Competition introduction

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Architectural 
Visualization Award

Architectural visualizations are an important part of the industry, allowing architects and designers to express their creativity and inspiration. They are a vital tool that allows you to design without limits, creating intricate interpretations of buildings, structures, and even entire cities.

The way architectural visualizations are created has changed dramatically over the years, but no amount of technology can replace the creative thinking at the core of them.

The Architect's Sugar Architectural Visualization Award is the first competition in a series in which Buildner is calling for submissions from architects and enthusiasts to share some of their favorite work.

Buildner’s network of architects and designers are some of the most talented in the world, and the Architectural Visualization Award is a chance to highlight the best of the best.

Participants can submit any visualization that they have produced and are proud of. The visualization can portray anything architecturally related and can be previously published work, as long as they hold all the copyrights.

The selected winners and honorable mentions will be featured in the upcoming annual of Buildners' digital magazine in addition to receiving extensive media exposure.

The Architect's Sugar Architectural Visualization Award is one of the Buildners' silent competitions, in which participants must communicate without the use of any text solely through the use of visuals.

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

5,000 €
Total Prize Fund
1st PRIZE
3,000 €
Publications
Certificate of Achievement
2nd PRIZE
1,500 €
Publications
Certificate of Achievement
3rd PRIZE
500 €
Publications
Certificate of Achievement
+ 6 HONOURABLE MENTIONS


CERTIFICATE:


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

Publicity campaign

The Buildner’s extensive global publicity campaign for the competition winners:

  • "SEEN BY" ONE MILLION Results published on buildner.com - one of the leading websites in the industry and is visited by over one million unique visitors each year.
  • "SEEN BY" 800 000 MORE Publications on Buildner's social networks (over 600,000 followers) and newsletter campaigns (over 200,000 subscribers).
  • INTERVIEW Exclusive interview published with the results and shared on Buildner's social networks.
  • MOVIE The competition winners will be granted and opportunity to submit a movie about themselves. The video will be published on the Buildner's website and social networks.
  • MEDIA PARTNERS The competition results will get international art and design media coverage and will be featured in the world’s leading architecture media outlets.

Jury panel

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 Buildner staff. For any questions please contact us on contac[email protected]

 

Find the extended list of jury panel biographies here!

Michael Meredith Princeton University, MOS USA
Fabien Roy Fabien Roy Studio Switzerland
Andrea Hansen-Phillips Datum Digital Studio USA
Marcelo Coelho Marcelo Coelho Studio, MIT Department of Architecture USA
James Whitaker Founder of Whitaker Studio United Kingdom
Stephen Pimbley British architect based in Singapore and is the founding director of SPARK Architects Singapore
Jan Clostermann Founding Director of CLOU architects China
Xuanru Chen architect at ZJJZ Atelier China
James Biber Biber Architects USA

Key dates

Closing date for registration

10 November, 2022

Closing date for project submission

14 December, 2022 (11:59pm London time)

Announcement of the winners

23 February, 2023

Competition Q&A deadline: 15 November, 2022

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

Registration fees

  • Registration Deadline
    23 September - 10 November
  • Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
    95 €
  • Students
    75 €
+4.5% VAT
  • Registration Deadline
    23 September - 10 November
  • Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
    95 €
  • Students
    75 €
+4.5% VAT

STUDENT REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS


Contact us to receive special student rates for group registrations (discount applies for 3+ registrations from one university/school) and to receive further information and support for getting your students involved in architecture competitions. Send us request from your university email address along with basic information about yourself and your university/school. Please note that only recognized university staff can apply for the reduced student rate.

 

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F.A.Q.

Competition related questions

Participants are asked to upload one piece of artwork per registration.

General questions

Click on "register now", fill in all the required fields, choose your payment method and submit your information. You will be forwarded to Paypal or CPS secure payment gateway, to cover the competition fee. Once we receive your payment, we'll send you an email with your username and password to upload your submission directly to the website.
You can add/remove/edit team member information as often as you want in the upload panel, up until the submission deadline.
Only one proposal per registration is permitted. Participants are entitled to register multiple times if they wish to participate in the competition with several proposals.
Yes we are in the process of negotiating with multiple international industry-related media representatives. The list of media partners is constantly updated on our website, please check it regularly to find latest updates.
No. Competition entries are evaluated anonymously. The participant registration type is only revealed upon the announcement of the results.
Please contact us – [email protected] and we will address the problem directly.
The short answer is yes, you may submit a lpreviously published design concept as long as you are the author. Before re-submitting your project, please carefully read the following clarification points listed here - architecturecompetitions.com/resubmit-your-design
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