modular architecture

Modular Architecture Essay Competition

Submission: September 02, 2021
Registration: July 08, 2021
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


Modular architecture is one of the most dynamic components of design, offering versatile solutions in creating efficient and sustainable spaces. Modules can be used as both the building blocks of a structure and standalone elements, adding customisation to projects without incurring excessive costs.

The Modular Architecture Essay Competition is being run in tandem with the Modular Home Design Challenge 2021, in which participants are tasked with designing a modular home that can be constructed in any form or layout in any location in the world. This essay competition is calling for submissions that offer a critical analysis of modular architecture and how it can be used to revolutionise architectural design in both residential and commercial spaces.

How has modular construction enabled more sustainable designs? How has modular architecture been integrated into standard practice? What is the global impact of modular design trends and how will the future of architecture be impacted by this versatile design component?

Winning entries will be featured in the next edition of ARCHHIVE BOOKS’ ‘Modular Architecture’ publication, alongside the winning entries of the design competition. Participants are welcome to enter either competition separately or both of them together.

Do you have an idea or something to say about modular architecture? 


3 winning proposals and 6 honourable mentions will be selected. Bee Breeders will award a total of 1,000 € in prize money to competition winners as follows:

  • 1st Prize – 600 € 
  • 2nd Prize – 300 € 
  • 3rd Prize – 100 € 

+ 6 honourable mentions

Authors of all winning submissions will be credited for their work. The publication will be featured on our partner websites, and is intended to receive international exposure.  Each selected author will receive a free copy of ARCHHIVE BOOKS Modular Architecture.


  • Early Bird Registration: FEBRUARY 16 – MARCH 25
  • Advance Registration: MARCH 26 – APRIL 22
  • Last Minute Registration: APRIL 23 – JULY 8
  • Closing date for registration: JULY 8, 2021 
  • Closing date for submission: SEPTEMBER 2, 2021 (11:59pm GMT) 
  • Announcement of the winners: OCTOBER 14, 2021 

>>> Go ot the competition’s website <<<