Awards & Competitions - International

LAKA Competition 2016

Register: Opens on April, 2016
50 USD until June 1, 2016 / 75 USD until October 1, 2016 / 100 USD until November 1, 2016
Project submission deadline:
November 1, 2016
Jury deliberation:
November, 2016
Winners’ announcement:
December 1, 2016
UTC time zone for all dates. Participants may submit multiple projects, but must register each entry.


LAKA Competition 2016: Architecture that Reacts
Laka architektura invites designers from around the world to submit their ideas of architecture that reacts. That means 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. No professional qualifications are necessary. Interdisciplinary teams are encouraged to join.

Jury 2016:

  • Qun Dang (Architect, Principal Partner at MAD Architects)
  • Ana María Gutiérrez (Architect, Co-founder of Fundación Organizmo, Ashoka Fellow)
  • Peter Kuczia (IARP and BAK Architect, author of CO2 Saver House)
  • Julien De Smedt (Architect, Founder of JDS Architects)
  • Arturo Vittori (Architect, Co-founder of Warka Water NGO, Director of A&V)
  • Nathalie de Vries (Architect, Urban Planner, Co-founder of MVRDV)
  • Tobias Wallisser (Architect, Co-Founder of LAVA Laboratory For Visionary Architecture)

5000 USD will be distributed among winners:

  • 1st PRIZE: 2500 USD
  • 2nd PRIZE: 1500 USD
  • 3rd PRIZE: 1000 USD

In addition: 10 honourable mentions will be selected. Winners and laureates of special mentions will be published in several international online magazines, and at the Laka Competitions website. The best proposals will be selected by the international panel of judges.

There is no limit as to the number of participants per team. Individual entries are allowed. Participants may submit multiple projects, but must register each entry. After your registration has been approved, we will send you a unique number for your team (within 48 hours). This is a digital competition and the boards should be prepared in digital format. Please download Brief, Rules&Regulations, FAQ to learn more about current edition.


Laka LAKAis a non-profit organization and a world-wide network focused on social impact via design and architecture. We share the vision of architecture that helps to develop sustainable and safe societies through a responsible and collaborative design. Through a comprehensive strategy and with the support of our Partners, we develop projects and programs that underline the crucial role of architecture and technology in the process of social change.


For further information: 

For further information about the Competition, visit the official website.



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