Call for graduates to enter IE School of Architecture and Design competitions

Dezeen promotion: the IE School of Architecture and Design in Madrid is inviting architecture and design graduates to enter a pair of competitions, with prizes that include university scholarships and paid internships at international studios.

The IE School of Architecture and Design has opened two international competitions – one for architecture graduates and another for design graduates.

The first competition is the institution's third IE Architecture+ Prize. It is aimed at young architects who graduated between 2014 and 2016, and ranked in the top 25 per cent of their class.

Winner will be awarded admittance to either the IE Master in Design for Work, Retail and Learning Environments, or the IE Master in Architectural Management and Design programme for the 2017 to 2018 academic year. The first prize winner will receive a €11,500 scholarship towards tuition fees, with second and third places receiving smaller scholarship funds.

Call for graduates to enter IE School of Architecture and Design competitions
In 2013, Japanese architect Shigeru Ban completed a temporary pavilion made from cardboard tubes at the IE School of Architecture and Design in Madrid

Entrants are required to present their final project, and will be judged on their ability to clearly convey the main objective and architectural quality of the scheme.

The submission deadline for the IE Architecture+ Prize is 9 September 2016.

The second competition – called the IE Spaces for Innovation Prize – requires applicants to suggest proposals for the future of work, retail and learning environments.

Prizes include full-time paid internships in international design firms and companies, including UNStudioO+A StudioIngenhoven Architects and Viguier et Associes.

The four winners will also be awarded admittance to the IE Master in Design for Work, Retail and Learning Environments programme for the 2017 to 2018 academic year, and will receive a scholarship towards tuition fees.

Call for graduates to enter IE School of Architecture and Design competitions
It served as a multi-purpose space for events, meetings, talks and exhibitions

Entries for the IE Spaces for Innovation Prize must be submitted by 3 October 2016 in a digital format.

For more information about the competitions visit the Arquideas website.

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IE's School of Architecture and Design, one of the leading architecture schools in Europe, is committed to the continuous development of the practice of architecture and design and seeks to promote innovation and entrepreneurial spirit at all levels.

Through its combination of design, innovation and management, the school pushes the boundaries of traditional architectural education and welcomes students looking to carve out their own professional path and make a real contribution to the future world of architecture and design.

Call for graduates to enter IE School of Architecture and Design competitions
Ban designed a system of cardboard roof trusses and columns, which were cheap to install and easily recycled when the building was dismantled

Students are a source of numerous answers to these questions, as creativity, management and leadership skills combined with technical architecture and design knowledge are essential factors in the forwarding of their careers.

These two competitions are open to all young architects and designers who have recently graduated. Young creative professionals interested in exploring the tools, skills and knowledge needed to establish the environmental architecture and design basis of the future.

Do you accept the challenge?

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