Architecture Competition Berlin Affordable Housing Challenge Honorable mention - Monika Rudnicka

We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winners for our "Berlin Affordable Housing Challenge" competition – Monika Rudnicka from Germany!

Monika Rudnicka from Germany

I am a licensed architect graduated from École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Strasbourg, based since in Berlin, Germany. I had previously gained architectural experience in Switzerland and France. As an architect, I likewise had an opportunity to pursue my interests in politics and urban- related EU strategies as I worked for the European Parliament.

Brief information about the projects that you/your company have been involved with. For instance, what scale have you focused on/preferred, any significant projects where the company/ individuals have been involved?

'Gesamtbild' is a young collective specializing in CGI. We are all picking up active themes for personal projects in order to boost our creativity and escape everyday practice reality.

What does architecture mean to you and what is the role of an architect in your society?

Architecture is an inherently political act. It’s an expression of our political values and cultural progress. Architecture affects societies, it’s about the way that a building responds to the needs of its users. And, finally, architecture is a permanent marker in the urban grid, as we speak about the form / space / material relationship. As an architect, I love discovering cities through running. Observing, analyzing, trying to reconsider existing models and at last - pitting myself against different contexts while developing my own concepts.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

It makes me think of a collective brainstorming session. We all want to learn from one another, n'est-ce-pas?

What advice would you give to individuals who struggle to decide whether it would be beneficial for them to participate in architecture competitions?

As an architect, you should look at it from this perspective - give yourself a safe space to experiment. At the same time, be ready to hear others and have your ideas challenged.

Open architecture competitions

  • Closest Deadline first
  • Project competitions first
    Selected winning projects have the potential to be constructed
  • Ideas competitions first
    Experimental competitions with the focus on pushing the boundaries of creativity
project COMPETITION
Tili Wine Italy Guest Homes

Design guest homes for an organic winery in Italy

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jun 07
Sep 07
Nov 01
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ideas COMPETITION
Las Vegas Affordable Housing Challenge
Affordable Housing Series #14

Design affordable housing in Las Vegas

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jun 08
Sep 08
Nov 02
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project COMPETITION
Painters' Lake House

Design a picturesque painters' residence

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jun 09
Sep 09
Nov 03
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ideas COMPETITION
MICROHOME
Small living, huge impact! Edition #5

Design a new concept of small-scale home

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + PUBLICATION IN MAGAZINE
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jul 05
Sep 07
Nov 03
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ideas COMPETITION
Museum of Emotions
Edition #2

Use architecture to create different emotional states

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Aug 02
Oct 05
Dec 01
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ideas COMPETITION
Rammed Earth Pavilion
Material studies. Edition #2

Design a pavilion to exhibit rammed earth as a building material

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Sep 06
Nov 02
Jan 05
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Other competitions

essay COMPETITION
Why do you enter architecture competitions?

Share your views on architecture competitions

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Oct 04
Dec 07
Feb 02
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T-SHIRT DRAWING COMPETITION
The Architect's T-shirt / May 2022

Design THE architect's t-shirt!

Prize: 1,000 € Monthly
Eligibility: open to all

registration deadlines

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May 07
May 20
May 31
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Competition results

Hong Kong 
Pixel Homes

Hong Kong Pixel Homes

Affordable Housing Series #2
MICROHOME

MICROHOME

Small living, huge impact! Edition #2 (2020)

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