Archiprix International is…

Archiprix International is an international design competition, displaying the work of the world’s best graduates in architecture, urban design, and landscape architecture!

Organized by the Archiprix Foundation, the 2011 host of MIT in conjunction with the Platform for Permanent Modernity, and sponsored by Hunter Douglas, Archiprix International invites schools to nominate their best graduation project of the past year and submit that project for consideration in the competition, as well as participate in a series of workshops and debates revolving around the topics critical to architectural discourse today…



March 2010
Inviting the universities

Archiprix International sends invitations to the chairs of all universities worldwide teaching architecture urban design and/or landscape architecture. These schools are invited to select their best graduation project completed after July 1, 2008 and invite the designer(s) to submit the selected project for participation. The submitted graduation projects have to comply with prescribed panel dimensions (6 panels A2). In addition to the 6 panels the designer can upload the project on our website where all entries of all editions will be accessible for everyone interested.
> Check our university database and add your university in case it is not listed.

Registration of the best graduation project by the university
> Universities can register their best graduation project here by using the login codes given in the invitation letter.

Registration and upload of the selected graduation project for participants
> Designers whose graduation project is selected by the university can register and upload the selected project here, using the login codes received from the university.

August 1 2010
Registration deadline All projects must be registered before August 1 2010

September 1 2010
Deadline for submissions. All entries must arrive at the MIT before September 1 2010!

Autumn 2010
Jury Review
All submitted entries will be reviewed in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology by an international jury. The international jury of experts will assess and comment upon the submissions. The jury report will be published on the web site and in the book. The jury will select the very best projects. The selection of the jury and the composition of the jury is a shared responsibility of Archiprix International and the MIT.
> jury 2001 > jury 2003 > jury 2005 > jury 2007 > jury 2009

May 2011
All participants will be invited to participate in the Archiprix International workshops. These best graduates from around the world form a unique group of young talented designers. They will assemble in the premises of the MIT. The workshops are lead by prominent designers and will address themes relevant to architecture, urban design and/or landscape architecture in the 21st century. The organization and further programming of the workshops will be done by the MIT in consultation with Archiprix International.
> Workshops 2001 > Workshops 2003 > Workshops 2005 > Workshops 2007 > Workshops 2009

All entries will be exposed in the MIT. A selection of about 25 (out of an estimated number of 200 – 300 entries) graduation projects submitted to Archiprix International will be compiled into a major overview exhibition to be shown in a public venue for a broad public. The exhibition concept will be developed in collaboration with the MIT and the Antenna-Men.

June 2011
Hunter Douglas Awards ceremony
The Archiprix International awards ceremony will be held after the workshop. All participants, as well as representatives of the participating educational institutions and of the participating countries will be invited to attend. Hunter Douglas will invite their architect relations. The chairperson of the international jury will present the jury report and announce the winners. The program focuses mainly on the Archiprix International participants and their plans.

June 2011
A selection of the submitted entries of the Archiprix International will be published in a book. The book will present a crossection of the submitetd projects, among them the projects nominated by the jury, the favourites of the participants. (see the previous editions for an example) The book is published in collaboration with 010 Publishers. The book will be edited by Archiprix International Rotterdam, the design and lay-out of the book will be done by the Antenna-Men.

All submitted projects of all editions of the Archiprix International are published on the website. The Archiprix International website serves a dual purpose. On the one hand it provides an international platform for budding design talent whose graduation work can be viewed in digital form. On the other hand it functions as an easily accessed source of information about Archiprix International for the participating students and educational institutions. Over the years, regardless of which country takes on the task of organizing Archiprix International, the website remains a constant factor, a reliable source of information with details about educational institutions and a virtual exhibition space for the most talented young designers of the moment.
The website also presents the worlds most extensive list of schools in the fields of architecture, urban design and landscape architecture. All participants receive a unique username and password to upload their project.