Submission: September 12, 2017
Registration: September 05, 2017
Language: English, Spanish
Prizes: Please see details below
Fifth edition of this international competition organized by OPENGAP, inviting participants to explore the boundaries and paradigms of house designing, inciting them to work in innovative and visionary proposals which can both, think in a basic housing program and in the relation of identity between the customer and the project.
Each participant or team can propose the client for designing a house, a person of interest and inspiration for the project.
This competition is open to all architects, designers, architecture students and to people around the world interested in the topic. Competitors could subscribe individually or as a team of maximum of 5 people.
The proposal submission consists of two digital panels in .jpg format, not bigger than 5MB each.
This competition of ideas does not specify any particular site or setting. Therefore, each contestant or team will be able to choose the location of their project. The project in question may involve the design of a new space in any chosen empty plot, or may be a proposal of how to reuse an existing building or structure.
Nevertheless, participants will have to justify their choice of location for the project. Since one of the aims of this competition is to search for heterogeneous proposals and various possible
• The only limitation as to the dimensions of the project is that the house must have a max construction area of 800m2 total. This surface may be distributed in any way, in several floors, on one level or in multiple volumes.
• As this is a call for architectural proposals, it is important that the function and relationship of spaces within the project are resolved and represented in the proposal.
• As this is an academic competition, we are not searching for a profound technical and construction detailing. A good architectonic
conceptualization and original ideas will receive the greatest consideration. Opengap encourages contestants to experiment and to formally and spatially explore new solutions. Original, creative, contemporary, and risky proposals,
– First Prize, 2000 Euro
– Second Prize, 1000 euro
– Third Prize, 500 euro
– Mentions, Mentions will not have an economic prize
BEGINNING OF THE COMPETITION: May 4, 2017
REGISTRATION 1ST PERIOD: From May 4, 2017, until June 2, 2017
REGISTRATION 2ND PERIOD: From June 3, until July 4, 2017
REGISTRATION 3RD PERIOD: From July 5, until August 16, 2017
REGISTRATION 4RD PERIOD: From August 17, until September 5, 2017
COMPETITION REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 5, 2017
PROPOSAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Until September 12, 2017
WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT: During October, 2017
AWARDING OF PRIZES: During November, 2017
Registration fee: 35.00 € + VAT (21%)
1ST PERIOD (from 4/MAY/2017 to 02/JUN/2017): 35,00 euro
2ND PERIOD (from 03/JUN/2017 to 04/JUL/2017): 60,00 euro
3RD PERIOD (from 05/JUL/2017 to 16/AUG/2017): 90,00 euro
4RD PERIOD (from 17/AUG/2017 to 05/SEP/2017): 110,00 euro