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Open Call: Homage to Togetherness | Small-scale Low-tech Architecture in Lazaropole

The Covid-19 outbreak completely changed the landscape of the everyday throughout the whole world. We have seen striking images of the most famous and beautiful cities completely emptied of human life. We have seen surreal images of booming nature and felt as surplus in the world that is our home. We have started to recognize what is already named “a visual landscape of Covid-19” consisted of sanitarian and disciplinarian techniques that impose new orders of everyday functioning - the “two-metre rule” is the new architect that draws queues and grids on public space layouts. We have become faceless figures that practice distancing.

Open Call: Vietnam Ricefield Lodge

The Vietnam Ricefield Lodge competition presents a space where the relationship between nature and humans can be experienced. The project must highlight the uniqueness of the location and that it becomes a space where, on the one hand, a Vietnamese family can continue with their daily life and on the other hand a tourist is able to know and understand their culture. This last point is important since tourists from Europe or America arrive constantly interested in immersing themselves fully in Asian culture and there is no better way to do so than living, cooking or working with them.

Last Call for Submissions: INSPIRELI AWARDS

INSPIRELI AWARDS is the world’s largest global student contest in Architecture, Urban Design and Landscape, and Interior Design, which in 2019 involved 136 countries. INSPIRELI AWARDS are enabling new talent to tell their stories and raise awareness on their own world view before they get their chance to start building. It brings together up-and-coming students of architecture, as well as established professionals, and provides a forum for them to connect to the general public.

Open Call: Bridging Yongxin Old City Wenxing Bridge International Design Competition

Bridging Yongxin Old City Wenxing Bridge International Design Competition focus on “Bridging”. The theme of the competition is a bridge complex. Careful consideration is needed especially the real site environment near Heshui River, since the main subject Wenxing Bridge will later work as a link, connects the key locations along the river like Linjiang Building and Hunan-Jiangxi Wharf and stitches the banks of Heshui River Blocks and landscape belts when it is implemented. The competition is open to designers and students worldwide and it is aiming to collect original designs under the schemes of a bridge complex with merits like foresight, creativity, and implementation.

Emerge Call for Entries: Open to Students of the SADC Region

A pandemic has swept the globe and we are facing new challenges. Covid-19 has changed our way of living as it spreads through respiratory droplets, by direct contact with infected persons, or contaminated objects and surfaces. We have been forced to retreat into our homes in quarantine and isolation, making us to re-think our multifunctional spaces.

Call for entries: Homestead Design Alternatives for a Family in Sundarbans

Against the backdrop of the widespread damage caused by the Super Cyclone ‘Amphan’ in May 2020, we are calling the students of architecture, planning and design community to propose design alternatives for a Homestead for a Family in the Sundarbans and rise to the occasion to contribute to the society at large.

The Possibility of an Island

Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio, tells the story of a group of young people that escaped Florence during the black plague, taking refuge together in the countryside of Tuscany. For Boccaccio, the suspended time given by the plague and the condition of isolation provides the literary expedient for a moment of general rethinking. As the stories of the protagonists follow one another, the images, relational structures and values of society that would otherwise be lost are reconstructed. Similarly, the workshop is at the center of this global epidemic that we are experiencing within the same landscape.

Mobile Architectures and New Ways to Inhabit the Territory

Mobile Architecture and new ways to inhabit the territory is an International Design Summer School that explores the theme of minimal and mobile architecture as a tool to define new ways of living and reactivating the spaces of uncertainty that characterize contemporary society: those in a state of abandonment and peripherals, those affected by emergency situations, those linked to new social needs and those in which the scarcity of services avoids the enhancement of the landscape and the environment.

Call for Entries: Quarantine Facility Design for Temporary Healthcare Facility

We are living in uncertain times and as citizens of a developing economy, we are posed with an additional challenge of using our resources sparingly so as to ensure minimum impact on our economy.

A vaccine or a permanent solution to the situation may take years to develop. To aid government’s effort, the Architecture fraternity must come up with cost-effective solutions for quarantine facilities that are in compliance with social distancing norms.

In this competition, we ask you to come up with visionary concepts for an isolation ward in a quarantine facility, to help subdue the effects of the outbreak on existing

Call for Entries: The 33rd Space Prize, Warmth in Architecture / Humanity

The 33rd Space Prize for International Students of Architectural Design

Warmth in Architecture: Humanity

Thoughts on the theme
Architecture is about creating space for human beings. The efforts self-evident and no one would doubt would raise a question on its endeavors. But modern architecture is engrossed in its functionality; presenting all its aspects it further gives way to amazing forms and efficiency in lieu of fundamental architectural value. Therefore, criterion for judgement for its success and failure relies on data and eye-opening exterior forms. Architecture slowly become a machine which has no warmth and introspection. No, rather it strives to resemble a machine.

HomeTown by Archisource - Stay-Home International Drawing Challenge!

‘Only a room away’

HomeTown is a new stay-home international drawing challenge!

A free, open-to-all, collective drawing challenge that aims to create a giant tessellated isometric drawing from creatives around the world!

Draw your insight into staying at home during lockdown and join this international collaboration!

The challenge aims to show how we can remain connected in these unprecedented times and that whilst we’re all ‘only a room away’, regardless of the country or distance apart, we are united by creativity.

Inspired by MC Escher’s incredible isometric drawings we want to collectively build HomeTown, a new virtual city. Using the template provided, we want

International Render Competition 2020

Our first competition celebrating the talent of architecture and design students and young professionals through a single Render.


This competition is not limited to architecture and we very much welcome those from other arts and product design industries.


At SAS we truly believe in the power of digital tools to communicate and represent our ideas and express our creativity, so we are excited to judge an array of innovative and high quality works.


You can submit any Render Drawing be it an Axonometric, Isometric, 3D render, Visualization, Product Design render. It can be related to any domain.



Participants have to submit a single drawing

UnBuilding Building | 2020 Post-Professional M.Arch Thesis Virtual Exhibition

Princeton School of Architecture is pleased to announce UnBuilding Building, an online exhibition by the 2020 Post-Professional M.Arch Thesis class coordinated by Professor Jesse Reiser. The website showcases projects by five students—Catherine Ahn, Esra Durukan, Sarah Etaat, Kyle Weeks, and Olga Zakharova—collectively named "V".

UnBuilding Building

Our built environment is in a constant state of destabilization by changing environments, influences, and functions. In a landscape where architecture is often pushed to sublimate into other types of creative practices, permanence in architecture is no longer something that can be taken for granted. We confront this question of permanence of buildings through actively constructing

Photo of the Year 2020

Aarhus School of Architecture proudly announces the second edition of the international competition, Photo Of The Year, which is a joint collaboration with Dreyers Foundation and Dinesen. Architecture students from all over the world are invited to participate in the international competition that celebrates architectural photography.

This year’s theme is Social Distancing/Proximity, and the jury calls for photos that describe the unaccostumed phenomenon of Social Distancing or photos that show alternatives and hope for social proximity and production of shared space.

This year’s theme takes its inspiration from the global Corona Crisis, which with the beat of a butterfly´s wing has

Design for Living: Global Contest to Rethink our Habitat, from the Body to the City

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) calls its 8th Advanced Architecture Contest as a global reflection to rethink human habitats, at a time when the fight for life and climate allows us to consider how we would like to live in the coming decades.

The contest encourages participants to propose a design related to their way of life, at the scale that most interests them from our bodies to the city, anywhere in the world, and that reflects different cultural, environmental, economic or social conditions.

The 3 Prizes (total value: 62.250 EUR) will be distributed at the discretion of the

Call for Submissions: Design of the Amphitheater in Burkina Faso.

The Theatre Populaire Idea(l) is an open student competition of architectural, artistic and design ideas for the sustainable rehabilitation of deserted green amphitheater at the complex of the “Centre de Développement Chorégraphique” La Termitiere in the city center of Ouagadougou, in Burkina Faso. The emphasis is placed on innovative, respectful, courageous visions valorizing the local potentials and materials.

#mOOO3 Iso[nation]: Home Office (Fundraising For Covid-19 Response Fund)


We are launching this special ISO[NATION] competition to raise fund and to save lives during the outbreak of pandemic COVID-19. A small donation will be required to enter this competition and they will be donated towards the World Health Organization COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.


Design Synopsis

During this outbreak of COVID-19, most people across the world have been working from home. While a lot of health workers putting themselves on the line to save those who are suffering, as a community of architects, we can contribute more to the society. It

Role Models Student Design Competition

Contest Brief:
Impacts of design decisions are far-reaching, inescapable, and indisputable. As designers, the questions we continually ask ourselves are: how does what I make impact the world at large? What materials am I using? Who am I designing for and are my designs inclusive? How can materials be used in new, healthier, and innovative ways? That’s where you come in!

What’s in it for you?
This is your chance to be a role model to the rest of the design world by sharing your innovative approach to healthier design. As well as winning a $1,000 cash prize, you could generate media

International Architecture Competition

Register to one of the 6 Awards of the annual Jacques Rougerie Foundation Architecture Competition by submitting your project dedicated to the Sea, to Space or to the issues of Sea Level Rise.
The competition is open to architects, designers, engineers, students, or professionals who imagine the habitats of the future.
We highly encourage candidates to build up multidisciplinary teams to foster a collective thinking combining sciences and arts to design a biomimicry architecture project.
At international level the Fondation Jacques Rougerie encourages boldness and innovation in architecture undertakings relating the sea and outer space in order to identify and bring out

Call for Entries: The Student Annual Architecture Models + Artefacts (S.A.A.M.A.) Exhibition

The Student Annual Architecture Models + Artifacts (S.A.A.M.A.) exhibit is a collaborative design exhibition that focuses on architecture student model work. It is an annual exhibition that catalogs a curated publication of the best physical models that architecture students have made across North America. This is a call to all hardworking architecture students to submit images of their models to be reviewed by the Curatorial Practices Team at KSU-Arch (Kennesaw State University) and publish a catalog of the best work that you have to offer in a digital exhibition.

Open Call: UIA HYP Cup 2020 International Student Competition in Architectural Design

UIA-HYP CUP 2020 International Student Competition in Architectural Design
Theme: Architecture in Transformation
Topic: City Puzzle & Puzzle City
Jury Chairman: Wolf D. Prix
Registration Deadline: 24:00(GMT+8) August 30th, 2020
Submission Deadline: 24:00(GMT+8) September 20th, 2020
Jury Review: October 2020

Architecture in Transformation should respond to contemporary challenges and changes. What concerns us primarily is the relationship between architecture and city, as well as the one between architecture and natural environment. The competition aims at searching and constructing human space with a Spirit of Place in the increasingly fragmented cities and unordered villages, exploring environment-friendly and sustainable ideas in the information age, and integrating creative concepts

Open Call: 120 Hours - Mini Competition

120 Hours is an architecture competition by students, for students. Each year we create a task, giving students from all over the world 120 hours to answer. Last year, 1556 teams signed onto the competition.

However, because of the situation concerning covid-19, we have decided to delay our usual competition. This will be replaced with 3 individual, mini-competitions. You will be given 120 hours to answer each, and winners will be chosen from all. Of course, as we all are students in dire need of support- there will be a money-prize.

Our goal is to generate creativity and give the

CTBUH 2020 Student Design Competition

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) is now accepting submissions for its 9th International Student Tall Building Design Competition, which will distribute $21,000 in prizes to exceptional projects. Top finalists will also have the opportunity to present in real time for winning distinctions during the CTBUH 2020 International Conference's core programming, which will take place in Singapore from October 20–21, 2020.

The goal of the competition, which is open to all students who are currently enrolled at the university level, is to shed new light on the meaning and value of tall buildings in modern society. Participants should

Multi Comfort Student Contest Paris 2020

The Multi Comfort Student Contest is an international competition based on the principles of Saint-Gobain's Multi Comfort Program. It was organized for the first time in 2004 by Saint-Gobain Isover in Serbia and became an international event in 2005. Today, it attracts more than 2,200 students in 35 countries.

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