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INTERNATIONAL ESSAY COMPETITION

SENSORY ARCHITECTURE

PRIZES

Certificate + Publication & more

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

Sunday, 30 April, 2023

Competition Introduction

Archiol has organized this second edition of the Sensory architecture essay competition to understand the impact of architectural spaces on human senses.

"The elements of architecture are not visual units or gestalt; they are encounters, confrontations that interact with memory."
-Juhani Pallasmaa

Architecture is more than just a building; it is capable of serving deeper functions. We are surrounded by Architecture around us, we walk through it, we live in it, and we are a part of it. It should not be ocular centric and should focus on a complete sensorial experience. A connection between space and human beings is rooted in architecture. Architecture influences our behaviour and also our senses. The competition, ‘Sensory Architecture’ is looking for essay submissions on the positive impact that architecture has on our senses.

What is your understanding of Sensory Architecture? How can Architecture heighten Human Experience? What is your definition of this space that positively affects human senses? And many more such questions.

“Architecture is exposed to life. If its body is sensitive enough, it can assume a quality that bears witness to past life.”
-Peter Zumthor

Purpose:
This competition aims to imagine the impact of architectural spaces on human senses.

“Architecture is about the understanding of the world and turning it into a more meaningful and humane place.”
-Juhani Pallasmaa


Essay requirements:
1. Maximum 2500 words and minimum 1500 words.
2. Essay title
3. An Image for your essay size 30cm X30cm (jpg/jpeg – 25mb max.)

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Detailed Competition Brief

The brief can be downloaded as often as required. It contains all the information about this competition; no additional information will be provided after registration.

BRIEF + SUBMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

Prizes

Prizes & Recognition

Recognition is the key to success for any design professional. Archiol is providing an opportunity to showcase your creativity at the global level. This opportunity is open to all.

TOP 3

CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

PUBLICATION ON OUR PARTNERING MEDIA PLATFORMS

INTERVIEW

(TEXT + VIDEO)

PUBLICATION OF AN ARTICLE / DESIGN ON ARCHIOL.

ARCHIOL INTERNAL JURY FAVOURITE 

PUBLICATION
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

+3  HONOURABLE MENTIONS

+10  SHORTLISTED ENTRIES

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Jury

Jury

We collaborate with leading architects, designers, and academicians of international repute to participate as jury members in our competitions. Contacting any of the jury members leads to disqualification from the competition. Communication regarding the competition should be carried out with archiol staff only. For any queries please contact us at contact@archiol.org