Competition introduction

Competition organisers

Rammed Earth 
Pavilion

Buildings constructed of rammed earth are found on almost every continent on the planet, created by compacting moistened subsoil which, when dried, forms hard and dense walls, bricks, or other structures.

 


Rammed earth is considered a green alternative to concrete, often used in the construction of eco-houses, and is becoming increasingly popular with environmentally-conscious architects.

 


The Rammed Earth Pavilion competition is part of a series exploring the unique benefits of different building materials. Participants are tasked with designing a pavilion to be constructed of rammed earth in a location of their choosing. The pavilion will host an exhibition on the material, the contents of which should be included in submitted designs.

The Rammed Earth Pavilion can be designed as either a temporary or permanent structure but should be no more than 50m2. What is important is for the design to be as creative as possible in its use and exploration of this ancient and sustainable building material.


Download the full competition brief for more information! 

The competition is open to all. No professional qualification is required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (4 team members maximum). Correspondence with organizers must be conducted in English; All information submitted by participants must be in English.

Full competition brief

The full competition brief can be downloaded as often as required; no additional information will be provided after registration.

  • - (!) FULL COMPETITION BRIEF

Prizes

7,000 €
Total Prize Fund
1st PRIZE
3,000 €
Publications
Certificate of Achievement
2nd PRIZE
1,500 €
Publications
Certificate of Achievement
3rd PRIZE
1,000 €
Publications
Certificate of Achievement
BUILDNER STUDENT AWARD (more details)
1,000 €
+ 50 € ARCHHIVE BOOKS Gift Card  
+ 50 Points BUILDNER Architecture University Rankings   
Publications 
Certificate of Achievement
BUILDNER SUSTAINABILITY AWARD (MORE DETAILS)
500 €

Publications 
Certificate of Achievement
+ 6 HONOURABLE MENTIONS

 

CERTIFICATE:


Buildner will also acknowledge the outstanding performance of all winners and honourable mentions with Certificates of Achievement.

Publicity campaign

The Buildner’s extensive global publicity campaign for the competition winners:

  • "SEEN BY" ONE MILLION Results published on buildner.com - one of the leading websites in the industry and is visited by over one million unique visitors each year.
  • "SEEN BY" 800 000 MORE Publications on Buildner's social networks (over 600,000 followers) and newsletter campaigns (over 200,000 subscribers).
  • INTERVIEW Exclusive interview published with the results and shared on Buildner's social networks.
  • MOVIE The competition winners will be granted and opportunity to submit a movie about themselves. The video will be published on the Buildner's website and social networks.
  • MEDIA PARTNERS The competition results will get international art and design media coverage and will be featured in the world’s leading architecture media outlets.

Jury panel

Jury members shall under no circumstances be contacted by competition participants or their representatives. Participants who attempt to contact jury members, shall be disqualified. All jury members are involved in the evaluation based on their availability at that time.

All communication regarding the competition should only be carried out with Buildner staff. For any questions please contact us on [email protected]

 

Find the extended list of jury panel biographies here!

 

Dutra Brown designer USA
Alia Bengana Alia Bengama Architecte France
Anna-Laura Bourguignon Franco-Mexican Architect France
José Antonio Aguilar Cherem Arquitectos Mexico
Abraham Cherem Cherem Arquitectos Mexico
Ben Gitai Gitai Architects France
Tim Krahn Canada-based Building Alternatives Canada
Alex Reed Los Angeles-based Artist USA
Chris Rak Robson Rak Australia
Kathryn Robson Robson Rak Australia
Jesus Edmundo Robles Founding Principal of Tucson, Arizona-based D U S T USA
Mattia Pretolani ALICE Switzerland
Marc Thorpe Marc Thorpe Design USA
Laurent de Wurstemberger LDW Architects and TERRABLOC Switzerland

Key dates

Closing date for registration

05 January, 2023

Closing date for project submission

03 February, 2023 (11:59pm London time)

Announcement of the winners

15 March, 2023

Competition Q&A deadline: 11 January, 2023

In order to guarantee equal opportunities to all competition participants,
no new questions will be answered after this deadline!

Registration fees

  • Registration Deadline
    03 November - 05 January
  • Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
    135 €
  • Students
    115 €
+4.5% VAT
  • Registration Deadline
    03 November - 05 January
  • Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
    135 €
  • Students
    115 €
+4.5% VAT

STUDENT REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS


Contact us to receive special student rates for group registrations (discount applies for 3+ registrations from one university/school) and to receive further information and support for getting your students involved in architecture competitions. Send us request from your university email address along with basic information about yourself and your university/school. Please note that only recognized university staff can apply for the reduced student rate.

 

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F.A.Q.

General questions

Click on "register now", fill in all the required fields, choose your payment method and submit your information. You will be forwarded to Paypal or CPS secure payment gateway, to cover the competition fee. Once we receive your payment, we'll send you an email with your username and password to upload your submission directly to the website.
You can add/remove/edit team member information as often as you want in the upload panel, up until the submission deadline.
Only one proposal per registration is permitted. Participants are entitled to register multiple times if they wish to participate in the competition with several proposals.
Yes we are in the process of negotiating with multiple international industry-related media representatives. The list of media partners is constantly updated on our website, please check it regularly to find latest updates.
No. Competition entries are evaluated anonymously. The participant registration type is only revealed upon the announcement of the results.
Please contact us – [email protected] and we will address the problem directly.
Yes. If the jury panel selects a Student award's submission for the top 3, it will automatically be awarded both prizes.
Yes. If the jury panel selects a Green award's submission for the top 3, it will automatically be awarded both prizes.
The short answer is yes, you may submit a lpreviously published design concept as long as you are the author. Before re-submitting your project, please carefully read the following clarification points listed here - architecturecompetitions.com/resubmit-your-design
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