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

Open architecture competitions

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    Experimental competitions with the focus on pushing the boundaries of creativity
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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ideas COMPETITION
Home for the Blind

Design an accessible home for the blind

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jul 05
Sep 07
Nov 02
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project COMPETITION
Columbarium - The Chamber of Memories

Design a columbarium in one of the most iconic cemeteries in the world

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jul 06
Sep 08
Nov 03
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ideas COMPETITION
Berlin Affordable Housing Challenge

Re-envision the German capital and design a new concept of affordable housing

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jul 07
Sep 09
Nov 04
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ideas COMPETITION
Office 2021 Design Challenge

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

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

registration deadlines

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Jul 08
Sep 13
Nov 05
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essay COMPETITION
Essay: Office Architecture

What will the evolution of workplace design look like?

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

registration deadlines

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Jul 09
Sep 14
Nov 09
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essay COMPETITION
Essay: Accessible Architecture

Have your say on accessible architecture, why it’s important, and how it needs to be improved in the homes of the future.

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

registration deadlines

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Jul 12
Sep 15
Nov 10
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project COMPETITION
Iceland Greenhouse Restaurant

Design a restaurant, set between geothermal baths and a volcano in Iceland

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jul 13
Sep 16
Nov 11
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ideas COMPETITION
Humble Architecture: Everest Challenge

Design a humble architecture on Mount Everest

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jul 15
Sep 20
Nov 15
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ideas COMPETITION
Iceland Volcano Lookout Point

Design an observation platform on the edge of a volcano in Iceland

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jul 16
Sep 21
Nov 16
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project COMPETITION
The Last Genocide Memorial

Design a memorial to the victims of genocides worldwide

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Aug 20
Sep 17
Nov 12
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