The aim of the “48h Floor Plan Battle” competition is to develop one drawing to communicate an architectural design. The participants are asked to draft one floorplan, with absolute freedom of interpretation, technique and level of abstraction. Even the concept of floorplan itself can be questioned in order to craft the most expressive way to represent the design.


This is a competition where the time limit is used to stimulate your creativity. The aim is to present a 48 hours response to the presented challenge, with a very strong focus on building function, creativity, criticality and innovation. Here you develop your skills as a communicator, designer and space thinker.


We are not interested in the construction details, we want to see the space organization. The drawing can highlight functional aspects of the building, showing a deep understanding of one or more design aspects. It can focus on the aesthetic qualities, experimenting and mastering a drawing technique with hyper-realistic outcomes, or it can be an optical deformation, a caricatural interpretation, a distant abstraction of the built architecture. The drawing can strengthen a conventional interpretation of architecture, or explore a new angle, a new point of view, intellectual and/or physical. The entry is completely flexible and adaptable to the participant’s interpretation.



Non Architecture Competitions are open to all human beings, from every age and cultural background, working in groups or individually. Teams can be formed by a maximum number of 2 people. The registration fee is paid per team, regardless of how many members form it. Personal information of all the team members can be uploaded during the submission procedure of the final drawing.


The FLOOR PLAN BATTLE competition is in partnership with Act of Mapping, Archi.Boom, Beta Architecture, ShowItBetter, and SupraOrder.


Non Architecture Competitions will award only one winner, selected by the jury collectively, and 6 honourable mentions, selected by each juror individually.

  • WINNER (1 Prize)
    • 1.000 euros worth in gift cards from one of the major online shops chosen by the winner.
    • Publication in the Non Architecture Competitions book and website.
    • Reviews in digital magazines and several architecture blogs.
    • Publication in the Non Architecture Competitions book and website.
    • Reviews in digital magazines and several architecture blogs.
  • FINALISTS (44 Prizes)
      • Publication in the Non Architecture Competitions Journal.
    • The organization might establish additional special prizes and awards during the competition development and in the evaluation phase.


The jury will be composed by a pool of platforms and experts active on the theme of architectural representation.
The jury members are the following:

Mari Mezalira – Founder at Act of Mapping
Marko Riboskic – Founder at Archi.boom
Carlos Gonzalvo – Architect and PHD candidate, Beta Architecture
Steven Rubio – Founder at ShowItBetter
Iñaki Harosteguy – Curator of SupraOrder
Library Illustrazioni
Emanuele Piersanti, Mirian D’ignazio, Raffaele
Guardabascio, Slacol Squarcella, Alberto Russo, Sara M. A.

4 Apirl 2020 – Competition announcement and preliminary brief release.
4 – 11 April – Special registration period (30 €) (20€).
12 – 18 April – Early registration period (45 €).
19 – 25 April – Regular registration period (60 €).
26 April – 1 May – Late registration period (75 €).
2 – 3 May – Last-minute registration (150 €).
2 May – 00.01 AM – Extend brief release and Submission opens.
3 May – 23.59 PM – Submission closes
25 – 29 May – Winner announcement

The timing always refers to Central European Time (CET)

Considering the current world situation due to the pandemic Covid-19, we are exceptionally launching the Re-Draw Competition with a Special registration price: we are changing the registration price for the first two weeks from 30€ to 20€ price. This is our way to provide you with something fun to do while dealing with quarantine!





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