Calling all architects. The Adelaide Creative Community Hub competition, announced this week, is offering USD6,000 for the design of a stimulating, creative, and multi-functional building for the South Australian Capital.

A joint initiative from Bee Breeders in partnership with the SA Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects, the Adelaide Creative Community Hub competition is open to architects from around the world.

The aim? To explore the possibilities of community stimulation through architecture, and to generate exciting public spaces that will help establish Adelaide as a creative environment.

Participants are invited to design either a permanent building or a temporary and transportable urban element that would facilitate a specific set of functions. It should also be capable of accommodating creative events that would support Adelaide in its efforts to become a truly ‘creative city’.

The competition offers a unique opportunity for architects to combine busy streetscapes with the open parkland of Victoria Square - Adelaide’s largest and busiest public park. Victoria Square is periodically transformed by a wide variety of festivals, events and installations that take place on varying scales throughout the year.

The SA Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects is keen to see the best project designs from around the world, and are open to discussing potential future collaborations with the competition winners.

The winners and selected entrants will also have their entries publically displayed as part of Adelaide’s Festival of Architecture and Design, planned for October 2017.


The competition is open to participants from across the world. No professional qualification is required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (with a maximum of 4 members).


The first prize winner will received USD3,000. The second and third prize winners will receive USD1,500 and USD500 respectively. The winners of the BB Student Award and Festival State (SA Chapter) Award will each take home USD500. There will also be six honourable mentions.

In addition to prize money, winners will receive international media coverage and will be featured on the Bee Breeders website and social pages.


Closing date for registration: 24 August, 2017

Closing date for project submission: 14 September, 2017 (11.59pm GMT)

Announcement of the winners: 05 October, 2017