7th Advanced Architecture Contest: Responsive City

Deadline: 15 January 2018
Open to: architects, engineers, planners and designers
Award: one-year grant to take the Master in Advanced Architecture at IAAC


The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) is pleased to announce the 7th Advanced Architecture Contest, on the theme of Responsive City.

The competition aims to promote discussion and research through which to generate insights and visions, ideas and proposals that help us envisage what the city and the habitat of the 21st century will be like. The challenge is to design any project directly related to responsive cities — buildings, sensors, devices, urban planning, means of transportation, fab cities, energy systems etc.


The competition is open to architects, engineers, planners and designers who want to contribute to progress in making the world more habitable by developing a proposal capable of responding to emerging challenges in areas such as ecology, information technology, architecture, and productive cities.

The selected projects will go on show in a major exhibition, due to open in Barcelona in June/July 2018.


The leaders of the best three (3) winning projects will be awarded cash prizesand a one-year grant to take the Master in Advanced Architecture at IAAC and research in greater depth the manufacture of self-sufficient architecture. The total value of prizes is 62,250 Euro!

The jury is composed of architects, professionals in a wide range of fields and directors of some of the world’s foremost architecture schools. It is looking for outstanding proposals at any scale, for any city in the world on Smart Cities, Eco neighborhoods, Self-sufficient buildings, Intelligent homes, FabLabs, Urban farming or any other proposal that analyzes the phenomena of Responsive City.

How to Apply?

In order to apply you must register here.

For more information please visit the official website.

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