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The Biennial Competition is an open call for projects and publications carried out during the four years prior to each edition of the BAQ. In its twenty-two editions, the Biennial Competition has had more than 7,000 entries and has rewarded their contributions in the practice of architecture, urban planning, landscape, theory and architectural dissemination.

presentationXchange_ 18th June 2024, 6 pm MET (Berlin time)

Put 18th June 2024, 6 pm MET (Berlin time) in your calendar, when we will call to the virtual event ´PresentationXchange´ of the International designbuildXchange Award Winners 2024!


Tuesday, 18th June 2024,  6:00 pm MET (Berlin time)


WITH HEAD AND HANDS / hlavou & rukama

3rd Student Scientific Conference School of Architecture 2024 

Organized by the Institute of Design II under the direction of Dalibor Hlaváček, the conference will focus on the teaching of design-build projects at architecture schools. 

International Guests:  Michael Hughes, [American University of Sharjah, UAE] 
                                     Marie + Keith Zawistowski, [ENSA Grenoble, FR] 
Moderator:                  Rick Sommerfeld, [University of Colorado Denver, USA]

International DesignbuildXchange Award 2024 Winners

The International DesignBuildXchange Award 2024 received a diverse range of competition entries. The jury was particularly impressed by the variety of methodological, thematic and constructive approaches presented. These projects ranged from two-week summer school initiatives to long-term commitments, combining action and learning as iterative processes alongside in-depth research integration.

Deadline Extended to 2024, March 29th, Sto Call DesignBuild 2024: design, build, reflect

The closing date for entries extended to  2024 March 29th.   
DesignBuild 2024: design, build, reflect