Competition introduction

Competition organisers

Tili Wine Italy 
Guest Homes

In Partnership With

Tili Wine Italy 
Guest Homes

The Tili Wine Italy Guest Homes competition is a collaboration with Tili Vini Italy, a boutique winery that produces a range of high-quality organic wines. All the wine produced in the winery is done so using organic and sustainable methods, without using any chemicals and investing in new technology that reduces the amount of CO2 produced.

Imagine sipping organic wine while watching the sunset over the mountains of the green Umbrian valley. This is the experience that Buildner and Tili Vini winery are looking to create with the Tili Wine Italy Guest Homes competition. 

Tili Vini Italy has introduced a number of processes that result in their winery having a negative carbon footprint, such as manually pruning and harvesting their crops by hand, using photovoltaic solar panels for electricity, and bottling using only recycled glass and natural cork.

The Tili winery exports around 90,000–100,000 bottles a year to wine lovers in Japan, USA, Denmark, Austria, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, and Sweden. The winery itself sits across the hills that flank the town of Assisi in Italy, a land rich in history, peaceful saints, and a centuries-old tradition of wine and oil.


The Tili family's heritage dates back hundreds of years, first arriving in the region from Northern Europe as far back as 1200 CE. The family-run business takes great pride in its careful and integrated efforts to produce fantastic wine without the use of pesticides or herbicides, or anything else that would negatively impact nature.


For the Tili Wine Italy Guest Homes competition, participants are being asked to design a collection of five guest homes located on the property that could accommodate up to five couples at a time. The main purpose of these guest homes is to promote and encourage visitors to take part in the wine tasting experiences available at the vineyard, with a comfortable living space as well as a small wellness area.

Submitted designs should have a strong focus on sustainability and be environmentally conscious at all stages, from construction through to the day-to-day operation of the guest homes. As Tili Vini Italy is planning the construction of the selected design concepts, projects should be considerate of the owners’ heritage and business philosophy, incorporating a love of wine making and harmony with nature in their designs.

Download the full competition brief for more information!

The 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

All information can be downloaded as often as required; no additional information or material will be provided after registration.

    - SITE CAD & PDF


10,000 € + Construction
Total Prize Fund
4,000 €
Certificate of Achievement
2,500 €
Certificate of Achievement
1,000 €
Certificate of Achievement
1,000 €
Certificate of Achievement
1,000 €
+ 50 € ARCHHIVE BOOKS Gift Card 
+ 50 Points  Buildner Architecture University Rankings 

Certificate of Achievement
500 €

Certificate of Achievement



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

Publicity campaign

The Buildner’s extensive global publicity campaign for the competition winners:

  • "SEEN BY" ONE MILLION Results published on - one of the leading websites in the industry and is visited by over one million unique visitors each year.
  • "SEEN BY" 800 000 MORE Publications on Buildner's social networks (over 600,000 followers) and newsletter campaigns (over 200,000 subscribers).
  • INTERVIEW Exclusive interview published with the results and shared on Buildner's social networks.
  • MOVIE The competition winners will be granted and opportunity to submit a movie about themselves. The video will be published on the Buildner's website and social networks.
  • MEDIA PARTNERS The competition results will get international art and design media coverage and will be featured in the world’s leading architecture media outlets.

Jury panel

Jury members shall under no circumstances be contacted by competition participants or their representatives. Participants who attempt to contact jury members, shall be disqualified.

All jury members are involved in the evaluation based on their availability at that time. All communication regarding the competition should only be carried out with Buildner staff. For any questions please contact us on [email protected] 


Find the extended list of jury panel biographies here!

Lara Sappa co founder of Garessio Italy
Sara Ricciardi Founder of Sara Ricciardi Studio Italy
Andreas Profanter architect Austria
Silvana Ordinas Founder and Partner of Peter Pichler Architecture Italy
Nicole McIntosh Co-Founder of the Swiss-American design practice Architecture Office Switzerland
Jaya Kader Founding Principal of KZ Architecture USA
Ivi Diamantopoulou architect, educator and co-founder of New Affiliates USA
Lera Samovich architect at Fala Atelier Portugal
Marshall Blecher Marshall Blecher Studio Denmark

Key dates

Closing date for registration

01 November, 2022

Closing date for project submission

06 December, 2022 (11:59pm London time)

Announcement of the winners

14 February, 2023

Competition Q&A deadline: 07 November, 2022

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

Registration fees

  • Registration Deadline
    08 September - 01 November
  • Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
    145 €
  • Students
    115 €
+4.5% VAT
  • Registration Deadline
    08 September - 01 November
  • Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
    145 €
  • Students
    115 €
+4.5% VAT


Contact us to receive special student rates for group registrations (discount applies for 3+ registrations from one university/school) and to receive further information and support for getting your students involved in architecture competitions. Send us request from your university email address along with basic information about yourself and your university/school. Please note that only recognized university staff can apply for the reduced student rate.


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Competition related questions

Currently, there are several empty buildings on the competition site. Due to their bad technical condition, participants may propose partial or complete demolition of these buildings if they do not fit in with their design vision.
Participants should propose parking for guests who arrive in their own vehicles.
The main purpose of this kitchen will be to prepare light food and snacks that could be served as part of the wine tasting events.
Participants should not extend the competition program outside the proposed site boundaries.
Yes, participants may use the potential building rooftops as outdoor gathering space/spaces.
Participants are asked to propose five guest houses with an area of approximately 70 m² for each house.
There is no car park capacity defined. Participants should propose adequate parking based on their final design proposal's potential needs.
Participants are asked to respect the site owners' privacy and not visit the site.
Participants should provide toilets for the wine tasting area.
Participants may propose apartments primarily for two guests with an option to extend up to 4 sleeping areas.
Private terrace can be excluded from the 70m² building area.

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.
Only one proposal per registration is permitted. Participants are entitled to register multiple times if they wish to participate in the competition with several proposals.
Yes we are in the process of negotiating with multiple international industry-related media representatives. The list of media partners is constantly updated on our website, please check it regularly to find latest updates.
Yes. If the jury panel selects a Student award's submission for the top 3, it will automatically be awarded both prizes.
Yes. If the jury panel selects a Green award's submission for the top 3, it will automatically be awarded both prizes.
No. Competition entries are evaluated anonymously. The participant registration type is only revealed upon the announcement of the results.
Please contact us – [email protected] and we will address the problem directly.
The short answer is yes, you may submit a previously published design concept as long as you are the author. Before re-submitting your project, please carefully read the following clarification points listed here -
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