Architecture Competition SKYHIVE 2020 Skyscraper Challenge Honourable mention - Alejandra Rojas

We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the Honourable mention winner for our “SKYHIVE 2020 Skyscraper Challenge” competition - Alejandra Rojas from the United States.

Alejandra Rojas from the United States

I have a master’s degree in Architecture and Urbanism from the Architectural Association. Upon graduation, I moved to NYC where I worked at different architecture studios and started teaching at NYIT and CCNY. About a year ago, I founded By Alejandra Design.

Brief information about the projects that you/your company have been involved with. For instance, what scale have you focused on/preferred, any significant projects where company/ individuals have been involved?

By Alejandra Design currently focuses on creating intricate design products for both home décor and wearable art. The products are designed using computational algorithms and printed in-house with our 3D printer. The final pieces are made using slip casting technique.

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

Architecture is the challenge of assembling a 3D puzzle with many variables. I believe the role of the architect is to innovate and bring new ideas to the table to create better environments for people to inhabit and experience.

Why do you participate in architecture vision competitions?

I participate in architecture vision competitions to synthesize new ideas and push the boundaries of architecture. It is a great opportunity to enhance my computational and graphic skills.

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

In my experience, having a deadline helps to shape ideas into projects. Make the competition about learning and exploring something new regardless of the result and you will always gain experience.

Open architecture competitions

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  • 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
Melbourne Affordable Housing Challenge

Design affordable housing solutions for Australia’s fastest-growing city

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

registration deadlines

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Sep 08
Nov 03
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ideas COMPETITION
MICROHOME 2020 - Small living, huge impact!

Design a new concept of small-scale architecture with the second annual Microhomes competition

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jun 07
Sep 09
Nov 04
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ideas COMPETITION
Pavilion Of Humanity: First Contact

How would you represent the best that humanity has to offer through architecture?

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jun 23
Sep 15
Nov 10
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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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project COMPETITION
Yoga House on a Cliff

Design eco-friendly yoga house in a secluded Portuguese retreat

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jun 25
Sep 17
Nov 12
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project COMPETITION
Iceland Cave Tower

Design observation tower overlooking the mysteriously beautiful Grjótagjá caves in northern Iceland

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jun 30
Sep 22
Nov 17
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project COMPETITION
Cambodia Remote Hideout Huts

Design a series of remote hideout huts to be located in Cambodia

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jul 01
Sep 23
Nov 18
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