2022 NonA Almanac

Another year has passed so quickly!

Looking back, what was the year for you?

For better or worse, we are leaving 2022 behind. Today, when everyone remembers the past, we also would like to take you to some memories:

Here you are, again, your one and only: 2022 NonA Almanac!



2022 is almost over. It has been a year with the coronavirus epidemic, lockdowns, wars and numerous casualties.

Strange times we live.

Still, we were pretty busy for you and as always, you were hell of creative and found wonderful solutions for the future and today’s problems.


  • We had more than 800 participants among our several competitions only in 2022.


This year, we did a lot of brainstorming on #Renewable Energy Sources, #Experimental Representation #Virtual Reality, #Urban Mobility and #AI Tools. 


  • We had 8 closed competitions in total and 4 still on-going  – with 8 central themes. 


  • Co-organised by the Urban Planning & Design Institute of Shenzhen (UPDIS), the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), the international agency ARQ and curated by Non Architecture, we held Community 2050  with more than 300 participants.


  • Considering the current conflict situation due to the War between Russia and Ukraine, we launched the WAR CITIES – Utopian and Dystopian Visions Competition  where all the profit donated to Voices of Children in Ukraine. 



Our 8 competitions:

/ Community 2050 – 319 submissions

/ Street of Tomorrow – 124 submissions

/ Hong Kong Drone Port – 46 submissions

/ War Cities – 45 submissions

/ Meta-City – 92 submissions

/ Videogame Architecture – 43 submissions

/ Infinite Labyrinth – 43 submissions

/ Re-draw.04 Centre Pompidou – 61 submissions

Our 5 themes:

/ Community 2050 – 319 submissions

/ Next Move – 170 submissions

/ Virtual – 178 submissions

/ Re.draw.04 – 61 submissions

/ War Cities – 45 submissions


  • We launched the very first edition of an AI competition, our one and only, fun and quick AI Architecture: Horrible Houses.


  • Since the first edition was such a success and you loved so much our 3D printed trophy, for also this year, we recently presented Non Architecture Award 2022.


Ongoing competitions:

/ Powerless City

/ Post-Nuclear Power Plant

/ NonA Award.2022

/ AI Architecture: Horrible Houses

Ongoing themes:

/ Energy

/ NonA Award.2022

/ AI Architecture


People from all over the world  have become part of our community.


  • We have organized several competitions with participants from all over the world, counting more than 70 countries.


The top 5 countries:

/ China

/ Indonesia

/ India

/ United States of America

/ Canada


We have lots of winners!  Again, congratulations to every participant, you did a great job!


Winners of the competitions of 2022:


The Productive Loop

by Tekuma Frenchman Team, Kay Zhang, Xinyan Zhao, Zhonging Zhang, David Lafond, Wenchi Yang, Naomi Hébert



Worldly Life on Magnetic Rails

by Shen Yue & Liang Xiao



D and U and everyone we know

by Luca Naso



The Tile

by Simone Hirmer



The Unmistakably Human Nest

by Friedrich Münkel



Hyper-Learning and Unlearning: Compression: Excursions on Media Ecologies

by Xinyue Zhang, Yue Hua, Anqi Wang, Jindi Jia



Hetero-City – IJ-Plein Medley Future Blueprint

by Chai Yi Yang & Ng Yi Ming



Refactoring the Past: Future Street as a Social Catalyst

by Jessy Yau, Vivien Lee, Cherry Wong 



How to Catch a Cloud

by Su-Wei Chang, I-Lin Chen, Chieh-Ming Yen



Exodus to the Skies

by Facundo Irazusta


It’s easy to get lost

by Luca Naso






Thanks for making our year way more interesting and helping us think of a brightful future for all of us!

We cannot wait to spend an inspiring 2023 with you. 

Stay tunned for what is coming!


We wish you a happy and healthy year! 

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