Lisbon Triennale Millennium bcp Universities Award Competition

2018-08-30 ~ 2019-04-30
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Architecture design

Competition introduction

Type: Architectural Design

Organizer: Lisbon Architecture Triennale

PartnerYoung Bird Plan

Location: Lisbon

Eligibility: Students

Submission deadline: April 30th, 2019


About Competition

As part of the 5th edition of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale program, the Universities Competition Award call invites architecture students to engage in deep thought, in an exercise of collective research on constructive rationality. This competition for ideas is open to master degree students from worldwide architecture schools. A selection of proposals will be part of the exhibition “Natural Beauty”, curated by Tristan Chadney and Laurent Esmilaire, alongside a genealogy of works, from the 16th century to the present, that relate to constructive rationality.

The aim of the competition is to explore how the rational nature of construction can embody a form of natural beauty. An intelligible beauty where constructive rationality links each part to each other, as a system to create an organic architecture. Constructive rationality must be considered from a cultural point of view and not only technical.

The competition site is located in the centre of the neighbourhood of Marvila overlooking the riverfront and old Marvila. This oriental area of Lisbon is imbued with a strong architectural imaginary. The site is part of the Regeneration and Optimization of Cultural heritage in creative and Knowledge cities program, known as ROCK. The goal of this international competition is to conceive a Community and Interpretive Centre for Marvila. 


「About Lisbon Architecture Triennale

We are a non-profit association whose mission is to research, foster and promote architectural thinking and practice. We hold a major forum every three years for the debate, discussion and dissemination of architecture that crosses geographic and disciplinary boundaries.


「About Young Bird Plan

In 2013, Young Bird Plan, founded by Isa Ye, is an international platform for high-quality design competitions. With three key elements: construction, mentor’s guidance and interdisciplinary jury, the platform makes every effort to create opportunities for young designers in China. It is fast becoming a leading voice in global design fields like architecture design, landscaping design, interior design, product design, logo design and fashion design. Young Bird Plan has attracted 642 colleges and universities and 2,737 design firms from 193 cities of 45 countries.

Since establishment, the platform is committed to providing young designers with more practical opportunities with the concept of “Competition makes a different world”. On the other hand, it constantly connects and meets various demands from political, business, and academic circles and actively fills supply and demand gaps among designers, manufacturers, developers, urban operators and users. As a result, design competition projects and related products focusing on urban space and daily life will be further promoted and perfectly made, which contributes to the urbanization in China. It is one of the most influential design competition platforms in the world.





First Prize: €1,500

2Honourable mentions: €500