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Submission: October 31, 2021
Registration: October 31, 2021
Language: English
Location: Ex Cavallerizza Via San Paolino, 55100 Lucca LU, Italy
Prizes: 1000 €
Type: Open, Paper Art


LUBICA – Lucca Biennale Cartasia is the world’s biggest art event dedicated to paper art. The Biennale takes place every two years, in 2022 it will be held from the 31st of July until September the 25th. The Biennale is looking for emerging and affirmed artists to work in Lucca, Tuscany, during an artistic residency in July 2022. This call for entries aims to select artworks that involve the use of paper and its by-products to show how versatile this material is: artists that work with cardboard and paper are encouraged to participate in the contest with a challenging and innovative project for a monumental sculpture. The selected artworks will be exhibited in the most popular squares of the city during the event and will then become part of the Biennale’s permanent exhibition.

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Submission: May 15, 2020
Registration: May 05, 2020
Language: English
Location: Italy
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


The oil and oil-gas platforms, more than 8000 present all over the planet until a few decades ago, have gradually been dismantled to free the seas from the strong pollution they cause. The so-called decommissioning process of fixed platforms is usually carried out by removing them entirely from the marine environment in which they are located, bringing them to the ground and then demolishing or disassembling them to sell valuable equipment or, in some cases, revamping the best pieces for later reuse in other fields.

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oil rig competitions

Submission: November 04, 2019
Registration: November 04, 2019
Language: English, Italian
Location: Monza, Lombardy, Italy
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


ABC | Monza 2019 is an international architectural ideas competition in the time of Digital Transformation.
The theme of the competition is the urban regeneration of an industrial site of approximately 60,000 square meters in the city of Monza – Italy in accordance with the values of environmental, economic and social sustainability.
One of the characterizing elements of this competition is the use of BIM (Building Information Modeling) for the ideation, design and submission of the proposal.

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monza architecture competition

Submission: June 01, 2018
RegistrationJune 01, 2018
Language: English
Location: Pedrignano, Parma (Italy)
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


Barilla launches Barilla Pavilion International Competition, to design an architectural addition to the Barilla Headquarters in Pedrignano (Parma, Italy).

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Barilla Pavilion International Competition

Submission: August 15, 2016
Registration: August 15, 2016
Language: English, Italian
Location: Varese, Italy
Prizes: 1st Place €500 & 2nd Prize €500
Type: Open

Union S.r.l is proud to announce an open call to a contest for designers, architects and students for its apartment complex in via Albani (Varese, Italy). Continue reading

Submission: April 15, 2016
Registration: April 15, 2016
Language: English
Location: Pennabilli, Italy
Prizes: 1st Prize: Project construction
Type: Open


Collettivo Migrante has launched a call for projects for the design of a temporary installation: a ‘treasure room’ for Pennabilli, an ancient hamlet in the Romagna Appennines (Italy). The installation will be active during the International Street Art Festival “Artisti in Piazza” (1-5 June 2016). The device will be used as a camera obscura during the day and as performance space during the night. Continue reading

Submission: May 08, 2016
Registration: May 08, 2016
Language: English
Location: Tuscany, Italy
Prizes: 1st Prize: 3000€, 2nd Prize: 1000€, 3rd Prize: 500€
Type: Open


The contest, called Carrara Thermal Baths, looks for two concept: RE-NATURALIZE and RE-STORE. Let’s think for a moment. How can our actions contribute to nature? That’s what the contestant must investigate and propose. Projects do not start from scratch since there is no place ever inhabited, with stories, cultures or ways of living that should be part of the experience of this location.

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Submission: February 15, 2016
Registration: February 15, 2016
Language: Italian, English
Location: Prato, Italy
Prizes: 1st Prize: 40000€, 2nd & 3rd Prize: see brief
Type: Open


At the beginning of January 2016 the Municipality of Prato, Italy, is launching an open, anonymous, international two-phase design competition for a new 3-hectare urban park in its historical city center. Continue reading

Submission: March 30, 2016
Registration: March 21, 2016
Language: English, Italian
Location: Milano, Italy
Prizes: 1st Prize & 2nd Prize: trip to Japan
Type: Open


The goal of this competition is to create new scenarios of the cultural exchange between Italy and Japan in the world of sustainability. This first edition aims to encourage the design of objects of sustainable design in order to test the use of raw ear, using, among others, Japanese techniques of polished finish.

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Submission: May 18, 2016
Registration: May 02, 2016
Language: English
Location: MIlan, Italy
Prizes: 1st Prize: €5000, 2nd & 3rd Prize: publications
Type: Students & Young Architects


In the 2000 Dickson Despommier, professor of the Environmental Sciences at the Columbia University in New York, developed in collaboration with various architectural firms, the concept of vertical farms. The urban vertical farming means the cultivation of agriculture products and live stock in vertical, in multi-storey structures energy self-sufficient inserted within the metropolitan areas. Continue reading