Rammed Earth Pavilion

Submission: February 03,  2022
Registration: January 05,  2022
Language: English
Location: Global
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


Buildings constructed of rammed earth are found on almost every continent on the planet, created by compacting moistened subsoil which, when dried, forms hard and dense walls, bricks, or other structures.

Rammed earth is considered a green alternative to concrete, often used in the construction of eco-houses, and is becoming increasingly popular with environmentally-conscious architects.

The Rammed Earth Pavilion competition is part of a series exploring the unique benefits of different building materials. Participants are tasked with designing a pavilion to be constructed of rammed earth in a location of their choosing. The pavilion will host an exhibition on the material, the contents of which should be included in submitted designs.

The Rammed Earth Pavilion can be designed as either a temporary or permanent structure but should be no more than 50sqm. What is important is for design to be as creative as possible in their use and exploration of this ancient and sustainable building material.


The competition is open to all. No professional qualification is required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (4 team members maximum). Correspondence with organizers must be conducted in English; All information submitted by participants must be in English.


First Prize – 3,000 € Publications Certificate of Achievement
Second Prize – 1,500 € Publications Certificate of Achievement
Third Prize – 1,000 € Publications Certificate of Achievement
The winners will get international art and design media coverage and will be featured on the Buildner website and social pages.
Buildner will also acknowledge the outstanding performance of all winners and honourable mentions with Certificates of Achievement.

Key dates

Closing date for registration 05 January, 2023

Closing date for project submission 03 February, 2023 (11:59pm GMT+0)

Announcement of the winners 15 March, 2023

Competition Q&A deadline 11 January, 2023

In order to guarantee equal opportunities to all competition participants, no new questions will be answered after this deadline!


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