laka architecture competition 2017

Laka Competition ’17: Architecture that Reacts

Submission: November 02, 2017
Registration: November 01, 2017
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: 1st Prize: 2.500 $, 2nd Prize: 1.500 $, 3rd Prize: 1.000 $
Type: Open


We invite designers from around the world to submit their ideas of architecture that reacts. That means architecture which is able to respond and adjust dynamically to the current needs and circumstances. These circumstances are often unpredictable, but their consequences can be crucial. The architecture that reacts is the architecture that lives as a living organism, since it responds to the external stimuli and develops because of it.


The subject of the competition is a conceptual project of architecture that is socially engaged and capable of reacting to unpredictable conditions and environmental, natural and social risks. Architectural study should focus on architecture as a key field heading towards social revitalisation and increased safety and freedom of its users. Proposed solutions should involve a thorough analysis of the problem, for example, starting from outlining global factors and indicating key directions for modern architectural solutions. The accuracy of this analysis and the potential of the proposed solutions are going to be the main components of the assessment of the project.

Laka Accelerator is an international program which aims to offer opportunities of investigation, promotion and implementation of the best designs by providing professional consulting, international press coverage and visibility for potential funders. Selected designs will be considered to receive support of Acceleration Partners through a qualification process, which will be separate from the process of awarding the main prizes.


We invite architects, students, engineers, biologists, sociologists, designers, thinkers, companies, organizations and everyone interested in the mission of the competition to submit their ideas. No professional qualifications are necessary.

Participants may submit multiple projects, but each entry must be registered separately. There is no limit as to the number of participants per team. Individual entries are allowed. Interdisciplinary teams are also encouraged to join.


Registration opens in April, 2017
Early Registration: 50 USD until June 1, 2017
Regular Registration: 75 USD until October 1, 2017
Late Registration: 100 USD until November 1, 2017
Project submission deadline: November 2, 2017
Jury deliberation: November, 2017
Winners’ announcement: December 1, 2017
UTC time zone for all dates.


1st PRIZE: 2500 USD
2nd PRIZE: 1500 USD
3rd PRIZE: 1000 USD
The best proposals will be selected by the international panel of judges. 5000 USD will be distributed among winners.

10 honourable mentions will be selected. Winners and laureates of special mentions will be published in several international online magazines, at the Laka Competitions website and in post-competition publications of the Laka.

Go to the competition’s website