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# 018 Tokyo Parking tower Architecture Contest

3 Dec 2018 deadline

Tokyo Parking Tower Architecture Competitions 2018

Tokyo Parking tower Architecture Competition

The city, divided into two main areas – the continental and the insular – is the most industrialized zone of the country while being the center of politics, economy and popular culture.

November 13 2018: Regular registrations ends
December 3 2018: Late registration and faq ends
December 3 2018- 18:00h (Madrid time): Submission deadline

PAVE 2018 Student Design Competition

1 Nov 2018: deadline for entries

The annual international competition is only open to college-level students involved in retail planning, design, visual merchandising, and branding programs.

PAVE 2018 Student Design Architecture Competitions 2018

For the DIY new homeowner or even the seasoned Pro contractor, home improvement projects can be exciting and exhilarating. But getting the right tools, the right materials and the right know-how can make home improvement projects daunting as well.

The 2018 PAVE Design Challenge invites you to rethink and reinvent how The Home Depot stores can give customers the know-how they need to tackle all their home improvement projects with confidence. As a company, we challenge ourselves to bring fresh thinking and customer-centric innovation every day.

Prizes include grants to students and schools and winning students may even see their designs come to life. The competition is open to undergraduate students only.

Prizes Included:
First Place – $8,000
Second Place – $5,500
Third Place – $3,000
Honorable Mention – $1,000
*Winners will also receive a travel stipend to be honored at the 2018 PAVE Gala on December 5, 2018, in New York City
**Prizes awarded to teams of two will be split between both team members

Contest Contact – Dash Nagel 954 241 4834 [email protected]

PAVE 2018 Student Design Competition

RIBA Stand at Futurebuild 2019 Competition

RIBA Stand at Futurebuild 2019 Competition, UK

16 October 2018, 2pm: deadline for applications

The Royal Institute of British Architects open call for architects to create a highly visible, dynamic architect-designed stand at Futurebuild.

Futurebuild 2019 Architecture Competition

Aquatecture 2018 Design Competition

Aquatecture 2018 Architecture Competitions 2018


30 Sep 2018: Standard Registration deadline
15 Sep 2018: Queries closing date

10 Oct 2018: Submission closing date


Prizes of total USD 4500, broken down as follows:
1st Prize: USD 2000 + Certificate + Trophies + Publication
2nd Prize: USD 1200 + Certificate+ Trophies + Publication
3rd Prize: USD 800 + Certificate+ Trophies + Publication
5 Honorable Mentions: USD 100 + Certificate
10 Special Mentions: Certificate

Winners, Honorable Mentions and Special Mentions will be published on Volume Zero website and several international architecture and design magazines.
All the participants will receive a participation certificate.


Early Bird Registration:
USD 65 (per team)
INR 1800 (per team) – partcipants from India

Standard Registration:
USD 85 (per team)
INR 2400 (per team) – partcipants from India

Aquatecture 2018 Design Competition

Regeneration of Tongyeong Dockyard Competition

International Urban Design Competition for the Regeneration of Tongyeong Dockyard, South Korea

Competition Schedule

14 October 2018: Submission deadline

Mid-October, 2018: Public announcement of winning entry

Call for Ideas to the

Competition Site: Shina Dockyard District area in Tongyeong, Gyengsangnam-do, Korea

Competition Type: Open International Ideas Competition in one stage

Eligibility: Open to all, free

Competition Contents

Applicants must choose one topic.
(One person can apply for multiple items, only one entry for each item)

① Proposing the use of dock and crain for cultural and tourism attraction
② Proposing a new landmark for the dockyard site
③ Proposing various transportation methods for site approach
④ Storytelling for the regeneration of old downtown
⑤ Any other suggestions for regeneration

Materials to be Submitted Proposal (PDF file, A4 Size 10 to 20 pages)


1st prize (1 team) : KRW 10,000,000
2nd prize (4 teams) : KRW 5,000,000 each
3rd prize (10 teams) : KRW 1,000,000 each

Architectural and Planning Solution of ITMO Highpark Innovation Center, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

JSC ITMO Highpark has announced the contest for an architectural and planning solution the so-named innovation center with a university campus on the territory of Yuzhny satellite-city Project in Pushkin District of St.Petersburg, Russia.

1 October, 2018: finish date

Russian Architecture News

Shaking Up Havana’s Malecon Competition, Cuba

Eleven’s current challenge focuses on Havana’s iconic Malecon in a sea defence and cultural space competition.

Shaking Up Havana’s Malecon Architecture Competitions 2018


11 Sep 11:00am (UK Time): Registration Closes / Submission Deadline

Public Voting Opens Online: 17th September
Public Voting Closes Online: 10th November
Winners and Awarded Announced: 11th November


Early Bird: £60
Standard: £90
Late Bloomer: £120


– Winner: £2000
– Runner-Up: £400
– Minimum 6 Honourable Mentions: no cash (boo) but lots of glory (yay)!
– People’s Choice Award (selected by general public voting): £100

Shaking Up Havana’s Malecon Architecture Competition

St Martin’s Church in Brighton Competition

St Martin’s Church in Brighton Competition, UK

12 Sep 17.00: registration deadline

17 Sep 1300: Stage 1 submission deadline

Location: St Martin with St Wilfrid, St Alban and St Richard Hollingdean, Lewes Road, Brighton, Sussex, England, UK.

A competitive challenge seeking practical, exciting and commercially viable ideas for the innovative reuse of St Martin’s Church in Brighton.

Colander Associates is delighted to announce this intriguing competition to find new uses for this beautiful Grade II* church.

St Martin’s Church in Brighton Architecture Competitions

International Design Competition for Landscape of Columnar Jointing area, Jejn, South Korea

The city of Seogwipo is holding the “International Design Competition for Landscape of Columnar Jointing Area, Jeju” to improve the stunning scenery of the columnar jointing area near Jungmun Daepo Coast that reveals Jeju’s unique geological features, culture, and natural landscape.
It will be conducted in the form of an international competition with 5 to 7 invited teams. Refer bellow for competition outlines.

1. Eligibility for Participation
In order to ensure adequate consideration for the potential of the site’s landscape in producing creative design, each team can be comprised of professionals from diverse fields. HOWEVER, team members must include experts in landscape architecture and architecture for qualification.
Expert may participate ether as individuals or as company. Design Director (an expert in landscape architecture, individual) to supervise the overall landscape design of the columnar jointing area must be appointed.
For survey and design of the cultural heritage repair of the site during the design implementation following the competition, the company listed as the cultural heritage repair engineering (survey and design sector) must be one of the joint participants.

2. Submission of Application
September 6th, 2018 10:00-17:00 (GMT +09:00)

Method: in person
Address: The Korean Institute of Landscape Architecture
Suit 1004 of the New Bldg.,
22, Teheran-ro 7-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea
(The Korea Science and Technology Center)

3. Evaluation Criteria for Invitation
① Adequacy of team composition, member roles and execution plan
② Experience in executing relevant projects
③ Excellency of understanding of the site and the proposed direction for the landscape design

※ Eligibility for participants may be changed during the competition process.
For more details, please refer to the website (

We are looking forward to the passionate participation of professionals with creative design proposals for the “International Design Competition for Landscape of Columnar Jointing Area, Jeju”

Thinking – Alternative Designs for Offices Competition

Thinking – Alternative Designs for Offices Contest, from Non Architecture Competitions

31 Aug 2018 deadline

We can consider “architecture” everything that has already been designed and/or built. that would define a realm of conventional solutions, often repeated in a self-referential system.

Thinking - Alternative Designs for Offices Design Competition

Thinking – Alternative Designs for Offices Contest, from Non Architecture Competitions

Archasm Wilderness Pavilion Kenya Competition

Archasm Wilderness Pavilion Kenya Architecture Competition, East Africa

Archasm Wilderness Pavilion Kenya Architecture Competitions 2018
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30 July 2018: Registration deadline
31 July 2018: Submissions deadline

The aim of the competition is to design a free standing pavilion in the heart of Amboseli National park that would allow visitors new ways to view and experience the wilderness and be close to nature. The proposal must be a poetic response for a pavilion structure in a very sensitive environment that would become the ‘eyes and ears’ for visitors who want to connect with the natural ecosystem and reflect upon nature in its true spirit.

Wilderness Pavilion Kenya Architecture Competition

Hidden Homeless: An architectural competition for Young Homeless

31 Jul 2018: Submission deadline

28 Sep 2018: Public exhibition – winners announced

Architectural design competition sponsored by New Horizon Youth Centre launches in Spring 2018.

Data from the UK government suggests that half of Britain’s homeless people are in London. This design competition challenges designers and architects to propose innovative approaches to decent housing and shelter units for the homeless of London.

This ideas competition offers designers the opportunity to generate innovative design solutions that explore the challenges of youth homelessness in London.

Sponsored by New Horizons Youth Centre, it challenges designers and architects to come forward with innovative approaches to decent housing for homeless youngsters. Although this is an ideas competition, there is the potential and the aspiration to build the best designs generated through this competition on suitable sites in the future.

For further information see Hidden Homeless Architecture Competition

2018 Taipei International Design Award, Taiwan

TIDA are holding an award competition in designing, with three categories:

Visual Communication design, public space design, industrial design.

With no quantities limitation, the maximum group size is 5 people.

25 July 2018: Submission deadline

TEL:+886-2-2698-2989 ext. 2999
Email: [email protected]

24h competition 25th edition – favela

21 – 22 July 2018

A space where the time limit is used to stimulate your creativity. The aim of this competition is to present answers in 24h to social problems, visionary ideas, humanitarian causes and sociologic problems of the contemporary societies.

24h Competition favela design contest 2018

24h Competition favela

Room Within a Room Competition

June 19 2018: Submission deadline

Win £2500 by designing a room within a room, with RIBAJ and Norbord.

A new competition from RIBAJ invites architects to design innovative workspaces inside a room in a house, public building or office.

Inspired by renaissance painting Jerome in his study by Antonello da Messina, which features a ‘room within a room’, the overall idea is to create a space of intense study within a much larger architectural volume.

To have the chance of winning first prize of £2500, the designer must consider the artistic, studious lifestyle of the user and utilise SterlingOSB, produced by Norbord.
Jan-Carlos Kucharek of RIBAJ says: “Judges will be looking for imaginative uses of the product and pioneering, transformative spatial ideas. It is totally open to the imagination, and originality is certainly encouraged. We’re extremely excited to see what creativity is out there.”

Three commended submissions will also receive £250 each and all shortlisted entries will be invited to the prizegiving event on 20th September 2018.
The competition is held in partnership with Norbord Europe and will be chaired by RIBA Journal. The deadline for entries is 19th June 2018.

Submissions should be sent to [email protected]

For more information including a full brief, please visit:
Room Within a Room Architecture Competition

RTF Global Architecture & Design Awards 2018

After successfully completing the RTF Awards for consecutive five years, Rethinking The Future has launched the Global Architecture and Design Awards 2018 with even more project categories this year.

GADA 2018 Reach Schedule:

15 June 2018 – Submission Deadline

RTF Global Architecture & Design Awards 2018

Ibiza Artist House Architecture Competition

June 8 2018: Late registration and FAQ ends

June 8 2018- 18:00 GMT+1:00 (Madrid time): Submission deadline

Ibiza Artist House Architecture Competitions 2018
image courtesy of design competitionorganisers

MArch Valencia relies on reTHINKING competitions to organize a competition where, in addition to the prizes, a scholarship is awarded for one of its Architecture programs.

This new architecture contest is # 016 Ibiza Artist House.

Ibiza Artist House Architecture Competition

24h competition – humanity

26 – 27 May 2018

humanity 24H Architecture Competitions 2018

A space where the time limit is used to stimulate your creativity.

Late period of registration: 16 – 26 May at 11:59 – Fee € 30
After the competition start – Fee € 50

24h humanity Architecture Competition

Bridge of Entrepreneur International Design Competition, Zhong’an Chuanggu Technology Park, China

May 15, 2018: Proposal Collection deadline

May 16, 2018 – June 30, 2018: Jury Review

First Prize (1 team): Certificate + Bonus 100,000RMB (before tax, around $15,000)
Second Prize (2 teams): Certificate + Bonus 40,000RMB (before tax, around $6,000)
Third Prize (3 teams): Certificate + Bonus 10,000RMB (before tax, around $1, 500)
Honorable Mentions (44 teams): Certificate + Bonus 1,000RMB (before tax, around $150)

Bridge of Entrepreneur Architecture Competitions 2018

Bridge of Entrepreneur Design Competition

The Architecture MasterPrize

Final Deadline on Friday, August 31st

The Architecture MasterPrize is honoring and awarding architects and designers who push boundaries and set new standards, who turn the ordinary into the truly extraordinary and inspire others, today and for generations to come.

The Architecture MasterPrize stands:

  • To advance the appreciation of quality architectural design around the world,
  • To celebrate the greatest achievements in architecture, interior design and landscape design,
  • To showcase the world-class talent and visionaries in these fields.

A jury of esteemed architects, industry professionals and academics considers entries in 41 categories across the fields of architecture, interior design and landscape design.

Architecture MasterPrize entry

School of Architecture Competition

Think Vertical Create Vertical

Archdux School of Architecture Competitions 2018


Call me Architecture. I am a product of a way of thinking. Over the years, I have presented myself as a dream of civilizations. I have found myself layered endlessly, while my contemporaries have evolved into rather noteworthy images of their primitive selves. Although I am interpreted differently in many a space and time, I may mean the same. I see myself as an instrument to elucidate problems. My nature of debates may have changed and my discipline altered, but I have existed with one and only one purpose: to serve. I remember and I do reflect.


Although my learners have significantly cultivated newer spaces over the period of time where I have been transformed, twisted and determined to newer arrangements: it has been hard to perceive them not exploring a comfortable one for themselves. In fact, to be a student of architecture demands to be something other than the student at all the times. Hence, in the event of facilitating such an idea, I bring you an opportunity to paint me in the idea you want.


The open ideas competition invites participation from architects, designers and students to come up with an imaginary story of farming architectural learning into vertical derivative of a building. While there is no limit to one’s imagination, the competition would dwell in the historical city of Milan so as to gain a perspective of context and affairs around the place.

The participants are encouraged to deal with a unique and distinctive approach to the acknowledged domain of identity. We would indeed love to see architectural school as a comedy of individual errors which when unified produce a meaningful setting for ideas. Kindly avoid clichés as different traits of architecture schools and work towards more constructive programs. We ask you to go as much Up as possible to avoid the down.

Archdux School of Architecture Competition 2018

Competition Timeline

31 March 2018 – Last date for queries

12 April 2018 – Standard Registration Ends

16 April 2018 – Submission Deadline


Winner : 2000 $ + Certificate

1st Runner-up : 1000 $ + Certificate

2nd Runner-up : 500 $ + Certificate

15 Honorable Mentions

Top 50 entries will be published on the design contest website.

Top 3 entries may get additional publication at media partners’ web pages.

Website url : School of Architecture Competition

Museum of Language London Architecture Contest, England, UK


31 March 2018 – Early Registration deadline

29 April 2018 – Standard Registration deadline

30 April 2018 – Closing day for Submissions

The architecture competition aims at:

• Preservation of language through the creation of a dedicated language bank that exhibits different world languages in an interactive manner.
• Creation of a dedicated learning platform that will allow a detailed research and innovation in terms of the past, present and future world languages.
• Create a poetic response for a language museum through the means of architecture.
• Creating an icon that will have enrich and contribute to the culture of the city of London.

Museum of Language London Architecture Competition

Matera, city of culture Competition, Southern Italy

15 April – entry deadline

INSTAURA, portal for restoration and recovery, launches an architectural competition of ideas for the enhancement of Matera, acient city in suthern Italy. The architecture contest aims to intervene in the old center of the city with the insertion of a contemporary sign, Museum of Culture, that can becomes a new pole of interest on an urban scale.

Matera, city of culture Architecture Competitions 2018

the new Museum of Culture, a container of traditions.

Anyone can participate, without limits of age or country, either individually or in groups. You cannot take part in the contest with more than one project.

SPECIAL ENTRY: from 15th of January – 25nd of February the fee entry is of 30,00 euros for team (regardless of the number of competitors) and 20,00 euros if the participant is unique.

ORDINARY ENTRY: from 25nd of February – 15th of April the fee entry is of 40,00 euros for team (regardless of the number of competitors) and 25,00 euros if the participant is unique.

The winners will be announced on the website of the Association no later than the date of 21th of May 2018. The first three works will be deserving, are not excluded special mentions.

– The winner will receive a prize of 1000,00 euro (excluding TAX).

– Top three finishers will have an annual digital subscription to MARK MAGAZINE.

– The winners and mentioned will be publicate on and (and on all the sector portals that will promote the initiative), participation in future contests, workshops, and tours organized by and

Matera city of culture Architecture Competition

PIAM Architecture Competition

After the success of participation in previous editions, Matimex announces another year of PIAM, the International Architecture Prize dedicated on this occasion to the Contemporary Commercial Spaces.

Rethinking Competitions – Architecture Contest in 2018

This prize is addressed to professionals and students associated with the architecture, technical architecture, design, interior design, engineering and with similar profiles with this characteristics.

Professional category Prizes:
1st prize: 3.000 €
2nd prize: 1.000 €

Students category Prizes:
1st prize: 1.000 €
2nd prize: 500 €

29 Jan – 7 May

PIAM website:

Immortalised: A Design Competition

8 May 17.00 GMT: Submission Deadline

Immortalised a Design Competition

As part of the Immortalised season, Historic England are inviting proposals for new ways of remembering events, people and identities in the public realm.

2018 is a particularly significant year for anniversaries in England, with events up and down the country commemorating the end of the First World War and the victory of the Votes for Women campaign. New statues, plaques and monuments are planned to mark these important historical moments, helping bring to the surface previously overlooked stories and individuals. In response – and recognising that artists, architects and designers have always played a key role in shaping our commemorative landscape – we want to explore alternative approaches to public memory in England.

– What is an appropriate memorial for your chosen region to leave to future generations?

– What stories or individuals deserve greater recognition?

– How might different materials and design approaches change how we think about public memory?

– What creative alternatives might there be to tearing down contested statues?

The organisers are looking for critical and unexpected responses to these questions.

Proposals may be physical, permanent, temporary, preformative, intangible, or a mixture of the above. They should respond to the unique story of the individual, group or event being remembered, and to the proposed location of the memorial.

The ten successful applicants will receive £2,000 to develop their proposals for display in the Immortalised exhibition, and will be invited to the exhibition opening in September 2018.

This architecture competition is open to anyone over the age of 18.

Submissions are particularly welcome from individuals representing the below groups and/or interdisciplinary teams:

Architecture, art and design students
Campaign groups
Artists and other creative practitioners
Young architects and small practices
Local history and heritage groups

For more information on this architectural competition and how to enter, please visit, or alternatively, refer to the Competition Pack, see link below.

Website: Immortalised: A Design Competition

Website: Immortalised: A Design Competition Poster

Dancing – Alternative Designs for Clubs Contest, from Non Architecture Competitions

Dancing - Alternative Designs for Clubs Architecture Competitions 2018

(27 Apr 2018: Late registration period deadline)

30 Apr : Submission Deadline

Dancing Architecture Competition

The fee goes up in stages

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Kaira Looro Design Competition

Architecture competition for new cultural center – A tribute to the Africa’s culture in a remote place of the earth.

Hundred-years old cultures give birth to Communities, being transmitted through rhymes of those who are narrating it and interpretating tha past through wisdom. One’s accomplishments result from rituals and metamorphosis, bonding the human being to its own roots through dance, history, music, colours, flavours, materials and landscapes.

(11 Mar to 4 Apr 2018: Late registration)

25 Apr 2018: Competitions deadline

Kaira Looro Architecture Competition

Felixstowe Road Housing Architecture Competition, Bexley, London, England, UK

16 Apr deadline

The Royal Institute of British Architects design competition on behalf of a partnership comprising the London Borough of Bexley, its arm’s length development company BexleyCo, and Peabody (major housing provider).

The Felixstowe Road Housing Architecture Competition seeks to select an architect to design a high-density residential development on a prominent site opposite the Abbey Wood Crossrail station and close to Thamesmead within the London Borough of Bexley.

Up to five bid teams will be shortlisted and invited to participate in the design and tender phase of the selection process. An equal honorarium of GBP £8,000 (+VAT) will be paid to each of the bid teams who submits a compliant final tender and gives a clarification interview presentation.

16 April 2018 14.00hrs (BST) : Deadline for receipt of SQ returns

24h competition – bigData

April 7 at 11:49 am London GMT + 0:00 : Registration deadline:

April 7 12:00pm (noon) London GMT+0:00 : access to the brief on the contest day

24h competition 23rd edition - bigdata - Architecture Competitions 2018

A space where the time limit is used to stimulate your creativity. This competition proposes give responses in 24H to the social problems, future visions, climate changes, humanitarian causes and sociologic problems of the contemporary societies. Commitment, perseverance, inspiration and hard work are the necessary bases to develop a proposal that meets the premises that will be released regularly in the brief of the competition.

24H Architecture Competition

Desert Waypoint for Contemplation and Exhibitions Competition

(March 4, 2018 – Registration (late fee $90.00) deadline)

March 18, 2018 – Deadline for proposals submission

Montello Foundation is proud to announce a Student Design Competition for A Desert Waypoint for Contemplation and Exhibitions.

Montello Foundation is a foundation dedicated to support artists who foster our understanding of nature, its fragility and our need to protect it.

The Montello Foundation intends to build a waypoint, so artists’ interpretations of nature and our interactions with nature may be the starting point for travelers’ contemplations.

Montello Foundation Architecture Competition 2018
image from architecture competition organisers

The purpose of the structure is threefold: 1) House temporary exhibitions, 2) Create a place of rest and contemplation for travelers and the local community, 3) Provide a place to meet and exchange views and perceptions.

Montello Foundation Competition

Lanzarote Dynamic Square, Arrecife, Canary Islands, Spain

Mar 23 – Late registration and FAQ ends

Mar 23 18:00h GMT+1:00 (Madrid time) – Submission deadline

The Cabildo of Lanzarote has been trying since 1989 to reactivate and enhance the cultural attractiveness of Arrecife. The main objective of this project is to convert the El Almacén plaza (Arrecife) into an urban point of culture and social meeting. And with this contest it is intended to take an important step for it since the proposal will be built.

Lanzarote Dynamic Square Competition
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Lanzarote Dynamic Square Architecture Competition

Triumph Architectural Treehouse Award (TATA) 2018 : Treehouse fit for a Prince, London, England

Triumph Architectural Treehouse Award 2018
image courtesy of ArchTriumph

The aim of this international ideas competition is to recognise the architectural and design principle involved in designing a high quality treehouse and the role they sometimes play in shaping our ideas of low-cost, low maintenance and sustainable architectural design in many world communities.
This architecture competition investigates, explores and emphasises the importance of sustainable concept in Treehouse design as they become ever more popular, more intricate and more commercial.


16 Mar 2018 23:59 (GMT) – Late Registration deadline


23 March 2018 23.59 hours (GMT) – Closing Date for Submission

Triumph Architectural Treehouse Award

Concurso de Ideias Desafios Urbanos’17

15 March – submission deadline

The Espaço de Arquitetura portal, sponsored by CS-Tiles, Love, Margres, ATZ, Lummenn and with the institutional support of Fafe City Council, promotes the URBAN CHALLENGES’17 Ideas Contest.

Concurso de Ideias Desafios Urbanos’17
image from architectural competition organisers

The aim is to revitalize the area occupied by the former Fafe Municipal Market, located in an area of around 3000m2, through the design of a new building, next to the Square of Communities, which, due to its privileged location and size, requires a reflection and special attention.
It is expected that this challenge will result in solutions that guarantee the revitalization of the urban fabric, the alteration of the strategic positioning of the surrounding area, with direct effects on the cultural and socio-economic dynamics.

Taking into account the dynamics that it intends to promote and the need, on the one hand, to transfer the Automobile Museum which has a collection of about 60 vehicles, on the other hand, to add the history of the Rally de Portugal as an identity of the city of Fafe, considered the “Rally Cathedral”, the design of the Automobile Museum and the Rally of Portugal (MARP) is considered fundamental.


Architect Award:
1st Prize: 5000.00 € (five thousand euros)
2nd Prize: 1000.00 € (thousand euros)
3rd Prize: 500.00 € (five hundred euros)

Student Award:
1st Prize: € 700.00 (seven hundred euros)
2nd Prize: € 300.00 (three hundred euros)


15 Mar 18:00 – Receipt of Works

23 Mar – Publication of Received Proposal Codes

12 Apr – Notification of Selection Decision

Concurso de Ideias Desafios Urbanos’17

House In Forest 2018 – Timber House Architecture Competition

Registration Deadline: 1 March 2018
Submission Deadline: 1 March 2018
Price: USD 35

House In Forest 2018 – Timber House Competition
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House In Forest 2018 – Timber House Architecture Competition

Annual international design competition: House In Forest 2018 – Timber House. This competition is designed to challenge and seek to explore the fantastic ides of architectural design, as well as landscape design and site planning.

Bespoke Access Awards 2017/18

27 Feb 2018 – entry deadline

International design competition for fully accessible hotel rooms, with a prize fund of £30,000.

Paralympic Gold Medalist Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson and RIBA Stirling Prize-winning architect Alan Stanton OBE amongst competition judges.

The deadline for the Bespoke Access Awards competition has been extended to Tuesday 27 February 2018.

Bespoke Access Awards Competition

AZ Awards Architecture Competition, Canada – International

Feb 20, 2018 : Final entry deadline

– Entries are juried by a panel of architects & designers at the forefront of their professions

– Finalists and Winners are published in the AZ Awards Annual issue and are recognized at the AZ Awards Gala in June

– Student winner receives a $5000 cash prize

2018 AZ Awards

AZ Awards 2018

Arch at Zero 2017 Competition

registration deadline: Jan 10, 2018, 1:00 PM PST

submission deadline: Jan 30, 2018, 1:00 pm PST

Location: Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies (RTC), Tiburon, California, USA

Architecture at Zero is a zero net energy design competition open to students and professionals worldwide, engaging architecture, engineering, and planning students and professionals in the pursuit of energy efficient design.

Architecture at Zero 2017 Competition

This year’s architectural competition is a science education facility in Tiburon, California. Student registration is free. Register for updates.

The competition challenge is to create a zero net energy bayside community education and visitor’s center, in support of the mission of the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies (RTC). This facility is San Francisco State University’s center for estuary and ocean science located on 53 acres of bayside property in Tiburon, California.

Architecture at Zero 2017 Competition

New Hsinta Ecological Power Plant Construction Project Conceptual Design Competition

5 Jan 2018 Registration Deadline

23 Jan 2018 Submission Deadline

New Hsinta Ecological Power Plant Construction Project Conceptual Design

International Competition

“Aesthetics” becomes a new dimension of the next-generation power plant.
Taiwan Power Company’s Hsinta Power Plant is looking to expand its natural gas facilities at the No. 2 plant location in Yongan District, Kaohsiung City. To ensure harmony with the surrounding historical architecture and wetland ecology of salt fields, the Company is soliciting a breakthrough ecological power plant design and landscaping program that aligns its design thinking with leading global visions.

The result of the competition will serve to inform the plant’s future design and construction.
This marks the first time Taiwan brings the conceptual design of a power plant into an international competition. Taiwan Power Company cordially invites outstanding professional teams as well as students in architecture, landscape design and spatial design from local and abroad to take part in this competition!

Winners and Awards:

1. Stage One:
Five Shortlists: NT$ 200,000 for each (Approximately US$ 6,600)
(Awarded the right to enter into Stage Two)
Five Honorable Mentions: NT$ 100,000 for each (Approximately US$ 3,300)
Ten Selected Awards: Certificate of Award

2. Stage Two:
One First Prize: NT$ 4,000,000(Approximately US$ 130,000)
One Second Prize: NT$ 2,000,000(Approximately US$ 66,000)
One Third Prize: NT$ 1,000,000(Approximately US$ 33,000)
Two Merit Awards: NT$ 500,000(Approximately US$ 16,000) for each

Qualifications for Participation:
1. Any licensed architect (or architect firm) of Taiwan (R.O.C.) or any licensed architect (or architect firm),
licensed landscape architect (or landscape architect firm) of foreign country, alone or in teams.
2. Any design-related company of Taiwan (R.O.C.) or foreign country, alone or in teams.
3. Any student recommended by design-related department of university of Taiwan (R.O.C.) or
foreign country, alone or in teams.

Registration Acceptance Period 2017/10/24 ~ 2018/01/05

Material Submission Deadline 2018/01/23
Stage One Jury Session 2018/01/25 ~ 2018/01/26
Announcement of the Shortlists 2018/01/26
Stage Two Jury Session 2018/04/26 ~ 2018/04/27
Announcement of the Winners 2018/04/27

Competition Documents Download:
Official launch on Oct. 24th, 2016
Information is for reference only. Subject to the announced tender document.

Host Organization: Taiwan Power Company, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

Coordinator: Barry Cheng Architect
Tel: 886-4-2326-1799 Fax: 886-4-2326-5212 Email: [email protected]


Safari Zimbabwe Architecture Competition
Safari: Zimbabwe 2017 Competition
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Zimbabwe Architecture Competition
Eleven has announced their latest ideas and design competition: ‘Safari: Zimbabwe 2017’. The magazine’s latest challenge calls on creatives from all around the world to design innovative concepts for a super sensory safari lodge in the heart of Matobo National Park.

Solar Decathlon Europe Architecture Competition
Solar Decathlon Europe Competition
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Solar Decathlon Europe Competition
Deadlines for submissions: Oct 27 2017
The Energy Endeavour Foundation and the SDE19 Organisation are in the midst of the Call for Teams for the ultimate international university-level competition for resource-responsible and energy-efficient architecture. The next edition of the Solar Decathlon Europe will take place in the summer of 2019 in Hungary, beyond Budapest in the beautiful city of Szentendre.

Sahara Eco House Contest
Rethinking Competitions - Sahara Eco House
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Rethinking Competitions – Sahara Eco House Contest
This is an architecture competition where a new concept of housing must be projected that maximizes the passive systems to achieve the necessary comfort in houses in extreme climates such as deserts and in particular in the Sahara.

Archasm Amsterdam Art Bridge Architecture Contest, Netherlands – International
Archasm Amsterdam Art Bridge Architecture Competition
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Archasm Amsterdam Art Bridge Architecture Competition
Amsterdam, the capital of Netherlands is said to be a city with heart. The polycentric city of Amsterdam has its heart and soul lying in its ring of canals and bridges that bind the concentric and infinite loop that the city is. The city is popularly called the ‘Venice of North’, for its more than one hundred kilometers of canals, around 90 islands and about 1500 bridges.

7th Advanced Architecture Contest

7th Advanced Architecture Competition 2017
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Advanced Architecture Competition

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia announce the 7th Advanced Architecture Contest, on the theme of RESPONSIVE CITY.

The aim of the architectural competition is to promote discussion and research through which to generate insights and visions, ideas and proposals that help us envisage what the city and the habitat of the 21st century will be like.

Camus Prague Architecture Competition


The biggest Czech bank is building its new headquarters – changing a brownfield neighbouring Prague’s historical core – supporting creation of a fresh, liveable city district – forming contemporary environment for its employees, visitors and inhabitants of Prague.

The subject of this architecture competition is an architectural proposal for the new headquarters of Česká spořitelna: Campus Prague, including its surroundings. The Announcer’s vision is to develop a building complex, in the inner city of Prague, that will go beyond the norm of a generic office building and that will represent a new model for the administrative organisation by accommodating the Announcer’s activities, as well as public services and amenities accessible to both employees and the general public. The goal is to shift the notion of contemporary office buildings: to prevent the complex becoming a “ghost city” after working hours and to conceive it as a liveable and operational part of Prague.

For all the info, visit – check if you qualify – upload your portfolio – get selected by the jury among 15 to compete anonymously with your design – make the cut among 6 best to present your project in Prague – get a commission!

Website: Camus Prague Architecture Competition

2017 Wood Design & Building Awards

2017 Wood Design & Building Awards is now open and accepting submissions for this year’s competition. The Wood Design & Building Awards is a program that recognizes excellence in wood architecture and international submissions are welcomed. Please visit the for more information on how to submit the projects.

The Wood Design Awards program will publicize the winning projects to architecture professionals and the public through press releases, a special awards section of Wood Design & Building magazine, the Wood Design & Building awards website, industry conferences/tradeshows, and a limited edition hardcover awards book (awarded Gold in the General Audience Book category for the EXCEL Awards).

Website: Wood Design & Building Awards

Fairy Tales Competition

Jan 5, 2017: entry deadline

Check out the website, download the brief, then register and start creating.

Regular Registration ($55) was open until December 7th
Late Registration ($70) is available until the Submission Deadline on January 5th, 2017.

All participants will receive a discount voucher for their copy of Storytelling Architecture, and two complimentary tickets to the final event at the National Building Museum.

Fairy Tales Architecture Competition

Alternative Designs for Restaurants Contest, from Non Architecture Competitions

31 Dec 2017 – Submission Deadline (23.59 GMT+0)

Alternative Designs for Restaurants Design Competition
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Eating – Alternative Designs for Restaurants Design Competition
The aim of the “Eating” competition is to develop a design proposal for the restaurant typology, intended as a place of preparation and consumption of food. It is asked to the participants to create innovative and unconventional projects on this theme, questioning the very basis of the notion of restaurant.

The fee is currently €75.00

The fee goes up in stages, apply now to get lowest price

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UnBox Architectural Competition

New architecture competition from a team of young enthusiastic architects and founders of an International architecture and design magazine called “Volume Zero”, a platform for architects and designers to showcase their exquisite works, vision and passion for innovative ideas and concepts.

Under this initiative this year Volume Zero is hosting an open design competition with the concept of space utility and sustainable urban development, to encourage and empower young talented designers and students from around the globe to explore their creative limits.

Jan 15: Last date for submission of entries
Feb 15: Announcement of results

Design contest website:

Building for a Billion Architecture Competition

‘BUILDING FOR A BILLION’ is an International competition under the initiative ‘India Next’ by UltraTech Cement. This architectural competition invites Engineers and Architects, to develop innovative solutions to tackle the mammoth task of housing every Indian.

Building for a Billion Architecture Competition

The ‘Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana’ (PMAY) was launched on 25th June, 2015 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, India with a mission to provide a ‘home for every Indian’. The scheme includes regulated homes for the urban poor and robust (pucca) homes for the rural people. The nearest target is 10 million homes by the year 2019 and 20 million houses for the urban poor by the year 2022.

The overarching details of the architecture competition are:

Innovative, contextual, viable, sustainable and most importantly inclusive solution for housing, along the lines of the Government’s Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana

Professionals: Architects & Engineers (Civil/Structural)
Students: 3rd, 4th, & 5th Year (Individuals and Groups)

Registration : Free
Submission deadline: Jan 14, 2018

Prize Money : 15 Lakhs

For more details and to register, log on to

For queries call: 022-26483164 / 49722318 Or mail: [email protected] / [email protected]

home 24H Competition

9-10 Dec 2017

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home Architecture Competition

The architecture competition date: Dec 9 – Dec 10

STUDENT ARCH 2017 Architecture Competition
STUDENT ARCH provides a platform for students and young graduates from technical universities as well as from universities of art & design.

First prize: 1000 € and a trip to Admont.

Deadline for submission: 18 Nov 2017

STUDENT ARCH 2017 Architecture Competition

Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition
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Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition

Enter by 24 November 2017

The Government of South Australia is commissioning an international search for a world-class team to design the much-anticipated Adelaide Contemporary – a second site for the acclaimed Art Gallery of South Australia.

Adelaide Contemporary will be a new landmark on the city’s celebrated North Terrace boulevard adjacent to the historic Botanic Garden and close to the parent Gallery.

Shelter International Architectural Design Competition for Students 2017

Shelter International Architectural Design Competition for Students

In rural regions and fishing villages there still exist “commons” such as mountains, forests and water areas that are jointly managed and utilized by the local community. It could be said however, that such commons are almost nonexistent in urban areas (especially in Japan). This is because in the process of modernization, land, building, and objects were designated either under private ownership or public ownership, and a society based on systems of exchange through currency and redistribution through tax had in particular come to shape urban space.

Shelter International Architectural Design Competition for Students 2017


Home is a domain that is intimate to all of us. Beyond its everyday function as a physical shelter for people and their activities, it connects with its user on a personal and emotional level.

The modern day scenario of environmental and financial concerns along with the desire to have more freedom has led people to follow simpler and efficient ways of living. With the rapid growth of technology and smart living there lies an opportunity for efficient spaces with the feeling of homeliness and personal touch points.

Tiny House Design Competition 2017

Tiny House Design Competition

Paris Riverside Restaurant Architecture Competition

Paris and the entire country of France is world-famous for its cuisine, with a non-exhaustive list of delicacies and culinary systems. The culinary reputation of Paris is very rich, cultured and diverse. French food culture, according to UNESCO, is important for ‘bringing people together to enjoy the art of good eating and drinking’ and the power to create ‘togetherness, the pleasure of taste, and the balance between human beings and the products of nature’.

Paris Riverside Restaurant Architecture Competition

COSTA DEL SPRAWL Ideas Competition, Spain

Deadline for entries 23.59 GMT – 31 August 2017

Selected designs announced – 7 September 2017

Exhibition including shortlisted designs – 16 September 2017 – Monday 9th October 2017

Winner announced – 9 October 2017 after judging and public vote

For a second year the Costa del Sprawl ideas competition seeks creative solutions to improve the social, urban, and architectural situation in some of Costa del Sol’s sprawling neighbourhoods. This year’s competition is focused on the theme of ‘identity’ and invites participants to imagine a piece of architecture, whether building or space, which could be adopted as a model of contemporary vernacular architecture specific to the area of Riviera del Sol, and act as a precedent for the future planning and development of the neighbourhood.

COSTA DEL SPRAWL Ideas Competition 2017

Andalucía contains an exciting variety of vernacular and contextual architecture which has grown throughout its tumultuous history and within its diverse landscapes. From the labyrinthine streets of medieval fishing towns and gleaming white walls of hillside villages, to palatial citadels and capitals of once mighty empires, the architecture of Andalucía tells a compelling story and creates a strong sense of place and identity.

This sense of identity and reflection of context has all but vanished from contemporary architecture in Andalucía, and this is most notable in the sprawling neighbourhoods of the Costa del Sol which communicate little more than the capitalist speculation which lead to their existence. Nonetheless, this condition now forms a part of the area’s history and provides the point of departure for any future architectural, urban or planning projects.

COSTA DEL SPRAWL Ideas Competition

Build A Retirement Community on A Shoestring Competition

21 Sep 2017 deadline

This year the organisers are keen to see clever and cost effective ‘Retirement Home/Granny Annexe’ solutions – a 40 sq m home that can be built for £40k (or less). Thirty of the homes also have to be configured as an innovative retirement community (with a max budget of £1.5m)

There is a £5,000 prize and there are a string of ‘TV celebs’ among the judges including Piers Taylor, George Clarke and Charlie Luxton.

Deadline: 21 September 2017.

A unique ideas competition, open to all, where you have to design an innovative Retirement Community of 30 homes that can be built very cost effectively.

Build A Retirement Community on A Shoestring Competition

Jacques Rougerie Foundation – International competition in architecture

Each year the Jacques Rougerie Foundation launch an international competition in architecture desined for architects, engineers, designers, wishing to propose new, innovative solutions according to their 3 main themes : les ans, nous lançons un concours international d’architecture gratuit destiné aux architectes, ingénieurs, designers qui désirent proposer des solutions innovantes selon nos trois thématiques générales:

• “Innovation and architecture for the sea” awards – Louis Vicat
• “Innovation and architecture for space” awards
• “Architecture & Sea level rise” awards

This year, the 3 themes are divided into 6 categories:

• “Innovation and architecture for the sea” awards – Louis Vicat
o Grand Prix: € 7500 (Seven thousand five hundred euros)
o Focus: “Ports of the future” – € 2500 (Two thousand five hundred euros)

• “Innovation and architecture for space” awards
o Grand Prix: € 7500 (Seven thousand five hundred euros)
o Focus: “Solar power satellites” – € 2500 (Two thousand five hundred euros)

• “Architecture & sea level rise” awards
o Grand Prix: € 7500 (Seven thousand five hundred euros)
o Focus: “The African coastline” – € 2500 (Two thousand five hundred euros)

Jacques Rougerie Foundation Architecture Competition

Rethinking The Future Awards 2017

Global Architecture & Design Awards: 35 Categories | 105 Awards | 249 Nations

Rethinking The Future Awards 2017

RTF Awards 2017 are a global architecture awards event with 35 categories and 15 esteemed judges across the globe. It’s your chance to be distinguished around the Best in the profession.

There are three Winners in Each Category Event. Also depending on the Jury’s Decision, Some projects will receive Honorable Mentions. Last year, there were about 5-6 Honorable Mentions in each Category.

Rethinking The Future Awards

Fentress Global Student Architecture Challenge: Design the Airport of 2075

6th edition invites students to re-envision the terminal building in the year 2075

Fentress Architects, based in Denver, Colorado, announces the 2017 Fentress Global Challenge, an international design competition for young and student architects. As in years past, the theme, consistent with the firm’s expertise in airport design and aviation, is envisioning an airport of the future.

Participants are encouraged to re-envision the terminal building in the year 2075 using one of 10 existing international airports, taking into consideration local context, technological trends, and project feasibility and passenger experience.

Fentress Global Student Architecture Challenge

Fentress Global Student Architecture Challenge

Moscow Urban Landscaping and Design Competition

The Open International Urban Landscaping and Design Competition will be held in Moscow

The Open International Urban Landscaping and Design Competition is a part of the “Moscow.Flowers.Sweets” Festival. Participants are offered to suggest solutions for landscape and floral compositions to improve Moscow urban spaces in the city centre and its outskirts.

The competition is organized with support of the Government of the City of Moscow and monitored by The Agency for Strategic Development Center.

Moscow Urban Landscaping and Design Competition

Moscow Urban Landscaping and Design Competition

The Black Taj : An incomplete memory of Mughal Empire

Design contest website:

Volume Zero Competition

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Student Competition: Urban SOS: hOUR City

Presented by AECOM and Van Alen Institute, with 100 Resilient Cities Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, hOUR City is this year’s Urban SOS™ student ideas competition. We’re asking students to propose new solutions to tackle housing, transportation, or economic development challenges and to re-imagine what a future “hour city” boundary can be.

Urban SOS 2017: hOUR City Competition

Visit the official Urban SOS: hOUR City website.

Footbridge Holešovice – Karlín International Design Competition, Czech Republic

The Capital City of Prague has announced The Footbridge Holešovice – Karlín International Design Competition

Footbridge Holešovice - Karlín International Design Competition

Footbridge Holešovice – Karlín Architecture Competition

The Footbridge Holešovice – Karlín International Design Competition should bring an architectural and structural design proposal for a pedestrian bridge across the Vltava River. This bridge will connect the riverbanks of Karlín, Holešovice and the Štvanice Island. Up to this day the Prague districts Karlín and Holešovice suffer from the lack of good pedestrian and cycling connection.

Competition Website:
Footbridge Holešovice – Karlín International Design Competition

Structures of Freedom Architectural Competition, Budapest, Hungary

Structures of Freedom Competition for Sziget Festival

Archtalent, an online architecture platform for Architects, in collaboration with Sziget, one of the largest music and cultural festivals in Europe, make an international call to design a temporary structure within the particular context of a music festival in the city of Budapest in Hungary.

The aim is to use the current model of architectural competition to develop a new contest in terms of format and scope, which should be an opportunity to all emerging talent anywhere in the world to boost their potential in a real competition, and showcase their built project to an audience of thousand of people.

Structures of Freedom Architecture Competition

Tuscan Architectural Award, Tuscany, Italy

Architecture, Tuscany launches a challenge to contemporary architecture by means of the 1st Regional Award. This Architectural Award is organised by the Regional Council for Tuscany, Florence and Pisa Orders of Architects and the National Building Contractors’ Association (ANCE) to promote architectural excellence and its culture.

Tuscan Architectural Award

Tuscan Architecture Competition in 2017

International Space Design Award—Idea-Tops

International Space Design Award—Idea-Tops, supported by related government departments, is “the most internationalized and influential design award in China”. It aims to create the most thoughtful and influential space design award, discover and praise the best designers and design works around the world.

International Space Design Award—Idea-Tops 2017 logo

It attracts designers and architects from 35 countries or regions, such as USA, UK, France, Italy, Germany, etc. In 2016, we had 6020 entries, including 14 works from the Venice Architecture Biennale; and in 2015, we had 5682 entries, including 11 national pavilions from the Milan Expo 2015.

International Space Design Award—Idea-Tops

HUMAN TRAFFICKING – Tenancingo Square Mediascape competition

Architectural research initiative arch out loud are hosting a competition addressing human trafficking and calling on designers to reimagine the square of Tenancingo Municipality, Mexico where this issue is prevalent.

Tenancingo Square Mediascape Competition

Tenancingo Square Mediascape architecture competition

This architecture competition can be found at this link:

Amphibious Habitats Competition

Amphibious Habitats Competition

This spring, LOBBY is calling for unique, inventive architectural proposals as we excitedly announce the launch of our first international design competition: ‘Amphibious Habitats’.

Amphibious Habitats Architecture Competition 2017

Call to ceramicists to produce bespoke and highly crafted ceramic building components


Bring your unique ceramic skills to a collaborative project for an exhibition organised by ECAlab at the RIBA North

Category: Exhibitions and Collaborations

We are looking to collaborate with ceramicists, ceramic artists, and studio potters in the development of an exciting new exhibition, Moulding Futures, which will be held at the RIBA North during September-December 2017.

We are seeking individuals with a proven track record of delivering bespoke and highly crafted ceramic pieces, showing a strong personal signature style, to offer their creative proposals to a design challenge.

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Blueprint Competition, Genoa, Italy


Two months after the presentation in Genoa, there is great interest in Blueprint Competition, an international ideas competition for the redevelopment of areas of the former Trade Fair site owned by the City of Genoa and SPIM – the company for valorizing the City’s real estate holdings.

From the design by architects Renzo Piano Building Workshop to a project for the Genoa waterfront capable of attracting the interest of international investors.

Blueprint Architecture Competition

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Architectural Designs

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Non Architecture Competition
Non Architecture Competition

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