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48 Architecture Competitions You Can’t Afford To Miss [2019]

There is not much left until the year 2019 ends up. Every architecture firm, upcoming architect or a student still has a great chance to participate in these 48 ambitious competitions and bring the best out of their creative work. Scroll through our list and find the most interesting competitions for you or even participate in all of them and maybe there is a chance for you to win thousands of dollars in prizes!


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1.Dying – Alternative Designs for Cemeteries

Trough the centuries cemeteries and the way we honor dead has changed. In this age accelerated urbanization and densification questions cemeteries as part of urban space. Is there a new way of how we can do it in this century? Designers are urged to explore new means of this ritual by suggesting devices, interior design projects, buildings, urban plans or other creations.

Archi competition  dying
  • Event main prize*: 1000 EUR
  • Registration deadline: 27.08.2019
  • Submission deadline: 31.08.2019
  • Site location: Worldwide
  • Area/perspective: Concept design
  • Registration fee *: 65 EUR
  • Organizer: Non architecture competitions

2.Yo Parking – Urban parking that evolves

With cities growing at a fast pace, we must rethink how we use space and how transportation is distributed in them. Contenders are invited to propose innovative designs for parking towers that will hold at least 300 cars, will be friendly for city inhabitants and will blend in with functionality and aesthetics.

Architecture competition Yo parking
  • Event main prize*: 1500 USD
  • Registration deadline: 30.08.2019
  • Submission deadline: 09.09.2019
  • Site location: New York, USA
  • Area/perspective: Parking lot/ Concept
  • Registration fee *: 20-160 USD
  • Organizer: competitions.uni

3.Barjeel Museum for Modern Arab Art in Sharjah – UAE

Engineers, architects, designers, and students from all over the world are invited to design a new landmark for the city Sharjah in the UAE. The city hosts the Barjeel collection and is an important representative of modern art and design in the Arab World.

Barjeel architecture competition
  • Event main prize*: 5000 USD
  • Registration deadline: 30.08.2019
  • Submission deadline: 01.09.2019
  • Site location: Sharjah, UAE
  • Area/perspective: Museum
  • Registration fee *: FREE
  • Organiser: The Rifat Chadirji

4.Arrangement of the Drava promenade

Municipality of Maribor is looking for the most suitable solution, of the new promenade by the Drava river. Contestants should take in consideration geographical conditions and surrounding landmarks, as well as creative design solutions. It is suggested that proposals could include facilities for leisure, recreational and sports activities.

Maribor architecture competition
  • Event main prize*: 10000 EUR
  • Registration deadline: 30.08.2019
  • Submission deadline: 30.08.2019
  • Site location: Maribor, Slovenia
  • Area/perspective: Urban development
  • Registration fee *: FREE
  • Organizer: City of Maribor

5.A PIER IN THE LAKE

Design proposals are asked to envision new pier built in the Liqeni I Farkës lake. A new architecture piece should blend in the surrounding landmark and could reactivate how people interact with the environment they are living in. Participants should consider how will the new pier serve for local and international tourists all year long, how it will allow them to explore basin in an unexpected manner and way of pier contributing to sustainability.

pier in the lake  architecture competition
  • Event main prize*: 1000 EUR
  • Registration deadline: 31.08.2019
  • Submission deadline: 08.09.2019
  • Site location: Tirana, Albania
  • Area/perspective: Leisure design
  • Registration fee *: 50-100 EUR
  • Organizer: Tirana Design Week

6. AIM competition challenge

Architects and designers are invited to explore the territory of Chinas countryside and work with public spaces as the library, homestay, and vegetable market. In essence, how do these spaces can help local residents, foreign residents and indigenous people shape the relationships together?

AIM architectural Competition
  • Event main prize*: 4250 USD
  • Registration deadline: 01.09.2019
  • Submission deadline: 01.09.2019
  • Site location: China
  • Area/perspective: Rural development
  • Registration fee *: FREE
  • Organizer: AIM/ Architects in mission

7. We Australia – Embracing Evolution through Architecture

Competitors are given a unique opportunity to design a tourist village that will help its visitors to learn and better understand human evolution. Educate and spread awareness about ever-changing relationships between Australian natives and nature. The site takes place in Kakadu National Park and with beautiful sceneries, will definitely be a place for designers and architects creativity to spark.

we australia architecture
  • Event main prize*: 5000 USD
  • Registration deadline: 03.09.2019
  • Submission deadline: 13.09.2019
  • Site location: Kakadu national park, Australia
  • Area/perspective: Tourism and leisure
  • Registration fee *: FREE
  • Organizer: competitions.uni

8.RETHINKING NOTRE DAME

In the middle of April, the world was watching tragedy in Paris- burning Notre-Dame. Could we use this global catastrophe to rethink the way how we see their heritage in today’s culture, in today’s cities? Hosts invite participants to explore possibilities of the new dialogues between past and contemporary architectures?

Northe damme  rethink design
  • Event main prize*: 1000 EUR
  • Registration deadline: 04.09.2019
  • Submission deadline: 04.09.2019
  • Site location: Paris, France
  • Area/perspective: Redesign
  • Registration fee *: 45-85 EUR
  • Organizer: Re Th!nk

9.International Biennale of Architecture Krakow 2019

Participants are offered to participate in proposing concepts for new urban planning, architectural solutions, installations or other proposals for the city of Krakow. Municipality of Kraków seeks new orientation within the Old Town urban space in relation to the bank of the Vistula River. There are no really specific requirements set up. Contestants are welcome to choose the projects scale and types of visual materials presented by themselves.

  • Event main prize*: 11500 EUR
  • Registration deadline: 04.09.2019
  • Submission deadline: 04.09.2019
  • Site location: Krakow, Poland
  • Area/perspective: Urban design
  • Registration fee *: FREE
  • Organizer: Municipality of Kraków

10. Upcycling retail- Changing the way marketplaces are made

With rapidly growing e-commerce popularity, traditional malls are put towards a threat. Malls currently serve not only shopping experience but also a harbors social spot of neighborhoods. Contestants are challenged to design marketplace that is evolving and more adaptive towards the coming future. Demolished Dixie Square mall place will be used as a site for this experiment.

retail architecture
  • Event main prize*: 5000 USD
  • Registration deadline: 15.09.2019
  • Submission deadline: 25.09.2019
  • Site location: Harvey, Chicago
  • Area/perspective: Mall
  • Registration fee *: 25-260 USD
  • Organizer: competitions.uni

11.URBAN DETOX – Architecture Competition

The competition invites all undergraduate architecture students to look at how to improve the commuting atmosphere in Jakarta. Students will have the chance to explore and experiment with ideas in order to find solutions that could benefit city dwellers.

urban detox architecture
  • Event main prize*: 500 USD
  • Registration deadline: 15.09.2019
  • Submission deadline: 15.09.2019
  • Site location: Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Area/perspective: Concept design
  • Registration fee *: 18 USD
  • Organizer: AFAIR UI 2020

12.Footbridge – the MUSTE Experiential Bridge

By city of Ljubljana, contestants are invited to design a footbridge over Ljubljanica river. The bridge is aimed to connect both sides fo river banks, as well as improve the general housing quality of the existing nearby neighborhoods.

city of ljubljana architecture
  • Event main prize*: 6000 EUR
  • Registration deadline: 19.09.2019
  • Submission deadline: 19.09.2019
  • Site Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Area/perspective: Urban development
  • Registration fee *: FREE
  • Organizer: City of Ljubljana

13. Swimming pool complex Vevče

With the recent acquisition of Vevče complex, the principal of city Ljubljana is inviting architects, engineers and designers to introduce the best solutions possible for areas comprehensive renovation project.

Swimming pool architecture
  • Event main prize*: 10800 EUR
  • Registration deadline: 19.09.2019
  • Submission deadline: 19.09.2019
  • Site Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Area/perspective: Urban development
  • Registration fee *: FREE
  • Organizer: City of Ljubljana

14.Rural School in Haiti

Suffered from multiple natural disasters and political instabilities, Haiti is currently among poorest in the region. Less than 50% of children are going to school and by a recent earthquake, more than 80% of schools in the west region of the country were devastated or seriously wrecked. An inspiring competition is set up, that asks architects and designers to propose plans for a rural school to Haitian, TE NWA community. Currently, children use a tent with plywood separated classrooms. A total of 7 levels of the clases has to be held in school and host over 50 children.

Rural School Haiti architecture
  • Event main prize*: 1500 EUR
  • Registration deadline: 22.09.2019
  • Submission deadline: 23.09.2019
  • Site location: Port-au-Prince., Haiti
  • Area/perspective: School
  • Registration fee *: 60-100 EUR
  • Organizer: ARCHsharing

15.2nd National Ideas Competition IMUVI

The Municipality of León in Mexico has announced the competition for participants to rethink urban areas of the Mexican city. With the main focus towards the integration of public spaces and green spaces within the new social housing neighborhood. Architectural practices and individuals are encouraged to focus on innovation and sustainability, same time keeping housing solutions safe and accessible for those groups with less income in society. With the completion of this project, the municipality will encourage access, equal opportunities and freedom from discrimination living.

Leon architecture competition
  • Event main prize*: 3000 USD
  • Registration deadline: 27.09.2019
  • Submission deadline: 30.09.2019
  • Site location: León, Mexico
  • Area/perspective: Urban housing
  • Registration fee *: FREE
  • Organizer: The Municipality of León

16.Micro Housing 2019

With the ever-growing problem of overpopulation and lack of proper housing in urban areas, participants are asked to prototype a possible design of a micro-housing unit that could be used in the community by own choice. Contenders should evaluate aesthetics and functional nature of proposed visions. Explain how these units will improve life and serve the basic needs of the inhabitants.

Micro housing 2019
  • Event main prize*: 2000 USD
  • Registration deadline: 27.09.2019
  • Submission deadline: 04.10.2019
  • Site location: Worldwide
  • Area/perspective: Concept design
  • Registration fee *: 70-80 USD
  • Organizer: Volume zero

17.CENTRAL PARK BOOK STUDIO

The participants are invited to create a 21st-century library with elements of transparency, light, and nature. Designers should pay strong respect towards the context and surrounding environment. The new library should stay true to the spirit of the library as well as promote the culture of reading among visitors and city inhabitants.

Central park book studio new design
  • Event main prize*: 1200 EUR
  • Registration deadline: 29.09.2019
  • Submission deadline: 30.09.2019
  • Site location: New York, USA
  • Area/perspective: Urban Design
  • Registration fee *: 40-80 EUR
  • Organizer: sw/tch

18.Sport Citadel Architecture Competition

Young Architects Company invites in contestants to design and present a place where sport can aspire. The place that can unite people and warm hearts. With the main prize of 10000 EUR, it makes it a serious and challenging competition for ambitious architects and designers.

Sport citadel architecture
  • Event main prize*: 10000 USD
  • Registration deadline: 29.09.2019
  • Submission deadline: 02.10.2019
  • Site Location: Turin, Italy
  • Area/perspective: Sports, venue
  • Registration fee *: 60-110 EUR
  • Organizer: YAC

19.Bringing urban spaces to life

The design challenge here is to improve people lives in urban areas by breaking their long screen time with public space installations. These installations should provoke attention, aspire element of play and connection. Participants can determine their own audience and context and design process. Cities like Tokyo, New York, London, Hong Kong or any other upcoming city of the world share chaos, high level of stress and disconnectedness where humans flow just as regular grey mass trough the streets.

Elevate architecture competition
  • Event main prize*: 5000 EUR
  • Registration deadline: 30.09.2019
  • Submission deadline: 05.10.2019
  • Site location: Worldwide
  • Area/perspective: Concept design
  • Registration fee *: FREE
  • Organizer: BOUN

20.Warming Huts: An Arts & Architecture Competition On Ice V.2020

Contestants are asked to design huts, keeping in mind the use of materials, sustainability, form, and integration in the landscape. 3 of the best designs will receive not only honorarium but the actual possibility to construct the huts along the River Trail located on the Assiniboine and Red rivers in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Warming huts
  • Event main prize*: 3500 USD
  • Registration deadline: 30.09.2019
  • Submission deadline: 30.09.2019
  • Site location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Area/perspective: Housing
  • Registration fee *: FREE
  • Organizer: The Forks

21.The Future of Housing / SkyCity Challenge 19

Architects and designers are invited to design a home that can be dismantled, packed in a shipping container and moved to any place in the world to be mounted back again. Important to notice that hosts require this construction to be partially made out of BCORE (a special stainless steel material). Overall concepts will be judged on overall costs, aesthetics, BCORE usage, Eco-friendliness, housing strategies, disassemblability, and others.

skycity challenge
  • Event main prize*: 5000 EUR
  • Registration deadline: 30.09.2019
  • Submission deadline: 01.10.2019
  • Site location: Worldwide
  • Area/perspective: Concept design
  • Registration fee *: FREE
  • Organizer: Sky City

22.House Challenge 2019 – Desert House

A Desert house challenge presented by HOUSE CHALLENGE has yet brought another interesting task for international competitors to participate in. In this challenge, contenders are asked to explore possibilities of living in harsh environments such as the desert. The focus is to create creative designs or methods of temporary housing with new and original concepts.

house challenge architecture
  • Event main prize*: 500 USD
  • Registration deadline: 30.09.2019
  • Submission deadline: 01.10.2019
  • Site location: Worldwide
  • Area/perspective: Concept design
  • Registration fee *: 35-65 USD
  • Organizer: HOUSE CHALLENGE

23.THE INTEGRATION AND INCLUSION OF SYRIAN REFUGEES IN TURKEY

City of Reyhanli, Turkey in last years has experienced tremendous growth for their population due to Syrian refugees. The town is facing multiple problems in hosting all in need, and therefore a transitional shelters solution has to be designed. Contestants are asked to evaluate the situation and propose best solutions that will serve the elderly, widowed and orphan Syrian refugees.

refuge architecture
  • Event main prize*: 5000 USD
  • Registration deadline: 01.10.2019
  • Submission deadline: 01.10.2019
  • Site location: Reyhanli, Turkey
  • Area/perspective: Refugee camp
  • Registration fee *: FREE
  • Organizer: Building 4Humanity

24.The 46th Nisshin Kogyo Architectural Design Competition

Competitions theme “Living upon Nature” suggests contenders open up their imagination and present various concepts of this slogan. A panel of jury suggest everyone think about how to enriches the relationship between Earth and humans, how is life in the city and how it is in nature, how will the future look like?

Living up the nature architecture
  • Event main prize*: 9400 USD
  • Registration deadline: 01.10.2019
  • Submission deadline: 04.10.2019
  • Site location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Area/perspective: Concept design
  • Registration fee *: FREE
  • Organizer: Nisshin Kogyo

25.ABC | MONZA 2019 – Open International Architectural Ideas Competition in BIM

Architects, engineers, designers, and students are faced and exciting challenge of the urban reimagination of Italian city Monza in Lombardy. Contestants have freedom in terms of what to design, but it is required that final results bring value to neighbourhoods around It, is built and operated in a sustainable manner and creative to stand out.

Worth mentioning that it is a BIM-based competition! Contestants are invited to submit 3D models instead of traditional pdf blueprints.
There are just a few competitions like this in the world and it’s the first one happening in Italy.

Monza architecture
  • Event main prize*: 10000 EUR
  • Registration deadline: 04.10.2019
  • Submission deadline: 04.11.2019
  • Site location: Monza, Lombardy, Italy
  • Area/perspective: Urban Development
  • Registration fee *: 75-150 EUR
  • Organizer: ABC | MONZA 2019

26. COMPETITION 2019 A HOUSE FOR…

With no fixed place or client, designers are given wide freedom with house designing. OPENGAP invites everyone to challenge boundaries, innovate and suggest visionary proposals. Participants are suggested to choose the client of their own preference or inspiration.

Architecture competition
  • Event main prize*: 2000 EUR
  • Registration deadline: 05.10.2019
  • Submission deadline: 12.10.2019
  • Site location: Worldwide
  • Area/perspective: House design
  • Registration fee *: 35-110 EUR
  • Organizer: OPEN GAP

27.24h COMPETITION 31st edition – babel

In this competition architects and designers are asked to present their architectural answers in just 24 hours! The final brief will be only announced on the event day, but we can already see that the competition will be about future societies. With utopian themes, trough social problems and humanitarian issues, the competition seek to spark ideas and creativity in participants!

Babel 24h competition
  • Event main prize*: 500 EUR
  • Registration deadline: 05.10.2019
  • Submission deadline: 06.10.2019
  • Site location: Worldwide
  • Area/perspective: Concept design
  • Registration fee *: 20-50 EUR
  • Organizer: Ideasforward

28.The HOME Competition 2019

Trough the time home has been an important element of human life. The competition invites all designers to explore our possibilities for future homes, how will domestic architecture look like? Designers are encouraged to think about emerging building materials, and techniques. Consider the rise of smart houses, tiny houses, home-sharing and marketplaces like Airbnb.

The home Competition
  • Event main prize*: 5000 EUR
  • Registration deadline: 06.10.2019
  • Submission deadline: 07.10.2019
  • Site location: Worldwide
  • Area/perspective: Concept design
  • Registration fee *: 40-80 USD
  • Organizer: ARCH Out Loud

29. Faculty of Mechanical Engineering: 2. Phase architecture

A challenging competition where participants are asked to draw a new design for the future building of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering located in the western part of the Slovenian capital city, Ljubljana. The new building should provide students and teachers with modern all necessary facilities for study and research.

University of Ljubljana
  • Event main prize*: 20000 EUR
  • Registration deadline: 09.10.2019
  • Submission deadline: 09.10.2019
  • Site Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Area/perspective: Educational facility
  • Registration fee *: FREE
  • Organizer: UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA

30. DOTS | FOR THE BLIND

Contestants are encouraged to reimagine and rethink spaces for visually impaired people. A place that would allow everyone to experience it to its full potential and to erase the distinction between the blind and the non-blind. There are no size or type limitations, however, space has to offer the ability to be used by all people. Architize suggests to look up for inspiration from Louis Braille and do research on what has already been designed for blind people.

Dots for the blind
  • Event main prize*: 500 USD
  • Registration deadline: 14.10.2019
  • Submission deadline: 20.10.2019
  • Site location: Worldwide
  • Area/perspective: Concept design
  • Registration fee *: 20-35 USD
  • Organizer: Architize

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31.Urban Confluence Silicon Valley

Participants are faced with challenges of creating a civic landmark that will enhance community life in Silicon Valley. Designs should be transformative with exciting presence and must include impressive lightning solutions with net-zero energy approach. In the second phase, three of the finalists will receive 150 00 USD stipendium to refine their proposals.

urban  confluence competition
  • Event main prize*:?
  • Registration deadline: 15.10.2019
  • Submission deadline: 15.10.2019
  • Site location: Silicon Valley, USA
  • Area/perspective: Landmark
  • Registration fee *: FREE
  • Organizer: José Light Tower Corporation

32.Paris Affordable Housing Challenge

Paris is among the top 10 most expensive cities to live in. With the rising trend of short term rentals, landlords are choosing to earn as twice as much per month over long term rentals. Challenge is seeking to design a sustainable solution for the affordable housing problem. Participants should propose designs that can be used in different locations with different conditions in mind, as well as host various type of inhabitants, ranging from single professionals to families.

Paris affordable housing challenge
  • Event main prize*: 3000 USD
  • Registration deadline: 15.10.2019
  • Submission deadline: 12.11.2019
  • Site location: Paris, France
  • Area/perspective: Affordable housing
  • Registration fee *: 120-140 USD
  • Organizer: ARCHHIVE BOOKS

33.Archhive-Books’ Portable Reading Rooms

Participants are given complete creative freedom to design portable reading rooms that could be used in various locations. Designers can introduce specific environments they wish the reading room to suit, spaces can be open or closed and should encourage reading.

Portable reading rooms
  • Event main prize*: 3000 USD
  • Registration deadline: 18.10.2019
  • Submission deadline: 15.11.2019
  • Site location: Worldwide
  • Area/perspective: Concept design
  • Registration fee *: 80-120 USD
  • Organizer: ARCHHIVE BOOKS’

34.SITE CLOISTER

A powerful landmark of ‘Aldeia da Mata’ dolmen, located in Crato, Portugal is a perfect playground for students and professionals within the design and architectural fields to participate in this competition. The new Site cloister is expected to enhance the beauty and power of surrounding landscapes and provide spaces for exhibitions, offices, meetings, and others.

site cloister architecture
  • Event main prize*: 2000 EUR
  • Registration deadline: 21.10.2019
  • Submission deadline: 26.10.2019
  • Site location: Alentejo, Portugal
  • Area/perspective: Landmark
  • Registration fee *: 60-90 EUR
  • Organizer: ARKxsite

35.Iceland Black Lava Fields Visitor Center

Current visitor center requires more modern touch in aesthetics and functionality to emerge better with surrounding landscapes. Competitors are asked therefore to deign new visitor center that would hold the potential to become an iconic landmark itself, exercise sustainable construction practices as well as hold all the basic amenities of the information center.

visitors center island architecture competition
  • Event main prize*: 3000 USD
  • Registration deadline: 22.10.2019
  • Submission deadline: 19.11.2019
  • Site location: Iceland
  • Area/perspective: Visitor Center
  • Registration fee *: 120-140 USD
  • Organizer: Bee Breeders

36.ICELAND THERMAL SPRINGS GUEST HOUSE

Participants are invited to design a cost-effective and eco-friendly building proposals for the guest house located next to one of the most breathtaking Icelandic landscapes. A winning design will be considered for the actual construction of 8-10 room guest house.

Iceland architecture comp.
  • Event main prize*: 3000 EUR
  • Registration deadline: 29.10.2019
  • Submission deadline: 15.11.2019
  • Site location: Lake Mývatn, Iceland
  • Area/perspective: Guesthouse
  • Registration fee *: FREE
  • Organizer: VOGAFJÓS FARM RESORT

37.Affordable Urban Housing Challenge

In this decade urban centers that fuelled by economic growth has faced a huge problem with affordable housing for its residents. As prices for housing has grown in tremendous speed, residents lack the opportunity to catch up with it. Therefore more solutions for affordable housing are required. Participants are encouraged to present solutions that are easily developed, with minimal use of materials and land, but not limited to size or residential units. The design should be flexible and adaptable to suit different locations across the world with their local specifications.

affordable housing challenge
  • Event main prize*: 1000 USD
  • Registration deadline: 31.10.2019
  • Submission deadline: 01.11.2019
  • Site location: Worldwide
  • Area/perspective: Urban housing
  • Registration fee *: 25-50 USD
  • Organizer: archue

38.Iceland Volcano Museum

Iceland is country full of landmarks and now the designers and architects are given a chance to create one more of their own. The Iceland Volcano Museum has to serve various practical needs as an information centre, cafe and office complex being multipurpose exhibition hall.

Iceland volcano museum Competition
  • Event main prize*: 3000 USD
  • Registration deadline: 01.11.2019
  • Submission deadline: 29.11.2019
  • Site location: Lake Mývatn, Iceland
  • Area/perspective: Museum design
  • Registration fee *: 120-140 USD
  • Organizer: Bee Breeders

39.REST-ART CONTEST

Architectural students and professionals are invited to be part of redesigning Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon in France. Museum has a long history behind and several reconstructions and redesigns. This time contestants are asked to include and play around with artificial lighting on the museums interior and exterior façades as well as a choice of rooms, halls, and stairways.

re think architecture
  • Event main prize*: 5000 EUR
  • Registration deadline: 01.11.2019
  • Submission deadline: 10.11.2019
  • Site location: Lyon, France
  • Area/perspective: Redesign Museum
  • Registration fee *: FREE
  • Organizer: Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon

40.Architecture Space Sea International Competition in Architecture

With 3 main prizes, architects and designers are challenged to imagine living in new conditions. With the continuously growing world population, we must take action and expand our living areas. Spaces we haven’t used before therefore has to be put in perspective. How would inhabitable village with the modern but yet sustainable design look like on Moon, under the water or by African coastline?

paris architecture  design competition
  • Event main prize*: 7500 USD
  • Registration deadline: 08.11.2019
  • Submission deadline: 08.11.2019
  • Site location: Paris, France
  • Area/perspective: Future living spaces
  • Registration fee *: FREE
  • Organizer: JACQUES ROUGERIE FOUNDATION

41.Gatogether: A new Community Center

One of the most populated and poorest districts in Lima is in huge need for a community center, a place where locals can gather, study, work play and share. DNADD and Techo share a common vision that this center will be the starting point for many families to step out of poverty. Important to notice that it is planned to host different activities and provided a changing environment that is able to adapt its users.

gatogether community center
  • Event main prize*: 1000 EUR
  • Registration deadline: 14.11.2019
  • Submission deadline: 14.11.2019
  • Site Location: Lima, Peru
  • Area/perspective: Community development center
  • Registration fee *: 50-90 EUR
  • Organizer: DNADD and Techo

42.2020 Skyscraper Competition

Again, architects, designers, students, and engineers are invited to participate in annual Skyscraper Competition, organized by eVolo Magazine. This year’s competition encourages participants to consider sustainability and advanced technologies, present new urban and architectural methods that aim to solve cultural, economic and social problems. Contestants are not restricted regards site, size or style. Think what is the skyscraper in the 21st century?

2020 skyscraper competition
  • Event main prize*: 5000 USD
  • Registration deadline: 19.11.2019
  • Submission deadline: 11.02.2020
  • Site location: Worldwide
  • Area/perspective: Skyscraper design
  • Registration fee *: 95-135 USD
  • Organizer: eVolo Magazine

43.Stadiums that live beyond sports

An exciting challenge for every designer or architect who is looking to twist their minds over the well-discussed problem of large venues not being properly used. Contestants are requested to design and propose plans for the multi-purpose stadium, that would not only host sports events but could also serve other purposes.

stadium design competition
  • Event main prize*: 5000 USD
  • Registration deadline: 21.11.2019
  • Submission deadline: 01.12.2019
  • Site Location: Montpellier, France
  • Area/perspective: Venue design
  • Registration fee *: 20-80 USD
  • Organizer: competitions.uni

44.Extreme Habitat Challenge – Arctic

Competition wishes to push boundaries bit further and challenge visionaries to explore opportunities of inhabiting artic. With world cities growing at fast pace, overpopulation, poverty, pollution and high traffic, we must seek spaces out of cities allowing people to experience a better quality of life. Ellesmere Island becomes a perfect starting point for an ambitious project, this city will be a midpoint in the Hyperloop route between Moscow ( Russia ) and Vancouver ( Canada ).

Extreme habitat challenge
  • Event main prize*: 5000 USD
  • Registration deadline: 28.11.2019
  • Submission deadline: 08.12.2019
  • Site location: Canada
  • Area/perspective: Future living spaces
  • Registration fee *: 21-476 USD
  • Organizer: competitions.uni

45.Fashion Pavilion Milan

Pop up a pavilion that connects people, architecture, and passion under one roof. This could be the short description of a given task. Archasm aspires to generate progressive ideas for fashion capital – Milan. Architects and designers are given the freedom to express their visions for visitors to be inspired.

Fashion architecture pavilion Milan
  • Event main prize*: 1250 EUR
  • Registration deadline: 29.11.2019
  • Submission deadline: 30.11.2019
  • Site location: Milan, Italy
  • Area/perspective: Pop up- pavilion
  • Registration fee *: 60-80 EUR
  • Organizer: archasm

46.Mozambique Preschool: Flor da Manhã

Participants are suggested to design proposals for school in Mozambique. The aim is to find the best solution for the new school, the area is ready for build and the winning project will be constructed. It is important to consider all the required factors and especially the usage of building materials and available labour. Architects and designers have a wonderful chance to create for the community.

Mozambique school  architecture
  • Event main prize*: 6000 USD
  • Registration deadline: 01.12.2019
  • Submission deadline: 01.12.2019
  • Site location: Chongoene, Mozambique
  • Area/perspective: School
  • Registration fee *: 60-120 USD
  • Organizer: ARCHstorming

47. Laka Competition 2020: ‘Architecture That Reacts’

The host invites participants to create a design that is able to react on it’s dynamic social, natural and built surroundings. Competition is accepted in urban, architectural, technological, or product design. There are no limitations towards projects location, size or functions. In previous events, designers went beyond typical solutions and much included robotics, mechanics, bio-architecture, mobility and any more.

Laka architecture competition
  • Event main prize*: 1250 USD
  • Registration deadline: 01.12.2019
  • Submission deadline: 20.12.2019
  • Site location: Worldwide
  • Area/perspective: Concept design
  • Registration fee *: 25-150 USD
  • Organizer: Laka

48.Moon Trip – Inspiring Humanity to explore beyond earth

Celebrating 50 years of space exploration, designers are invited to present concepts of space exploration centre for kids and teenagers. Organizers are expecting ideas that spark interest and creativity towards space exploration, are driven towards learning and are interactive.

Moon trip competition
  • Event main prize*: 5000 USD
  • Registration deadline: 15.12.2019
  • Submission deadline: 25.12.2019
  • Site location: Washington, USA
  • Area/perspective: Kids spaces
  • Registration fee *: 21-476 USD
  • Organizer: Unfuse

Special mention:

The Marielle Franco 
Community-Design Award

Architects and designers are invited to propose sustainable, safe and resilient solutions for underprivileged areas. These proposals should improve the daily lives of the local citizens. It could be housing, civic, educational or cultural solutions that are presented by contestants.

The Marielle Franco  Community-Design Award
  • Event main prize*: 10000 EUR
  • Registration deadline: 22.09.2019
  • Submission deadline: 30.10.2019
  • Site location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Area/perspective: Urban Development
  • Registration fee *: Free
  • Organizer: Building 4 humanity

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