ArchiFrame Global Contest


Top prize: a joint ArchiFrame & Archicad pilot licence for 1 year

Prize value over

8000 USD

Registration deadline

8th February, 2022

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Rethink prefabrication for 2030 – say no to drab prefab homes

Create a wooden prefab house that will create the basis for a new kind of prefabricated community. Sustainable and scalable, we’re looking for beautiful prefabricated houses that will get contractors excited to build them and people excited to live there.

Enter our global ArchiFrame contest to win 1 year of FREE ArchiFrame & Archicad licences (prize worth over 8000 USD)! Open to everyone, including existing customers. Click the link to sign up and pre-register.

Launch: 20th October 2021


Results of the contest are out.

Competition organisers

BOTH ArchiFrame & Archicad licences for 1 year.
Prize worth over 8 000 USD

We will also be giving out a second prize and a prize for the most innovative idea.



Competition begins

The competition is launched and application period starts.


Final date for registration

The applications must be submitted by 24:00 EEST (UTC+3) on 12th January.


Deadline for competition entries

The competition entries will be submitted by 24:00 EEST (UTC+3) on 12th January.

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Picture of Péter Paalanen.


ArchiFrame & GDL Specialist, ArchiSolutions Oy, Finland

Péter is an architect with over 15 years of building experience around the world. He is an ARCHICAD & ArchiFrame specialist and works on customizing ArchiFrame and supporting its users.

Kristoffer Sandbu

Kristoffer Sandbu

CEO, Graphisoft - Nordic BIM Group, Norway

Kristoffer is a CEO at Graphisoft Norway. Graphisoft aims to make the construction and real estate industry more efficient by better reusing data and information at all levels using modern digital BIM tools and services.

Picture of Tracie Simmons.

Tracie Simmons

Managing Director, ARCHVISTA Consulting, United States

Tracie specializes in connecting architecture, interior design and building clients with resources and people. A published writer, Tracie enjoys sharing how firms are using unique processes and workflows to improve their design and building processes.


Federico Lenarduzzi

CEO & Founder, Fermat Design, Italy

Federico has worked as an BIM expert at Fermat Design for over 16 years. Fermat Design puts technical integrations and a multidisciplinary approach at the heart of its building software solutions.

Casper Stinenbosch2

Casper Stinenbosch

Co-owner and BIM Modeler, Designis, Netherlands

Casper is co-owner, Structural Designer & BIM Modeler at Designis. The company focuses on architectural, interior, graphic, and spatial design. Designis favors alternative construction methods ranging from private to project design.


Guido Bauer

A-NULL Bausoftware GmbH, Austria

Guido studies Civil Engineering and Architecture at TU Vienna. He has also worked in steel construction and statistics. At A-NULL Guido focuses on Archicad, the Structural Analytical Modeling, ArchiFrame and Rhino/Grasshopper.


Create a wooden prefab house

Create a model for a residential building that will be suitable for  prefabrication.

We are looking for a residential building that will serve as the basis for a new kind of prefabricated community, eschewing common issues endemic to prefabricated buildings (lack of creativity, monotonous designs).

We want to see a residential building that is prefabricated without losing any of the joy and creativity of a home.

We want to see a livable and innovative house design that makes the most of available building materials, embracing their creative and sustainable potential.

The home you design can be located in either a rural, suburban, or an urban environment, and we welcome designs that push the boundaries of what a home can look like.


  • Participants are required to upload a maximum of four A2 landscape-orientated presentation boards (must not exceed 5MB per file) with sketches, renderings, plans, sections, elevations, diagrams, and/or other presentation tools to explain their proposal. The entry alias should be visible on every board.
  • Archicad model saved as .pla. Example(s) of load bearing structures must be modelled in detail using ArchiFrame-tools. Provide one or several saved views for displaying the structure(s).
  • No video files are accepted.
  • All information provided in writing must be in English.
  • All submissions must be uploaded via the ArchiFrame user panel. Instructions on how to upload the material will be issued to participants via email after registration.
  • Presentation boards must not include any information related to an entrant’s identity.
  • Author details must be submitted in a separate file alongside the contest entry with the following information:
    – an alias for the competition entry to ensure anonymity
    – names of the designers and the copyright owners
    – contact details (an email address and telephone number).



To create your building, you will need to use Archicad and its extension, ArchiFrame.

The home should accommodate a minimum of 2-3 people, but we will also accept micro home designs as well as larger buildings such as skyscrapers. There is no required scale for the building.

Minimum* functionality
(you can add more):
• Living space
• Bathroom
• Kitchen
• Sleeping space

Floor area: no maximum or minimum
requirements. More detailed information can be found in the PDF brochure.


  • Concept & response to the brief
  • Innovation & inventiveness of the prefabricated design
  • Sustainability & understanding of building materials and process
  • Scalability & feasibility of the design
  • Use of software to create design (Archicad & ArchiFrame)


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