Architecture Competition Paris Affordable Housing Challenge 1st place and Student prize winner - Southern California Institute of Architecture

We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the 1st place and Student prize winner of our “Paris Affordable Housing Challenge” competition - Neno Videnovic from United States!

PAHC 1st and Student prize winners

1st and Student prize winner - Neno Videnovic from United States

I’m in my final year of the Bachelor of Architecture program at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). Apart from the rich academic experience I’ve had as a student at SCI-Arc, I’ve also had the opportunity to learn a lot from my summer internships at the Los Angeles-based firm, Zyme Studios, as well HKS.

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

Architecture is more than a building - it’s a way of thinking. I think it’s the role of the architect to imagine beyond the design brief and come up with something that people didn’t realize they needed.

Why do you participate in architecture vision competitions?

What I find most beneficial about architecture vision competitions is the interchange of ideas. Not only do you get to exercise your way of thinking, you also get an insight into how other people approached the same problem.

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

Ultimately, design competitions are about having fun and enjoying what you’re doing. Playing piano, for example, can be a lot of fun, but first you have to learn how to play. The more you practice the better you become. It’s the same for design competitions. The first design competition one participates in might be difficult. However, the more you engage with them the more ideas you have and the more creative they are.

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
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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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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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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