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The 11th International Architecture Competition by Jacques Rougerie Foundation is open for entries

France Architecture News - Apr 01, 2021 - 18:29   4134 views

The 11th International Architecture Competition by Jacques Rougerie Foundation is open for entries

Passion and boldness are the key words of the 11th International Architecture Competition of the Jacques Rougerie Foundation - Institut de France. 

The call for projects is now open until September 15, 2021.

When and how will we be able to live under the sea? What kind of architectural proposals will meet the challenges of the sea level rise? How will we manage a human centered space exploration?

The international community of young architects, engineers, designers, students or professionals is invited to imagine visionary architectural projects, addressing the great challenges of humanity. Biomimetic, bio-inspired the projects will put together form, function and environment and will place humans at the heart.

The projects, expected from all over the world, must imperatively consider the environmental preservation and contribute to the integration of the sea and space in the future of our planet. The candidates are invited to build multidisciplinary teams combining sciences, arts and new technologies and to use the constraints of the sometimes extreme environments as new creative force.

The competition is free and open to students and professionals from all over the world.

The prizes are rewarded with a global amount of 30,000 euros in 3 categories:

  • Architecture and Innovation for the Sea
  • Architecture and Innovation related to sea level rise
  • Architecture and Innovation for Space


The only way to submit projects is online until September 15, 2021 through this link

The awards ceremony will take place on December 1, 2021 at the Institut de France in Paris. Since its creation in 2011, almost 10 000 candidates from 135 countries have registered to the competition.

The call for projects

As a visionary you are passionate and daring, fully committed to tackling today’s and tomorrow’s immense environmental and social challenges on the planet. You commit to act providing solutions creating meaningful new living environments and developing innovative biomimetic architectural projects for the sea, the coastlines and for space. You want to drive change towards a resilient, sustainable and human centered future.

Call on your imagination and build the worlds of tomorrow in a different way, respecting biodiversity and integrating the new way of living of our societies for the common good of all.

Submit your biomimetic, multidisciplinary architectural project in one of the 3 categories:

Architecture and Innovation for the Sea
• A Grand Prix, free subject (you choose your subject)
• A Focus Award among one of the following themes: "The underwater Village " or "A Sea Centre"
Architecture and Innovation for Space
• A Grand Prix, free subject (you choose your subject)
• A Focus Award among one of the following themes: "The Lunar or Martian Village" or "An orbital or on a star space port " or "A Research Station on the satellite of Jupiter Europe"
Architecture and Innovation related to the Sea level rise
• A Grand Prix, free subject (you choose your subject)
• A Focus Award among one of the following themes: "The African Coastline", or "Submersions, erosion" or "Living in the rythm of the tides"

Every Grand Prix and every Focus Award is rewarded with €5,000.

Read more about the competition on this page, start your registration on this page.

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