There are many ways of designing environmentally-responsible and resource-efficient structures and cities, with amazing innovations and advances introduced every day. Everything from smart homes and photovoltaic glass to centrally organized power networks, modular building, and even self-healing bio concrete.

Architects, startups, investors, entrepreneurs, tech companies, and designers are all pioneering holistic new approaches to sustainable architecture, in which new buildings are constructed and maintained throughout their life-cycles with as little negative impact on the environment as possible.

Do you have something to say about sustainable architecture? A new concept that no one’s thought of yet or a critique of how current sustainable models are implemented?

Bee Breeders, in partnership with ARCHHIVE BOOKS, is calling for annual "What is Sustainable Architecture?" essay submissions! Participants related to any field or discipline are welcome.

Selected winners will receive monetary awards and will be featured on ARCHHIVE BOOKS' website.


3 winning proposals and 6 honourable mentions will be selected. Bee Breeders will award a total of 1,000 € in prize money to competition winners as follows:

1st Prize - 600 €
2nd Prize - 300 €
3rd Prize - 100 €

+ 6 honourable mentions


Early Bird Registration: 26 NOVEMBER - 17 DECEMBER
Advance Registration: 18 DECEMBER- 09 FEBRUARY
Last Minute Registration: 10 FEBRUARY - 04 MAY

Final registration deadline: MAY 4, 2022
Closing date for submission: JUNE 15, 2022 (11:59 p.m. GMT)
Announcement of the winners: JULY 20, 2022



cash prize award: $ 1,125.00 USD