Architecture Competition Museum of Emotions Sustainability award winner – HOCHSCHULE MAINZ

We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the Sustainability award winners of our "Museum of Emotions" competition – Anna Schuler and Sofie Louise Vieth from Germany!

Anna Schuler and Sofie Louise Vieth from Germany

Anna completed her training as a scenic sculptor in 2014. After that she worked two years at the theater. In 2019, she completed her bachelor's degree in interior design at the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, and then worked as an Interior designer for two years.


Sofie graduated from Mainz University of Applied Sciences in 2018 with a Bachelor's degree in Interior Design. After that, she worked as an Inetrior designer in Berlin for three years. 
Today, both study together at the Mainz University of Applied Sciences in the master's program called Communication in Space.

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

Architecture is a form of communication. It creates space and stimulates us. Everything we create has a statement and communicates, and we can evoke certain emotions. In our eyes, architecture plays an important role in society and has a great responsibility. It reflects how we see ourselves and how we see the world.
The building industry is one of the main causes of the enormous consumption of resources and energy.

We should critically question what we build and what we demolish. Everything we create has an impact on the environment, but also offers the potential to promote a healthy habitat and more biodiversity. We need new methods and ideas and should ask ourselves how we want to see our future. Because that is what architecture can do: shape the future.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

Competitions offer a great opportunity to develop new ideas and utopias independently of clients and budgets. You can fully develop yourself and your ideas and have a great platform to share and spread them.

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

We believe it is important to keep learning. If you take part in a competition and face its task, there is always something to learn. Whether by researching the content, or by reflecting on your own attitude.
 A competition is a great chance to question and design freely and without restraint, in the best case the result will inspire others.

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
Sansusī Forest Food Court

Design a sustainable food court structure for the heart of a classical music festival

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jan 10
Feb 08
Apr 06
project COMPETITION
Yoga House in the Bog

Design a yoga guest house located within rich bog wildlife

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jan 11
Feb 08
Apr 26
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 + CONSTRUCTION
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
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
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
ideas COMPETITION
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
Run repeatedly
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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Portable Reading Rooms
Edition #2

Design a portable reading room that encourages reading in any location

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + SCOLARSHIP
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Feb 13
Mar 23
May 15
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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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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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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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Creativity gym Short term competitions for you to exercise your creativity

T-SHIRT DRAWING COMPETITION
The Architect's T-shirt
Edition #18

Design THE architect's t-shirt!

Prize: 3,000 €
Eligibility: open to all

registration deadlines

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Feb 28
Mar 31
Apr 30
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ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO COMPETITION
The Buildner Architecture Portfolio Competition
Edition #1

Submit your online portfolio!

Prize: 5,000 €
Eligibility: open to all

registration deadlines

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Dec 31
Jan 31
Feb 28
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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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