Essay Competition: Architecture of Illusions

Submission: September 10, 2021
Registration: July 16, 2021
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


The Architecture of Illusions essay competition is trying to find your thoughts and opinions on the role of illusions in architecture. what’s the impact of optical illusions in architecture, if there’s one in the least , and the way do they affect architectural designs?

Renowned architects like Frank Gehry and Vlado Milunic are just a few of the names that use optical illusions in a number of their most famous work. These have included mirrored or reflective surfaces, geometric shapes and features , and stylized facades that make the illusions of shapes and space in iconic buildings round the world.

For this essay competition, participants are invited to submit their thoughts and concepts on anything concerning the subject of illusions in both design and architecture. this might be anything, from a search of how artwork can modify an area purely through visual alterations, to an in-depth discussion and analysis of the facility of form in terms of making moods and atmospheres. How do illusions affect the way spaces are perceived and the way are they achieved through both traditional and modern techniques?

The topic is totally open for interpretation and every one ideas are welcome on the role of illusions in architecture. Participants may submit their essays during a written format, a visible format, or a mixture of the 2 . Winning submissions and honorable mentions are going to be featured within the next ARCHHIVE BOOKS’ publication “Illusions in Architecture”.

Do you have something to say about illusions in architecture?


3 winning proposals and 6 honourable mentions will be selected. Bee Breeders will award a total of 1,000 € in prize money to competition winners as follows:

  • 1st Prize – 600 €
  • 2nd Prize – 300 €
  • 3rd Prize – 100 €

+ 6 honourable mentions


  • Early Bird Registration: FEBRUARY 24 – APRIL 2
  • Advance Registration: APRIL 3 – APRIL 30
  • Last Minute Registration: MAY 1 – JULY 16
  • Closing date for registration: JULY 16, 2021
  • Closing date for submission: SEPTEMBER 10, 2021 (11:59pm GMT)
  • Announcement of the winners: OCTOBER 26, 2021

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