Don't Miss Out on these Architectural Competitions

Don't Miss Out on these Architectural Competitions

An architectural design competition is not only a great way to boost your portfolio but also an excellent opportunity for emerging designers to gain exposure into the industry. In this article, we've gathered a variety of competitions that are taking place across the months of October 2017 to January 2018. So mark your calendars & best of luck!

October 2017 Competitions


Color in Architecture

Submission & Registration Deadline: October 9, 2017

Location: Concept

AkzoNobel, the leading multinational corporation in powder coating for metal architectural components, and, invite young professionals up to the age of 40 and architecture students in the final year of their studies, to an open architecture competition

View the full details here


Call for Ideas: Revitalization of Charles Square Park

Submission Deadline: October 12, 2017

Charles Square is a public space of city-wide importance and one of the pivotal sites in the Prague Heritage Reservation. However, it need a complete reconstruction. The city has decided to announce so called procedure with competition dialogue. This entails interactive collaboration between the city and architects, which will provide for continuous consensus between all stakeholders on the form of the project.

View the competition details here.


Icebreakers 2017 Competition

Submission & Registration Deadline: October 13, 2017

Location: Toronto

After a successful inaugural year, Ice Breakers is returning to Toronto’s Waterfront. The Waterfront BIA has again enlisted WinterStations Inc. to bring five temporary, public art installations to various sights between Bathurst St. and Yonge St. for five weeks, commencing February 03, 2018.

View the full details here


TAJ | The Incomplete Story of Love

Submission & Registration Deadline: October 15, 2017

The aim of the competition is to rejuvenate the land on the other side of the Taj Mahal, across the river; on the site of the Mehtab Bagh.

View the full contest details here


RIBA Launches Call for Entries for RIBA International Prize 2018

Registration: Now open. Submission Deadline: October 17, 2017

The 2018 RIBA International Prize will be awarded to a building which exemplifies design excellence, architectural ambition and delivers meaningful social impact. The prize is open to any qualified architect in the world, for a building of any size, type or budget.

Read the full contest details here.


24h Competition 20th Edition - Biomimetic 

Registration Deadline: October 21, 2017. Submission Deadline: October 22, 2017

Location: Concept

Ideasforward wants to give young creative people from around the world the opportunity to express their views on the future of societies through their innovative and visionary proposals. We are an experimental platform seeking progressive ideas that reflect on emerging themes.

Get the full details here


Yilong Futuristic City International Design Competition

Registration Deadline: October 21, 2017. Submission Deadline: November 16, 2017.

This competition is intended to initiate a conversation on the modern city life founded on nature, involving topics such as local vs global, tradition vs future, Eastern vs Western, landscape vs city, nature vs living habitat, preservation vs development, intention vs reality. The unique mountainous landscape of Guizhou has its own regionalism characters, that inspired many poets to write down grandeur and sensational lines.

Read about the competition here.


Open Call: Infinity Box Design a Recreational space

Registration Deadline: October 31, 2017. Submission Deadline: November 1st, 2017

The Danish Capital Copenhagen is World renowned for being the most happiest and livable city in the world. If you ask the locals regarding the reward they all will sum-up to one thing and that’s the hygge which generally means coziness, but encompasses far more. The city is well crafted with bike friendly streets, hued town houses and craft studios, Freetown Christiania aligned with Copenhagen is attracted by the concept of collective business, workshops and communal living. 

Read the full details of the competition here.

November 2017 Competitions


Indigenous Housing Canada Ideas Competition 2017

Submission & Registration Deadline: November 14, 2017

Location: Canada

Indigenous Housing Competition Canada invites everyone, students and professionals, to submit ideas for remote access Indigenous Community housing in Canada.

Get the full details here


Student Design Competition: New San Francisco Federal Building Plaza

Submission & Registration Deadline: November 22, 2017

Location: San Francisco , CA 

Continuing a legacy of outstanding public architecture, the General Services Administration (GSA) Design Excellence Program seeks to commission our nation’s most talented designers and artists to design federal buildings of outstanding quality and value. These projects are to demonstrate the value of true integrated design that balances aesthetics, cost, constructability, and reliability; create environmentally responsible and superior workplaces for civilian federal employees; and give contemporary form and meaning to our democratic values.

Get the full details here

December 2017 Competitions


Mosul Postwar Camp

Submission & Registration Deadline: December 6, 2017

Location: Mosul, Iraq

Architecture has found a strange and unexpected enemy in ISIS, which has destroyed and looted countless religious buildings, monuments, archaeological sites and works of art from different cultures and religions, most of them considered World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

Read the full details of the competition here


Inspiration Hostel 2017

Registration Deadline: December 6, 2017. Submission Deadline: December 14, 2017

Location: Concept

OPENGAP organizes the fifth edition of this open ideas competition seeking for innovative, cutting-edge, contemporary, proposals regarding a new concept for artistic inspiration spaces. 

Get the full details here

January 2018

7th Advanced Architecture Contest, on the Theme of Responsive City

Registration & Submission Deadline: January 15, 2018

The aim of the 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.

Read the full details here

Do you know of a competition we didn't list? Share it with us in the comments below.

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