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
The Home of Shadows

Design a home with no artificial lighting

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
Dec 05
Jan 24
Apr 18
project COMPETITION
Portugal Elderly Home

Design a comfortable and accessible home for the elderly in Portugal

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
Dec 06
Jan 25
Apr 19
project COMPETITION
Portugal Olive Guest House

Design a guest house and olive oil tasting room located in Portugal

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
Dec 08
Jan 27
Apr 21

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
Children's Hospice
Home for the Terminally ill / Edition #2

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

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
Dec 06
Feb 08
Apr 06
Run repeatedly
Milan Affordable Housing Challenge
Affordable Housing Series #15

Design a concept for affordable housing in Milan

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
Dec 07
Jan 26
Apr 20
Register now
Run repeatedly
Office
Office Design Challenge / Edition #2

Reimagine the workplace of the future, and design the new way of working

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
Jan 03
Mar 01
May 04
Register now
Run repeatedly
Timber Skyscraper
SKYHIVE Skyscraper challenge! Edition #6

Design an iconic new skyscraper constructed from timber

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
Nov 01
Jan 04
Mar 09
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

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 #17

Design THE architect's t-shirt!

Prize: 3,000 €
Eligibility: open to all

registration deadlines

Remind me
Nov 30
Dec 31
Jan 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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