International Finsa Award for Students of Architecture & Design 2018 | Architecture Competitions

Registration February 28, 2018 | Submission March 1, 2018 | Free Architecture Competition |


International Finsa Award for Students of Architecture & Design 2018


The International Finsa Award for Students of Architecture & Design 2018 aims to encourage and challenge students to explore and redesign the use of wood and other ecological and recyclable materials in construction. We believe that the future in construction should continue developing this way and know it is possible to achieve. The award considers the work of both teachers and students, all of whom will be acknowledged and awarded.

The International FINSA Award 2018 challenges students to explore the use of recyclable and sustainable materials in construction. The competition will showcase the work of the students and their tutors, who support the design and development of the project, most importantly, the use of sustainable materials and design techniques.

This year’s competition focuses on designing a multipurpose space which can be used by both children and the elderly; a space which comprises of children’s nursery facilities and those of a care centre for the elderly. Both children and the elderly require a safe leisure environment, so the multipurpose space must meet the requirements of both these groups. The project must encourage positive interaction between children, the elderly, their carers and other members of the neighbouring community.

Participating teams must include at least one tutor/lecturer and up to a maximum of five students. There are no restrictions on the types of materials that can be used in the design of the project and the use of FINSA products is not obligatory but, remember that the main premise of the competition is to use sustainable materials in the design process.



£3000 to put towards an ASF project of the winner’s choice – this will be chosen from all ASF International projects around the world which have an involvement in the competition.
£2000 will be allocated to the winner(s) to cover the expenses of travel/stay.

Prize for the most innovative concept:

£1000 allowance for travel and accommodation expenses to work alongside the winner in the chosen project destination.


Registration Period opens – December 1, 2017
Registration period closes – February 28, 2018
Submission period opens – March 1, 2018
Submission period closes – May 1, 2018
Assessment by Judges – May 14, 2018
Winners announcement & Final Event – June 8, 2018