floors plan battle

48H Floor Plan Battle

Submission: May 03, 2020
Registration: May 03, 2020
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


The “48h Floor Plan Battle” is a design competition developed to explore the creative potential of architectural design through one of the most basic architectural drawings: the floor plan. You have 48 hours to develop a proposal that responds to the program contained in the extended contest brief, which will only be available when the battle starts.

Floor plans have been used not only to explain and communicate architectural designs, but they’re often adopted as an actual design medium, to test and communicate ideas with all the involved in the project – either is the client, engineer or contractor. In architecture, a floor plan is a drawing to scale, showing a view from above, of the relationships between rooms, spaces, traffic patterns, and other physical features at one level of a structure. Floor plans are a form of orthographic projection that can be used to show the layout of rooms within buildings, the structure and other essential spatial elements.

This competition is an opportunity to experiment how a floor plan can communicate a project today. What kind of design choices can better respond to the issues raised in the extended brief and how can a two-dimensional drawing communicate it in the most effective way?
You only have one floorplan to answer those questions.


1.000 euros worth in gift cards from one of the major online shops chosen by the winner
publication in the Non Architecture Competitions books and website
reviews in digital magazines and several architecture blogs

publication in the Non Architecture Competitions books and website
reviews in digital magazines and several architecture blogs

publication in the Non Architecture Journal

The organization might establish additional special prizes and awards during the competition development and in the evaluation phase.

04 April 2020 – Competition Announcement and preliminary brief release
04 – 11 April – Special registration period (20€)
12 – 18 April – Early registration period (45€).
19 – 25 April – Regular registration period (60€).
26 April – 01 May – Late registration period (75€).
02-03 May – Last Minute registration (150€).

02 May, 00:01 AM – Extended brief release and Submission opens.
03 May , 11:59 PM – Submission closes.
25-29 May – Winner announcement.

Considering the current world situation due to the pandemic Covid-19, we are exceptionally launching the 48h Floorplan Battle with a Special registration price: we are changing the registration price for the first week from 30€ to a 20€ price. If you have registered in the RE-DRAW 02 Competition, you have an additional 30% discount on the registration fee, which is valid for the whole registration period.