International prefab timber family home design competition


Marlegno Prefabricated Wooden Buildings, in collaboration with the Association of Architects of Bergamo, would like to announce the sponsorship of an international contest to design prefabricated wooden single family homes.
The design must optimize the prefabrication and standardization in order to obtain different architectural solutions, starting from a few basic elements/modules.
The units shall have a total area of approximately 100 square meters, which can be also developed on one or more levels.
Partecipants must design the house considering the landscape, climate and culture to the country they represent.


The contest is open to graduate students, architects, engineers and designers. Groups can participate but must nominate a single representative. Each participant is permitted to submit a single project. The contest is intenational and the official language is English.


Participation in the contest is free.
In order to partecipate the following documents must be submitted at the same time:
1. Registration form;
2. Project work;
Marlegno will confirm via email the correct receipt of required documents.
In the event of non-compliance, documents must be updated before the deadline.


 CLICK HERE on the icon for the registration form.

The same must be completed in its entirety and duly signed;
The project work, consisting of one design, must be in ISO format A1 (594 mm * 841 mm) vertical and contain:
1. Concept
2 . Technical drawings , plans, elevations , sections and construction details
3 . Rendering

The files must be in “.Pdf” format, and have a total maximum size of 20 MB.


All documents must be received by midnight of August 31, 2014 at the following email address:


The judging panel will consist of the following members:
1. Arch. Gianmatteo Romegialli , founder of the studio Act_Romegialli Morbegno (president);
2. Arch. Giancarlo Paganino , associate professor of the Polytechnic of Milan, Department ABC former Best
3. Ing. Angelo Luigi Marchetti , Marlegno.
4. Arch Corrado Negrini , representative of the Architects of Bergamo (Secretary of the panel judging without voting rights)


The project will be evaluated on the following criteria (score up to 25/100 for each category) :

1. Prefabrication off site
2. Basic elements/modules and their aggregation
3. Eco-sustainability
4. Design

Evaluation forms will not be made public.


Judging results will be completed by September 30, 2014 and all decisions are final.
All participants will be notified via email.
The winners are required to submit a video presentation of the project in English which must be received no later than October 9, 2014 , failure to comply will result in immediate disqualification. (the prize will not be paid)


Prizes will be awarded as follows
First place 5.600,00 euro
Second place 2.800,00 euro
Third place 1.400,00 euro
The prize amounts are inclusive of contributions and taxes in accordance with own applicable laws. The prize payment will follow the invoice presentation.
The prize ceremony will be celebrated at the conference hall of Marlegno on October 11, 2014 at 10.00 a.m.

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