Competitions

Why an international UNESCO-UIA competition?

The International Union of Architects has many years of experience overseeing and assisting in the organisation of international competitions in architecture and urban planning. In 1956, delegations of practicing architects from all over the world drew up a set of standard regulations for international competitions in architecture and urban planning, which UNESCO subsequently ratified. The framework and objectives embodied in the UNESCO Regulations have endured for more than sixty years, prioritising equal treatment, transparency, qualified adjudication, quality and innovation. The experience and authority conferred on UIA by UNESCO allows us to serve as a reference in terms of ethics and prestige in the realm of international architecture and urban planning competitions. Support from the UIA gives organisers access to architects and architecture students as well as to media and professional institutions worldwide.

Quality competitions, quality architecture since 1956

The UIA promotes excellence in architecture, sustainability and cultural diversity. Student and professional international architecture competitions endorsed through the UNESCO-UIA International Competitions Programme have taken place all over the world and have resulted in some of the most iconic edifices of the 20th century. The experience and authority conferred upon the UIA by UNESCO in 1956 allow us to serve as a reference in terms of ethics in the realm of architecture and urban planning competitions globally.

The UIA also advises on the organisation of international architectural prizes. Launched by public or private organisms these prizes spotlight specific architectural realisations, materials, technologies, themes, or research. UIA-endorsed architecture prizes have taken place all over the world.

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Open, Professional

Requalification of Byrsa Acropolis and Rehabilitation of the Carthage National Museum

Region V - Africa | Tunisia

Expertise France in collaboration with the Tunisian Ministry of Culture and with the support of the European Union announces the launch of the international one-stage design competition for the Requalification of Byrsa Acropolis and Rehabilitation of the Carthage National Museum in Tunisia.

2022-10-14Deadline for submitting questions
2022-11-04Deadline for responses
2023-01-23Deadline for submission of projects (electronic + paper)
Keywords : Culture, Heritage, Reconstruction
Student, STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITIONS

NEXT GENERATION OF STROKE REHABILITATION CENTRES

Region IV - Asia and Oceania | Australia

The International Union of Architects (UIA) has launched the Next Generation of Stroke Rehabilitation Centres international single stage student ideas competition open to all students in architecture of the world.

The competition is organised by the UIA Public Health Group and the NOVELL Redesign Team. It is co-sponsored by the Australian Health Design Council (AHDC).

2022-11-15Deadline for questions
2023-03-15Deadline for registration
2023-04-15Deadline for submission of entries
2023-05-15Announcement of results
Keywords : Health
Restricted | Professional

European Parliament – Paul-Henri SPAAK Building

Region I - Western Europe | Belgium

The Official Journal of the European Commission announced the international architectural design competition for the renewal of the European Parliament – Paul-Henri SPAAK Building Brussels on 26 May 2020. The international, single stage architectural design project competition with an open pre-qualification followed by a restricted procedure was endorsed by the UIA.

 

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Keywords : Institutional, Sustainability
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT IDEAS COMPETITION, Student

Great Green Wall Single Stage Student Ideas Competition

Region V - Africa

The International Union of Architects (UIA) has launched the Great Green Wall single stage student ideas competition open to all students in architecture of the world.

2022-05-20Deadline for Questions
2022-08-20Deadline for Registration
2022-09-30Deadline for Entries
Restricted | Professional

European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC)

Region I - Western Europe | Spain

The European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) organized a restricted international multidisciplinary project competition for the design of the new JRC Site Headquarters in Seville, Spain.

Keywords : Institutional, Sustainability
Student

RESULTS: 2021 UIA-HYP CUP INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COMPETITION

Region IV - Asia and Oceania

The UIA-HYP Cup, today in its 10th edition, is the only student architecture competition in mainland China. The UIA has endorsed the competition since its conception in 2012. Each edition of […]

2021-09-20Deadline for registration
2021-10-10Deadline for submissions
2022-11-12Jury meeting
Keywords : Education, Rural planning, Transformation