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
MICROHOME - Small living, huge impact!
Edition #4

Design a new concept of small-scale architecture

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

registration deadlines

Remind me
Dec 06
Jan 25
Apr 19
Register now
project COMPETITION
Iceland Volcano Coffee Shop

Design a coffee shop at the base of an Icelandic volcano

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
Dec 07
Jan 26
Apr 20
Register now
project COMPETITION
Caramel Shore Traveller Rooms

Design eco-friendly cabins in Europe's greenest country

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
Dec 07
Jan 26
Apr 20
Register now
project COMPETITION
Milan Navigli Canal Challenge

Reimagine Milan's famous Navigli canal

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
Dec 08
Jan 27
Apr 21
Register now
project COMPETITION
Iceland Lake Myvatn Community House

Design a community house in Iceland that exemplifies a circular economy

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
Dec 08
Jan 27
Apr 21
Register now
ideas COMPETITION
Modular Home
Edition #2

Design a modular dream home

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
Dec 09
Jan 28
Apr 22
Register now
ideas COMPETITION
The Last Nuclear Bomb Memorial
Edition #2

Design a memorial that speaks to the cause of ending all nuclear weapons programs

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
Dec 10
Feb 01
Apr 26
Register now
ideas COMPETITION
Timber Pavilion
Edition #1

Celebrate timber as a building material

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
Dec 13
Feb 02
Apr 27
Register now
ideas COMPETITION
Virtual Home
Edition #1

Design virtual home as architecture moves into the metaverse

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
Dec 14
Feb 03
Apr 28
Register now
ideas COMPETITION
SKYHIVE Skyscraper Challenge
Edition #5

Fifth annual competition to redefine the modern-day skyscraper

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
Dec 15
Feb 04
Apr 29
Register now
ideas COMPETITION
Museum of Emotions
Edition #1

Use architecture to create different emotional states

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
Dec 16
Feb 08
May 03
Register now
ideas COMPETITION
Vancouver Affordable Housing Challenge
Affordable Housing Series #13

Design a concept for affordable housing in Vancouver

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
Dec 16
Feb 08
May 03
Register now

Other competitions

T-SHIRT DRAWING COMPETITION
The Architect's T-shirt / November 2021

Design THE architect's t-shirt!

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

registration deadlines

Remind me
Nov 07
Nov 20
Nov 30
Register now

Sign up for our newsletter

Be the first to know when
new competitions are launched!