Architecture Competitions For Students
Architecture competitions can be greatly beneficial for students as they can help to inspire creativity, enhance architectural design skills and provide future opportunities.
There are a broad range of architecture competitions available from all across the globe. Some are entirely conceptual while others offer the potential of being constructed.
Architecture competitions include impressive as well as challenging briefs that will surely put your problem solving skills to the test. They are often run in short structured time frames that can go from a set number of hours to weeks and even months.
In this blog post we will go through some of the benefits of entering architecture competitions for architecture students.
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Where to find architecture competitions?
Architecture competitions come in quite a wide variety from all around the world. So, there are lots of intriguing topics, themes, and contexts to choose from.
The following is a list of websites where you can find some architecture competitions:
They even have a yearbook if you’d like to check it out:
Here is a list of some popular architecture competitions that are run on a yearly basis:
RIBA President’s Medals
If your architecture school takes part in the RIBA President’s Medals, it could be a great opportunity to have your work nominated for an award. There are three categories as follows:
RIBA Dissertation Medal
RIBA Bronze Medal (Part 1)
RIBA Silver Medal (Part 2)
So, as you work on your architecture school projects, keep in mind that your design could be chosen for the award. Try to produce the best you can. No pressure!
The President’s Medal website is also a great place to get inspiration with their vast collection of architecture student projects from previous years. Check it out:
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We hope this post helps you consider entering an architecture competition.
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Written by Emma Walshaw, Architectural Technologist and founder of First In Architecture and Detail Library. Emma has written a number of books about construction and architectural detailing.