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Call for Entries: International Competition in Architecture, Prizes Worth Rs. 21 Lakhs: Submit by Nov 20: Expired

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.

Aware of the big climate changes occurring today and that have yet to happen, you desire to contribute, to play a role by proposing architectural projects anchored into two wide fields: the Oceans and Space. You are actively farsighted. You feel responsible in the development of societies’ lifestyles and your leitmotiv implies that you build differently, with the ideals that a better, more respectful use of the biodiversity that composes these two worlds for the greater good must be your credo.

For the 7th edition of its international competition in architecture, the Foundation has added a focus for each of its three categories. This approach is born of a will to address these specific issues in the medium-term or to counter a worldwide emergency.


The prizes of the Jacques Rougerie Foundation – Institut de France, are given in order to offer architects, designers, engineers, and urban planners a unique opportunity to propose innovative, audacious, and disruptive projects.

These architectural projects, based upon emerging technologies, a prospective vision and cross-curricular competences – science, sociology, climatology, geography, etc. – shall give answers to major environmental issues of our era and to future issues.

They will have to take into account the tenets of sustainable development and to contribute to the integration of the sea and space in the development of our societies: new material such as solar tiles, new techniques, and fundamental advancement in terms of conception and building, energy saving, low consumption of natural resources, recyclability, etc.

This innovative architectural project shall take place in either the ocean, guardian of our environmental and societal quality of life, or space, field of development and of  technological applications, unavoidable for the future of our civilisation. Architectural innovation and sustainable development to respond to major climate changes are the key words in this call for creativity.

Categories of Competition

  • Innovation and Architecture for the Sea – Louis Vicat
  • Grand Prix – 7 500 €
  • Focus: The ports of the future – € 2 500
  • Innovation and Architecture for Space
  • Grand Prix – 7 500 €
  • Focus: Solar power satellites – € 2 500
  • Architecture and Sea Level Rise
  • Grand Prix – 7 500 €
  • Focus: The African coastline – € 2 500 For the focus “the African coastline”, the jury expects a high level of implementation of the project, reason why it is mandatory that the team manager be of African nationality, for his great expertise and of the social and economic background of the region.


The contest is open to students, researchers, conceivers, artists, etc.
Participants can compete individually or in multidisciplinary teams with one team member as a leader referred to as “Project Manager”.

A contestant can only participate once in this year’s competition and submit only one project. Multiple applications result into an automatic disqualification be it individual or collective participation.

Those who took part in the competition’s conduct or in the organisation shall not participate neither directly nor indirectly.

How to Register

Both Individual contestants and teams are required to register online through the competition’s website, at https://sqore.com/opportunity/international-competition-in-architecture.
In said platform, you will be able to download all the necessary documents for your registration:
– The competition rules with important dates of the Competition
– The “legal authorization waiver”
– The templates (A3 and ppt slide)
– The Jacques Rougerie Foundation’s logo
If you have participated in a previous edition, you should already have a profile in the new platform. For those who register for the first time, you will have to create an account.
Once your registration is confirmed, you can start your submission in the “start now” tab on our website https://sqore.com/opportunity/international-competition-in-architecture.
The registration implies full acceptance of the contest terms. Any violation of the competition rules may result in disqualification.


In 2017, the Jacques Rougerie Foundation – Institut de France will reward three authors/teams, hereinafter referred to as “Contestants”, for their architectural projects related to Space, the Sea or the Sea Level Rise, with a sum of 30,000 € (Thirty thousand Euros) distributed as follows:

  • The Jacques Rougerie Foundation “Innovation and architecture for the sea” awards – Louis Vicat Grand Prix: € 7 500 (Seven thousand five hundred euros) Focus: “Ports of the future” – € 2 500 (Two thousand five hundred euros)
  • The Jacques Rougerie Foundation “Innovation and architecture for space” awards Grand Prix: € 7 500 (Seven thousand five hundred euros) Focus: “Solar power satellites” – € 2 500 (Two thousand five hundred euros)
  • The Jacques Rougerie Foundation “architecture & Sea level rise” awards Grand Prix: € 7 500 (Seven thousand five hundred euros) Focus: “The African coastline” – € 2 500 (Two thousand five hundred euros)

Each jury reserves the right to attribute the Grand prix to the laureate of the category’s focus award. Thus it is possible to win both prizes of a category if the project responds to the requirements and shows excellence. 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. Prizes will be awarded to individual contestants or to the “Project Manager” of a team (who will be responsible for the award’s distribution among team members).

Important Dates

  • Registration opening: May 31, 2017
  • Registration closing: November 19, 2017
  • Jury meeting: December 4th – 8th 2017
  • Award ceremony: January 2018


Péniche Saint Paul – Port des Champs Elysées 75008 Paris – France
Tel : + 33 (0)1 42 66 53 37, Fax : +33 (0)1 42 66 6708                                                     info@fondation-jacques-rougerie.com,  www.fondation-jacques-rougerie.com

For more information on the competition, click here.


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