Present your new work at the most significant architectural happenings and events that form the core of the European Architecture Program 2019.

Future Architecture is more than a competition. Future Architecture is changing the very foundation of architecture in Europe, and beyond. Exploring boundaries. Breaking down walls. Building new systems. Forming new coalitions. Providing talented conceptual thinkers and practitioners with opportunities to speak up – and be seen and heard.

Let the Future Architecture platform help you boost and sharpen your practice. Start exchanging your ideas and projects with high profile institutions— museums, galleries, publishing houses, biennials, and festivals — to find avenues toward real international recognition.

We are inviting multi-disciplinary emerging professionals from all over the world to apply with transformative projects related to our living environments. Send us your completed projects, theoretical or conceptual propositions for spatial, social or cultural innovations and join our discussion about the future of architecture.

We welcome projects that address:

  • systemic changes
  • practical problems
  • new areas of operation beyond existing frameworks

Become part of the European Architecture Program 2019and see how Future Architecture can help you develop your practice. Selected applicants will be invited to participate in one or more of the following activities.

Future Architecture’s board of members will invite selected applicants to present their projects at the Creative Exchange in Ljubljana and to enter into possible activities within the European Architecture program. The platform will cover the travel (from within the EU) and accommodation costs of the selected participants.

Platform members will cover travel (from within the EU) and accommodation costs and provide an honorarium to the participants that they invite to contribute to their events.

All applications will be published on the website of the Future Architecture platform. The applications will be judged by the Future Architecture board of members, the Future Architecture alumni, and members of the public by way of online voting.

Timetable and Deadlines

  • Publication of the Call for Ideas: 15 November 2018
  • Deadline for submitting applications: 7 January 2019
  • Matchmaking Conference: 13-16 February, 2019
  • European Architecture Program: 17 February-31 October 2019


The call is open to emerging architects, landscape architects, urban planners, designers, engineers, artists, curators, people involved in architectural communication, and anyone whose professional work is focused on the future of architecture and living environments. To be eligible as an emerging creative for the Future Architecture Platform, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • The applicant’s independent work(s) related to architecture or city development have been created after graduation and within the last 2 years
  • The applicant has publicly presented or published their independent work(s)
  • The applicant has not yet attained recognition by having a body of critically recognised work at major and established institutions or publishers
  • The applicant has not participated in previous/past Future Architecture Platform activities
  • The applicant may be an individual or a collective

The open-call starts at 04:00 pm CET on 15 November 2018, and all entries must be received by 12:00 pm CET on 7 January 2019.

One is permitted 1 entry only (as an individual or as a collective).

Where to apply?



The Future Architecture platform is a pan-European exchange and networking platform for architecture. It promotes cooperation between professionals and architectural institutions in order to bring ideas related to the future of cities and architecture to the forefront of the architectural discourse and closer to a wider public.

The aim of the platform is to identify and explore new models of creative work that could provide future generations in Europe with a more stable perspective and contribute to a more harmonious development of the European economy, our living environment and society as a whole.


coordinating entity: Museum of Architecture and Design, Ljubljana (Slovenia); members: MAXXI -National Museum of XXI Century Arts, Rome (Italy), Oslo Architecture Triennale, Oslo (Norway), Copenhagen Architecture Festival (Denmark),Lisbon Architecture Triennale(Portugal), Museum of Architecture in Wrocław (Poland), Belgrade International Architecture Week (Serbia),House of Architecture, Graz (Austria), Tirana Architecture Week (Albania), CANactions, Kiev (Ukraine), dpr-barcelona (Spain), Design Biotop, Ljubljana (Slovenia), Bureau N(Germany),Društvo arhitekata Istre – Società architetti dell’Istria DAI-SAI,Zagreb (Croatia), VI PER Gallery, Prague (CZ) Fundació Mies van der Rohe, Barcelona (Spain), Museum of Estonian Architecture, Tallinn (Estonia),Forecast, Berlin (Germany) and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon (Portugal); associate members:Strekla Institute, Moskow (Russia),Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel (Switzerland), Kosovo Architecture Festival (Kosovo) and Royal Academy of Arts, London (United Kingdom).


Bika Rebek, architect and educator (NEW INC, Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation); Anastassia Smirnova, designer and researcher (SVESMI, Strelka Institute); James Taylor-Foster, writer, editor and curator at ArkDes(National Centre for Architecture and Design, Stockholm); Stephan Trüby, Professor of Architecture and Cultural Theory (Technical University of Munich)and Boštjan Vuga, architect and educator (SADAR+VUGA architects).


The FA platform is funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

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