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post updated 14 July 2024

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Architecture Competitions in 2024

Recently Added Architectural Contests on e-architect – listed chronologically:


JULY 2024

JBC Masonry Innovation Competition

15 July 2024: registration deadline

15 July 2024: submission deadline

IMI’s JBC Masonry Innovation Competition wants your ideas for transformative masonry design. We’re challenging practicing and aspiring architects and engineers to advance the future of masonry design and construction.

$30,000 in prizes will be awarded across 3 entry categories!

Register today and submit by 15 July 2024 for a chance to win.

The Challenge:

We want to see your bold new concepts that show how masonry can better our built environment.

Are you working on an innovative project or research?

Have ideas about how design can make our communities more resilient, healthy, just, and equitable?

We’re interested in any concepts that add value, usefulness, appreciation, and relevance to masonry design and construction.

Imagined, proposed, and completed structures and systems are welcomed.

The Prizes:

$30,000 in prizes will be awarded across 3 entry categories:

– Young Architects and Engineers (Under 40)
– University Students
– Firms, Individual Architects and Engineers, and Cross-Category Teams

Winners will also receive special publicity and promotion. This includes being highlighted in IMI’s digital publications, presenting on IMI’s webinar series, and being honored during an awards ceremony with industry professionals.



Tree House 2024 Architecture Competition

31 July 2024: Standard Registrations deadline

2 August 2024: Submissions closing date

Volume Zero is a unique platform that exhibits numerous innovations by architects and designers from all over the globe. This architecture and interior design magazine represents the vanguard of future-forward design.

Under this initiative, we have come up with New-Age International Design Competitions. After successfully hosting 23 international competitions, we now look forward to hosting the 24th edition of our Architecture Competitions, Tree House 2024, to encourage the creative imagination of young designers and students from around the globe to explore their creative limits.

Tree House 2024 Architecture Competition challenges participants to go on a nostalgic trip down memory lane and picture a lighthearted home that prioritizes solitude and fosters inner tranquility. Imagine sustainability through the innovation of maximum usable space in a minimum footprint, suspended between the earth and sky, on spectacular treetops.

To encourage the creative imagination of young designers and students from around the globe to explore their creative limits.

Announcement of winners: 10th October 2024



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10 Blind Walls International Ideas Competition for Young Architects

An example of a dividing wall already transformed with openings in the facade and greenery:
Blind wall facade greenery
photo : Marcela Grassi

Taking a step forward to improve the quality of public space through the World Capital of Architecture that the city will hold in 2026, Barcelona launched a new International Ideas Competition for Young Architects to transform 10 permanent blind walls, one in each district, and turn them into new facades. This call, organized by the Barcelona City Council and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe, made jointly with UNESCO and the International Union of Architects (UIA), is seeking architectural proposals that give meaning to walls that are currently anonymous and without any prominence, exposed in public space in a permanent provisional state.

Blind walls in the city of Barcelona

Barcelona City Council, through the Municipal Institute of Urban Landscape and Quality of Life (IMPU), has counted around 6,000 blind walls with a strong presence in the city’s public spaces. Ten permanent blind walls have been selected for the competition, one for each district, they are party walls of buildings that will not disappear since, according to current planning, they will not be covered by other buildings and at the same time confront public spaces, with the visual impact that this entails.

The proposals submitted will be evaluated according to the following objectives:
– Urban quality,
– Habitability,
– Sustainability,
– Biodiversity,

Competition and schedule:

–For architects with a degree in any country in the world and under 35 years of age.
–The period for submitting ideas is from June 10 to August 5, 2024.
–The jury will select a winning proposal and a second and third prize for each of the sites, the competition has a prize fund of 52.500 euros.
–The winners will be announced on September 25, 2024.
–The budget for the implementation of the 10 selected proposals will be approximately 4.5 million euros and will be covered by the Barcelona City Council.

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Kharkiv Housing Challenge

12 September 2024: deadline

The Norman Foster Foundation along with the Kharkiv City Council, UNECE, Arup and the Kharkivproject Institute are launching an international competition to improve housing and residential neighbourhoods in the city.

As part of the new concept masterplan being developed for the city of Kharkiv, the Norman Foster Foundation along with the Kharkiv City Council, UNECE, Arup and the Kharkivproject Institute are launching an international competition to improve housing and residential neighbourhoods in the city.

Kharkiv Housing Challenge Architecture Competition


2024 – NO DATE

Masai Mara Conservation Centre Architecture Competition

Masai Mara Conservation Centre, Oloololo Gate, Masai Mara, Kenya, East Africa

Masai Mara Conservation Centre, Kenya

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has today launched an international open design competition for a new Conservation Centre at the Oloololo Gate, Masai Mara, Kenya, on behalf of Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy, the philanthropic arm of travel company Abercrombie & Kent.


C40 Reinventing Cities Global Competition

deadlines vary – many sites across the world.

15 cities join C40’s Reinventing Cities global competition to accelerate zero-carbon, resilient and inclusive urban development

• Reinventing Cities, C40’s global design competition for professionals, launched its fourth edition.

Reinventing Cities, C40’s global competition to transform under-utilised urban sites into innovative, zero-carbon and resilient urban projects, launched its fourth edition today. The new edition invites creative professionals worldwide—including architects, planners, developers, investors, environmentalists and start-ups—to design and develop urban projects of the future.

This year, 15 world-leading cities are calling on the private sector to collaborate, driving wider change in how cities are designed and built. Participating cities include: Almere, Bilbao, Bologna, Brussels, Glasgow, Milan, New York, Palermo, Renca, Rome, San Antonio, San Francisco, São Paulo, Seattle and Venice.

Sites to be transformed include creating a mixed-use, resilient and inclusive development surrounding the canal in Glasgow; supporting the 15-minute city vision in Rome; creating a more vibrant waterfront in Seattle; repurposing downtown office buildings into housing in San Francisco; designing green and thriving public spaces in São Paulo and more.

Winning projects stemming from the competition are highly ambitious regarding environmental and social benefits and go beyond business as usual. To date, Reinventing Cities has engaged over 3,500 businesses worldwide with 40 projects under development globally, demonstrating how urban climate leadership and collaboration with the private sector can enable zero-carbon development to serve the needs of local communities. Through this new edition, Reinventing Cities aims to grow momentum and engage even more actors in rethinking cities globally.

Mayor of New York Eric Adams said: “One of the most valuable resources we have here in New York City is our space — and this innovative pilot programme is the latest way that we’re maximising our space to deliver a healthier, more livable city to working-class New Yorkers. Through this programme, we’ll transform unused rooftop spaces into places that generate green energy and good, healthy food.”

Mayor of San Francisco London Breed said: “Through the Reinventing Cities Competition, we’re transforming underutilised downtown buildings into a range of reimagined and sustainable spaces, including housing. This initiative not only reflects our dedication to meeting San Francisco’s unique challenges but also our commitment to advancing bold environmental goals as a global climate partner. Through C40, San Francisco joins cities around the world to think big by setting new benchmarks for sustainable development, greener economies, and a more resilient future for all.”

Deputy Mayor of Seattle Adiam Emery said: “Seattle is thrilled to partner with Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to create an exemplary redevelopment of the WOSCA site. This site presents unique opportunities because of its connections to the maritime sector, our new world-class waterfront open spaces, and the stadium district where we will host 2026 FIFA World Cup games. Redevelopment of this site can play an important role in the reactivation of downtown, which is a high priority for Mayor Bruce Harrell.”

Secretary of Transportation, Washington State Department of Transportation Roger Millar said: “C40 offers an incredible opportunity to bring together innovative and creative minds from around the world to leverage and re-imagine dormant property in the heart of Seattle. It’s fitting that a parcel of WSDOT owned land will now be part of a global collaborative process to re-imagine this space for multiple uses. WSDOT looks forward to working with all of the partners and neighbours we serve in the Seattle area to best leverage this opportunity for an outcome that best serves us all.”

Mayor of San Antonio Ron Nirenberg said: “The City of San Antonio is thrilled to partner with C40 for this year’s competition, which will demonstrate the climate and cultural impacts of reinvesting in existing buildings while creating a first-of-its-kind circular economy campus focused on cultivating a green workforce, improving public health, and advancing affordable housing repair and production. We look forward to project proposals from visionary teams that are eager to invest in San Antonio, and who share our vision of making our city a national and global leader in demonstrating how reuse results in resilience.”

Mayor of Milan and C40 Vice Chair for Europe Giuseppe Sala said: “In its fourth Reinventing Cities participation, the City of Milan will test joint interventions with Agenzia del Demanio, the national Public Property Agency, focusing on student and social housing. This is key to enhance local cooperation among stakeholders at all levels for the acceleration of Milan’s transition towards a more inclusive, green and liveable urban environment.”

Mayor of Rome Roberto Gualtieri said: “It is with great enthusiasm that Rome reaffirms its participation in Reinventing Cities, continuing to consolidate the climate action commitments towards a safer and better life for our citizens. As in previous editions, we will start from under-utilised urban areas and buildings to initiate urban regeneration processes aimed at zero-emission transformation, while continuing to foster the growth of the city’s economy in a sustainable, resilient and equitable way.”

Deputy Mayor of Bologna Raffaele Laudani said: “After the first and positive experience of our city’s participation in the C40 Reinventing Cities programme, this year we joined the call together with the Italian Public Property Agency with the project of the former Perotti barracks. A project focused on the answer to the growing pressure on inclusive housing, in particular supporting young people and students in our city. A project in line with the City of Knowledge and Green Footprint city-wide initiatives, which fully reflect the ambitious goals of the Reinventing Cities programme.”

Glasgow City Councillor Susan Aitken said: “The regeneration of Glasgow’s Canal has been truly transformational, delivering economic, environmental and social benefits in the shape of new workplaces, homes, cultural and leisure facilities, green and public space, a water management system and better connections for active travel. The development of the Applecross site will mark the next stage in the regeneration in a quarter of Glasgow that is an exemplar of how urban development can help us achieve net zero.”

Scottish Canals CEO John Paterson said: “We are excited to be given this opportunity to take part in the C40 Cities Reinventing Cities competition. Our vision is to create ‘better lives by water’, the successful regeneration of North Glasgow has made great strides in achieving this goal. We must continue to revitalise Glasgow’s canal corridor through resilient developments that are zero carbon and look forward to seeing some of the unique entries this competition brings.” CEO Benjamin Cadranel said: “It’s with great enthusiasm that takes part in Reinventing Cities, which is for the first time running in Belgium! We are sure that the site in competition, LionCity II located in the Brussels-Capital Region, will benefit from the exchange of skills that comes with participating in this international competition.”

Agenzia del Demanio Director Alessandra dal Verme said: “Agenzia del Demanio (the Italian Public Property Agency) shares the same inspiring principles of Reinventing Cities, which sees in the regeneration of disused assets an opportunity to contribute to making our cities more ecological, efficient, resilient and citizen-friendly. The Agency’s participation represents a unique perspective in this initiative, and we are proud to present today, alongside the Municipalities of Bologna, Milan, Palermo, Rome and Venice, our strategic assets that will benefit from the international exposure of this C40 programme, to find original reuse ideas, focusing on public-private partnerships and new investment opportunities.”

This C40 initiative is made possible thanks to the support of Ingka Group.


C40 Cities

C40 is a network of nearly 100 mayors of the world’s leading cities working to deliver the urgent action needed right now to confront the climate crisis and create a future where everyone, everywhere, can thrive. Mayors of C40 cities are committed to using a science-based and people-focused approach to help the world limit global heating to 1.5°C and build healthy, equitable and resilient communities.

We work alongside a broad coalition of representatives from labour, business, the youth climate movement and civil society to support mayors to halve emissions by 2030 and help phase out fossil use while increasing urban climate resilience and equity.

The current co-chairs of C40 are Mayor Sadiq Khan of London, United Kingdom, and Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr of Freetown, Sierra Leone; three-term Mayor of New York City Michael R. Bloomberg serves as President of the Board. C40’s work is made possible by our three strategic funders: Bloomberg Philanthropies, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation and Realdania.


Architectural Awards

Offsite Construction Awards

The Concrete Centre is delighted to be sponsoring the Best Use of Concrete Technology category for another year in the Offsite Construction Awards. The 2021 entries are now open, so please ensure you submit your project or innovation by the 28th May deadline.

More about the category – Best Use of Concrete Technology

This category will reward the exemplar use of precast concrete in a project across any UK construction sector. Including floor and wall panels, cladding, volumetric and pod technology, pre-stressed units and formwork systems, the entrant will have used concrete as a major factor in delivering quality, factory-controlled, robust and sustainable offsite manufacture.

Special attention will be given to material performance levels and any project should clearly demonstrate how cost-predictability, economy, accuracy, transportability, speed of installation and principles of lean manufacture have been achieved.

Last year’s winners – Kier Integrated Team – New Build Prison at Wellingborough

Winners of the category in 2020 were Kier Integrated Team – New Build Prison at Wellingborough. This vast £253m project delivers 1,680 prison places and is the first in a series of schemes to reform and modernise the prison estate to make it more efficient, safer and focused on rehabilitation.

Wellingborough is the perfect blend of digital and DfMA advancement; providing direct project benefits, wider economic gains, as well as programme-wide improvements through standardisation, digital integration and MMC leaving a legacy that will transform the way the Ministry of Justice deliver future prisons.

Why enter the Offsite Construction Awards?

  • Benefit from free publicity within Offsite Construction Awards promotion.
  • All categories are free to enter.
  • Stand out as a leader in the industry.
  • Have your projects/companies assessed by a distinguished panel of industry experts and receive quality feedback and recognition for your outstanding work.
  • Receive a specially commissioned winner’s trophy – giving recognition to your staff and team that their hard work is acknowledged and rewarded by the industry.

For more information, please visit

The Concrete Centre provides material, design and construction guidance. Our aim is to enable all those involved in the design, use and performance of concrete to realise the potential of the material. The Concrete Centre provides published guidance, seminars, courses, online resources and industry research to the design community.

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The 4th Quadrant of Victory Square International Architectural Competition

Prague, Czech Republic

4th Quadrant of Victory Square Prague Competition
photo source : ONplan, photo: Libor Fojtík

4th Quadrant of Victory Square Prague Competition

An international two-round architectural competition under the title “4th Quadrant of Victory Square” was announced by the City of Prague and the site developer the Fourth Quadrant company. Leading architecture studios are encouraged to apply and design a mixed-use development of 100 000 m2 on Victory Square, Prague’s third largest public space, gateway to university campus and the centre of Prague 6 District.


City of The Future Competition

No date confirmed as yet:

Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland

£10k Prize

City of the Future Design Competition Belfast
image from design contest organiser

City of the Future Urban Design Competition, Belfast

Take Back the City Coalition is launching an international competition for architects, planners and urban design consultants to submit a design to transform Belfast’s largest publicly owned site. With the potential for 950 gentle density homes in the area of highest social housing need in Belfast, entrants are being encouraged to submit design concepts to help transform the site formerly occupied by Mackies, once one of West Belfast’s largest employers.


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