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Laka Competition 2017: Architecture that Reacts

Laka opens its 2017 architecture competition — “Architecture that Reacts” — and invites designers from around the world to submit their ideas.

The competition is dedicated to architecture which is able to respond and adjust dynamically to the current needs and circumstances. This architecture lives as a living organism, since it responds to the external stimuli and it develops because of it.

Laka’s prize fund for 2017 is $5,000 and will be distributed between the best three designs. $2,500 are reserved for the 1st prize Winner. In addition to the monetary prizes, 10 honorable mentions will be selected and published in several international online magazines, as well as on the website of Laka.

The subject of the competition is a conceptual project of architecture that is socially engaged and capable of reacting to unpredictable conditions and environmental, natural and social risks. Architectural study should focus on architecture as a key field heading towards social revitalisation and increased safety and freedom of its users. Proposed solutions should involve a thorough analysis of the problem, for example, starting from outlining global factors and indicating key directions for modern architectural solutions. The accuracy of this analysis and the potential of the proposed solutions are going to be the main components of the assessment of the project.

No professional qualifications are necessary to enter the competition.

Interdisciplinary teams are encouraged to join.

Last year, the Laka Competition 2016 had more than 250 Participants from 40 countries. A total of 127 designs were submitted.

Laka Competition 2017: Architecture that Reacts – Registration Fees

  • Early Registration: 50 USD until 1 June 2017
  • Regular Registration: 75 USD until 1 October 2017
  • Late Registration: 100 USD until 1 November 2017