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International Competition in Architecture - Imagine Your Future


August 03, 2016

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The International Competition in Architecture

Architects, designers, engineers, artists and urban planners are given a unique opportunity to win one of the three prizes of the Jacques Rougerie Foundation - Institut de France by creating innovative and ambitious projects. These architectural projects based on emerging developments and a prospective vision should address some core issues of mankind: greater environmental, industrial and technical responsibilities, while taking sustainable development principles into account: innovative materials, techniques and fundamental advance in design, development, energy saving or natural resources, recycling...


Innovation and Architecture  for the Sea award - € 10 000

Innovation and Architecture  for Space award - € 10 000

Architecture and Sea Level Rise award - € 10 000

Like Jules Verne, Gustave Eiffel, Arthur C. Clarke, Jacques Piccard, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Jacques Rougerie... you want your passion and your talent of a designer, architect, engineer, builder to contribute to the evolution of our society so that man could develop a healthier relationship with Earth?

You are passionate about the ocean and the space and want to support their sustainable integration into our society and the awareness of these fundamental domains that are crucial for the future of the mankind?

Every year, the Jacques Rougerie Foundation launches a competition to give rise to vocations…

30 000 € will be distributed among the most promising and innovative projects to encourage their development. These projects, in addition to being innovative, must be based on a global vision of the future and meet the major issues of today.
Each Prize consists of a financial allocation. Besides, each winner will receive the support of the Foundation’s network in the development of their projects.

… And encourage innovative projects.

The “Innovation and Architecture for the Sea” Award: 10 000 €

The “Innovation and Architecture for Space” Award: 10 000 €

The “Architecture and Sea Level Rise” Award: 10 000 €
The rise in sea level is considered here a direct result of the issues related to global warming

Innovation and Sustainable Development - hallmarks of this call for creativity


Thursday, March 31, 2016: Registration opening
Monday, October 3, 2016: Registration closing
Tuesday, October 4, 2016: Projects submission opening
Monday, October 31, 2016: Projects submission closing
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Award Ceremony

Step 1: Registration

To participate, you have to register yourself or your team on our website ”enter the contest" before October 31, 2016 at midnight GMT +1 (France). 

A confirmation e-mail and a link will be sent to you. 

This link will allow you to download the documents that you’ll need for the competition. 
The downloadable documents are:

Once your participation is confirmed, you can proceed to completing your registration on “My Profile” tab on our website.

Step 2: Handouts by candidates

Once registered, you can upload your project on our website before October 31, 2016 at midnight GMT +1 (France)
This project file shall consist of five folders and be written either in French or in English.
Folder n°1: a summary for the pre-jury
• A brief note outlining the project. Maximum 600 words: 300 in French and 300 in English (WORD - Format A4 – typeface: ARIAL 12) includingthe name of your project and a slogan of 3-4
words describing it. This slogan will always be associated with your project in order to represent it on all communication platforms.
• An A3 format landscape, in a free form that incorporates the template (downloadable) in PDF or JPEG HD – 5Mb max.

Folder n°2: the global description
10 A3 landscape front pages maximum in PDF under 20 Mb in total.
This folder includes written and graphic elements describing your project in-depth.
Put the Jacques Rougerie Foundation logo at the bottom right of each page (in black or white).

Folder n°3: graphic elements
This file includes every picture used in your Folder n°2 - the global description.
Each file should contain only one picture named after your project and numbered from 00 to 100
in order of importance.
Ex: “01_Caltrope.jpeg”
These pictures must be provided in JPEG HD – 300 dpi under 5Mb per image.

Folder n°4: 3D animation video (optional)
A video or a 3D animation of your project – 1’30” length max – 100 Mb.

Folder n°5: administrative folder
Each candidate’s ID in JPEG
Each candidate’s face picture in JPEG HD
Each candidate’s CV in PDF

All folders must be compressed into a single ZIP file and named after your project.

• You only can upload your file once.
No modification is possible once the upload is complete.
• The winners will be compulsorily required to submit one 1’30 length max video or 3D animation for the Award ceremony.

Step 3: Jury’s selection:

After a pre-selection, the jury will choose the 2016’s awarded projects in the three categories: “Innovation and Architecture for the Sea”, “Innovation and architecture for Space” and “Architecture & Sea Level Rise”. The jury will analyze and rank the selected projects based on the originality of the proposal and the quality of the architectural composition. 

Eligible Countries
Publish Date
June 02, 2016


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