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Last date to apply

3 July 2017

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About Lausanne International Architecture Competition

Lausanne International Architecture Competition 2017 has begun on the date of 15 May 2017. The main objective of this competition is to create a place-object which encapsulates the ideas behind the topic of “Architecture and Water”. Those candidates who want to participate in this competition must fill the application form. Lausanne International Architecture Competition involves creating a place to showcase Lausanne’s Candidature which offers an intuitive approach to the multiple ramifications of this topic. Participants can give their presentation about the topic and it will be located in the hall of the Convention centre in Seoul.  The last date of Lausanne International Architecture Competition application form submission is 3 July 2017.

  • The theme of the Swiss Room:  “Architecture and Water”

Lausanne International Architecture Competition Dates



Lausanne International Architecture Competition Begin

15 May 2017

Last date of Application Submission

3 July 2017 (12.00 noon GMT)

Jury deliberation and selection of winner

14 July 2017

Exhibition of projects online

15 – 23 July 2017

Construction of the Swiss Room in Seoul by the winner or winning team

2 September 2017

Participation of the winner or winning team in the 28th UIA Congress

3–6 September 2017

Disassembly of the Swiss Room in Seoul by the winner or winning team

7 September 2017

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Lausanne International Architecture Competition Eligibility Criteria

Gender  Both
Region  Across the Globe
Class/ Age  Any
  • Participation is exclusively aimed at architecture students from throughout the world.
  • Teams of a maximum of 3 persons are permitted. Both participants and jury shall accept the terms of the competition based on this regulation.
  • The official competition languages shall be French and English. Dimensions are centimeters and meters.

Lausanne International Architecture Competition Reward

  • A total of CHF 3,000 to be awarded in 3 prizes
  • The winner or winning team (maximum 3 persons) will receive a prize, a return trip to Seoul, registration at the 28th UIA Congress, conference accommodation and the opportunity to build the Swiss Room in Seoul Between 2-7 September 2017.

Lausanne International Architecture Competition Application form and Process

The application process will be conducted through online mode. Candidates have to provide following documents.

  • 1 PDF document (max 10 Mb) comprising 2 horizontal A3 drawing boards loosely illustrating the idea, its realisation, assembly details and its dimensions in centimetres. The names of the authors and a contact email address shall be included in the top right hand corner of each board.
  • 1 PDF document including valid student cards for the candidate or candidates.
  • These documents should be uploaded by 3 July 2017 at 12.00 noon GMT at the latest. Each participant or team of participants may present only one proposal. Variants of the same proposal are not permitted.

Lausanne International Architecture Competition requirements

The Swiss Room must be straightforward, economical and easy to build. It should be robust and not require equipment or a water supply and it should produce a minimum amount of waste. Follow the most important points below.

  • Mains electricity must be available.
  • Assembly time should be short – no longer than one day’s work by 3 persons. 
  • Material should be locally sourced and economically priced.
  • The Swiss Room will have a lifetime of one week in COEX Exhibition Hall C, 3Fl., Coex Convention and Exhibition Center in Seoul. The space available sizes 4 × 5m.

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