Winners of the 10th Advanced Architecture Contest

The 10th edition of the Advanced Architecture Contest was held under the theme “AI for the Built Environment“. This year, the contest received nearly 400 registrations from over 70 countries. The submission deadline for projects closed on February 2nd, 2024, with approximately 100 proposals received.

After the initial screening of valid proposals, the contest committee selected 20 projects to be featured in the publication and deemed them finalists.

The international jury cast their votes, leading to the following results:

The first three prizes are awarded with a Master at the IAAC according to their choice and a monetary prize according to the contest rules.

IAAC and all jury members want to thank all participants for their great effort and their contribution in offering unique perspectives and envisioning novel applications of AI mixed with non-AI tools that can shape the future of architecture, urban planning, and design.


1st Prize

Ka Chun Chan (United Kingdom) – 2257O24PJX

Brick by Brick: Building Resilient Communities with Autonomous Brick Modules

The proposed ideas harness Al’s potential to revolutionize traditional urban habitat, offering adaptive, efficient, and sustainable solutions in architecture and urban design. Al’s role evolves to generate dynamic and adaptive spatial layouts, addressing the diverse and changing needs of inhabitants, for building and also city scales.

2nd Prize

Paula Rydel (Poland) – 2225NF8H75

Intelligent Networks: The Use of Mycelium in Ecosystem Planning

The project  represents an innovative approach to the development and planning of the built environment, in which interspecies communication plays a central role. Through the use of mycelium, the project opens up new perspectives on understanding and integrating natural ecological processes with advanced digital technologies, where both natural and virtual environments can work together to create a new quality in ecosystem planning and management. 

Third Prize

Ramy Anka (Lebanon) – 22600S9SJP

DRAFT: Digital Resurrection of Artificial Fictional Texts

The proposal is a tectonic that mobilises AI as a catalyser between architectural information and data collection. In its program, it reimagines the way we perceive and practice journalism and informational data through intelligent tooling systems and automated algorithmic operartions. The architectural conception of the project speculates on a contextual Formal Vocabulary as it aims to draw a partnership between AI imaging procedure and analog human exchange/interventions.


Bhone Mo Winn Khek (Myanmar) – 2277M3P0LE

True Colors: Beneath the RGBS of Pixels

Thomas Heim (Switzerland) – 1961EGC3RH

Timber city – a building typology for the urban fabric

Lucía Mamani, Kevin Abanto, Farid Tineo, Vanya Melendez, Maxi Flores (Peru) – 2301OBJ7JT


Shah Faisal,  Mustansir Dalvi, Smita Dalvi (India) – 22901W6JUA


Luoyan Shi, Siyu Cai, Yuhao Liu (China) – 2207WQSXOZ

The Innovative Academic Symbiosis in a Smart Urban Tapestry

Weronika Wnukowska (Poland),Koralia Stergio ( Greece) – 2299D6UGZE

Water Collectives: Towards a Self-sufficient Future


22882PLRDA –  Marta Sánchez Pérez (Spain)

22862YAEWH – Ivan Barbarov (Russia)

2046RXW9EC – Osman Cagine (Germany), Ertugrul Akdemir (Turkey)

2066S1E92F – Songyue Song (China)

2240US109U – Deniz Ipek Karatas (Turkey)

2016H6V54R – Yosser Ben Amor (Tunisia)

2232KUDZ3I –  Aswin Johsy (India)

2071RBWH1Y – Yue Wei He (China)

2142NAOK4Y – Wei Hang Toh (Malaysia)

2289WOUQFB – Kseniya  Krepkogorskaya, Artem Sultanov (Russia) 

212604QYPA – Sophie Puljak (USA)