Laka Competition 2017: Architecture that Reacts

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Laka Competition 2017 invite designers from around the world to submit their ideas of architecture that reacts. That means architecture which is able to respond and adjust dynamically to the current needs and circumstances. These circumstances are often unpredictable, but their consequences can be crucial. The architecture that reacts is the architecture that lives as a living organism, since it responds to the external stimuli and develops because of it.


International Jury

Alexander Rieck (Architect, Researcher, Co-Founder of LAVA Laboratory For Visionary Architecture)

Carlo Ratti (Architect, Founding Partner of Carlo Ratti Associati, Director of the Senseable City Lab)

Melanie Fessel (Architect, Urban designer, Director at Terreform ONE, Initiator of ONE Odyssey)

Peter Kuczia (IARP, BAK Architect, author of CO2 Saver House)

Thom Faulders (Architect, Professor of Architecture at California College of the Arts)

Vincent Callebaut (Archibiotect, Designer, Lecturer, Founder of Vincent Callebaut Architectures)


5000 USD will be distributed among winners:

1st PRIZE: 2500 USD

2nd PRIZE: 1500 USD

3rd PRIZE: 1000 USD

In addition: 10 honorable mentions will be selected.


Join Competition

We invite architects, students, engineers, biologists, sociologists, designers, thinkers, companies, organizations and everyone interested in the mission of the competition to submit their ideas. No professional qualifications are necessary.



Registration opens in April, 2017

Early Registration: 50 USD until June 1, 2017

Regular Registration: 75 USD until October 1, 2017

Late Registration: 100 USD until November 1, 2017

Project submission deadline: November 2, 2017

Jury deliberation: November, 2017

Winners’ announcement: December 1, 2017

UTC time zone for all dates