Architecture competition Abu Dhabi Flamingo Observation Tower Honorable mention - Mateusz Bartczak

We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the winner of the Honorable mention of our “Abu Dhabi Flamingo Observation Tower ” competition - Mateusz Bartczak from Norway!

Honorable mention Mateusz Bartczak

Mateusz Bartczak from Norway

Mateusz Bartczak Architects is Oslo-based and currently consists of only one employee: NTNU-educated founder Mateusz Bartczak. Founded in 2013 mainly as a hobby practice for small side-projects and open competition proposals.

Project involvement mainly consists of open competition proposals made together with friends from university, house extensions and art installations made in collaboration with notable Norwegian artist Lotte Konow Lund.

What does architecture mean to you and what is the role of an architect in your society?

Architecture is the shaping and improving of space and the built envirovment. Architecture must respond to its immediate envirovment and designs must emerge from the local parametres of the specific site. Orientation, wind direction, material scarcity, temperature, sunpath, rainfall (or lack thereof) must be paramount when shaping a building.

What advice would you give to individuals who struggle to decide whether it would be beneficial for them to participate in architecture vision competitions?

Architecture vision competitions are often exotic and provide opportunities to work with unusual program types and sites. They are a great way to expand your horizons and practice your design skills, especially for young architects.

Open architecture competitions

  • Closest Deadline first
  • Project competitions first
    Selected winning projects have the potential to be constructed
  • Ideas competitions first
    Experimental competitions with the focus on pushing the boundaries of creativity
ideas COMPETITION
Toronto Affordable Housing Challenge

Design affordable housing solutions for Toronto

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + PUBLICATION IN THE BOOK
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 16
Jan 28
Apr 22
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ideas COMPETITION
SKYHIVE 2021 Skyscraper Challenge

Fourth annual competition to redefine the modern-day skyscraper

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 17
Jan 29
Apr 23
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project COMPETITION
Sleeping Pods on a Cliff

Design a series of sleeping pods for a Portugal yoga retreat

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 18
Feb 01
Apr 27
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project COMPETITION
Tiny Kiwi Meditation Cabin

Design a meditation space in New Zealand

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 21
Feb 02
Apr 28
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project COMPETITION
Spirala Community Home

Create a community home for the Spirala Ecological Village

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 22
Feb 03
Apr 29
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ideas COMPETITION
The Last Nuclear Bomb Memorial

Design a memorial that speaks towards the cause of ending all nuclear weapons

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 15
Jan 27
Apr 21
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project COMPETITION
Omuli Museum of the Horse

Reimagine a historical primary school into a museum for horses

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 14
Jan 26
Apr 23
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