manhattan architecture competition

Manhattan Sport Center

Submission: August 05, 2019
Registration: August 05, 2019
Language: English, Espaniol, Italian
Location: Manhattan, USA
Prizes: 1000,00 euros
Type: Open


Manhattan is one of the five districts that make up the city of New York, among the most populous cities in the world, and occupies the northern area of the peninsula. The district is considered the economic heart of the United States, is place to Wall Street and the Stock Exchange. Time Square, Rockefeller Center, Empire State Building, one of the most iconic skyscraper in the area, are among the numerous skyscrapers that make up the urban skyline, just a few blocks from Central Park, a green expanse of more than three kilometers.

Manhattan Sport Center is designed to fit into a scenario of this characterization to complete an urban area without a programmatic design. The building will be located next to the nearby Madison Avenue School and will become an aggregation center for students and local citizens that will flow into it during public events becoming a covered sports center available to the local population. An architecture capable of integrating itself into a constantly changing context through a new sense of community.


There is no limit for the competition. I allowed to contest all those who want to deal with the theme proposed, whatever their country of origin. There are no age limits, can enroll graduate students, graduates or professionals. You can participate as an individual or as a group. In the second case it is necessary to elect a leader to have a contact person to which official communications. Each participant may submit only one project and not be part of more than one grouping. All competitors have the same rights and must fulfill the same obligations. Groups can be mixed or use more professional, they may be made simultaneously by graduate and undergraduate students.


Registration is open until the last day of delivery processed 05 th of August 2019. The registration procedures are as follows:

MODE A: 20,00 euro (with PayPal)/25,00 euro (with Bank Transfer), for each participant, if you want to compete for a final prize of 500,00 euro (excluding tax) for single participant.

MODE B: 30,00 euro (with PayPal)/ 35,00 euro (with Bank Transfer), if you will participate alone or in group, and you choose to compete for a final prize of 1000,00 euro (excluding tax).

The methods of payment are the following:

-PayPal: You can submit your entry fee by referring to the archicontest@gmail.com

-Bank Transfer: For those wishing to pay by bank transfer can write to the email archicontest@gmail.com and ask specific about the bank.

There are no refunds in any circumstances. Sending the registration fee you accept every point of this regulation. FAQ:

For some questions you can write us before 14th of July at: archicontest@gmail.com The official languages of the competition are: English, Italian, Spanish


The files in digital format must be sent in a single moment, with each title in the alphanumeric code chosen at the discretion of the participants, by 12:00 am (New York time) on 05TH of August 2019 to the email archicontest@gmail.com; if the files exceed the capacity email you can use WeTransfer service to send its.

Following the delivery the file cannot be re-submitted; in this case the participant will be excluded from the contest. This is part of the competition documentation:

-MODEL A: Attached to this announcement and to be delivered in .pdf format after payment of the registration fee, to receive the material, and the delivery of the final project. In addition to it you have to resend the payment receipt.

-PROJECT TABLE: A digital file format A0 and drawn horizontally. It should be delivered in .jpg format with a resolution not exceeding 150 dpi. Anyone can decide how to draw up their work by inserting the elaborate plans, sections, three-dimensional reconstructions, render etc. The thesis project must contain at the top right an alphanumeric identifier (max 6 units) that each participant will choose freely.

-RELATION OF PROJECT: A folder A4 Word format, maximum 4000 characters including spaces, where not inserted images or graphics design. Internally they are described reasons formal and functional characterization of most of the proposal. In the header you must insert the alphanumeric code.


The winners will be announced on the website of the Association no later than the date of 01st of September 2019. Will be deserving the first three works as well as any other projects which are not excluded special mentions.

# The first project mightreceive a prize of 500,00 euros (TAX not included) for each participant / 1000,00 euros (TAX not included) according to the entry MODE, A or B, that you choose to participate in the contest.

#Top three finishers will have an annual subscription to the DOMUS magazine in digital format.

#The winners and mentioned might take part for life at all our future competitions that we will propose on our portal.

The mentions are planned – for which there are no cash prizes – that the jury will agree to other worthy projects. All projects with recognition will be published on our site. Attendance certificates can be requested within 60 days from the publication of the results.

Go to the competition’s website