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The winners of 120 HOURS 2016!

The Jury has chosen the winners of this year’s task “A House Without Function”.

Hva skjer med arkitekten?

Arkitektbedriftene har spurt norske arkitektbedrifter.


We interviewed the jury and asked them about their favorite building, describing its space(s) and why it interests them!

Jury Member: Christian Kerez

Christian Kerez was born in 1962 in Maracaibo, Venezuela and obtained his degree in architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich. After extensive published work in the field of architectural photography, he opened his own architectural office in Zürich in 1993.


Political, programmatic  and economic choices define our reality. Who is really in charge of architecture at the current moment? This leading role is deeply mystified.

Winner of 120 HOURS 2014 to be built at Øya 2015

The winner of last years competition will built at this years Øya festival by the relocatable buildings manufacturer OBWiik and the engineering and design company Hjellnes Consult.

Instagram contest – vote for your favorite!

During these amazing 120 HOURS we have chosen six topics to our Instagram contest: Excitement, Brainstorm, Chaos, Insomnia, Team Spirit and Celebration. It is now up to you to select the winner!

“One must move to the borders of architecture in order to blur it and ultimately renew it”

We asked jury member Alfredo Brillembourg to reveal his expectations, talk about the site and also to share his last advice.

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This years competition attracts an incredible amount of interest.

Design your music festival

120 HOURS are proud to announce that we have partnered with one of Europe’s leading music festivals. This week, over 2,000 students from 80 countries will compete to design a new meeting point and icon at this years Øya festival in Oslo.


In this year’s competition, we want to feel your excitement and frustration as it happens! During these 120 hours, we want you to share your pictures with us and your fellow contestants. The best contribution will be awarded with an iPad Mini!

Registration closes at noon!

The sign up will close at 12:00 AM GMT (+1) tomorrow, the 17th of February 2014. If you have not signed up by 12:00, you WILL NOT be able to participate in 120 HOURS 2014. We will make NO exceptions!

Sign up now or end up on the sideline.

“If you have a good idea, you can make a presentation in two hours”

… said Johanne Borthne without hesitation when Superunion Architects shared their experience with architectural competitions at their 120 TALK this Tuesday.

120 HOURS 2014: Redefining sustainability in architecture

The keywords of this years competition are sustainability and experience.

We are delighted to present 120 TALKS

120 TALKS is a lecture series held before and after the competition. The talks consist of lectures and debates that discuss the competition’s yearly theme, as well as more general topics of contemporary architecture. It aims not only to inspire participants, but also to reflect and question the vast field of architecture.

What does it take to win 120 HOURS?

We have asked some of the previous winners of 120 HOURS to give us their top three tips on how to create a winning project.

We are teaming up with ArchDaily!

We at 120HOURS are happy to announce that our official media partner for 2014 is the world’s most visited architecture website, ArchDaily!

Out with the old, in with the new!

Welcome to the brand new website for 120 HOURS, – the world’s leading architecture competition, created for and by architecture students.

The amazing jury of 2014

After a lot of phone calls, e-mails, hard work and almost unbearable secrecy, we are are very proud to finally introduce the fabulous jury of 120 HOURS 2014!

Competition archive, it will be back

We are curretly working to get the archive back online, but we need to do some alterations to give you the best user experience possible.

120hours in media

[NO] Hva er et hus?

Oppgaveteksten for den internasjonalet arktitektkonkurransen 120 HOURS er lansert.

[NO] 120 Hours i gang

Mandag gikk startskuddet for årets 120-konkurranse. Dette er uka som arkitektstudenter fra hele verden har ventet lenge på.

[NO] 120 Hours er i gang

1472 lag med studenter fra hele verden skal diskutere det elementære i arkitekturen i årets utgave av 120 Hours.

[NO] Konkurranse: 120 HOURS

På mandag slippes årets oppgave. I løpet av fem dager skal studenter fra hele verden løse et komplekst sosialt spørsmål knyttet opp mot arkitekturfaget.


[EN] 120 Hours 2016: Theme launch!

Whatever Happened to Architectural Space?


[NO] Temaet for årets oppgave!

Vi har nå offentliggjort årets tema!


[NO] Hva skjedde med arkitektene?

Den internasjonale arkitektkonkurransen 120 Hours setter spørsmålstegn ved arkitektens rolle, og inviterer studenter fra hele verden til åpen debatt.


[NO] 120 Hours i startgropa

120 Hours er tilbake med nytt team!


[NO] Desse hengekøyene skal prega Øyafestivalen

Fjorårets vinnar av studentkonkurransen 120 Hours får sjå bidraget sitt i Tøyenparken i år – Øyafestivalen blir pynta med hengekøyer.


[NO] Hengekøyer til øya

Nå er det besluttet: Fjorårets vinner av 120 Hours skal bygges på årets Øya-festival.


[NO] Vinneren av 120 hours er kåret

Arkitektstudentene Jarand Nå og David Ottosson fra Lund School of Architecture gikk til topps i studentkonkurransen med sitt forslag «Remember work».


[NO] Startskuddet har gått for 120 HOURS

I år skal studentene komme med forslag for den forlatte kullgruvebyen Pyramiden på Svalbard.


[IT/ENG]120 HOURS – Concorso internazionale di architettura per studenti

For anyone who loves extreme sports, from Norway comes the architectural marathon: 120 HOURS is the biggest and the most prestigious architectural competition for students, ready to return from February 9th to 14th for its fifth edition.


Creativity is Everywhere: A talk with 120 HOURS

120 HOURS is the name of an architecture competition which was created by three students at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design back in 2010…


[DK] Konkurrence: 120 HOURS er klar med dette års tema

Nu har du igen mulighed for at deltage i konkurrencen 120Hours og afprøve dine evner mod resten af verdens arkitektstuderende!



Tahun ini, kompetisi untuk mahasiswa arsitektur internasional 120 HOURS…

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[RU] 120 часов 2015

Организатор конкурса 120 hours (Норвегия) объявляет очередной международный…