The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) is pleased to announce the winners of the 10th edition of the Advanced Architecture Contest that this year was held under the theme of “AI for the Built Environment”.

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.


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.

3rd 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)


About the Advanced Architecture Contest

The Advanced Architecture Contest promote discussion and research through which to generate insights and visions, ideas and proposals that help us envisage what the city and the habitat of the 21st century will be like. The competition is open to architects, engineers, planners and designers who want to contribute to progress in making the world more habitable by developing a proposal capable of responding to emerging challenges in areas such as ecology, information technology, architecture, and urban planning.