Museum of Architecture Competitions


Are you an architect looking for your next big break? Or perhaps you’re looking for an excuse to flex your creative muscles in response to a challenging brief? Museum of Architecture deliver competitions in collaboration with well-known cultural institutions, local councils and other creative businesses.

Live Competitions


Treehouses at Kew
Design Competition
Winners to be announced on 25 March

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is a world-leading plant science institute and UNESCO World Heritage Site and are pleased to be partnering with the Museum of Architecture to create this inspiring Competition to design three Treehouses hosted in their beautiful gardens.

Previous Competitions


Portobello Pavillion 2018
Location: London, UK
Winning Practice: ArchitectureDoingPlace

The MoA has organised a half-day charrette where five practices were invited to develop a design idea for the pavilion. The participating practices were The Decorators, West Port and CompanyPractice ArchitectureOMMX and ArchitectureDoingPlace, all chosen for their community-based approaches.

All five practices developed exciting proposals that included elements of performativity, close engagement with the local community, innovative use of materials and modular structures, as well as attentive responses to the specificity of the site. Following the presentation of each project to the jury, the judging panel selected ArchitectureDoingPlace as the winning practice for their sensitive approach to the local context and attention to the rich history of Powis Square.

Wild Turkey Bourbon
Location: Kentucky, USA
Winning Architects: de Leon and Primmer

We were commissioned by Wild Turkey Bourbon to run a competition for their new visitor center in Kentucky.

We worked with Wild Turkey to form a vision for the project, created the project brief for the architects, selected the architects to participate and organised an architecture competition for the building’s design that resulted in the award winning visitor centre that opened early 2014.

Delfina Foundation
Location: London, UK
Winning Architects: Studio Octopi and Shahira Fahmy Architects

We collaborated with the Delfina Foundation to realise their vision for their new residency, office and exhibition space in London. We organised and ran an architecture competition for the building’s design between eight architects and the foundations team which was won by Studio Octopi and Shahira Fahmy Architects.

Photograph by Julien Lanoo