Architecture Competition Monte D'Oiro Wine Hotel 1st prize winners – ALEXANDRU PATRICHI ARCHITECTS

We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the 1st prize winners of our "Monte D'Oiro Wine Hotel" competition – Alexandru Ioan Patrichi, Claudia Galvan Zuluága and Iñaki Omar Millán from Belgium!

1st prize winners - ALEXANDRU PATRICHI ARCHITECTS

ALEXANDRU PATRICHI ARCHITECTS is a Brussels-based architectural firm, founded by architect Alexandru PATRICHI in 2015.

The workshop presently employs four people and provides a wide range of architectural and design services, as well as a personalized approach that is tailored to the client's demands and circumstances and is carried out responsibly.

We believe that architecture has the ability to push the boundaries of innovation and have an impact on people's lives, while remaining respectful of the environment and integrating into local culture. Each project is the result of extensive research, is guided by form purity and attention to detail, and provides high-quality environments.

Sustainability is critical in the construction of a project, as it provides a better framework for users, reduces environmental effect, and lowers maintenance costs over time.

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?

The studio is currently building several residential projects, with a particular emphasis on detail, while being involved in developing new ones and designing a couple of competitions.

The practice has a current emphasis on residential architecture (both because it represents a real challenge and because of the social context and young architects’ position in society), but tries to tackle various projects, diverse both in scale and function.

Projects have varied over the years, from renovations and small-scale interventions to new and more challenging constructions. The studio's goal is to grow and design public structures that have a larger positive impact on people.

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

Architecture is our passion, and we believe it has the power to change people's lives. It should exemplify universal principles, provide high-quality places, and provide consumers with sensory experiences. Its ultimate goal should be to make people's lives better.

Finally, architecture is a type of art, with the goal of communicating ideas, creating a sense of beauty, and eliciting emotions.

Architecture and the architect should respond to the challenges of their time and location, while also attempting to anticipate the future in order to remain relevant across time. For us, the architect's responsibility also includes raising awareness about the value of high-quality design and the influence it has on people and, ultimately, the environment.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

Architectural contests provide the opportunity to design and propose novel ideas; they place no restrictions on creativity and allow for complete freedom of expression in terms of design. They also present the architect with a special kind of client: an absent one.

What better challenge for an architect?

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

There is no doubt that participating in architecture competitions benefits an architect for several reasons, but one of the most significant is that it forces the architect to evolve as a professional.

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 Architect's Chair
Edition #1

Take a seat and make a statement!

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jun 06
Sep 06
Nov 01
ideas COMPETITION
Beyond Isolation: Senior Housing
Senior living. Edition#2

Reimagine senior living spaces

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jun 08
Sep 08
Nov 02
project COMPETITION
The Legendary Highway 14 Tower

Design an iconic tower for De Smet, South Dakota, USA

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jun 09
Sep 12
Nov 03
project COMPETITION
Iceland Beer Spa

Design a beer spa in Iceland's captivating landscape

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jun 14
Sep 14
Nov 08

Reccuring architecture competitions

ideas COMPETITION
MICROHOME
Small living, huge impact! Edition #6

Design a new concept of small-scale home

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

registration deadlines

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Feb 16
Apr 18
Jun 16
ideas COMPETITION
Silent contest
For this competition, NO DESCRIPTION TEXT is allowed. The architecture ideas must be communicated strictly with visuals.
The Last Nuclear Bomb Memorial
Edition #3

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

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jun 26
Sep 03
Nov 05
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 #3

Use architecture to create different emotional states

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Mar 17
May 19
Jul 21
Run repeatedly
Los Angeles Affordable Housing Challenge
Affordable Housing Series #16

Design affordable housing solutions in Los Angeles

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jun 07
Sep 07
Nov 01
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Run repeatedly
Virtual Home
Edition #2

Shape the future of digital living environments

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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May 02
Jul 04
Sep 06
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Run repeatedly
Pavilion Of Humanity: First Contact
Edition #2

How would you represent the best that humanity has to offer through architecture?

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Mar 27
May 25
Jul 24
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Run repeatedly
Silent contest
For this competition, NO DESCRIPTION TEXT is allowed. The architecture ideas must be communicated strictly with visuals.
Architectural Visualization Award
Edition #2

Present your best work and submit your favorite architectural visualization

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Mar 23
May 25
Jul 27
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Creativity gym Short term competitions for you to exercise your creativity

T-SHIRT DRAWING COMPETITION
The Architect's T-shirt
Edition #19

Design THE architect's t-shirt!

Prize: 3,000 €
Eligibility: open to all

registration deadlines

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May 31
Jun 30
Jul 31
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ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO COMPETITION
The Buildner's Architecture Portfolio Competition
Edition #2

Submit your online portfolio!

Prize: 5,000 €
Eligibility: open to all

registration deadlines

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Mar 31
Apr 30
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 #4

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