Essay Competition

What is
Sustainable Architecture?

Results

Foreword

Competition organisers

What is 
Sustainable Architecture?

OFFICIAL PARTNERS

What is 
Sustainable Architecture?

Sustainability comes in many forms. 

Bee Breeders and ARCHHIVE BOOKS announce the winners of its 2019-2020 open call for submissions to be published in the upcoming publication, What is Sustainable Architecture?

Architects, startups, investors, entrepreneurs, tech companies, and designers are all pioneering holistic new approaches to sustainable architecture. Amazing innovations and advances are introduced every day in the drive towards environmentally-responsible, socially sustainable, resource-efficient structures and cities.

We received hundreds of submissions from around the world. The works of the selected authors listed below have been chosen for print in ARCHHIVE BOOKS’ upcoming publication, alongside award-winning Bee Breeders competition entries, and featured design and product companies such as Bureau SLA, Heatherwick Studio, BIG, Enerbrain, Solidia Technologies, Biotecture, and many others.

Thank you to all the participants for your submissions, and stay tuned for ARCHHIVE BOOKS What is Sustainable Architecture? expected in print in 2021!


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1ST PRIZE WINNER

Project Name

The Most Sustainable Architecture is that which Already Exists

Country

United States

Project authors

Ronnie Lipschutz
2ND PRIZE WINNER

Project Name

Rethinking ‘Minimal’

Country

United Kingdom

Project authors

Sal Wilson
3RD PRIZE WINNER

Project Name

The Problem of More

Country

Canada

Project authors

Michael Mazurkiewicz

Honorable mentions

VIEWclose HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Project Name

A New Vision for Old Roots

Country

Philippines

Project authors

Ishka Mejia

Project Name

Treading Lightly

Country

Bangladesh

Project authors

Humayra Anan
Samia anwar Rafa
Md yafiz Siddiqui
Arnab Saha

Project Name

Sustainable Architects

Country

United States

Project authors

Heather Potts

Project Name

Re-defining Sustainability: Integrating the Perspective of Health

Country

Canada

Project authors

Denise Santini

Project Name

Sustainable Architecture: Sources of Inspiration

Country

Mexico

Project authors

Esteban Estrella Guillén

Project Name

Desert oasis

Country

United Kingdom

Project authors

Hiba Alobaydi

Project Name

A Living Provocation

Country

United States

Project authors

Joe Halaszynski

Project Name

Architecture is Not Our Spaceship

University

Universitas islam indonesia

Country

Indonesia

Project authors

Abraham risyad Adikuncoro
Faiz rizky nauli Harahap

Project Name

The eclectic image

Country

Netherlands

Project authors

Naeema Ali
Monica Veras morais

Project Name

After Brundtland: Transindividuation and sustainability, towards a network of futures

Country

France

Project authors

Arthur Jan

Project Name

Back to my Wooden Blocks

University

Unicamp

Country

Brazil

Project authors

Letícia Félix teodoro

Project Name

The Architectural Framework of Symbiosis

Country

United Kingdom

Project authors

Elisabeth Riederer
Gabrijela Mijic

Project Name

Meeting the Challenges of the Future by Looking at the Past

Country

Poland

Project authors

Filip Suchon
Justyna Olesiak

Project Name

Spirit of Place: The Promise of Vernacular Architecture

Country

United States

Project authors

Christopher Fagan

Project Name

Ecclesiastical Reuse

Country

United Kingdom

Project authors

Henry Aldridge

Project Name

#Brave Choices

Country

Italy

Project authors

Gianfranco Del longo
Gregorio Di angilla

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ideas COMPETITION
The Last Nuclear Bomb Memorial

Design a memorial that speaks to the cause of ending all nuclear weapons programs

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 15
Jan 27
Apr 21
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ideas COMPETITION
Toronto Affordable Housing Challenge

Design affordable housing solutions for Toronto

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + PUBLICATION IN THE BOOK
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 16
Jan 28
Apr 22
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project COMPETITION
Omuli Museum of the Horse

Reimagine a historical primary school into a museum for horses

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 14
Jan 26
Apr 23
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ideas COMPETITION
SKYHIVE 2021 Skyscraper Challenge

Fourth annual competition to redefine the modern-day skyscraper

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 17
Jan 29
Apr 23
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project COMPETITION
Sleeping Pods on a Cliff

Design a series of sleeping pods for a Portugal yoga retreat

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 18
Feb 01
Apr 27
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project COMPETITION
Tiny Kiwi Meditation Cabin

Design a meditation space in New Zealand

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 21
Feb 02
Apr 28
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Spirala Community Home

Create a community home for the Spirala Ecological Village

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 22
Feb 03
Apr 29
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ideas COMPETITION
Berlin Techno Booth

Bring back techno music to the streets of Berlin by designing individual dance booths

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Mar 23
Apr 20
Jul 06
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ideas COMPETITION
Modular Home Design Challenge 2021

Design a modular dream home

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + PUBLICATION IN THE BOOK
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Mar 24
Apr 21
Jul 07
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essay COMPETITION
Essay: Modular Architecture

How modular design has impacted architecture?

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + PUBLICATION IN THE BOOK
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Mar 25
Apr 22
Jul 08
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ideas COMPETITION
Hospice - Home for Terminally Ill

Design a safe and supportive space for those struggling with a terminal illness

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

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Mar 30
Apr 27
Jul 13
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project COMPETITION
Romantic Cabin For Two

Design a romantic and secluded cabin for two in New Zealand

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

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Mar 31
Apr 28
Jul 14
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Monte d'Oiro Wine Hotel

Design a new hotel set within a beautiful Portuguese Monte d'Oiro vineyard

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Apr 01
Apr 29
Jul 15
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essay COMPETITION
Essay: Architecture of Illusions

Do you have something to say about illusions in architecture?

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + PUBLICATION IN THE BOOK
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Apr 02
Apr 30
Jul 16
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ideas COMPETITION
MICROHOME 2021 - Small living, huge impact!

Design a new concept of small-scale architecture

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + PUBLICATION IN MAGAZINE
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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May 11
Sep 07
Nov 02
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project COMPETITION
Legendary Bird Home 2021

Design a bird home to fund wildlife charities

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + PRODUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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May 11
Sep 07
Nov 02
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