Submission: February 28, 2023
Registration: February 28, 2023
Language: English
Location: Iceland
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


We are looking for a unique, dynamic piece of architecture that provides a tactile and sensory journey for those who are visually impaired. This project will be accompanied by a written description of the journey through your proposal which can be enjoyed by blind and visually impaired people. Push the limits of architecture and your creativity with this design challenge. Showcase your skills and abilities across our global platform.

For those who experience vision loss, it can be easy to retreat from the world, to stay indoors and avoid unpredictable surroundings. This is an opportunity to explore your creativity and challenge your design skills to conceive an architectural marvel that will provide a safe, pleasant experience to provide a sensory journey and connect people experiencing vision loss to the dramatic surroundings of the black beaches of Iceland.

Our brief asks for an innovative and creative design focusing on the user experience and connection to the surrounding nature and wildlife with a minimal environmental impact. The partly subterranean structure will give blind and visually impaired people a unique experience with sensory adventures and opportunity to relax and feel at peace. The retreat should be connected to the surroundings through the choice of design and materiality.

Spa and Art facilities will make use of the natural amenities this site has to offer with thermal and glacial waters, ice, black rock and sand. 

This project will be accompanied by a written description of the journey through your proposal which can be enjoyed by blind and visually impaired people.

Further details will be outlined in the full brief.

The competition will be judged by a talented and multidisciplinary set of jurors, who work across different creative sectors. Winners of this competition will receive a cash prize and their entry will be exhibited on our website and across all of our social media channels. This will give the winner an opportunity to showcase their incredible work and make connections with potential employers.

Larsen Liverpool Limited are an environmentally and sustainability minded company and we are determined to make the world a better place than we found it by reducing our global impact and carbon footprint.

One tree will be planted in a key reforestation project for each participant that signs up to one of our competitions.


1ST PRIZE £1,000 Publication Competition voucher Certificate of Achievement

2ND PRIZE £200 Publication Competition voucher Certificate of Achievement

PUBLIC FAVOURITE £100 voucher Publication Competition voucher Certificate of Achievement

HONOURABLE MENTION £100 voucher Publication Competition voucher ​

We are providing an opportunity to showcase your skill and creativity. This competition is open to all students, artists, creators, and designers from any creative discipline. Our award winning and multitalented jury work across different sectors of the creative industry.


Early Registration: £39

Standard Registration: £69

Final Registration £89

Schools/universities/educational institutions contact us for group pricing. There is no limit to the number of submissions, but each submission requires a separate entry fee.


Early Registration: 8 July – 31 September 2022

Standard Registration: 1 October – 31 December 2022

Final Registration: 1 January 2023 – 28 February 2023

Submission: 11.59pm (UK time) 28 February 2023

Results Announcement: 3 May 2023



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