What is small-scale architecutre?

Pavilions. Shelters. Backyard studios. Outdoor toilets. Playgrounds and play structures. Treehouses. Phone booths. Chapels. Meditation spaces. Cabins. Bus stops. Mountain huts. Installations. Pods for private sleeping in public spaces. Mobile offices in trailers. Food trucks. Enclosures for reading in libraries. Floating rooms set adrift in lakes. Stage sets. Pedestrian footbridges. Shading canopies. Viewing platforms. Information stations…

Even the smallest projects can contain big ideas. Sometimes these ideas, such as new explorations in materials and form, can have significant influences on the practice of architecture. Architects, startups, investors, entrepreneurs, and companies are inventing new means for designing small spaces that enrich lives. All of these ideas fall within the wide-ranging topic of Small-Scale Architecture.

Bee Breeders invites you to explore our selection of Small-Scale Architecture competitions!

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Open competitions that are focusing on small-scale architecture

Vale De Moses 
Meditation 
Cabins

Vale De Moses Meditation Cabins

Design meditation cabins in Portugal

Registration deadline: 24 April, 2020
Results annoucement: 25 June, 2020
Total prize fund: US $7,000 + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

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Mega Dunes
Eco Lodges
- Abu Dhabi

Mega Dunes Eco Lodges - Abu Dhabi

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

Registration deadline: 01 May, 2020
Results annoucement: 02 July, 2020
Total prize fund: US $7,000 + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

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Legendary 
Bird Home 
2020

Legendary Bird Home 2020

Design a bird home to fund wildlife charities

Registration deadline: 14 April, 2020
Results annoucement: 16 June, 2020
Total prize fund: US $5,000 + PRODUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

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SKYHIVE 2020 Skyscraper Challenge

Redefine the modern-day skyscraper

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Dec 17
Feb 14
Apr 17
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San Francisco Affordable Housing Challenge

Design solutions for San Francisco affordable housing problem

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

registration deadlines

Dec 20
Feb 18
Apr 21
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Vale De Moses Meditation Cabins

Design meditation cabins in Portugal

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Jan 10
Feb 21
Apr 24
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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

Jan 14
Feb 25
Apr 28
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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

Jan 17
Feb 28
May 01
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Kurgi Observation Tower

Design an eco-farm observation tower in UNESCO biosphere reserve

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Jan 24
Mar 06
May 08
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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

Jan 28
Mar 10
May 12
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Legendary Bird Home 2020

Design a bird home to fund wildlife charities

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + PRODUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Dec 13
Feb 11
Apr 14
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Architecture text competitions

Poems of a Modern Day Architect

Express your passion for architecture and what it means to be an architect in the poetry competition

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

registration deadlines

Oct 08
Nov 05
Dec 11
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