Warwick Junction – International Competition for Architecture Students

subject –

Urban Design

theme – U


‘Warwick Junction’, a unique location within central Durban, is the site for the international competition open to architecture students worldwide, launched as part of the next UIA congress in South Africa (3-7 August 2014). This transport node is a place for exchange and informal commerce with unique qualities at an unprecedented scale.


Based on the congress theme ‘Architecture Otherwhere’, the aim of the competition is to highlight the complex ecology of Warwick Junction and its economic, social and cultural dynamic by proposing solutions that will be to the benefit and well being of the community and the half a million people who frequent this area every day. Projects must propose three visions simultaneously: a long term – large scale solution; medium term – medium scale solution; an immediate small scale intervention.


main dates

Registration deadline: 31 October 2013
Deadline for submitting projects: 31 March 2014
Announcement of the results at the UIA Congress in Durban: August 2014



Gold Award: 50 000 ZAR (approx. 3 800 euros) Silver Award: 30 000 ZAR (approx. 2 300 euros) Bronze Award: 20 000 ZAR (approx. 1500 euros)



The competition is open to architecture students throughout the world. It takes place on- line. The registration fee is 500 ZAR (approx.38 euros) to be paid on line. The competition language is English. Competitors must submit their projects in digital format, A1 Adobe pdf.

Warwick Junction - International Competition for Architecture Students


Alene Naidoo