ArchDaily + IIDEXCanada Launch Virtual Spaces Competition

Have you ever wanted to see your un-built or fantasy project brought to life through the lens of a virtual reality headset? We’ve teamed up with IIDEXCanada and Invent Dev for the ArchDaily + IIDEXCanada Virtual Spaces Competition, which aims to find the best un-built and fantasy projects. Designers and architects can submit images of renderings of their un-built and fantasy projects across three square-footage categories. The winners will have their designs developed into virtual spaces by Invent Dev and exhibited using virtual reality headsets at IIDEXCanada 2015 in Toronto. Winners will also be featured on ArchDaily and flown to the 2015 awards ceremony.

IIDEXCanada and The Buildings Show are North America’s largest annual exposition, networking and educational event for construction, design, and real estate professionals.  

Learn more and find out how to enter the competition after the break.  


Alvin Huang, principal, Synthesis Design + Architecture; Assistant Professor, USC School of Architecture
Elena Manferdini, principal, Atelier Manferdini
Francis Bitonti, Francis Bitonti Studio
Hani Rashid, co-founder and principal, Asymptote Architecture
Wendy W Fok, creative director + founder, WE-DESIGNS


The winner of each square-footage category will be:

  •        featured at IIDEXCanada 2015 to over 15,000 design and architecture trade professionals
  •        featured on Dec 2015
  •        exposed to the IIDEXCanada digital network exceeding 200,000 professionals
  •        reviewed by the prestigious jury of professionals
  •        developed into a virtual space by Invent Dev


December 3, 2014 - April 1, 2015
Entries will be accepted.

May 31, 2015 - November 1, 2015
Invent Dev works with the winning teams to create the virtual spaces.

Dec 2-3, 2015, IIDEXCanada
Winners are announced on the keynote theatre stage on December 2nd in the morning.  Exhibition launches at the same time and runs the duration of the show.

Competition Requirements Overview:

Although designs that defy the laws of physics will not be accepted, the jury encourages entrants to think outside the box in terms of design and dream big.  Each entry must be a single room or space inside of a building.  Rooms that have nooks, or odd shapes will be accepted.  Foyers, entryways and connective spaces will be accepted. Exterior spaces will not be accepted. Entrants are encouraged to include vistas to the exterior world, which may comprise of exterior panoramic background images as part of their entry.

1500 Character Concept Description
Entrants must describe their design and concept in 1500 characters or less.

JPG Stills
To be considered by the jury entrants must submit between 5-10 .jpg stills of their space (each 1 mb in size max).

Visit the IIDEXCanada website to view the full competition requirements and submit your entry.

Learn more about Invent Dev and their new technology here:

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Cite: AD Editorial Team. "ArchDaily + IIDEXCanada Launch Virtual Spaces Competition" 04 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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