Competition introduction

Competition organisers

Virtual 
Home

The technology behind virtual reality and augmented reality has progressed rapidly, and with Facebook’s recent announcement of its plans to further develop the “Metaverse”, it’s likely that we’ll be spending more and more time in virtual spaces in the near future. Virtual work and learning environments are becoming increasingly complex and interactive, not to mention augmented reality experiences for exercise, entertainment, and gaming.

But what about a virtual home? A huge amount of thought, effort, and resources go into making our physical homes comfortable, but what would our homes in the virtual world look and feel like? What would be the functions and requirements for a well-designed virtual home?


 

The Virtual Home competition is the first in the Bee Breeders Virtual Architecture competition series focusing on virtual space creation. Architects and designers are being asked to create the concept of a virtual home. Without any physical limits, what other important considerations would need to be made? Are there artificial constraints that are necessary in order for a virtual home to feel familiar and comfortable? In what context would you choose to place your virtual home?

 


Participants are tasked with designing a virtual home, with the main focus being on the design of the living room and work-space, but additional functionality can be introduced.

 


Download full competition brief for more information!

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

The full competition brief can be downloaded as often as required; no additional information will be provided after registration.

  • - (!) FULL COMPETITION BRIEF

Prizes

5,000 €
Total Prize Fund
1st PRIZE
3,000 €
Publications
Certificate of Achievement
2nd PRIZE
1,500 €
Publications
Certificate of Achievement
3rd PRIZE
500 €
Publications
Certificate of Achievement
+ 6 HONOURABLE MENTIONS

 

 PUBLICATIONS:


The winners will get international art and design media coverage and will be featured on the Bee Breeders website and social pages


CERTIFICATE:


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

Jury panel

Krista Kim

artist

Xuanru Chen

ZJJZ Atelier, China

James Delaney

Block by Block Foundation, UK

Víctor Enrich Tarrés

photographer and artist, Spain

Samista Jugwanth

Zutari

Lydia Kallipoliti

Cooper Union, USA

Balkan Karisman

generative artist, Turkey

Stephen Pimbley

SPARK Architects, Singapore

Monika Woźniak

Antireality, Poland

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 Bee Breeders staff. For any questions please contact us on [email protected]

 

Find the extended list of jury panel biographies here!

Key dates

Closing date for registration

28 April, 2022

Closing date for project submission

09 June, 2022 (11:59pm London time)

Announcement of the winners

14 July, 2022

Competition Q&A deadline: 04 May, 2022

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

Registration fees

  • Registration Deadline
    04 February - 28 April
  • Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
    120 €
  • Students
    100 €
+4.5% VAT
  • Registration Deadline
    04 February - 28 April
  • Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
    120 €
  • Students
    100 €
+4.5% VAT

STUDENT REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS


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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F.A.Q.

Competition related questions

For this competition, there is no specific location defined. The Virtual Home competition is the first in the Bee Breeders Virtual Architecture competition series focusing on virtual space created within a virtual world. Participants are asked to create the concept of a virtual home without any physical limits and can define their own site.
Participants are asked to submit designs for a virtual living space "indoors", as well as a meeting space "outdoors". As it would be a virtual environment, the "indoors" and "outdoors" may be interpreted in any way that the participant finds it to be most useful to their concept design.
Participants may propose the context of their virtual home. There are no limits defined.

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.
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 - architecturecompetitions.com/resubmit-your-design
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