Architecture Competition Greening the Industrial City Honorable mention winners – Susanto Soenjoyo, Reyhan Frumentius Layrenz, Zen Zhang and Nevin Yu

We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winners for our "Greening the Industrial City" competition – Susanto Soenjoyo, Reyhan Frumentius Layrenz, Zen Zhang and Nevin Yu from Indonesia!

Honorable mention from Indonesia

PlaceMaking Architects (PMA) studio was established in 2018 with people as the main focus, altogether with our common passion to provide a better environment for our adjacent neighborhood. Currently we have a total of 8 people set across worldwide in 3 locations. Headquartered in Hong Kong, during these past few years PMA already expanded its office to Shenzhen and just recently to Indonesia.

We work closely with clients to provide cutting-edge design solutions to deal with projects of different scales and help customers solve various problems encountered in project development and provide design decision consulting services. In 2022, PMA was awarded the “Best Emerging Architecture & Urban Design Practice Asia Pacific – 2022” by Build Architecture Awards.

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?

PMA focuses on various types of urban design and conceptual planning with a wide range of projects scale, ranging from architectural building (500-50,000 sqm) to city-planning projects (200-1,000 hectares). We are also widely involved in architecture, landscape design and interior design projects of commercial/retail, office, medical, hotel and other typologies. PMA aims to create diverse sophisticated and vibrant places and spaces for cities. Our projects mostly revolved in dilapidated site context which is a worldwide phenomenon that needs to be tackled with careful investigations. We are currently working on a few large scale urban regeneration masterplanning in China with the main focus to create a resilient development.

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

Architecture is more than just creating beautiful buildings forms and facades, it’s about creating places and spaces that can sustain and nurture community. As urban designers, we often collaborate closely with architects and other disciplines to create a better built environment in our cities where we live and work and play. The role of architects is becoming more and more prominent these days and our work could and should be able to be experienced and enjoyed by all.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

We participate in architecture vision competitions as our means to improve our creativity and skill sets. PMA is composed of designers that are longing to create a better environment through practical solutions. Despite our busy schedule, we always try to spare time to join competitions to give the opportunity especially for our junior staff to learn and grow. By joining these competitions, not only it gives us knowledge of current problems and issues, but it also provides us the chance to research the latest trend of this discipline.

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

Be bold, be creative, be intuitive but also be responsible. It is often that we forget that we as designers have unimaginable endless capabilities to change the world. While participating in these competitions gives you limitless freedom, we should always be reminded that architecture is meant for people to enjoy and grow.

 

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
The Home of Shadows

Design a home with no artificial lighting

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 05
Jan 24
Apr 18
project COMPETITION
Portugal Elderly Home

Design a comfortable and accessible home for the elderly in Portugal

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 06
Jan 25
Apr 19
project COMPETITION
Portugal Olive Guest House

Design a guest house and olive oil tasting room located in Portugal

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 08
Jan 27
Apr 21

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
Children's Hospice
Home for the Terminally ill / Edition #2

Design a safe and supportive space for children struggling with a terminal illness

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 06
Feb 08
Apr 06
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Milan Affordable Housing Challenge
Affordable Housing Series #15

Design a concept for affordable housing in Milan

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 07
Jan 26
Apr 20
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Office
Office Design Challenge / Edition #2

Reimagine the workplace of the future, and design the new way of working

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jan 03
Mar 01
May 04
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Timber Skyscraper
SKYHIVE Skyscraper challenge! Edition #6

Design an iconic new skyscraper constructed from timber

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Nov 01
Jan 04
Mar 09
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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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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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Oct 04
Dec 07
Feb 02
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T-SHIRT DRAWING COMPETITION
The Architect's T-shirt Edition #17

Design THE architect's t-shirt!

Prize: 3,000 €
Eligibility: open to all

registration deadlines

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Nov 30
Dec 31
Jan 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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