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Why do you enter architecture competitions?

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Why do you enter architecture competitions?

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

Prizes

1,500 €
Total Prize Fund
1st PRIZE
700 €
Certificate of Achievement
2nd PRIZE
500 €
Certificate of Achievement
3rd PRIZE
300 €
Certificate of Achievement
+ 6 HONOURABLE MENTIONS


PUBLICATIONS:


Selected winners will receive monetary awards and will be featured on ARCHHIVE BOOKS' archhivebooks.com website.


CERTIFICATE:


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

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!

Anna Karagianni ANT Architects Greece
Samista Jugwanth Associate and shareholder Zutari
James Krueger Design Principal in HMC Architects USA
Magic Kwan Orient Occident Atelier Hong Kong
Inés Olavarrieta Architect and designer at selgascano Spain
Kenrick Wong Orient Occident Atelier Hong Kong
Yu-Ying Tsai architect at ZJJZ Atelier China

Key dates

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!

Registration fees

  • Advance Registration
    05 October - 07 December
  • Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
    30 €
  • Students
    25 €
+4.5% VAT
  • Last Minute Registration
    08 December - 02 February
  • Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
    35 €
  • Students
    30 €
+4.5% VAT

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F.A.Q.

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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.
Participants may submit multiple proposals per registration.
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