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AWR Competition proposes the design of a new temporary church in the evocative site of Preikestolen better known as the Pulpit Rock, Norway. Design a place of worship requires a careful study of the theme. In these magnificent places, which have always inspired the minds of architects and engineers in every age, nothing is left to chance. Any material or the choice of the type of the light inside the church, are just some of the issues that should be further explored. Finally, the fact that this project must be designed in such a particular place, makes it even more exciting challenge.


Arch. Per Ekenberg

Per Ekenberg, (Born 1984, Ludvika Sweden) Founder and Designer at Preikestolen Design, Stavanger Norway. Per Ekenberg and Preikestolen Design develops products that are inspired by Rogaland and Fjord Norway’s unique nature. The region’s striking mountains, endless fjords and dramatic weather have been and continue to be a true source of inspiration for the development of his products. Preikestolen Design was established in 2016 and is located at Forus in Stavanger – working to highlight the entire region. Prior founding Preikestolen Design Per worked as a department manager for a recruitment company.  Per Ekenberg has lived in Norway big part of his life. In 2011 he moved to Stavanger, not far from The Pulpit Rock. As a juror, he contributes with good local knowledge and knowledge of Norwegian nature and tradition. He holds a Bachelor's degree from Örebro University in Human Resources Management.


Arch. Kyrre Sundal

Sundal received his degree at Aarhus School of Architecture, and is partner at Mad arkitetker with responsibility for the competition department.


1st prize           2.000 €
2nd prize 1.000 €

 + 5 honorable mentions


Winner and Honorable mentions will be published on the website

Feb 01, 2017  Promotional registration begins
Feb 20, 2017  Promotional registration deadline
Feb 21, 2017

 Special registration begins

 Question period is open

Apr 21, 2017  Special registration deadline
Apr 22, 2017  Early registration begins
May 22, 2017  Early registration deadline
May 23, 2017  Late registration begins
Jun 21, 2017  Late registration deadline
Jun 24, 2017  Project submission deadline
Jul 01, 2017  Jury meeting - Evaluation period begins
Jul 08, 2017  Winner's announcement

  • Teams will be registered between February 1, 2017 and June 21, 2017 and all projects, without any exception, must be delivered on June 24, 2017 (23:59 GMT+1).



Promotional registration  February 01, 2017 - February 20, 2017 40 €

Special registration        

 February 21, 2017 - April 21, 2017  
50 €

Early registration

 April 22, 2017 - May 22, 2017 75 €
Late registration  May 23, 2017 - June 21, 2017 100 € 

Who can participate to the competitions?

The AWR competitions are international contests for architecture, engineering and design students or neo-graduates and professionals from all over the world. Participations may be individual or in groups working to a single project.


I still have not graduated, however, should I participate to AWR competitions?

Absolutely yes. AWR Competitions is created to encourage young students to participate with their ideas and talents to the work proposed.


Can I partecipate with mixed groups?

Absolutely yes. Groups can be composed by participants from different disciplines as well as from different professional areas.


Is there a fee to join the AWR competitions?

Yes, the fee is indicated into the brief of each competition. The entry fees are necessary to offset the cost of running competitions. AWR do not take any profit from them. 


Registration fees are per team or per person?

The registration fees are per team. For each competition it is set the maximum number of participants per team. Each team will receive a unique code. The participation to the competitions is made anonymous by codes. Codes will be the only way to identify the team at the trial stage.


What's NIN number?

The NIN, National Insurance Name or the TAX CODE, is an identification number. If you don't have a tax code you can insert your ID card number or similar.


Is it possible to submit more than one project?

Yes, it is possible to do it, but each project must have a registration code. The registration code is unique and not transferable.


Is it possible to submit the boards or any material in Spanish or French?

No, English is the only language accepted.


Is it possible to submit more than one board?

For each competition it is set a maximum number of boards to be submitted. If it is necessary, the request for other material will be clearly mentioned in the brief of each competition.


How can I send my work?

Entrants must submit their proposal via email no later than June 24, 2017 (23:59 GMT +1) to the following email address:

All the files must be placed in a ZIP folder named after your registration number. For example:

The folder must also containThe official contest form containing participants personal information (available for download in the download section on the Website

Participants will be able to produce or use one external documentation provided by the website or personal resources.

DOWNLOAD ENG Official Competition Brief HQ (4 mb) - Click HERE

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