The UIA 2014 International Student Competition.

Registration Deadline: October 31st 2013

This competition provides an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students from schools of architecture around the world to submit their solutions for short, medium and long-term interventions around the dynamic and complex Warwick Junction site in Durban, South Africa.

The work of shortlisted student teams will be exhibited, and the competition winners announced, at the UIA 2014 Durban Congress in August 2014. Outside of the cash value of the prizes, the prestige of winning this competition, which forms part of the UIA International Congress of Architecture, cannot be overstated.

The UIA 2014 International Student Competition explores WARWICK JUNCTION, a unique location within central Durban. This vibrant transport node provides a setting for predominantly informal traders at an unprecedented scale.
The competition aims to recognise the complex systemic ecology that underpins the economic, cultural and social dynamics inherent to this area, and to find ways to strengthen, reinforce or expand these systems in a beneficial way.

2014 UIA International Student Competition for Architects




  • This competition is limited to students who study architecture (undergraduate and graduate levels).
  • Copies of Student Identity Cards or documentation proving that each member of the team is a student at the time of submitting the competition entry must be provided on registration.
  • The students may submit projects that were done under the supervision of lecturers at their schools of study.

The monetary value of the awards is estimated as follows in South African Rands:
GOLD R 50 000
SILVER R 30 000
BRONZE R 20 000

Registration process

  • The competition teams or individual entrants must register online, via the UIA 2014 website www.uia2014durban.org.
  • All team members must be listed with contact emails; however a team leader and correspondence person must be identified. The information required includes the architecture school where the entrants are registered as students as well as the school’s physical address.
  • Only entries submitted through the website will be accepted. Only one of the 4 site edges mentioned in section 5 must be selected for the detailed design proposal. Personal data will be used for UIA 2014 purposes only.

Important dates

  • June 2013 – competition announced
  • June to September 2013 – questions
  • 31st October 2013 – registrations close
  • 31st March 2014 – projects submitted, competition closes
  • 7th April 2014 – adjudication starts
  • May 2014 – shortlisted teams announced
  • August 2014 – winners announced at the UIA 2014 Congress in Durban

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the UIA International Student Competition


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