Laka: Architecture that Reacts

Open Call19 Apr 2017

Laka invites architects, students, engineers, biologists, sociologists and more from around the world to submit their ideas of architecture that reacts. Deadline for applications is 2 November 2017!

Alessio Salvatore Verdolino, Architect (Laka Competition 2016, Editors’Choice)

Laka's international architectural competition seeks innovative ideas that go far beyond typical building solutions, are socially engaged, capable of reacting to unpredictable conditions (environmental, natural, social) and provide safety for its inhabitants. 

The call is opened to architects, students, engineers, biologists, sociologists, designers, thinkers, companies, organizations and others. No professional qualifications are necessary. Applicants from around the world are invited to submit their ideas on architecture responding and adjusting dynamically to the current needs and circumstances that are often unpredictable, but their consequences can be crucial.

The subject of the competition is a conceptual project of architecture focusing on architecture as a key field heading towards social revitalization and increased safety and freedom of its users. Proposed solutions should involve a thorough analysis of the problem, which starts from outlining global factors and indicating key directions for modern architectural solutions. The accuracy of this analysis and the potential of the proposed solutions are the main components of the assessment of the project during the deliberation of the international Panel of Judges 5000 USD will be distributed among the winners. Check out the projects from Competition 2015 and 2016.

Check out the call for Laka Competition 2017.

Laka is a non-profit organization and a world-wide network focused on social impact via design and architecture. The network shares 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 various groups of partners, the organization develops projects and programs that underline the crucial role of architecture and technology in the process of social change.