Architecture Competitions Yearbook 2020

Architecture Competitions
Yearbook 2020


Each project you do is important - it’s a step forward, an additional element that makes you a better designer. Even the smallest project can contain a big idea. But how to make sure that your projects are good? How to guarantee that there is value behind them? How to deliver a project that will grab the jury's attention and win recognition? What are the secrets behind winning submissions? Well, we will answer all those questions with this book.

The second issue of ACY showcases 10 of the most inspiring and interesting architectural competitions that took part in 2020. Along with them, we are presenting over 30 complete projects with project boards and descriptions. The main focus of this edition is to understand the design process behind all awarded submissions. That’s why we have asked all 10 winners presented in this book a simple question: “What made you win?”. We share stories where they describe the process step by step and give advice that will allow you to understand their ‘secret formula’ better.

This book is perfect for you if you want to know:

What’s the secret behind awarded submissions?
How to create an innovative solution to the given problem?
How to make your presentation board stand out?
How to grab the attention of a jury panel?
What benefits come from participating in the architecture competitions?
What makes a good project?

Take a look

Interested? Here’s a sneak peek at what’s inside

On over 200 pages you will find:

  • 3 interviews (including Nathalie de Vries from MVRDV) where our guests highlight the importance and meaning of participating in architectural competition and its influence on the development of architecture
  • 10 of the most interesting architectural competitions of 2020
  • 10 detailed case studies of the winning projects, where authors share the whole process of designing, with unique tips to implement in your projects
  • Over 30 awarded projects – complete project boards with author’s descriptions to better understand the idea behind them
  • Tons of inspirations and advise on how to take your design to the next level

What people say

Excellent choice for see new generation of ideas in architecture, way of representation and get some references among a large list of proposals.

Claudio C. Araya
instagram: @ccaraya_

(...) again thank you for the book. We found it very inspiring. It sets the bar high and challenges you to improve...

Wojciech Motylski
instagram: @wojciech.motylski

The search for architectural references is and must be intense and the most effective ways are to visit buildings and read books. This book realizes the impossibility of visiting these buildings and offers a "journey" around winning projects of the year 2019. An excellent opportunity to give visibility to young architects.

Pedro Youssef
instagram: @youssef_eljs

An amazing book - it allows us to have a unique contact with the winning projects. It opens our minds to intense new architectural concepts emphasized by an exemplary representation of their innovative creation. Definitely a book for all lovers of architecture an creativity!

Marilyne Borges
instagram: @arch.mborges

The Yearbook is really capturing by its images. Has very innovative content, with interesting texts and captivating images. It is a compilation of many varieties of projects in terms of ideas, scale, context, etc. I would really recommend it whether you are thinking about enrolling in competitions, or you are just a curious reader. Really enjoyed it.

Casilda Lopez-Quesada

I really like the full bleed pages of graphics and renders - very inspiring. I personally love visual books, I could stare at them forever! It was also good to get an idea of what the winning entries have in common. They showed the design ideas of projects for competitions but I could even implement some of the things i saw for general portfolio work and how to make projects stand out more for presentations.

Ruhel Ahmed
instagram: @archiruh



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  • Architecture Competition Yearbook 2020 - printed version
  • Digital version in PDF format
  • Available on this page exclusively
  • Worldwide shipping
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49.90 USD
+ shipping from 9.90 USD