Architecture competitions have been used throughout history to search for new talent and new ideas, for everything from classical works of architectural art to public spaces and modern monuments. Iconic landmarks like the Sydney Opera House, the Centre Georges Pompidou, and the UK Houses of Parliament were all architecture competition submissions.
For this annual essay competition, Buildner is asking participants to detail their views on the topic – of why enter architecture competitions. We’re looking for insightful essays that reflect on how architecture competitions can help architects and designers grow their skills and can help gain attention and recognition within the industry and for unique perspectives on how their own personal experience with architecture competitions has impacted their lives and their careers.
Architecture competitions have been used throughout history to search for new talent and new ideas, for everything from classical works of architectural art to public spaces and modern monuments.
Buildner also welcomes thoughts on how competitions can and should change in the coming years and decades, and how they can be used to influence the industry in the future. New technologies, new trends, and new ways of living are bound to reshape how we perceive architecture, how will they impact architecture competitions, and what will be important to adapt in order to find the best new ideas and designs.
The selected winners will be featured in the upcoming Archhive Books "The Architecture Competition".
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
The full competition brief can be downloaded as often as required; no additional information will be provided after registration.
- (!) FULL COMPETITION BRIEF
Selected winners will receive monetary awards and will be featured on ARCHHIVE BOOKS' archhivebooks.com website.
Buildner will also acknowledge the outstanding performance of all winners and honourable mentions with Certificates of Achievement.
All communication regarding the competition should only be carried out with Buildner staff. For any questions please contact us on [email protected]
Buildner is committed to selecting the most qualified industry professionals to comprise its jury panels. Jury panels consist of architects, in addition to professionals from other professional backgrounds that are relevant to the competition topic, to guarantee the most objective competition results.
You may find the invited jury list from previous competitions here – https://architecturecompetitions.com/guest-jury/
Closing date for registration
02 February, 2023
Closing date for project submission
03 March, 2023 (11:59pm London time)
Announcement of the winners
12 April, 2023
Competition Q&A deadline: 08 February, 2023
In order to guarantee equal opportunities to all competition participants,
no new questions will be answered after this deadline!
Early Bird Registration02 May - 04 October
Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies25 €
Advance Registration05 October - 07 December
Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies30 €
Last Minute Registration08 December - 02 February
Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies35 €
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