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Houston Endowment International Design Competition

Texas, USA
Date tbc

Malcolm Reading Consultants fast-track international design competition seeks architectural designs for a new Houston Endowment headquarters. This is for a US philanthropic organisation located in Houston, Texas, USA.

New Architecture Competitions submissions are welcome – email design contest information to info(at)

Future Mosque Architecture Competition

Dec 2019: Final Submission

Al Fozan Award for Mosque Architecture (KSA) jointly with Ajman University (UAE) are organizing Student Competition to design the Future Mosque.

Website: Future Mosque Architecture Competition

The Concept:
Based on Abdullatif Al Fozan Award for Mosque Architecture’s objectives, a desire to introduce future mosque architecture for new generations.

The Project:
Within the proposed rectangular mass, representing the usual geometrical proportion of a mosque building, each student should propose an architectural design for a future mosque within this mass.

The Architectural Elements of a Mosque:
A mosque (masjid in Arabic) is a place of worship in Islam. The main architectural components of a mosque are practical.

There is a lot of variation in architecture of mosques around the world, building design and materials and depend on culture, heritage and resources. However there are some common architectural features:

A) Minaret

B) The Dome

C) The Prayer Hall

D) The Mihrab:

E) The Minbar:

F) The Ablutions:

Design Outlines:

  1. Genuine Architectural Design with imaginary future approach.
  2. Combine technology with architecture.
  3. Include new building and finishing materials
  4. Match green architecture principles.
  5. Incorporating Digital audiovisual appliances.
  6. Considering people with special abilities.
  7. Considering Identity and Climate.

All Projects should be submitted by:

  1. Short Video Clip of 3-4 minutes.
  2. Detailed Architectural Drawings in digital format.
  3. Detailed Technical Report on A4 size (Digital copy in DOC.)
  4. Please upload all these files in a single .zip or .rar file.

Time Schedule:

  • Date of Start: March 2019
  • Date of Final Submission: December 2019


  • Could be individual or Group of students.
  • Students Group could include students from IT, Electronics, Civil Engineering, environmental and material engineering.

1. First prize: 5000 USD
2. Second Prize: 3000 USD
3. Third prize: 2000 USD

[email protected]

Gatogether Competition
Lima, Peru

Exploring the architectural potential in rock forms at the top of San Juan de Lurigancho:

Gatogether Architecture Competition

reTHINKING Notre Dame Competition
Paris, France
Is this global disaster an opportunity to collectively rethink the role of heritage in today’s culture? Are these great monuments, a system of immunity of cities against a culture of waste and immediate obsolescence? What is the dialogue that can be established between the past and contemporary architectures?
reTHINKING Notre Dame Competition 2019 Paris

Prizes – 3.500 Euros

11 July 2019 – Early Registration ends
4 Sep 2019 – 18:00H (Madrid Time) Submission deadline

Rethinking Notre Dame Competition 2019

House Challenge 2019 – Desert House Architecture Competition
House Challenge 2019 - Desert House Architecture Competition

Title: Open Call: House Challenge 2019 – Desert House
Type: Open/International/Architecture
Location: Worldwide/Concept
Language: English
Organizer: House Challenge
Registration Deadline: Sep 30, 2019
Submission Deadline: Oct 1, 2019
Price: USD 35/45/55

“An idea is salvation by imagination.” – Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect.

Annual international design competition designed to challenge and seek the creation of a temporary dwelling with ideas and concepts in architectural design, landscape design and site planning.

The aim is to explore living in harsh environments possibilities, and raise awareness of environmental sustainability.

This year’s competition focuses on the Desert House, an architectural type with creative design methods to adjust the demands of a house to a specific site environment.

The design contest seeks the creation of a temporary dwelling for a group of 4-6 people to live comfortably.

Please visit website for more details

Jun 1 Competition Launch
Jun 1 – Jun 30 Pre-Registration

Jul 1 – Jul 31 Early-bird Registration
Aug 1 – Aug 31 Standard Registration
Sep 1 – Sep 30 Last-minute Registration
Oct 1 Submission Deadline
Oct 1 – Dec 10 Jury Deliberation
Dec 15 Announcement of Winners

Note: All deadlines are 09:00 am GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)

First Prize – $500 + Certificate + Portfolio Publication
Second Prize – $300 + Certificate + Portfolio Publication
Third Prize – $200 + Certificate + Portfolio Publication
10 Honorable Mentions to be published on the official website

Please visit

Eco Park Contest

Venice, Italy
New contest on MetaFin and Desall seek a new concept for a green recreational area to be built near Venice, Italy, conceived as a space for families, a playground for children, an area dedicated to sports, culture, associative activities and events.

The space is due to contain several structures and suitable equipment.

For more info on this architectural contest see

Contest timeline
Upload phase: 13 May 2019 – 9 September 2019 (1.59 PM UTC)
Client Vote: from 9 September 2019
Winner announcement: approximately by the end of November 2019

Total awards: €5000
Participation: free
Open to: creative people at least 18 years of age

MetaFin is the holding society of a group which buys, sells and transports frozen seafood products. is an open innovation platform dedicated to design and innovation, that offers to companies a participatory design tool involving in the creative process an international community coming from all over the world.

National Railway Museum Central Hall Design Competition

National Railway Museum Central Hall Design Competition

16 October 2019, 14.00 BST : Stage 1 deadline

Located in the heart of York, one of the world’s most important railway cities, the National Railway Museum is set for a transformation. The museum is poised to become the cultural anchor for York Central, one of the largest city centre brownfield regeneration projects in the UK, and indeed Europe:

National Railway Museum Central Hall Design Competition

Daylight Award 2020

Nominations for The Daylight Award 2020 closes on 1st of November 2019.

The Jury will undertake deliberations early in 2020

The laureates are due to be announced on 16 May 2020, the UN / UNESCO ‘International Day of Light’

Daylight Award 2020

Learning Lab Architectural Competition

Redefining Learning Spaces – International Architectural Competition, UL Lafayette Campus, Lousiana, USA

October 1, 2019: Stage One Submissions deadline

Three to five unranked winners will be selected by jury, each awarded $1,000.00 USD.

Stage Two of the competition will be composed of joint ventures/partnerships/teams of architecture firms with a local architecture firm.

Each of the three to five selected joint ventures/partnerships/teams will receive a $12,000.00 USD stipend for Stage Two.

Redefining Learning Spaces – International Architectural Competition

RIBA Low Line Design Competition

London, England, UK

2 Sep 2019 – Stage 1 deadline

The initial phase of this open, international, two-stage architecture competition invites teams of architects, landscape architects, designers, ecologists and other design-related disciplines to submit designs anonymously, in digital format only. Five concept designs will then be shortlisted for further development. Each shortlisted designer will receive an honorarium of £4,000 + VAT. The winning team will be invited to develop the vision in greater detail.

The Low Line, London’s emerging world-class walkway and destination which traces the path of the Victorian railway viaducts through Bankside, London Bridge and Bermondsey, is the subject of an international design competition, launched today by Better Bankside and the Low Line Steering Group, working with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The competition is supported by Lund Trust, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin.

RIBA Low Line Design Competition

Room Planner Competition

31 July 2019 deadline

Recreate a room from your favourite film or TV series using a Room Planner.

Anyone who takes part can win a voucher worth up to £300 to spend on

LIT Lighting Design Awards 2019

5% off entry fees with the Regular Deadline: July 31st, 2019

Seeking remarkable lighting product designers and lighting implementers from all parts of the world. LIT believe that lighting is both an art and a science, and it is one of the most important elements of design. Submit before the regular deadline on July 31st, 2019.

“Light in Theory” (LIT) was derived from the theory of light on an abstract, more encompassing level. Without this electromagnetic spectrum of waves that brings color and illumination to the world, we would not have lighting products or implementation of those products. Thus, we draw attention to lighting, designers, and the theory of light that keeps our homes and communities lit.

Being self-taught is a trend, even in design. But designers still need the resources of an international organisation to promote their creations and extend their network. By submitting your work to the LIT, you get a chance to receive significant, international publicity and exposure, so send us your best designs today!

LIT Lighting Design Awards, 1318 E. 7th Street, Ste. 140, Los Angeles, CA 90021, USA

Hyde Park Music Pavilion Architecture Competition

(31 May 2019: Final Registration Deadline)

14 Jun 2019: Final Entry Deadline

Arquideas international architectural competition for students and young architects: you could win up to € 6.375 in economic prizes and several free subscriptions to the most internationally renowned architecture magazines.

Hyde Park Music Pavilion Architecture Competition

This is the prestigious jury that will assess the proposals:

John Enright – Chief Academic Officer at SCI-Arc
Ana D’Apuzzo – Architect, artist and designer
Alejandro Beals & Loreto Lyon – Directors at Beals Lyon Arquitectos
Sofía Botteri & Patricio Connell – Directors at Estudio Botteri-Connell
Paulina Peña – Winner of VOF Norway competition

The following prizes will be awarded to proposals that best meet the purpose of the competition:

1st Prize
€ 3.750
1 year free subscription to AV Proyectos magazine
1 year free subscription to WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell magazine
1 year free subscription to On Diseño magazine
Digital publication in Plataforma Arquitectura
Digital publication in Arquitectura Viva
Publication in WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell
Digital Publication in On Diseño

2nd Prize
€ 1.500
1 year free subscription to AV Proyectos magazine
1 year free subscription to WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell magazine
1 year free subscription to On Diseño magazine
Digital publication in Plataforma Arquitectura
Digital publication in Arquitectura Viva
Publication in WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell
Digital Publication in On Diseño

3rd Prize
€ 625
1 year free subscription to AV Proyectos magazine
1 year free subscription to WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell magazine
1 year free subscription to On Diseño magazine
Digital publication in Plataforma Arquitectura
Digital publication in Arquitectura Viva
Publication in WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell
Digital Publication in On Diseño

Arquideas Special Prize
€ 500
It will be given to the proposal with more votes from Arquideas Community users

Up to 5 honourable mentions
Digital publication in Plataforma Arquitectura
Digital publication in Arquitectura Viva
Publication in WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell
Digital Publication in On Diseño

Hyde Park Music Pavilion Architecture Competition by Arquideas

Architecture Competitions submissions are welcome – email contest info to info(at)

Architectural Competition for Reviving NPAK

25 June 2019 : submission deadline

By the initiative of the Boghossian Foundation, urbanlab announces an open international architectural competition “Reviving NPAK” for all interested individuals and teams.

The purpose of the present architectural competition is to find the best design solutions for the existing building of NPAK located at 1/3 Buzand Street of Yerevan (Armenia), which needs to reflect the aspects of the architecture competition package through contemporary architectural language that is conscious of social and environmental responsibility, the importance for radical technical experimentation and the need to sustain a dialogue with the Centre’s legacy and its traditions.

Serving as a meeting point between the art community, the youth, general public, the creative and business sector, the revived Centre should become a facilitator between innovative artistic thinking, mass culture and industry.

The current redevelopment project is a multi-stage plan for future growth, revivification and expansion of NPAK. It presents an opportunity to create the largest temporary exhibition space in Armenia, which will simultaneously serve as one of the key cultural, entertainment and educational hubs in Yerevan.


The total award budget is 6’000’000 AMD (approx. 12’000 USD), which will be distributed between the below mentioned award categories.

1st: 2’500’000 AMD (approx. 5’000 USD)

2nd: 1’500’000 AMD (approx. 3’000 USD)

3rd: 1’000’000 AMD (approx. 2’000 USD)

Jury’s mention(s): 1’000’000 AMD (approx. 2’000 USD)


The competition Jury consists of nine professionals, the majority being architects from Armenia and abroad. London-based architect Mr. Philip Gumuchdjian will chair over the Jury.

The Jury members are:

  1. Philip Gumuchdjian, Architect, Gumuchdjian Architects (UK)
  2. Albert Boghossian, Boghossian Foundation Co-Chairman (Switzerland)
  3. Arthur Meschyan, Architect, Chief Architect of Yerevan (Armenia)
  4. Eduard Balassanian, Architect, NPAK Co-Founder (Armenia, USA)
  5. Misak Khostikyan, Architect, Art Historian (Armenia)
  6. Nadim Karam, Architect, Artist (Lebanon)
  7. Sarhat Petrosyan, Architect, Planner (Armenia)
  8. Verena von Beckerath, Architect, Chair for Design and Housing at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (Germany)
  9. Vigen Galstyan, Curator, Art Historian (Armenia, Australia)


There is no application fee for participation.

The submission deadline is 25 June 2019, while winners will be announced on 3 July 2019.

For participation and request for competition package please send an email to [email protected] mentioning “Competition Package” in the subject line, following which you will receive the link needed for participation.

For more information about the competition and how to participate please follow

About urbanlab

urbanlab (sometimes also called urbanlab_am and/or is a Yerevan-based independent urban think-do-share lab, aimed to promote democratization of urban landscape toward sustainable development in its broader understanding.

urbanlab’s multi-disciplinary platform enables the organization to operate in a diverse range of activities of self-initiated and/or commissioned research, content creation for public and professional reference, alternative and informal education, consultation, management and execution of community involvement environmental/urban policy projects.

For more information, visit:

About the Boghossian Foundation

The Boghossian Foundation, created in 1992 by Robert Boghossian and his sons, Jean and Albert, Lebanese jewelers of Armenian origin, realizes social and educational projects in Armenia, Belgium, Lebanon, and Switzerland. Convinced that the Foundation has to reach beyond humanitarian action Boghossian Foundation promotes humanistic values and better mutual understanding between the cultures of the East and the West

For more information, visit:


The “Armenian Centre for Contemporary Experimental Art” (ACCEA / NPAK) is a Non-Governmental Organization operating in Yerevan. ACCEA was initiated in the summer of 1992, and was officially incorporated as a non-profit organization in Yerevan, Armenia and New York, USA in 1994. NPAK promotes and supports various contemporary and avant-garde artists in Armenia. The Centre is a unique phenomenon of its kind in the entire South Caucasus.

For more information, visit:

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Portici Waterfront Architecture Competition, Bay of Naples, Italy


Two ideas competitions for the waterfront in Portici, Naples, Italy.


Complete the waterfront redevelopment project to connect and enhance the numerous and significant cultural and landscape resources of the area.

The first competition requires a project idea for an area of interchange in disused railway areas near the marina of the Granatello and the ENEA’s scientific pole, for a dock near the Pietrarsa Railway Museum and for connections between the various points of attraction in the city.

1st prize: € 14,000; 2nd and 3rd prizes: € 2,000 each

The second competition instead requires a project idea for detachable seasonal equipment to support the coastal promenade.

1st prize: € 8,000; 2nd and 3rd prizes: € 1,500 each

Subsequently, for both competitions, the winner is expected to be appointed after verification of the requirements.


Architects and Engineers registered in the respective Orders or professional registers of countries belonging to the European Union.


Registration and material submission: 15 Mar 2019 at 12.00
For further information visit website

Portici in Naples.

Napolicreativa, Via A. Manzoni 153/I, 80123 Napoli.

London Festival of Architecture and Architecture LGBT+ launch competition for Architectural Pride float

10 June 2019 midday : deadline for submissions

The London Festival of Architecture (LFA) and Architecture LGBT+ have announced a design competition for a float to represent architecture and LGBT+ architects at Pride in London and Manchester Pride.

London Festival of Architecture Competition for Architectural Pride Float

Woodside Pavilion for the 2019 Year of Culture

The International Finsa Award 2019 aims to encourage and challenge students and short term graduates to explore and redesign the use of wood and other ecological and recyclable materials in construction. We believe that the future in construction should continue developing this way and know it is possible to achieve.

Woodside Pavilion is a temporary structure designed to house practical art activities for the local community. Conceived as an informal, pop-up space, the purpose of the pavilion is to engage and offer dialogue and collaboration between groups of people who do not normally have the opportunity to meet with or collaborate with practical artists.

We want to add value to the competition by building the winner(s) project. Plus, the supervision and management of the construction by the designers with travel and expenses covered. This will kickstart their careers considering that the competition is only for students or recent graduates.

Registration period closes
February 28, 2019
The period to register you or your team closes at this date.

Submission period opens
March 1, 2019
From this date, you can upload all the required and extra data through the site

Submission period closes
May 7, 2019
You can upload your project files to the platform until this date

Winners announcement & Final Event
May 24, 2019
The winners will be revealed according to all the assessments.

Reuse of Ripafratta Castle Architecture Competition

, Tuscany, Italy
Deadline: 15 May 2019

A non-profit initiative on the re-use of a Castle in Ripafratta, Tuscany, consists in an Architecture Competition and anExhibition.

The castle is a medieval fortress abandoned since the XVI century, when it was restored by the famous renaissance architect Giuliano da Sangallo in collaboration with Leonardo da Vinci. The main purpose of this call for projects is to prove that it’s still possible to bring life back inside this walls, after they’ve been a ruin for so many centuries.

Reuse of Ripafratta Castle Architecture Competition, Tuscany, Italy

This initiative is promoted by local cultural associations 120g, and Salviamo la Rocca , with the support of national organizations, as FAI, Italia Nostra Onlus, Municipality of San Giuliano Terme, University of Pisa, Confesercenti, Chambers of the Architects of Pisa and the Castle Italian Institute, through the website

Trailer: Ripafratta Castle Architecture Competition

Reuse of Ripafratta Castle Architecture Competition, Tuscany, Italy

The design competition, open to architects, engineers and students, asks the participants to transform the ruin in a place for the climbing activities, events and conferences, and to design a public park connected with the hiking system of the surrounding mountains.

Just one A1 sheet is required.

The total prize is 2500 euro. The submitted projects will be displayed in an exhibition in a historical villa and the winners, in addition of receiving a prize, will be invited to explain their project to the citizenry during the “Festival of the Castle”, June 8-9th 2019.

Reuse of Ripafratta Castle Architecture Competition, Tuscany, Italy

The International Jury members :

Massimo Alvisi & Junko Kirimoto, Gong Dong (Vector Architects), Werner Tscholl, Mats Andersen & Trond Greve (Mir), Marco Giorgio Bevilacqua, (University of Pisa), Chris Precht (Penda), Marina Tabassum, Ted Baab (SO-IL), Alejandro Guerrero & Andrea Soto (Atelier Ars), Associazione Salviamo la Rocca, Gabriele Cei (Chamber of the Architects of Pisa).

Contact e-mail: [email protected]

New Cultural Center for Norwegian Waterfront in Oslo Architecture Competition, Oslo, Norway

12 April 2019: Registration deadline

STaRT, a platform for recearch of architecture, has launched #OSLOCALL, a contest of ideas for to project a new Cultural Center on waterfront of norwegian capital. The competition will select projects that will propose innovative solution and an excellent capacity of integration to the site.

Oslo is a unique place in perfect balance between architecture and nature: green landscapes, first among all the Fjords, make this one of the greenest cities in Europe. Great explorers have started to conquer extreme peaks but there are also artistic personalities, Munch and Viegeland, that have characterized Norwegian history. History and tradition are mixed with instances of contemporary design: Astrup Feornley Museu, Operahuslet, Barcode district, are just some of the architectures that have given a new image to the urban waterfront.

In this area of interesting ferment we want to imagine the Oslo Cultural Center, a contemporary sign in a district that with the Forsvartmuseet and the Nasjonallmuseet of Arkitektur has become a small cultural citadel. Auditorium, exhibition halls and photographic archiveswill be part of a new building in which events and performances will allow the local community to share experiences of historical-cultural value. A place for culture that gives continuity to the already started territorial development program.

Who can participate

There is no limit for the competition. I allowed to contest all those who want to deal with the theme proposed, whatever their country of origin. There are no age limits, can enroll graduate students, graduates or professionals. You can participate as an individual or as a group (max 5 components). In the second case it is necessary to elect a leader to have a contact person to which official communications. Each participant may submit only one project and not be part of more than one grouping. All competitors have the same rights and must fulfill the same obligations. Groups can be mixed or use more professional, they may be made simultaneously by graduate and undergraduate students.

Entry process

Registration is open until the last day of delivery processed 12th of April 2019.

The registration procedures are as follows:

Ordinary entry:
7 January – 27 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.

Extraordinary entry:
28 February – 12 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.

Free entry:
For those who want to take part in the contest by renouncing the final prize the participation fee is of 10,00 euros. The entry is valid for the entire duration of the contest (14 January – 12 April).

There are no refunds in any circumstances.
Sending the registration fee you accept every point of this regulation.
Those taking part in this competition are entitled to a 50% reduction, excluded the participants with FREE ENTRY, for the entry in #GENOVACALL, contest launched by the platform.

The methods of payment are the following:

– PayPal: You can submit your entry fee by referring to the [email protected].
– Bank Transfer:For those wishing to pay by bank transfer can write to the email [email protected] and ask specific about the bank.
FAQ: For some questions you can write us before 31th of March at: [email protected].
The official languages of the competition are: English, Italian, Spanish.

Download & Program

Following the payment, we must send the payment receipt and the model A to email [email protected]. Only after this will send and area photos (no high-resolution images because it shouldn’t uses for rendering) and reference dwg plan in 2D format. It is forbidden to use a different plan than the one provided. Since this is a competition of ideas cannot find any reference to building restrictions do not constrain the work of competitors.

Functional specifications (minimum mandatory equipment that can be supplemented by other functions at the discretion of the participants):

Hall: 100 mq + Auditorium:500 posti + 2 Exhibition halls for temporary photographic exhibitions: 100 mq for each one + 2 Laboratory (picture and sculpture): 100 mq for each one + Bibliotech: 300 mq + Coffee space: 200 mq + Technical room (for water and electric machines) 100 mq + 1 public WC for plan: 3 for man, 3 for woman, 1 for inhables + 4 Offices: 20 mq cadauno + Dressing room for staff: 50 mq + Green public area: free dimension.

There is no limit of height for the new building and it is possible to design underground spaces.

Project Area
Site: Oslo, Norway, Vippetangkaia
Surface: 2900 mq

Drawing & Deadlines

The files in digital format must be sent in a single moment, with each title in the alphanumeric code chosen at the discretion of the participants, by 23:59 (Norwegian timetable) on 12th of April 2019 to the email [email protected]; if the files exceed the capacity email you can use WeTransfer service to send its. Following the delivery the file cannot be re-submitted; in this case the participant will be excluded from the contest. This is part of the competition documentation:

-Model A: Attached to this announcement and to be delivered in .pdf format after payment of the registration fee, to receive the material, and the delivery of the final project. In addition to it you have to resend the payment receipt.

-Project Table: A digital file format A0 and drawn horizontally. It should be delivered in .jpg format with a resolution not exceeding 150 dpi. Anyone can decide how to draw up their work by inserting the elaborate plans, sections, three-dimensional reconstructions, render etc. The thesis project must contain at the top right an alphanumeric identifier(max 6 units) that each participant will choose freely.

-Relation of project: A folder A4 Word format, maximum 4000 characters including spaces, where not inserted images or graphics design. Internally they are described reasons formal and functional characterization of most of the proposal. In the header you must insert the alphanumeric code.



Evaluation criteria:
Integration context: 1-3 points – Formal and functional choices:1-3 points- Project communication: 1-3 points
The results will be publish not later thanil29th of April 2019. The work of the jury is incontestable. Besides the winners and the eventual mentioned works, the rest of the participants will be consider tied.
The attestate of participation can be requested within 60 days from the announcement of the winners.

Awards & Results

The winners will be announced on the website of the Association no later than the date of 29thof April 2019. Two different rankings will be drawn up.
The first ranking for participants with Ordinary and Extraordinary Entry the the prizes are this:
#The winner will receive a prize of 1000,00 euro (excluding TAX).
#Top three finishers will have an annual subscription to the DOMUS magazine in digital format.
#The winners and mentioned might take part for life at all our future competitions that we will propose on our portal.
The second ranking, intended for participants with Free Entry, provides for the identification of a unique winning project (which is not entitled to any cash prize) which will be recognized an annual subscription to the magazine DOMUS in digital format.

Read more information about the competition, please visit STaRT website:

Annual Q-City International Student Design Competition

(15 May, 2019 – 24:00(GMT+8): Registration Deadline)

31 May, 2019 – 24:00(GMT+8): Submission Deadline

UEDmagazine architecture contest news:

Q-City for this year is Xingtai located in Hebei province, which is full of historical heritage and development potential. Taking public spaces as the fulcrum, it is open to all college students from China and abroad, in urban planning, architectural design, landscape design, art design and so on, and is aimed to solicit creative renewal proposals for urban microscopic spaces.

Q-City International Student Design Competition

First Prize (1 team): Honor certificate + Bonus 100,000RMB (before tax, around 15,000USD)
Second Prize (4 teams): Honor certificate + Bonus 30,000RMB (before tax, around 4,500USD)
Third Prize (10 teams): Honor certificate + Bonus 10,000RMB (before tax, around 1,500USD)
Honorable Mentions (several teams): Honor certificate and UED magazine

Theme Interpretation:
In the future, the competition between cities will go beyond the traditional pattern and direction. This competition which advocates “Quality City”, is an exploration and attempt of transforming methods for urban public spaces. “Quality City” is intended to further enhance the grade and characteristics of a city, show deeper potential inside the city, integrate spirit and culture of the city into the physical construction and development, and form the spiritual essence reflecting the identity of city, making more beautiful the buildings, more convenient the public services, and more delightful the living environment.

The design content include 1) Urban Renovation, 2) Smart City Furniture, 3) Health & Sports Facilities, 4) Public Art Installations and other buildings or installations that can stimulate the vitality of city, offering new perspective, new stage and new focus for the richness and vividness of daily life. The prize-winning works will have the opportunity to be implemented in Xingtai City, and the final decision will be made by local government.

1st Q-City International Student Design Competition official website:

Urban Environment Design (UED) Magazine covers the frontier ideas and practice of architecture, predicts the trend of contemporary architecture, and analyses the profound relations among architectures, events, city and environment. From domestic to international, from established architects to emerging minds, UED Magazine reports the current significant events, competition, ideas, and works.

Dedalo Minosse International Prize for Commissioning a Building
31 May 2019: Final Entry Deadline

Dedalo Minosse Prize 2019 Awards

22 years after its foundation, ALA-Assoarchitetti announces the eleventh edition of the Dedalo Minosse International Prize for Commissioning a Building.

Dedalo Minosse Prize 2019

RIBAJ Spanning Suburbia competition

14 May 2019 11:59 pm: Entry deadline

Design a one-off house with a wide range of lintel features for a chance to win £2,000 and have your work printed in The RIBA Journal.

Suburbia, that early 20th century typology, still holds a fascination for the architect, despite the rise of the larger metropolis and megalopolis. Even in our modern world, the aspirational middle-class values it embodies retain their draw.

Website: RIBAJ Spanning Suburbia competition

2019 COINS Grand Challenge Competition

12 Apr 2019

Could your idea make our built environment more sustainable? This is an opportunity to win funding of over £115k, business support and more.

Enter by 12 April at

2019 COINS Grand Challenge Competition

RIBA London Festival of Architecture installation Design Contest

5 April 2019: deadline for entries

The RIBA invites architects and architecture students to design a temporary installation for the Architecture Gallery at the RIBA at 66 Portland Place, London.

The LFA installation will be on show from 4 June – August 2019.

LFA Temporary Installation for RIBA Architecture Gallery

Romanian Women in Architecture Competition

2 April 2019: deadline for nominations


the Romanian Cultural Institute London (RCI),
the Union of Architects in Romania (UAR) and
the Romanian Architects’ & Urbanists’ Forum (RAUF)

Part of London Festival of Architecture 2019

Call for entry:

RAUF, UAR and RCI London invite you to join the UK’s annual celebration of Women in Architecture with nominations for Romanian Women in Architecture who stand out through their practice.

Romanian architects and urbanists are called upon to put forward the name of a Romanian female architect who has inspired them through their architectural projects, writings or teaching. These proposed architects are expected to have made a significant contribution to architecture, design and the built environment.

A jury will choose the eight most outstanding entries. The jury will be chaired by Rosa Rogina, Head of Programme LFA and will include representatives of the three partner organisations. The selected entries will be included in the exhibition with which we will participate in this year’s LFA, on the theme of ‘Boundaries’, in June 2019.

Entry requirements:

A brief introduction of the proposed architect, setting out her contribution in the field of architecture, through projects, writings or teaching, in Romania or internationally. This should be a maximum 300-word text (preferably in English).

Two or three photographs of the architect’s most representative work, submitted as a single .pdf document or as a web link(s).

How to enter: please fill in the Google Form by clicking on the link:

Deadline: nominations should be received by midnight, on 2 April 2019.


The eight winners will have their entries shared on our social media channels; the entries will be developed into presentation boards, which will form part of the exhibition showcasing the work of Romanian Women in Architecture. They will be shown alongside a display of work by pioneers of architecture Virginia Haret-Andreescu, Henrieta Delavrancea-Gibory and Ioana Grigorescu – three of the most inspiring Romanian Women Architects of the early 20th century.

Queries: please email [email protected] by 28 March 2019, with the subject title ‘Pioneer Romanian Women in Architecture’.

Partners: the event is a joint initiative of UAR, RCI London & RAUForum in Great Britain and is part of LFA 2019.

Rosa Rogina – Head of Programme, London Festival of Architecture
Magda Stroe – Director ad interim, RCI London
Gabriela Mocan – Head of Architecture Programme, RCI London
Arh. Ileana Tureanu – President, UAR
Iolanda Costide AADipl RIBA, Principal NTA16 Architects – co-founder RAUF
Ana Becheru PGDipArc RIBA, Associate Director CBRE – co-founder RAUF
Iulia Fratila MArch RIBA, Proj. Arch. FletcherPriest Arch – project leader RAUF

Viru Keskus Design Competition, Tallinn, Estonia

The Estonian Association of Interior Architects are about to launch a contest for the interior design concept of the shopping centre that should keep the centre going for the next coming 10 years.

Viru Keskus Tallinn shopping centre Estonia

Feb 25 2019: invitations for submitting the portfolios

Mar 4 2019: deadline for submitting the portfolios

Viru Keskus Architecture Competition

House of Santa Architecture Competition

Mar 4 2019: Closing Date for Submission

By international architecture and design magazine “Volume Zero”, a platform for architects and designers to showcase their exquisite works, vision and passion for innovative ideas and concepts.

Volume Zero has initiated a design challenge to create an innovative, sustainable and one of a kind house for Mr. Santa Claus in the Arctic Circle.

December 20th, 2018 – Launch of Competition

4 March, 2019 – Last date for submission of entries

3 May, 2019 – Announcement of results.


24h competition 28th edition

One day to climb the biggest mountain on earth!

23 – 24 February 2019

Living with Water – Waterfront Development in Hull, England

Submission deadline: 27 March 2019

RIBA launch Design Ideas Competition on behalf of Hull City Council:

Hull is a city built around water, which brings opportunities and challenges. Whilst
waterside living is seen as an attraction, the risk of flooding is something that needs
addressing through good design.

Humber Quays West and Hull Arena is one of the city’s most prestigious
redevelopment opportunities, and design ideas are being sought for this major
residential-led redevelopment to celebrate the waterfront city centre location. Water
resilient development is a key priority, therefore design ideas should embrace the
principles of ‘Living with Water’ and produce innovative designs to deal with flood

Last year, the RIBA published a report outlining what the government needs to do to
help create homes and communities that are resilient to flood damage. The report,
The value of flood-resilient architectural design, stresses that the UK can no longer
base its approach to managing flood risk on simply keeping the water out.

• Currently 1 in 6 homes in the UK are at risk of flooding – a number that is
expected to double by 2050

• Flooding causes an average of £1.4 billion of damage each year to businesses
and households

Councillor Daren Hale, portfolio holder economic investment and regeneration, Hull
City Council said:

“This is a fantastic opportunity for local, national and international design teams to
develop a brief that complements the extensive work and investment that has taken
place so far to make Hull a flood resilient city.

Preparation is critical for our city, and the team working across the Living with Water
partnership have brought together a wealth of expertise to the forefront of climate
change discussions that will not only help to shape our plans for future developments,
but also impact the city’s position in terms of a becoming a resilient economic driver
for the region.

In order to achieve this, investment in planning and architecture is key, and can make
all the difference.”

This is an international RIBA Competition, open to architect-led design teams. The
first phase of the competition seeks initial design proposals which will be assessed
anonymously. Up to five designs will then be selected to proceed to the second phase
of the competition. Anonymity will be lifted at the second phase and shortlisted
teams will be invited to develop their ideas in response to feedback.

For further details about the competition and how to enter please visit:

The closing date for submission of initial design proposals is 14.00hrs (GMT) on
Wednesday 27 March 2019.

To view Hull and Haltemprice Living with Water website:

Architecture Competition for St Michael le Belfrey Church, York, England, UK

RIBA international Competition for St Michael le Belfrey Church in York

St Michael le Belfrey Church and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) invite architect-led multi-disciplinary teams from around the world to enter a competition for the re-ordering of St Michael le Belfrey church building in York.

The Grade 1 listed church is situated in the heart of York’s historic centre and lies in a conservation area immediately adjacent to York Minster.

The church requires essential works and an opportunity has been identified for the building to be refurbished and altered to create a space better suited to 21st Century worship and mission.

St Michael le Belfrey Church building in York England
photo courtesy of RIBA

The purpose of the re-ordered building is to provide a significant and attractive resource facility for engaging and welcoming people into the family of God requiring a space which provides an open, welcoming, accessible and warm church environment, with a flexible interior arrangement which remains faithful to its heritage. The re-ordering will seek to embrace the use of current technology to its fullest, while at the same time preserving the most significant historical and architectural aspects of the building.

In the first instance, Expressions of Interest are invited in accordance with the requirements set out in the preliminary briefing paper.

The deadline for Expressions of Interest is 14:00 Tuesday 19 February 2019.

Reverend Matthew Porter, vicar at St Michael le Belfrey Church, said: ‘This project is all about making our historic church building better suited for worship and mission in the 21st Century; being better equipped so we, and future generations, can even more effectively worship God and reach out with the love of Christ, to York and beyond.’

Keith Williams, Keith Williams Architects, acting as RIBA Advisor, said: ‘This stunningly beautiful church in its spectacular location next to one of Europe’s greatest cathedrals, is an absolute gem. Dating from the early 16th century, St Michael le Belfrey exhibits many layers of

architectural intervention as patterns of worship and social structures have evolved over time. The great challenge set out in this competition is to create the new legacy, the 21st century architectural intervention which will facilitate evolving patterns of worship for now and for generations to come.’

Full details of the RIBA Competition can be found here:

A shortlist of up to five teams will be selected by an appointed panel to participate in the design phase of the Competition. The evaluation panel will be comprised of Members of the Parochial Church Council (PCC) at St Michael le Belfrey and Keith Williams acting as the RIBA Advisor. Each of the five shortlisted teams will receive an honorarium payment of £7,000 (+VAT).

St Michael le Belfrey Church is a vibrant Christian Church based in the centre of York known commonly as “The Belfrey”. We have an overall congregation of around 800 people, praising God in Christ through various styles, encouraging joyful worship and practical bible teaching. Our vision is to be serving God’s Transformation of the North. We’re part of the Diocese of York and the Church of England. Our main church building is St Michael le Belfrey church (next to York Minster). St Cuthberts’ church (on Peasholme Green) is the venue for our House of Prayer. We believe that life is best lived in relationship with Jesus Christ. For further information visit or follow us on Twitter

House In Forest Design Competition

28 Feb 2019: Registration Deadline

1 Mar 2019: Submission Deadline

Title: Open Call: House In Forest 2019 – Tiny House
Subject: Open architectural/landscape/planning competition
Target: Designers, Architects, Students, Professionals
Type: Open
Language: English
Organizer: HIF Committee
Price: USD 35/45/55
Keywords: House, Forest, Architecture, Design, Landscape, Planning

“Less is More” – Mies Van der Rohe, Architect

The 5th annual international design competition by this organisation is designed to challenge and seek the creation of a tiny house with ideas and concepts in architectural design, as well as landscape design and site planning. The aim of this competition is to promote our ideas of protecting the forest and its environment, as well as focusing on urban design problems, while simultaneously raising awareness of the sustainability.

This year’s competition focuses on houses of a limited site area, seeking an extraordinary architectural style with creative designs.

Your tiny house design must be over no more than two floors with a total amount of 30sqm (320sqft) site plan, and has to feature four basic components: living room, bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom. The competition seeks the creation of a tiny house for one or two people to live comfortably with ideas and concepts in architectural design with site planning.

Whoever you are students or professional architects, or experienced designers, working individually or in teams, we warmly welcome you to take participate in this competition. Winning participants will receive cash prize with certificate.

Total prizes: $1,000, including $500 for the first place winner.
Winning projects will be posted on the official website as a competition portfolio with exhibition launched.

Please visit website for more details


31 Jan 2019 Standard Registration
28 Feb 2019 Last Minute Registration

01/03/2019 Submission Deadline

01/03/2019 – 30/04/2019 Jury Deliberation
01/05/2019 Announcement of Winners

Please visit

eVolo 2019 Skyscraper Competition

eVolo Magazine invite architects, students, engineers, designers, and artists from around the globe to take part in the 2019 Skyscraper Competition. Established in 2006, the annual Skyscraper Competition is one of the world’s most prestigious awards for high-rise architecture.


(Nov 20, 2018: Early registration deadline)

Jan 29, 2019: Late registration deadline

Feb 12, 2019: Project submission deadline (23:59 hours US Eastern Time)

Apr 9, 2019: Winners’ announcement


Melike Altınısık
Vincent Callebaut
Marc Fornes
Mitchell Joachim


1st place: US $5000
2nd place: US $2000
3rd place: US $1000

eVolo 2019 Skyscraper Competition

Fairy Tales Architecture Competition

Fairy Tales Architecture Competition

Winners will be selected by a jury that includes Tatiana Bilbao, Moshe Safdie, Jurgen Mayer and Mark Foster Gage, among many more.

Pan-American Architecture Biennial in Quito 2018 Competition, Ecuador, South America

Social Habitat and Development Competition

The Ecuadorian Architect Association “Colegio de Arquitectos – Provincia de Pichincha” runs the Pan-American Architecture Biennial in Quito BAQ (Bienal Panamericana de Arquitectura de Quito). It provides the space for exchange, comparison and analysis of architectural and urban contemporary tendencies and products.

Pan-American Architecture Biennial Competition

II Edición de los Premios de Arquitectura con Eñe

Architecture Competitions 2019 - II Edición de los Premios de Arquitectura con Eñe

Architecture Awards with Eñe

Oficina de Concursos
Colegio Oficial de arquitectos de Madrid
mail: [email protected]

SqrFoot House Housing For One Competition

The growing issue of homeless people around the world is one that needs to be tackled on a war footing. As our cities grow, each of them are occupied by a diverse narrative of migrants who make the city their home. A third of all urban dwellers worldwide – 1.2 billion people – lack access to safe and secure housing.

The gap is worst in lower and middle income countries, where some cities are growing so quickly that governments cannot build out services and infrastructure fast enough to accommodate new arrivals. The result is millions living in inadequate conditions and fraying trust in governments.

SqrFoot House: Housing For One Competition
image courtesy of architecture contest organisers

SqrFoot House Housing For One Architecture Competition

RIBA Competition for Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

Design team sought for a new joint eye care, research and education facility for Moorfields Eye Hospital, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Charity

At the first phase, Expressions of Interest are invited from innovative, multi-disciplinary design teams by completing the Selection Questionnaire. The evaluation of the submitted Selection Questionnaires will lead to a shortlist of up to five design
teams to prepare design proposals, who will each receive an equal honorarium of £15,000 +VAT.


RIBA Competition for Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

Archasm Tokyo (Anti) Library Architecture Contest, Japan
Architecture Competitions 2019 - Archasm Tokyo Anti Library Competition
image courtesy of architecture contest organisers
Tokyo Architecture Design Competition 2018
Japan and its people have been at the forefront of a digital revolution since the past four or five decades. The country has long existed between two realms. On the one hand, we have the traditional “old world” of temples, tea ceremonies and calligraphic cherry blossoms.

Prague Victory Square Design Competition, Czech Republic

A new architectural-urbanist competition for an important square in Prague, Czech Republic:

Prague Victory Square Design Competition
image courtesy of architecture contest organisers

Prague Victory Square Architecture Competition

DSGN Workshop Competition, International

This international architecture competition by NGO “DSGN Workshop” is aimed towards students and recent graduates.

Architecture Competitions 2019 - DSGN Innovation Hub Scheme in Bali, Indonesia
image courtesy of architecture contest organisers

The winning proposal of their Innovation Hub Development Scheme competition will then be built in 2019 for their partner community organisation “Five Pillar Foundation” in Bali, Indonesia, as part of a voluntary international architecture and design workshop initiative.

DSGN Workshop Architecture Competition

Cities of Tomorrow Architecture Competition
Cities of Tomorrow Architecture Competition
photo : Jared J Kohler
Cities of Tomorrow Architecture Competition
Violent conflict and persecution, compounded by rising food insecurity, environmental degradation, poor governance and countless other factors, drove more than three million people to leave their countries as refugees or to seek asylum in 2016, joining millions of others already in exile.

Design for Peace Competition
DESIGN FOR PEACE is pleased to invite designers, makers, producers, creative entrepreneurs, social innovators from all over the world to take part in the Global Competition THE PEACEMAKERS CHALLENGE.
Design for Peace Competition 2017 Makers Challenge
image from architectural contest organisers
Design for Peace Competition

Nanjing Dajiaochang Airport Renewal Plan - RUNWAY PARK International Competition for Young Designer, East China

RUNWAY PARK International Competition for Young Designer

This architectural competition is a global call open to young designers, artists, teachers and students (below 40-years-old) majoring in urban planning, architecture design, landscape design, and art design. The architectural contest seeks creative renewal proposals for urban public space of Nanjing, the Jiangsu province capital city and the only megacity in the Yangtze River Delta Area.

It is expected to offer a new perspective, new stage and new focal point to enrich daily life and stimulate a discussion about the core value of public space – a totally immersed and shared experience.

This architecture competition is a good opportunity for young designers to show their capabilities.

(Nov 15 2018: Registration Deadline)
Dec 1 2018: Submission Deadline

Competition Website:
Competition E-mail: [email protected]

First Prize (1 team): Honor certificate + Bonus 100,000RMB (before tax, approx 15,000US$)
Second Prize (4 teams): Honor certificate + Bonus 30,000RMB (before tax, approx 4,500US$)
Third Prize (10 teams): Honor certificate + Bonus 10,000RMB (before tax, approx 1,500US$)
Honorable Mentions (several teams): Honor certificate

Sponsors: Nanjing Urban Planning Bureau; Nanjing South New Town Development and Construction Management Committee
Organizer: CBC (China Building Centre)
Technical Supporters: Urban Planning & Design Institute of Southeast University China Culture and Technology Innovation Service Alliance

Company Address: NO.50, Xingshikou Road, Inside-Out Architecture Artist Colony, Haidian District, Beijing, P.R.C.
Tel: +49 152 5591 4462 E-mail: [email protected]

Young Balkan Designers 2019: Circular Design

Architecture contest by Mikser organization from Belgrade, Serbia

Architecture Competitions 2019 - Young Balkan Designers 2019: Circular Design

20 February, 2019, 23.59

Young Balkan Designers Architecture Competition

What is a Hotel Competition

This architectural competition questions the notion of a hotel and confronts the stereotypes and conventions of this building typology. The design competition encourages participants to explore innovative and unorthodox solutions that develop the boundaries of hotel architecture.

What is a Hotel Competition

31 Dec 2018: Early registration
30 Jan 2019: Standard Registration
31 Jan 2019: Submission deadline

*Deadlines are 11:59 PM- 00:00 IST (India)

What is a Hotel Competition

Design that Educates Awards 2019

The Design that Educates Awards (DtEA) investigate the educational potential of architecture and design. The ability to communicate the implemented solutions and features is the main theme of the awards.

Design that Educates Awards 2019

Outros Territórios – International Call for Urban Intervention, Brasil

Vazio S/A, Coletivo Aurora and Eduardo de Jesus launch the open architecture competition Outros Territórios – International Call for Urban Intervention.

Outros Territórios (Other Territories) is a suite of ephemeral interventions proposed for a hilly neighborhood in Belo Horizonte, Brazil called Buritis. The architectural proposal imagines an instantaneous transformation of the landscape: this will be done via occupation of the numerous stilt systems propping up the hillside buildings.

Architecture Competitions 2019 - Outros Territórios Brasil Other Territories Brazil

The array of forgotten spaces, ignored for their unsightly strangeness, will be infused with city life through an event that posits an open field of study: the latent possibilities in the existing city.

Architecture Competitions 2019 - Other Territories Brazil

The interventions will be chosen through a public, international open call for projects. Selected ideas will feature in an exhibition at the Viaduto das Artes (Arts Underpass)—Phase I.

Architecture Competitions 2019 - Outros Territórios Brasil

Phase II will execute a number of the projects selected during Phase I and organize a free itinerary for visiting the executed works. The idea is to configure a circuit for debate on issues pertaining to the city, explore interfaces between architecture, the visual arts, public lighting and the cityscape, and problematize city management, environmental and architectonic liabilities, urban voids and the real-estate market.

Outros Territórios has the institutional support of Belotur (City Hall of Belo Horizonte) and the Institute of Architects of Brazil – Minas Gerais chapter.

Outros Territórios Brasil architecture event 2018

22 Jan 2019: Close of registration

29 Jan 2019: Release of the results

March 2019: Exhibition Opening

Contact: Vazio S/A, Av. Cristóvão Colombo 550/503, Belo Horizonte, MG30140.150, Brasil 55 31

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