Architecture Competition SKYHIVE 2021 Skyscraper Challenge 3rd prize winner – Moscow Architectural Institute

We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the 3rd prize winner of our “SKYHIVE 2021 Skyscraper Challenge” competition – Vladislav Dudyrev from Russian Federation!

Vladislav Dudyrev from Russian Federation!

Currently, I am a student at the Moscow Architectural Institute. I devote almost all of my time to studying architecture and taking part in architectural competitions. In the case of competitions, I have been mentioned as a winner and shortlisted participant in several architectural contests. One of the projects I was involved in was printed in a competition book. Moreover, I have arranged a few architectural discussions in Clubhouse, where students and actual architects exchanged their thoughts about modern problems and trends in architecture. On top of that, I used to organize architectural trips with my friends to foreign countries to visit architectural masterpieces and investigate them. Nowadays, I am working in a team with my friend on a research project in Gorky Park. The purpose of the project is the redevelopment of a former pavilion for exhibitions, made by Ivan Zholtovsky. To sum up, I am trying to develop my professional skills in the institute, and outside of it I take part in different events and projects. My major aim is the creation of my own architectural style and language.

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 be honest, I reckon it is important to be a flexible architect. In turn, the projects that I have developed are different in scale and context. The biggest and most important project which I have designed is the State-of-the-art Plaza. However, there have been a lot of small-scale architecture projects, such as private houses, observation towers, and pavilions.

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

I have a firm opinion that architecture is the most significant part of our social life, surrounding us on a daily basis. From my point of view, architecture is a great tool to adjust our environment and life quality. It is able to solve a vast number of problems, such as social, economic, natural, and so on. In the hands of wise and competent architects, it has the opportunity to enhance life conditions and make our world a better place. Another option is that architecture is an aesthetic thing, which has a possibility to broaden people's cultural horizons and to cultivate the right attitude towards the environment people live in.

If we are talking about the role of architects in my society – first of all, I live in Russia that has a large number of architectural masterpieces. In its turn, some regular people realize architects' importance and ability to create better environment. The Russian community knows that the architect is able to find problems and propose proper solutions. However, some of Russian people don't pay enough attention to architecture and architects. For them, architects are just builders. I reckon it is probably due to ignorance of architecture. Personally, I believe it would be better to introduce a separate subject on architectural profession and architecture at schools to increase the amount of architecturally educated people. Probably, this attitude would help to inform people about architects' significance in society. This approach would also save Russia from inappropriate architecture and create support (in the construction of sophisticated and beautiful architecture) from ordinary people, not only architects.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

Architectural competitions allow me to challenge myself. They offer unusual tasks and uncommon contexts, which I have to solve and propose the proper solution for in my projects. Therefore, it develops me as a flexible architect able to cope with different tasks and issues. Another thing is that international competitions give the best opportunities to declare myself and promote my ideas and philosophy among the worldwide architectural community.

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

It is essentially important to participate in architectural competitions. In the case of winning, it allows students and young architects to promote themselves in an international arena. Also, it is significantly beneficial to develop skills in contests, because the more projects you create, the better skills you have. Even in the case of losing, participating will give you an important experience and allow you to analyze your mistakes and become better as a professional.

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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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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