10 Blind Walls – International ideas competition for young architects

Fundació Mies van der Rohe and the Barcelona City Council have launched an international single stage ideas competition open to all young architects as part of the city's nomination as the 2026 UNESCO-UIA World Capital of Architecture. Submission of entries: 5 August 2024.


Image: Barcelona 2026 World Capital Of Architecture


Submission of entries: 5 August 2024

Arrangeret af:

Fundació Mies van der Rohe and the Barcelona City Council

Participants are invited to remodel 10 permanent blind walls, spread across the city’s 10 districts, aiming to leave a lasting legacy in Barcelona.

The winning proposals will be implemented, whenever possible, for their inauguration in 2026 as part of the programme of activities of the UNESCO-UIA World Capital of Architecture.

This competition is conducted according to the UNESCO Standard Regulations for International Competitions and the UIA best practice recommendations.


This competition is open to all architects, entitled to practise in their country of residence, born on or after 1 January 1989.

Multidisciplinary teams must include an architect.


Camilla van Deurs (Denmark) architect
Ali Kural (Turkey), architect
Teddy Cruz (Guatemala/USA), architect
Philip F. Yuan (China), architect, UIA representative
Meriem Chabani (Algeria/France), architect
Maria Buhigas (Spain), Barcelona Chief City Architect
Anna Ramos (Spain), Director of Fundació Mies van der Rohe
Alternate juror: Grichka Martinetti (France), architect, UIA representative


There are 3 prizes for each of the 10 locations as follows:

1st prize: 3,000 Euros
2nd prize: 1,500 Euros
3rd prize: 750 Euros

At its discretion, the jury may also decide to allocate up to three honorable mentions to proposals with particular merit for each site.

Official languages

The official languages for the competition are English, Spanish and Catalan. All documents for the competition will be provided in the three languages.

The English version prevails in case of a conflict of interpretation.


Registration, submission of questions and proposals will be done on the competition website.


Competition Launch: 10 June 2024
Questions: 10-20 June 2024
Publication of answers: 1 July 2024
Submission of entries: 5 August 2024
Jury meeting: 9-17 September 2024
Publication of results: 25 September 2024

Filtrér: Arkitektforeningen


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