Architecture Competition Iceland Cave Tower Clients Favourite award winners – Agata Vodnicka and Andrius Raguotis

We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the Clients Favourite winners of our “Iceland Cave Tower” competition – Agata Vodnicka and Andrius Raguotis from Lithuania!

Andrius Raguotis and Agata Vodnicka from Lithuania

Agata is an architect with a multidisciplinary approach, blending her talents as an interior and graphic designer, drawing inspiration from the arts, music, and cinema, as well as daily life moments, to forge projects that have a human narrative at their centre.

She received her MA in Architecture from Eindhoven University of Technology, with her Graduation Thesis nominated for Archiprix. Previously, she attended Amsterdam Academy of Architecture and obtained her BA in interior design from Vilnius Academy of Arts. She worked at b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos in Barcelona.

Andrius is an architect and a 3D artist, running the studio SugarVisuals which specializes in architectural visualizations. During his studies in Delft University of Technology and later on working for Atelier Kempe Thill, he developed a keen interest towards computer generated imagery, which he perfected while taking part in numerous international competitions and several realized projects (public, educational, and housing).

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?

During her time at architectural practices, Agata collaborated on a variety of scale and typology projects, ranging from interior and exhibition design to large scale buildings. Since then, with the world being on hold, she has snatched the time to focus on personal endeavours in small and medium-scale architecture and engaging conceptual projects.

With his visualization studio SugarVisuals, Andrius is involved in a variety of international architecture competitions where he focuses on structure, composition, and light, which are the key elements of the outstanding imagery.

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

Architecture encompasses so many aspects of life which makes it impossible to confine to any clear definition. In basic terms, it is about problem solving, however, we believe that thoughtful architecture creates more questions than answers. Even though the work of an architect is quite challenging, in the end it is very rewarding, because we get to create something totally new, something unseen by anybody, to create a new reality; essentially, we are tasked to dream of alternative worlds, and this is something that fascinates us.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

We adore challenges and architecture competitions are a great way to keep the creative juices flowing, as they encourage imaginative freedom. That said, it is a great platform for emerging architects to showcase their design skills and share unique ideas.

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

Competitions help to develop design and software skills and give exposure for young architects and designers. However, it is important to carefully choose the competition which appeals to one's personal interests, so along the process one can gain knowledge about the relevant subject and, most importantly, enjoy the creative challenge.

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 Last Nuclear Bomb Memorial

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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Dec 15
Jan 27
Apr 21
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ideas COMPETITION
Toronto Affordable Housing Challenge

Design affordable housing solutions for Toronto

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + PUBLICATION IN THE BOOK
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 16
Jan 28
Apr 22
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project COMPETITION
Omuli Museum of the Horse

Reimagine a historical primary school into a museum for horses

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 14
Jan 26
Apr 23
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ideas COMPETITION
SKYHIVE 2021 Skyscraper Challenge

Fourth annual competition to redefine the modern-day skyscraper

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 17
Jan 29
Apr 23
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project COMPETITION
Sleeping Pods on a Cliff

Design a series of sleeping pods for a Portugal yoga retreat

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 18
Feb 01
Apr 27
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project COMPETITION
Tiny Kiwi Meditation Cabin

Design a meditation space in New Zealand

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 21
Feb 02
Apr 28
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project COMPETITION
Spirala Community Home

Create a community home for the Spirala Ecological Village

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 22
Feb 03
Apr 29
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ideas COMPETITION
Berlin Techno Booth

Bring back techno music to the streets of Berlin by designing individual dance booths

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Mar 23
Apr 20
Jul 06
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ideas COMPETITION
Modular Home Design Challenge 2021

Design a modular dream home

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + PUBLICATION IN THE BOOK
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Mar 24
Apr 21
Jul 07
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essay COMPETITION
Essay: Modular Architecture

How modular design has impacted architecture?

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + PUBLICATION IN THE BOOK
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Mar 25
Apr 22
Jul 08
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ideas COMPETITION
Hospice - Home for Terminally Ill

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

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Mar 30
Apr 27
Jul 13
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project COMPETITION
Romantic Cabin For Two

Design a romantic and secluded cabin for two in New Zealand

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Mar 31
Apr 28
Jul 14
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project COMPETITION
Monte d'Oiro Wine Hotel

Design a new hotel set within a beautiful Portuguese Monte d'Oiro vineyard

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Apr 01
Apr 29
Jul 15
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essay COMPETITION
Essay: Architecture of Illusions

Do you have something to say about illusions in architecture?

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + PUBLICATION IN THE BOOK
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Apr 02
Apr 30
Jul 16
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MICROHOME 2021 - Small living, huge impact!

Design a new concept of small-scale architecture

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

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May 11
Sep 07
Nov 02
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project COMPETITION
Legendary Bird Home 2021

Design a bird home to fund wildlife charities

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + PRODUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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May 11
Sep 07
Nov 02
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