Competition introduction

Competition organisers

Essay: 
Accessible Architecture

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Essay: 
Accessible Architecture

Great architecture is more than just creating a building that looks good; a thoughtfully-designed environment is one that works well and offers comfort and security for everyone who uses it. Accessibility variations are often an afterthought when it comes to architecture, but great design needs to incorporate decisions that make the space functional for everyone throughout the entire design process.



The importance of light for those with visual impairments, or circulation for those with limited mobility, can impact the entire form and aesthetic of an environment, and truly accessible design takes these into consideration from day one.

Do you have an idea or something to say about accessible architecture?

Bee Breeders, in partnership with ARCHHIVE BOOKS, are calling for essay submissions for their next print publication “What is Accessible Architecture?”. Submissions from participants related to any field or discipline are welcome. Selected winners will receive monetary awards and will be included in the ARCHHIVE BOOKS' “What is Accessible Architecture?” print publication.

Download full competition brief for more information!

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.

Full competition brief

The full competition brief can be downloaded as often as required; no additional information will be provided after registration.

  • - (!) FULL COMPETITION BRIEF

Prizes

1,000 € + Publication in the book
Total Prize Fund
1st PRIZE
600 €
Publication in the book
Certificate of Achievement
2nd PRIZE
300 €
Publication in the book
Certificate of Achievement
3rd PRIZE
100 €
Publication in the book
Certificate of Achievement
+ 6 HONOURABLE MENTIONS

 

PUBLICATIONS IN THE ARCHHIVE BOOK:


Selected winners will receive monetary awards and will be included in the next ARCHHIVE BOOKS publication.


CERTIFICATE:


Bee Breeders will also acknowledge the outstanding performance of all winners and honourable mentions with Certificates of Achievement.

Jury panel

Jos Boys

The DisOrdinary Architecture Project

Chris Downey

Architecture for the Blind, USA

Rosa Lorenzo Downey

Architecture for the Blind, USA

Persis Lam

Diamond Schmitt Architects, Canada

Anonymous

No So Studio, Germany

Fotini Pitoglou

FORREC, Canada

Jury members shall under no circumstances be contacted by competition participants or their representatives. Participants who attempt to contact jury members, shall be disqualified. All jury members are involved in the evaluation based on their availability at that time.

All communication regarding the competition should only be carried out with Bee Breeders staff. For any questions please contact us on [email protected]  

 

Find the extended list of jury panel biographies here!

Key dates

Closing date for registration

10 November, 2021

Closing date for project submission

14 December, 2021 (11:59pm GMT+0)

Announcement of the winners

23 February, 2022

Competition Q&A deadline: 16 November, 2021

In order to guarantee equal opportunities to all competition participants,
no new questions will be answered after this deadline!

Registration fees

  • Registration Deadline
    16 September - 10 November
  • Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
    30 €
  • Students
    25 €
+21% VAT

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