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
ideas COMPETITION
Greening the Industrial City
Houston ★ Texas

Submit a masterplan for an industrial park in Houston, Texas

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Sep 16
Sep 23
Oct 14
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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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 #4

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