Submission: July 04, 2016
Registration: June 27, 2016
Language: English, Greek
Location: Concept
Prizes: 1st Prize: €3500, 2nd Prize: €2500, 3rd Prize: €1500
Type: Open International Design Competition


The Room 18 Pan-European Design Competition has as its subject the designing of the interior of a typical bedroom in a Greek four-star urban hotel of a total area 18 – 24 m2, whose basic characteristics are determined by the specifications of GNTO (Greek National Tourism Organisation).

Those taking part are called upon to present ways of creatively re-interpreting and transcending these specifications in a response to the likely wishes and expectations of the contemporary traveller. The aim of the competition is the creation of a pool of revitalising ideas on the architecture of hospitality.


All creative persons, either individually or in the form of a company, or in teams of natural or legal persons, who are engaged in fields of architectural design, interior design, composition of art installations, stage-set design, decoration, and fields related to these are entitled to take part. Those having to do with the organisation or the writing of the volumes of the competition and those who have been involved in the formation or in the preparation of the programme are not entitled to take part directly or indirectly. Entrants must not receive direct or indirect support in connection with the competition from the above persons.


Three cash prizes and six honourable mentions will be awarded on the proposal of the jury. The three awarded entries, realised in their actual dimensions, will be presented at the Room18 exhibition, which will take place at the Benaki Museum.

1st Prize €3,500

2nd Prize €2,500

3rd Prize €1,500


  • 21.4.2016 – Beginning of early-bird registration
  • 9.5.2016 – End of time-limit for submission of questions seeking clarifications
  • 16.5.2016 – Publication of answers to questions submitted
  • 30.5.2016 – End of early-bird registration
  • 27.6.2016 – End of standard registration
  • 4.7.2016 – End of time limit for sending in of entries
  • 25.7.2016 – Announcement of results


Registration in the competition is by means of the web site www.room18.gr/registration. All those intending to submit an entry must be registered. In the case of a team of designers, the person responsible for the design certifies by his registration that the members of the team whom he represents consent to his appointment as their representative and confirm that the distribution of the percentages is correct.


On the basis of the Room 18 programme, all the entries in the Competition will be exhibited with the names of the entrants at the Benaki Museum from 23/11/2016 – 11/12/2016.
The entries to which the three cash prizes have been awarded will be constructed on the premises of the exhibition on a scale of 1:1, with the collaboration of their creators. The cash prizes are to be understood as compensation for the work carried out by them on the realisation of the designs within the framework and for the duration of the exhibition. For the realisation of the three prize-winning designs, DOMÉS will ensure the collaboration of leading producers and suppliers of building materials, equipment, and accessories relating to the architecture of hospitality. The selection of building materials, equipment, and accessories for the realisation of the three prize-winning designs is restricted exclusively to those available with the producers and suppliers collaborating.

Go to the competition’s website