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Submission: April 15, 2018
Registration: April 15, 2018
Language: English, Italian, Spanish
Location: Erculaneum, Italy
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


Ercolano is a city of ancient origins, the testimonies of the first settlements date back to 1243 a.C. In 89 a.C. it became a Roman colony but the age of the empire lasted about two centuries because the terrible eruption of Vesuvius hit the area in 79 d.C. covering the city under a lava blanket. In the eighteenth century, during the Bourbon empire, the first excavation works were started which and, thanks to the first discoveries, contributed to the birth of the Neoclassical movement. Continue reading


Submission: November 03, 2017
Registration: October 20, 2017
Language: English
Location: Venice, Italy
Prizes: 1st Prize: 10.000€, 2nd Prize: 4.500€, 3rd Prize: 2.000€
Type: Open


The aim of the contest is to create a link between the world of design and production, and stimulate innovative solutions that start from the knowledge and from the eventual customization of materials used for the project. The design theme is Palazzo Ca’ Tron, location of undergraduate degree programme in Planning and Urban Design at Università Iuav di Venezia, located in the historic center of the city.

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waterproof competition

Submission: August 14, 2017
Registration: July 31, 2017
Language: English, Spanish
Location: Rome, Italy
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


Rome accumulates in its streets thousand of years of history. Its rich culture, its people and the intense and vibrant activity turn it into a reference world capital. Today, the city of Rome offers a different scenario according to society in which we live in marked by the mobility, the technology and the individuality. In a delicate European context, still in an economic crisis but proud of their racial crucible and welcoming refugees, spaces for introversion and shared dialogue are increasingly needed.

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rome architecture competition

Submission: February 28, 2017
Registration: February 28, 2017
Language: English, Italian
Location: San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy
Prizes: 1st Prize: € 1.000
Type: Open


The Municipality of San Giovanni Valdarno (Italy), Museo delle Terre Nuove and Casa Masaccio Arte Contemporanea organize the competition “Un’idea, una città” (An Idea, A City) aiming at promoting ideas on public space among young designers. This call, made in collaboration with Image, is looking for micro-strategies of intervention by activating new programs in the urban context with limited investments and taking advantage from strategies of collaboration with local institutions, producers, or companies.

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Un’idea, una città

Submission: 11 May 2017
Registration: 11 May 2017
Language: English
Location: Rome, Italy
Prizes: 1st Prize: £2,000; Runner-Up: £400; 6x Honourable Mentions
Type: Open


Eleven is excited to announce their latest ideas and design competition ‘Rome 2017: 21st Century River Renaissance’. The magazine’s latest challenge is a direct reaction against two realities which are increasingly overshadowing Rome’s image. Layered as a historical palimpsest of unparalleled culture, there is no denying the rare beauty of the ‘Eternal City’ – so called because of its timeless spirit. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about its historic river Tiber. Continue reading

rome river renaissance

Submission: April 14, 2017
Registration: April 14, 2017
Language: English, Spanish, Italian
Location: Milan, Italy
Prizes: 500,00 euro for each participant
Type: Open


Milan is a city of many identities. Life moves frenetic under the spiers of the Cathedral and the grandeur of the Velasca tower, two of the most recognizable symbols of Milan skyline. The urban landscape is rapidly transforming, built episodes continue to change the image of city. Piazza Gae Aulenti and the Vertical Wood – residential complex of arch Boeri – are some of the interventions that have been a spurt in the growth of north Milan. Milan Residential Complex will be built near the Porta Nuova district, between the Isola district, the area of nineteenth-century workers’ residences, and the directional Centre, recognized place of metropolitan business.

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milan residential complex

Submission: March 03, 2017
Registration: February 28, 2017
Language: English
Location: Castle of Roccamandolfi, Itlay
Prizes: 1st Prize: €10.000 , 2nd Prize: €4.000, 3rd Prize: €2.000  
Type: Open


There are places which belong to the inner being. There are destinations first engraved into the unreal…then on a map. Architectures of the soul, capable of helping us escape from our everyday life and freeing us from space and time. Castles are among the architectures that can, in a more pronounced way, whisper to the heart of human beings. Continue reading

castle resort

Submission: December 16, 2016
Registration: October 05, 2016
Language: English, Italian, Spanish
Location: Florence, Italy
Prizes: 500,00 euro
Type: Open


Call for Florence. The nineteenth-century market of Sant’Ambrogio, the teaching sites of the Department (ex-Faculty) of Architecture, the State Archives and the recent intervention of the Murate, are some of the places of interest surrounding the site. You need to consider whether to create a new center for the community, a framework that encourages interaction between residents, tourists and students. A Florence Cultural Centre, space for exhibitions and events, will embody this aspiration becoming one of the main places of the city. Continue reading

Submission: October 11, 2016
Registration: October 11, 2016
Language: English, Italian
Location: Salerno, Italy
Prizes: 1st place: € 15.000, 2nd place: € 10.000, 3rd place: € 5.000
Type: Open


The Jazzi Cultural Association is promoting this competition in order to discover ideas for the valorisation and narration of the environmental, material and intangible heritage of the Licusati (Camerota) area, located west of Mount Bulgheria and within the Cilento National Park and the Vallo di Diano (Salerno, Italy). It aims to encourage a new way of experiencing nature, through living it as a place for life and relationships, and creating a physical and virtual space that uses hospitality to initiate a strategy for development. Continue reading

Submission: July 20, 2016
Registration: July 20, 2016
Language: English, Italian
Location: Taranto, Italy
Prizes: 1st Place €60,000, 2nd Prize €30,000, 3rd Prize €15,000
Type: Open


The International Ideas Competition #OpenTaranto is officially opened, the Competition is intended as a way to create a future vision of the Taranto Old Town and a means to kick-start the engine of regeneration through an Action Plan. Continue reading