Register January 30, 2019 | Submit January 30, 2019 | Free Architecture Competitions



Huts and Habitats



In the past decade, the pavilion has become a kind of staple for architects experimenting with new technologies, spatial experiences or formal languages. But can we think about small-scale architectural installations beyond the pavilion or the folly? A good example could be the 19th century notion of the “primitive hut”, the search of architects like Marc-Antoine Laugier and Gottfried Semper for a first, original architecture.
The TAB Installation Programme Competition invites emerging architects and designers to design a modern day primitive hut, an opportunity to research fundamental aspects of architecture: its tectonic system and related production chain with its social consequences, but also aspects of living, dwelling and ultimately, of course, it’s digestion by the public. The installation is small, but the thoughts behind it can be inversely proportional.



1st stage portfolio submission deadline is on the 2nd of November 12:00 PM Estonian time.
2nd stage digital submissions and models must be received by 12:00 PM Estonian time on the 30th of January 2019.
The winner will be announced in February 2019.



1st prize
15 000 € budget for construction

All the qualified II stage proposals will be will be exhibited as part of TAB 2019.






Philippe Block
Professor at ETH Zurich, Director of Block Research Group (BRG) and the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) in Digital Fabrication

Areti Markopoulou
Academic Director of Institute of Advanced Architecture IAAC, Barcelona

Mihkel Tüür
Architect and co-founder of KTA, Estonia




For more information about this competition, please contact us.