ArchiHackers 2019 Competition
Archistart promotes ArchiHackers Competition, a contest to reward young designers creativity and talent. Do you have a favourite architecture? Do you remember how many architectural design references you met during your academic studies?
At a time when transformation, expansion of buildings, regeneration and construction on the built are turning more and more important, the contest is an invitation to experiment with your own idea of architecture, to confront your own design references, enhancing transformation and change.
Imagine that a client asks you to change the image of a facade, to expand a library or a museum, to extend a wing of a school, leaving space for your ideas and your vision. ArchiHackers Competition is an annual event, a competition inspired by the major transformation projects that are taking place in contemporary urban contexts.
The reconsideration of a façade, an expansion on the existing, a new cover, the extension of a modern architecture, the revisiting of an interior.
The possibility of giving a new image and enhancing your dream project. To take part in the contest, you have to choose a reference architecture (modern or contemporary architecture interventions) and to imagine freely, without any fixed constraint, a transformation. The transformation to propose is free-themed and, for instance, it can concern volume subtraction or addition, change of materials, new covering, as well as variation of the function.
Even the techniques of representation are free, with the possibility of using render, photomontages, illustrations, models, patterns and drawings of all kinds.
The ability to communicate the idea behind a creative process will be evaluated as presented in one single table project.
ArchiHackers is an invitation to hack an architecture, transforming, multiplying or simplifying it.
Link to Competition
Link to Registration form
The award includes a grant of € 2,000 in cash and the chance to participate in Archistart contests and workshops free of charge. Archistart also promotes a social contest on its portal: prizes consist of free participation to the International Architecture&Design Festival 2019 edition or free admission to an Archistart competition.
Type of Competition
Restricted/Has stricter requirements (Is not open to anyone. Has limitations regarding its participants), Single stage (Winners selected immediately)
Who can Participate
The competition is open to university students, graduates and young professionals under 35 years.
Dates and Time Frame
Registration Closes April 23, 2019
Deadline to Submit Project April 30, 2019
Winners announcement Date June 1, 2019
Location of Competition
Banner, Poster, Brochure or Triptic of Competition