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
Vale De Moses Meditation Cabins

Design meditation cabins in Portugal

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jan 10
Feb 21
May 24
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project COMPETITION
Abu Dhabi Flamingo Visitor Center

Design an iconic visitor center for Abu Dhabi’s unique wetlands natural reserve

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jan 14
Feb 25
May 28
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project COMPETITION
Mega Dunes Eco Lodges - Abu Dhabi

Design comfortable, sustainable visitor huts for the Abu Dhabi protected nature reserve

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jan 17
Feb 28
Jun 01
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project COMPETITION
Monte d'Oiro Wine Tasting Room

Design an iconic space for guests to enjoy the wines and the views of this Portuguese vineyard

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jan 21
Mar 03
Jun 05
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project COMPETITION
Kurgi Observation Tower

Design an eco-farm observation tower in UNESCO biosphere reserve

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jan 24
Mar 06
Jun 08
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ideas COMPETITION
RE-Stock London Housing

Submit affordable housing solutions for the one of the world’s most iconic and expensive cities

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

registration deadlines

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Jan 28
Mar 10
Jun 12
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essay COMPETITION
ESSAY: The Architecture of Prisons

Submit your essay on prison architecture

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

registration deadlines

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Jun 19
Sep 11
Nov 06
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essay COMPETITION
What is Sustainable Architecture?

Share your opinion on sustainable architecture in the open essay competition

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

registration deadlines

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Jun 24
Sep 16
Nov 11
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