superscape 2020 architecture competition

Superscape 2020

Submission: March 16, 2020
Registration: March 16, 2020
Language: German/English
Location: Vienna, Austria
Prizes: 10.000€ for the winning project, 2.000€ for each finalised
Type: Open


The biannual prize seeks to encourage innovative and visionary architectural concepts that explore new models of living and strategies for inhabiting an urban context over a broad expanse of 30 years. Reflecting processes of change, Superscape opens a creative space for unconventional ideas meant to deliver new impulses to real-life architectural output and urban development.

Living, Working and Urban Production
The barriers between public and private space, between living and working, between digital and analogue are steadily disappearing. As we search for forward-looking, sustainable and people-oriented approaches to urban development the idea of “mixed-use” has huge potential. In this context, urban production and its increasing importance as a significant element of the diversified city plays a prominent role.
The task for architecture is to test creative concepts, innovative models and solutions that propose visions of the future and experimental designs and address the spatial and social challenges of urban (living) space in the year 2050.

Eligible candidates must have at least a degree in architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning or design from a university or academy. Multi-disciplinary teams are eligible, provided they have at least one member which fulfils these criteria. The first phase of the architectural competition is an anonymous, open process. After the expert jury has nominated the shortlist (max. six projects), the individual protagonists will be invited to a non-anonymous process, during which the project sketches are to be elaborated further.

End of submission Phase 1: March 16, 2020

€ 10.000,- for the winning project,
€ 2.000,- for each finalised shortlist project

The participation in the two-month learning and workshop format “Founders Lab”, offered by the Vienna Business Agency.

Go to the competition’s website