Competition introduction

Competition organisers

What is Sustainable 

There are many ways of designing environmentally – responsible and resource-efficient structures and cities, with amazing innovations and advances introduced every day. Everything from smart homes and photovoltaic glass to centrally organized power networks, modular building, and even self-healing bio concrete. 

Architects, start-ups, investors, entrepreneurs, tech companies, and designers are all pioneering holistic new approaches to sustainable architecture, in which new buildings are constructed and maintained throughout their life-cycles with as little negative impact on the environment as possible.

Do you have something to say about sustainable architecture? A new concept that no one’s thought of yet or a critique of how current sustainable models are implemented?

Bee Breeders, in partnership with ARCHHIVE BOOKS, is calling for their annual "What is Sustainable Architecture?" essay submissions! Participants related to any field or discipline are welcome.

Selected winners will receive monetary awards and will be featured on the ARCHHIVE BOOKS' website.

ARCHHIVE BOOKS "What is Sustainable Architecture?" A must-read for leading industry architects and design teams! An original compilation of interviews, essays, and design case studies focused on sustainable design!Order here: 

Download full competition brief for more information! 

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.



1,000 €
Total Prize Fund
600 €
Certificate of Achievement
300 €
Certificate of Achievement
100 €
Certificate of Achievement


Selected winners will receive monetary awards and will be featured on ARCHHIVE BOOKS' website.


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

Jury panel

Bee Breeders is committed to selecting the most qualified industry professionals to comprise its jury panels. Jury panels consist of architects, in addition to professionals from other professional backgrounds that are relevant to the competition topic, to guarantee the most objective competition results.

You may find the invited jury list from previous competitions here -

Key dates

Closing date for registration

04 May, 2022

Closing date for project submission

15 June, 2022 (11:59pm GMT+0)

Announcement of the winners

20 July, 2022

Competition Q&A deadline: 11 May, 2022

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

Registration fees

  • Advance Registration
    18 December - 09 February
  • Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
    25 €
  • Students
    20 €
+21% VAT
  • Last Minute Registration
    10 February - 04 May
  • Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
    30 €
  • Students
    25 €
+21% VAT

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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.
Participants may submit multiple proposals per registration.
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