Essay Competition

What is
Sustainable Architecture?

Edition #1

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!


1st Prize Winner

Project name

The Most Sustainable Architecture is that which Already Exists

Authors

Ronnie Lipschutz

United States

2nd Prize Winner

Project name

Rethinking ‘Minimal’

Authors

Sal Wilson

United Kingdom

3rd Prize Winner

Project name

The Problem of More

Authors

Michael Mazurkiewicz

Canada

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
+52 points!

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
+52 points!

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

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

Remind me
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

Remind me
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

Remind me
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

Remind me
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

Remind me
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

Remind me
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

Remind me
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

Remind me
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

Remind me
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

Remind me
Jun 08
Sep 08
Nov 02
Register now
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

Remind me
Sep 06
Nov 02
Jan 05
Register now
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

Remind me
Jul 05
Sep 07
Nov 03
Register now

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

Remind me
Oct 04
Dec 07
Feb 02
Register now
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

Remind me
Aug 31
Sep 30
Oct 31
Register now

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Competition results

MICROHOME

MICROHOME

Small living, huge impact! Edition #4
Hong Kong 
Pixel Homes

Hong Kong Pixel Homes

Affordable Housing Series #2
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