Iceland’s raw beauty, lies the potential site for your innovative cabin design.

Website: https://architecturecompetitions.com/icelandskisnowcabin/

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Architectural Awards

Offsite Construction Awards

The Concrete Centre is delighted to be sponsoring the Best Use of Concrete Technology category for another year in the Offsite Construction Awards. The 2021 entries are now open, so please ensure you submit your project or innovation by the 28th May deadline.

More about the category – Best Use of Concrete Technology

This category will reward the exemplar use of precast concrete in a project across any UK construction sector. Including floor and wall panels, cladding, volumetric and pod technology, pre-stressed units and formwork systems, the entrant will have used concrete as a major factor in delivering quality, factory-controlled, robust and sustainable offsite manufacture.

Special attention will be given to material performance levels and any project should clearly demonstrate how cost-predictability, economy, accuracy, transportability, speed of installation and principles of lean manufacture have been achieved.

Last year’s winners – Kier Integrated Team – New Build Prison at Wellingborough

Winners of the category in 2020 were Kier Integrated Team – New Build Prison at Wellingborough. This vast £253m project delivers 1,680 prison places and is the first in a series of schemes to reform and modernise the prison estate to make it more efficient, safer and focused on rehabilitation.

Wellingborough is the perfect blend of digital and DfMA advancement; providing direct project benefits, wider economic gains, as well as programme-wide improvements through standardisation, digital integration and MMC leaving a legacy that will transform the way the Ministry of Justice deliver future prisons.

Why enter the Offsite Construction Awards?

  • Benefit from free publicity within Offsite Construction Awards promotion.
  • All categories are free to enter.
  • Stand out as a leader in the industry.
  • Have your projects/companies assessed by a distinguished panel of industry experts and receive quality feedback and recognition for your outstanding work.
  • Receive a specially commissioned winner’s trophy – giving recognition to your staff and team that their hard work is acknowledged and rewarded by the industry.

For more information, please visit https://www.radarbookingsystem.co.uk/offsite-awards/

The Concrete Centre provides material, design and construction guidance. Our aim is to enable all those involved in the design, use and performance of concrete to realise the potential of the material. The Concrete Centre provides published guidance, seminars, courses, online resources and industry research to the design community.

For more information visit: www.concretecentre.com

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The 4th Quadrant of Victory Square International Architectural Competition

Prague, Czech Republic

4th Quadrant of Victory Square Prague Competition
photo source : ONplan, photo: Libor Fojtík

4th Quadrant of Victory Square Prague Competition

An international two-round architectural competition under the title “4th Quadrant of Victory Square” was announced by the City of Prague and the site developer the Fourth Quadrant company. Leading architecture studios are encouraged to apply and design a mixed-use development of 100 000 m2 on Victory Square, Prague’s third largest public space, gateway to university campus and the centre of Prague 6 District.

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City of The Future Competition

No date confirmed as yet:

Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland

£10k Prize

City of the Future Design Competition Belfast
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City of the Future Urban Design Competition, Belfast

Take Back the City Coalition is launching an international competition for architects, planners and urban design consultants to submit a design to transform Belfast’s largest publicly owned site. With the potential for 950 gentle density homes in the area of highest social housing need in Belfast, entrants are being encouraged to submit design concepts to help transform the site formerly occupied by Mackies, once one of West Belfast’s largest employers.

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