Architecture Competition Milan Navigli Canal Challenge 3rd and Sustainability prize winners – HORTIAN CONSULTANCY PTE. LTD

We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the 3rd and Green prize winners of our "Milan Navigli Canal Challenge" competition – Xin Kai Tham, Ahrum Oh, Jason Ng and Jianyu Lou from Singapore!

3rd and Sustainability award winners from Singapore

Hortian Consultancy is a landscape, interior and architectural design company based in Singapore and China. Founded in 2020, our headquarters in Singapore comprise a 5 people while our office in Hangzhou, China, has 4. We are a team of free-spirited professionals who avoid undifferentiated template solutions and strive to set new frontiers in design. Our guiding principle of a good design is an honest and collaborative, open-minded approach in engaging the various stakeholders to identify and solve key issues. Using a people-centric design thinking approach, we devise innovative solutions that seek to create positive impacts that are practical and sustainable.

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?

To date, we complete several interior and landscape architectural projects, from commercial, including retail areas, residential, public parks and gardens, to healthcare landscapes. One significant project by our Singapore team is a therapeutic garden for a senior care nursing home in Singapore, where we worked closely with the client and healthcare professionals to create a senior and dementia-friendly garden which they can enjoy and use. Another project worth mentioning is a homestay interior and landscape revitalization project in Suzhou, China. This is a joint-design consultation project between our Singapore and China office where we collaborated to provide a seamless experience for the users between the interior to the outdoor spaces, using principles of therapeutic landscapes and biophilic design.

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

As professionals in the built environment industry, architecture (including landscape and interior design) is about how space functions (both actively and passively) for the physical, psychological, social needs of its users. In Singapore, architects play an important role in transforming our city into a City in Nature, while solving complex issues with limited land space. Here, the role of an architect is to find ways of optimizing space without compromising on its livability, while also ensuring that elements of nature can find its way back to the build environment.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

Here at Hortian Consultancy, we are constantly looking for opportunities to challenge ourselves, and to test ideas for its novelty and feasibility. By participating in architecture competition, we can also expand our view and perception on how different solutions are considered by different culture and society.

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

Taking part in architecture competitions allows one to test ideas in both hypothetical and real scenario. It is also a chance for you to share ideas with fellow team members and after the results are out, you get to learn from the other participants - gaining new knowledge and insights on how new ideas and methodologies can work!

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
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.
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
ideas COMPETITION
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
Run repeatedly
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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Run repeatedly
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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Run repeatedly
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
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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 #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 #2 (2020)

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