Architecture Competition Berlin Techno Booth Honorable mention – CENTRO DE INFORMATICA CIPSA

We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winners for our “Berlin Techno Booth” competition – Jessica Castellanos Espinosa and Andrés Forero Pinzón from Colombia!

Andrés Forero Pinzón and Jessica Castellanos Espinosa from Colombia

We are Colombian architecture students who have resided in Barcelona for three years. During this time, we have been exploring new ways to tackle all kinds of projects, considering a joint vision between engineering, design, and sustainability. We have participated in various architectural competitions and, parallel to this, we consider a balance with the academic field essential, therefore, we are currently studying for our master's degrees at the Universitat Politécnica de Cataluña.

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?

As a team, we understand architectural research as a project, it allows us to interpolate multiscale concepts from other disciplines as an applicable resource in the various projects we carry out. We consider the ways in which we interconnect those reflections that remain after completing each of the projects to be important, whether in an academic or professional field.

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

We believe that the role of the contemporary architect must be that of a skilled observer, capable of identifying those features that may reflect the essence of his cultural context; he must also be a good speculator and connoisseur of the correct ways of intervening in different environments. We consider that one of the features of our current society is diversity and constant change, therefore, we believe that the architect has to design less rigid places and, on the contrary, leave freedoms that awaken the imagination of the users themselves.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

The competition allows us to weave new collaborative networks, in which outside the more conventional margins of the architectural profession a place of freedom is created to analyse and create various solutions in certain contexts. We believe that each competition can nurture our own concerns and expand knowledge in those research fields in which we want to deepen it.

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

Each contest is a new challenge that invites us to imagine and reflect on the ways in which we intervene and program our context. Participating in architectural competitions is an enriching opportunity from any point of view since it allows you to explore emerging ways when solving a project.

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
ideas COMPETITION
Greening the Industrial City
Houston ★ Texas

Submit a masterplan for an industrial park in Houston, Texas

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Sep 16
Sep 23
Oct 14
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
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
project COMPETITION
Gaudi La Coma Artists’ Residences

Design a sustainable artists residence in honor of Antoni Gaudi

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jun 10
Sep 13
Nov 04
project COMPETITION
Iceland Movie Pavilion

Design a movie pavilion set in the stunning scenery of northern Iceland

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jun 17
Sep 14
Nov 08
ideas COMPETITION
Tokyo Urban Meditation Cabins

Design meditation cabins to help Tokyo citizens destress and reconnect

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jul 08
Sep 15
Nov 09
ideas COMPETITION
Memorial for Witches
Edition #1

Design a structure that would function as a source of education on past events or a method of raising awareness of ongoing injustices

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jul 08
Sep 20
Nov 11

Reccuring architecture competitions

ideas COMPETITION
Silent contest
For this competition, NO DESCRIPTION TEXT is allowed. The architecture ideas must be communicated strictly with visuals.
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
ideas COMPETITION
Silent contest
For this competition, NO DESCRIPTION TEXT is allowed. The architecture ideas must be communicated strictly with visuals.
Architectural Visualization Award
Edition #1

Present your best work and submit your favorite architectural visualization

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Aug 16
Sep 22
Nov 10
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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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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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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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Creativity gym Short term competitions for you to exercise your creativity

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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Dec 07
Feb 02
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T-SHIRT DRAWING COMPETITION
The Architect's T-shirt Edition #16

Design THE architect's t-shirt!

Prize: 3,000 €
Eligibility: open to all

registration deadlines

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Aug 31
Sep 30
Oct 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 #4

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