Sensory Architecture Essay Competition – 2023

Submission: 5 May, 2023
Registration: 30 April 2023
Language: English
Location: Mars
Prizes: Please see the details below
Type: Open


Archiol has organized this second edition of the Sensory architecture essay competition to understand the impact of architectural spaces on human senses.

“The elements of architecture are not visual units or gestalt; they are encounters, confrontations that interact with memory.” -Juhani Pallasmaa

Architecture is more than just a building; it is capable of serving deeper functions. We are surrounded by Architecture around us, we walk through it, we live in it, and we are a part of it. It should not be ocular centric and should focus on a complete sensorial experience. A connection between space and human beings is rooted in architecture. Architecture influences our behaviour and also our senses. The competition, ‘Sensory Architecture’ is looking for essay submissions on the positive impact that architecture has on our senses.

What is your understanding of Sensory Architecture? How can Architecture heighten Human Experience? What is your definition of this space that positively affects human senses? And many more such questions.

“Architecture is exposed to life. If its body is sensitive enough, it can assume a quality that bears witness to past life.” -Peter Zumthor

This competition aims to imagine the impact of architectural spaces on human senses.

“Architecture is about the understanding of the world and turning it into a more meaningful and humane place.” -Juhani Pallasmaa


Winners (X3): Certificate of achievement + Publication + Interview
Honourable mentions (X3): Certificates + Publication
Shortlisted entries (X10): Certificates

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

Date: January 20, 2023