Due to the current Covid-19 stituation and the various restrictions and reccomendations in the participating countries, we have decided to postpone the Concrete Design Master Class on FORM-WORKS to August 2021. In accordance with the delayed Master Class the deadlines for submitting entries for this cycle have been adjusted as well.

Please check your national secretary pages, for further details on possible new dates for entry submissions and such.


The international coordinating secretary for the ninth Concrete Design Competition 2019/2020 is the Irish national secretariat. For information not found on this website please contact the Irish national secretariat or contact the national secretariat of the country you are studying in.

DEADLINES, ORGANISATIONS, CONTACT DETAILS & ADDITIONAL NOTES

BELGIUM

FEBELCEM – Federation of the Belgian cementindustry (Federatie van de Belgische cementnijverheid – Fédération de l’industrie cimentière belge)

contact persons:
Noël Naert
tel. +32 2 645 52 50
n.naert@febelcem.be

Arnaud Tandt
tel. +32 2 645 52 29
a.tandt@febelcem.be

Jean-François Denoël
tel. +32 2 645 52 27
jf.denoel@febelcem.be

address:
Boulevard du Souverain / Vorstlaan 68
B-1170 Bruxelles / Brussel
Belgium

 

ADDITIONAL NOTES

Deadline for submision entries: May3 - 16.00, 2021

Besides the invitation for winning laureatyes to take part in the Concrete Design Master Class 2020 (2021), the Belgian organisers will award prize money to the laureates

Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CDCBelgium

 

GERMANY

InformationsZentrum Beton GmbH

contact person:
Ulrich Nolting
tel. +49 211 28048 300
ulrich.nolting@beton.org

address:
Büro Ostfildern
Gerhard-Koch-Straße 2+4
73760 Ostfildern
Germany

 

ADDITIONAL NOTES

Entries need to be submitted digitally on a USB stick. Unnecessarily large files (larger than 70 MB) will not be accepted. Submissions should include the printed, completed declaration of participation, the printed, completed copyright and data protection declaration and a current certificate of enrollment. Foir all details please check: www.concretedesigncompetition.de

Deadline for submission entries: April 30, 2021

Besides the invitation for winning laureates to take part in the Concrete Design Master Class 2020 (2021), the German organisers will award prize money in the amount of € 3.000,- to be divided amongst the laureates at the jury's discretion.

For futher information please also check: www.concretedesigncompetition.de

 

IRELAND

CMI - Cement Manufacturers Ireland 

contact person:
Richard Bradley
tel. +353 419 87 60 00
rbradley@irishcement.ie

address:
c/o Platin
Drogheda
Co. Louth
Ireland

 

ADDITIONAL NOTES

Deadline for submision entries: May 14, 2021

Besides the invitation for winning laureates to take part in the Concrete Design Master Class 2020 (2021), the Irish organisers will award prize money in the amount of € 3.000,- to be divided amongst the laureates at the jury's discretion.

NETHERLANDS

Tektoniek University  
Betonhuis|Cement 

contact person:
Cindy Vissering
tel. +31 6 296 058 54
cindy.vissering@betonhuis.nl

address:
Zaagmolenlaan 20
3447 GS  Woerden
The Netherlands

 

ADDITIONAL NOTES

Entries need to be submitted digitally only (email, wetransfer, etc.) in PDF formats. Please note that your panels will be printed on A1 size and need to be of sufficient resolution. Entries should be send to: cindy.vissering@betonhuis.nl


Deadline for submision entries has passed.

Besides the invitiation for winning laureates to take part in the Concrete Design Master Class 2022, the Dutch organisers will award prize money in the amount of € 3.250,- (first prize: € 1.500,-, second prize: € 1.000,-, third prize: € 750,-).


Please note that in the Netherlands competition winnings do not fall under gambling tax but are subject to income tax. It is the responsibility for the receivers to declare income tax if applicable.

INTERNATIONAL COORDINATOR


The competition runs in the academic year 2019 / 2020 (2021). Exact deadlines for submitting your entries, as well as other requirements, may differ from country to country. Please check your country's specifications above.

 

GENERAL SCHEDULE
competition: September 2019 - May 2020 (May 2021)
national jury sessions: October 2019 / May 2020 (May 2021)
master class for laureates: August 22 - 28, 2021

Please check your national secratary pages for updated info.

GENERAL RULES

1. PARTICIPATION

The 9th Concrete Design Competition is open to any registered student in schools of architecture or related disciplines in countries that support the competition, regardless of the participants own nationality. 
The supporting countries are: Belgium, Germany, Ireland and The Netherlands.
Entries may be submitted by individuals or by teams. Teams may be interdisciplinary and may consist out of a maximum of three persons. All members of a competing team must comply with all of the terms and conditions given in these rules. Entries can only be submitted in the country in which the competitor is studying during the academic year 2019/2020 (2021). In some countries also work produced during the second half of the academic year 2018/2019 may be accepted.

2. INFORMATION / LANGUAGE

All general information will be provided through our website only (www.concretedesigncompetition.com). 
All communication will be in English. Proposals have to be drafted in English.



3. ENTRIES

3.1 Items to be submitted
The entries submitted by competitors or teams of competitors comprise a maximum of:
Two A1- format panels (width: 594mm x height: 841mm). These must be laid out vertically (portrait) and numbered one and two. Depending on the organising country the entry may be digital or may have to be mounted on physical boards.
One A4 size envelope or to be delivered digitally (depending on your organising country) 
containing:
  - one digital copy of each submitted panel. Format TIF, Jpeg or PDF; 300 dpi on original panel size (A1) and in the original layout of the submitted panels.
  - completed identity form 
  - completed ownership declaration 
  - a copy of the school registration card for the academic year 2019/2020 (2021) 
Please check the national secretary section of our website (www.concretedesigncompetition.com) for details.

3.2 Content of entries 
There are no regulations concerning the content of the A1 size panels. They may contain plans, sections, isometrics and so on. Competitors must decide themselves on the most effective ways to present their proposals.Juries will under no circumstances examine any additional documents or models.

3.3 ID-code
Each competitor or team of competitors must choose an ID-code made up of:
two letters from the Roman alphabet (e.g. AA)
followed by three figures (e.g. 123)


This ID-code (e.g. AA123), to the exclusion of any other mention, must appear on all documents and wrappings entered in the competition:
on the outside of any packaging
on each panel
on all digital media
on the sealed envelope containing the identification form, ownership declaration, digital copies of the panels and copy of school registration of the competitor or team of competitors. No other writing should appear on the envelope. On each document, the code must be written in a horizontal frame 25 mm high and 100 mm wide, in the top left-hand corner of the document. The identification form and ownership declaration can be downloaded from our website.

3.3 Anonymity 
The panels and the outside of the envelope may not contain any information indicating the identity of the competitors.

3.4 Submission of entries
The date for submission of entries will be set by each national secretary individually. Please check the national secretary section of our website (www.concretedesigncompetition.com) for details. Entries must be sent carriage paid to the national secretaries. The national secretaries are unable to reimburse any expenses whatsoever. 

3.5 Nationally declared requirements
Individual national secretaries may provide additional specifications for submission of entries. Please check the national secretary section of our website (www.concretedesigncompetition.com) for details. 

4. OWNERSHIP

All materials received by the organisers become the property of the organisers and may be used in any form for publication purposes. The intellectual property rights of each project are the exclusive property of the author(s) thereof. Results (i.e. objects and drawings) produced during the master class will become property of the organisers and may be used in any form for publication purposes. The same rights for publication purposes are also reserved equally for all participants of the master class. Artistic rights, copyrights or intellectual ownership on results produced during the master class remain the property of all workshop participants and contributors as a group. 



All participants to the competition give consent to the organisers to use images and video footage in which the participants may appear that may be taken during the Concrete Design Master Class for laureates for publication in print or digital (website).

5. TIMETABLE

The 9th Concrete Design Competition runs during the academic year of 2019-2020 (2021).


The date for submission of entries will be set by each national secretary individually. Please check the national secretary section of our website (www.concretedesigncompetition.com) for details. 
The Concrete Design Workshop will run end of August 2021. Definite dates will be published on the website. 

6. JUDGING

6.1 National juries
Each national secretary organises a national jury. The Jury members will be announced through our website.
6.2 Competition outcome
The jury’s decision is final and not open for debate. Each national jury will designate up to three winning entries, and may or may not specify a ranking. Additionally the national juries may award other entries with a ‘honourable mention’. 
6.3 Disclosure of competitors’ names
No jury member will be made aware of competitors’ names until after the judging session. In order to guarantee the anonymity of the entries, competitors may not use their projects for any kind of communication before the national jury results are made public with the exception of regular school requirements. 



7. AWARDS

7.1 Concrete Design Master Class
National winners are invited to participate in a 6 day Master Class as an international event. The national secretaries will organise and fund travel, accommodation and programme costs. Travel costs will be funded based on travelling from and to the country in which the entries were submitted.
Details on the program will be given on our website (www.concretedesigncompetition.com). 
7.2 Publication
All winning and awarded (honourable mention) entries will be published on our website (www.concretedesigncompetition.com).
7.3 Additional awards 
Individual national secretaries may offer additional awards to their laureates. Please check the national secretary section of our website (www.concretedesigncompetition.com) for details.

8. GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION

All participants to the 10th cycle of the Concrete Design Competition give their consent to publish their entries, names, and names of schools upon sending in their entries. In case the entry is awarded consent is also given to make use of contact details in order to notify the participant of the award, as well as for preparations for the master class. Furthermore, photographic and/or video images may be taken during the master class and may be published for which consent is given upon sending in the entry.


On registration

There is no need to register for participating in the competition. Just take care your entry is delivered before the deadline in the country your studying in.

Please check your country's specifications.

On nationality of participants

Everyone subscribed as a student for the academic year 2019 / 2020 (2021) in one of the participating countries (Belgium, Germany, Ireland and The Netherlands) can participate in the competition regardless of their own nationality. 

i.e. Erasmus exchange students on exchange at a school in one of the participating countries can participate, even in case their 'home' university is in a country not participating.

Please be aware that for laureates of the competition travel expenses to and from the master class location are based on the country one participates in, regardless of the actual location of the laureate at the time of the master class.

On nationality dependent requirements / specifications

Some requirements concerning the delivery of the competition entries (deadline, addresses, and so on) are organised nationally and may differ from country to country. Please carefully check your country's specifications.

On participants

All students subscribed (for the academic year 2019 / 2020 (2021)) in a school (university / academy / or any other kind) in one of the participating countries can participate in the competition regardless of their progress in their studies.

On exchange students

As long as you are subscribed in (studying in) one of the participating countries, you can participate in the competition. Also if students are studying in one of these countries as an exchange student. Either through the Erasmus program or any other program. You do have to submit your entry in the country in which you are studying, even if your 'normal' course is in another of the participating countries. 

e.g. 
A German student studying for this period in Ireland through the Erasmus exchange program, should submit his entry in Ireland.

An Danish (not one of the participating countries) student studying for this period in Belgium through the Erasmus exchange program, should submit his entry in Belgium. 

Please be aware that for laureates of the competition travel expenses to and from the master class location are based on the country one participates in, regardless of the actual location of the laureate at the time of the master class.

On graduation students

If you graduate during the academic year 2019 / 2020 (2021) and you will not be subscribed at a university or school for the whole academic year, you still can participate. The national deadline for delivery of entries applies even if you are not a student anymore at that date. You must however have been subscribed at a university or school at least for some time during the academic year 2019 / 2020 (2021).

e.g.
You graduate in January 2021 and subsequently you will not be subscribed from January 2021 onwards at the university you graduate from. You are able to participate in the Concrete Design Competition.

F.A.Q.