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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

International designbuildXchange Award 2024

We are pleased to celebrate the relaunch of the dbXchange web platform with an award for new DesignBuild projects.

Call for Projects
The Call for Projects is open to DesignBuild projects that have been realized within the last three years (2020-2023) and are published on the dbXchange website. We are looking forward to new approaches to technology, sustainability, circular economy and scaling; to new focus areas such as
social justice, interdisciplinary work and pedagogy; to new insights into funding, ethics and project evaluation.

Video DCG International Exhibition Budapest 2023

This video from the opening of the DCGN International Exhibition Budapest shows the atmosphere of the opening. Speakers include curator Lisa Abendroth, DCG Networkpartners Sergio Palleroni, Ursula Hartig, Peter Fattinger, and project contributor Tibor Zoltán Dány.

Design For The Common Good International Exhibition Budapest 2023

Agency, empowerment, impact: these characteristics distinguish the work featured in the Design for the Common Good International Exhibition. In its first international venue outside of the United States, the Design for the Common Good Network, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and Budapest Metropolitan University Faculty of Art and Creative Industries are pleased to present this curated collection of thirty-two projects from six continents and twenty-three countries.

Förderprojekt der Sto-Stiftung: „DesignBuild_Joint perspectives“ als erstes Buch verfügbar

Die von der Sto-Stiftung unterstützte Buchreihe „DesignBuild REFLECT" beleuchtet theoriebildende und projektübergreifende Fragestellungen der Lehr- und Lernmethode „DesignBuild“. Als erstes der auf vier Bücher angelegten Reihe ist nun „DesignBuild_Joint perspectives“ erschienen und kostenlos erhältlich. In diesem Buch erörtern die Autorinnen und Autoren eine gemeinsame DesignBuild-Hypothese anhand des Spannungsfeldes zwischen gesellschaftlicher Transformation, Architekturausbildung und -produktion.

Applications for materia award 2025 are open!

You have built or renovated one or more buildings using a significant amount of raw earth, stone and vegetal fibers. Don’t wait any longer, submit your application online!

The materia award was inspired by the success of the TERRA Award (2016), the FIBRA Award (2019) and the TERRAFIBRA Award (2021) and is a continuity of these first three editions.


Design For The Common Good International Exhibition in BUDAPEST 4-19, 2023

Budapest Metropolitan University Faculty of Art and Creative lndustries
October 4 - 19, 2023
Artus Contemporary Studio
Budapest, Sztregova u. 7, 1116 Ungarn

STO-DesignBuild - call 2024 Deadline December 15

The DesignBuild competition is going into the next round: In 2024, we are again offering grants in the disciplines DesignBuild PROJECT and DesignBuild REFLECT. Applications will be accepted online only at starting September 18. The closing date for entries is December 15, 2023.


We are proud to announce that the dbXchange association received a grant from the STO Foundation to develop INSIGHTdb, a series of events, lectures and publications that will be featured on the dbXchange website.

Center for Visual Art presents: Design for the Common Good International Exhibition January 14 – March 19, 2022

The exhibition highlights projects designed collaboratively with communities to create opportunity and solutions from within. The resulting exchange of ideas in this exhibition provides compelling evidence that designers and stakeholders work best together when sharing local resources and knowledge that aim to improve quality of life for people worldwide.

SAFE THE DATE Exhibition Events